Category: Government & Politics

Of Tanks and Men
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Of Tanks and Men

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Certain images leave a lasting impression on us. The photograph of the lone young Chinese man in Tiananmen Square in 1989, standing his ground and asserting his individual human dignity as he blocked the progress of a column of army tanks is one of those images. The man was called “tank man” in the media. […]

The Great War at 100
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The Great War at 100

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The lamps are lit again and Europe is at peace; but it is the peace of senescence.

Why Population Control is Bad Foreign Policy
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Why Population Control is Bad Foreign Policy

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Anne Roback Morse also contributed to this article. The language of the e-mails is hyperbolic and hate-filled. They come from population control groups that are indignant about the House of Representatives Billwhich would re-institute the Mexico City Policy. They call it a “Mean-spirited, anti-women agenda.” And they say it’s “Playing ping-pong politics with women’s lives,” “Out of […]

The Peril of Power
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The Peril of Power

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“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:1-2. As a Christian, I’m quite familiar with this passage, and always took it as an admonition against the kind of […]

Lines from the Declaration of Independence to Ponder this July
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Lines from the Declaration of Independence to Ponder this July

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As youth, many of us were required to memorize – or at least study – the Declaration of Independence. Although we might not be able to quote it now, we’re probably able to spot it if we hear it read or recited by someone else. At least I hope so. The Declaration of Independence is […]

All Politics is Local
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All Politics is Local

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They say all politics is local, but this is easy to forget amidst the incessant frenzy of a 24-hour news cycle that tends to focus exclusively on national politics. For many people, particularly those residing in sprawling suburban bedroom communities or bustling urban centers, it is easy to overlook the local in favor of the […]

Vladimir the Inscrutable: Shall We Savage or Salute Putin?
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Vladimir the Inscrutable: Shall We Savage or Salute Putin?

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[Editor's note: we know that there are very strong opinions on the other side and we are willing to publish the contrary view] Diversionary foreign policy, and/or wars intended for diversion, are old tactics instigated by governments to distract people from domestic problems.  Recent Western policy in promoting the overthrow of the elected Ukrainian President, […]

Why Boys in Girl's Bathrooms?
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Why Boys in Girl’s Bathrooms?

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There’s a conflict between non-discrimination laws and religious freedom. Where religious freedom exists to limit government’s intrusion into matters of conscience, non-discrimination laws invite government into private dealings and empower them to force people to do things they otherwise would be unwilling to do in the name of ending discrimination. As non-discrimination laws become stronger, religious freedom becomes […]

Stemming the Tide of "Progress"
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Stemming the Tide of “Progress”

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Many people, when they hear talk of the growing “war on Christianity,” roll their eyes and dismiss the charges as mere political hyperbole designed to fire up the values voters come election time. While it’s true that one’s Christian identity is currently not grounds for explicit political or legal persecution, there is a subtler process […]

Privacy? Surely You Jest!
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Privacy? Surely You Jest!

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Ring. Ring. “Hello, this is Tom.” “We know who you are, Tom. In the digital age, you will be shocked by what we know about you.” “Who is this? The National Security Agency? I thought President Obama issued orders to rein you in!” “That’s a good one, Tom. Obama told the NSA to stop storing […]

The Obama Mandate and Political Power
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The Obama Mandate and Political Power

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Many analyses have been published following the oral arguments delivered last Tuesday to the United States Supreme Court on the two cases Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius. The cases revolve around the fundamental question of whether or not a Christian company/business may or may not reflect Christian principles in its employment and other business practices. The […]

The Koreas at Night, 30 January 2014
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Always Earth Hour

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Earth Hour: dumbest idea ever?

 Big Little Governments
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Big Little Governments

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Do you think government today can’t get anything done? Check out James Fallows’s piece in The Atlantic this month. He writes a great article on a pair of Mayors who are doing big things in their cities. It’s exciting: efficient, local, credible political action – actual change you can believe in! Forget placing your hope […]

Pres. Ronald Reagan
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Ronald Reagan’s City of God

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Faith and freedom reinforce one another, each making the other possible.

Prayers for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370
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The Disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

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If this was a hijacking, time is critical.

Department of Defense
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Restructuring the Department of Defense

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Fiscally responsible force. I like the sound of that.

Ronald Reagan Lecture
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Obama Should Study the History of Reaganomics

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Obama’s and Reagan’s policies for economic recovery were completely different.

Stethoscope-Money
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The War Against Work and Wealth

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Our standard of living depends on the production of wealth.

Dollars and Cents
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Government Power is an Economic Inequality

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The real concentration of wealth is no longer among men, but among institutions.

A Tea Party in Need of Context
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A Tea Party in Need of Context

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Since early 2009, the Tea Party as a movement has carved out a substantial place in electoral politics and the general political conversation. Yet for a movement that has garnered so much attention and notoriety, its actual effects have been a bit underwhelming. Tea Party Republicans in the House and Senate worked furiously first to […]

George Washington on Religion and Morality
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George Washington on Religion and Morality

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George Washington was born this day, February 22nd, in 1732.

Green Eye of Envy
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The Politics of Envy

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Wealth is fresh fruits and vegetables in January, indoor plumbing, and MRI machines.

Pres. Ronald Reagan
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Ronald Reagan on Religious Tolerance

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He would be horrified at what liberals are doing today, though not surprised.

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