Bill Murchison

Posted October 06, 2015

By Monday, interestingly enough, the Russian invasion of Syria was receding as a topic of public concern.

Posted September 29, 2015

So that's it: John Andrew Boehner out as House speaker, and the way cleared (whoopee! Hallelujah! Pass the Dom Perignon) for a conservative revival on Capitol Hill?

Posted September 22, 2015

Notice the Washington Post-ABC News poll on Pope Francis. The results indicate that people over here love him. He throws open doors too long closed. "He's calming, he's relaxing, and he's reassuring," says one Catholic quoted by the Post. Another -- a sociologist at Catholic University -- says, "He talks like a person who actually knows something about human life."

Posted September 15, 2015

America's ongoing nervous breakdown -- Donald Trump high atop the GOP presidential polls, a self-proclaimed socialist earning Democratic affections, law officers as shooting-gallery ducks, Anthony Kennedy as supreme moral arbiter -- has roots in human nature, to be sure.

Posted September 01, 2015

Who gets believed, in our age of ever-present media, is who talks the loudest. Donald Trump, for example.

Posted August 25, 2015

President Obama had the grace -- and the political good sense -- to telephone and congratulate the three young Americans who thwarted the Moroccan gunman aboard that high-speed French train late last week.

Posted August 18, 2015

A searing sentiment driving debate in the presidential race is that ordinary Americans are losing control of their lives -- watching the right to moral decision-making wrested away from them. Wrested away by whom? By those who "know better."

Posted August 04, 2015

Joe? For president?

Posted July 28, 2015

Abortion activists and supporters -- which is to say, most of the Democratic Party and the entirety of the liberal intelligentsia -- like to frame abortion as a liberty issue.

Posted July 14, 2015

If the country is trending leftward -- as evidenced by all the demands for equality and redistribution coming out of the Democratic camp, and seconded by the media -- the question arises: Why is the country trending leftward?

Posted July 07, 2015

From across my small office I winked at Marse Robert. He winked back -- so his 7-by-6-inch portrait seemed to suggest -- white-bearded, gray-uniformed, arms folded serenely and confidently.

Posted June 20, 2015

Each in his own way, each to a wholly different purpose, the pope and Dylann Roof, the suspected Charleston gunman, have hold of something major.

Posted June 17, 2015

The Amazing Media Machine, dripping oil and self-satisfaction, roared to new life with Jeb Bush's declaration of his presidential candidacy.

Posted June 09, 2015

Those Republicans! Here's the lowdown on 'em -- and on their lousy, lowdown approach to governing.

Posted June 02, 2015

Evidence of the country's much-vetted shift to the political left is the strengthening and spread of the movement to abolish capital punishment, that relic of barbarous times when we struck off people's heads for, you know, social revenge. Sort of like what ISIS does. As we don't want to be like ISIS, or the remaining repositories of organized revenge, such as Iran, we need to cool it on capital punishment.

Posted May 19, 2015

Columnist and Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers' new book, "The Silencing: How the Left Is Killing Free Speech," links her snugly to the cause of unfettered thought and expression -- important for conservatives, certainly but also for non-conservatives.

Posted May 12, 2015

You might have another notion entirely. I prefer to see the fruits of Raul Castro's semi-conversion to Catholicism before reaching conclusions as to his sincerity.

Posted May 05, 2015

Here's how it stands with Western civilization -- what's left of it, I mean -- insofar as various Westerners are concerned.

Posted April 27, 2015

Well. I really can't believe I am saying this. The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to tell us what marriage means. Not speculate; not explain. Tell: as in, "Wipe that smile off your face and listen to what I'm telling you."

Posted April 21, 2015

Andrew Jackson was sort of a rough-and-tumble president, undoubtedly, but the United States, in the 1820s and '30s, was sort of a rough-and-tumble country. Notice how refined and civilized we've gotten since then, to the point that a coalition of lady activists is ready to pull President Jackson's mug off the $20 bill, substituting -- well, that's yet to be decided.