Essay / Politics

Mario Cuomo Speaks! He also makes Julienne Fries!

HoustonChronicle.com – Text of Mario Cuomo’s Democratic response:Once upon a time, Mario Cuomo mattered. He made speeches that made the press swoon. To the New York Times he was the right kind of Catholic, a bad Catholic. He always spoke of his love for the

Essay / Politics

Al the III

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. –That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,

Essay / Politics

Mistake of the Moderates

Moderate, often liberal Republicans, are giving the President a hard time. Why? There is no administration scandal that often plagues second term presidents. The nation is at war which should lead to a tightening of party ranks. Sadly, the answer is simple.Moderates have fallen for

Essay / Politics

Russia is Dying

Let me speculate outside the “normal box” for a moment.My assumptions:Russia is in deep trouble. The War on Terror has justly caused us to turn our attention away from the giant bear in the North. However, an aging population combined with a large Islamic population

Essay / Politics

Judges

What was best reason as a member of a traditional faith to vote for George W. Bush in 2004?There many good reasons for all Americans, including non-religious persons, to support the President. However, the best reason for the majority of the population that is religious

Essay / Culture

Socialism is at War with Christianity

Just as free market economics stems from a Christian world view, so socialism is fundamentally at war with Christianity. Recently, socialism has become a fad for some Christian college professors. It is not surprising that this would be so since socialism has always flourished amongst

Essay / Politics

MSNBC – Insurgent attacks against U.S. troops decline

MSNBC – Insurgent attacks against U.S. troops declineWe are winning, but then we always were. Next liberal story line: democracy in Iraq is not “pure” enough or some of the elected leaders are thugs so it was not worth going.Bush plan:1. Remove Sadaam.2. Install Democracy.The

Essay / Politics

Aunt Bee is Coming for YOU!

Hugh Hewitt points out that today Paul Krugman went mad.In a nation at war with real terrorists, Paul Krugman shakes in terror at the thought of domestic terror from homeschool moms, Bible study leaders, AWANA groups gone postal, and Baptists with an attitude.It is not

Essay / Politics

Defining Religious Right

As a philosopher, who loves clarity, I have decided to define the “religious right.”A person is a member of the religious right if and only if he is a person who allows his religious knowledge to impact his decision making, he votes, he votes for

Essay / Politics

A Fond Farewell to Mr. Sullivan

Winston Churchill once noted that people were always threatening to resign from government positions. The real danger to them was someone might let them do it. Out of government they quickly discover that they are not nearly as important as when they were in it.Andrew

Essay / Culture

Being Angry without Being Wicked or an Idiot!

Thanks to Hugh Hewitt for alerting me to the fact that some people, even normally good and responsible people, are calling for violence or useless and counterproductive illegal activity in the Terri Schaivo case.As I noted in an earlier post, her parents may feel compelled

Essay / Culture

FOXNews.com – Politics – House Delivering Subpoenas in Schiavo Case

FOXNews.com – Politics – House Delivering Subpoenas in Schiavo Case: “At the White House, President Bush left little doubt where he stands.’The case of Terri Schiavo raises complex issues,’ he said in a statement. ‘Yet in instances like this one, where there are serious questions