Nationally-syndicated columnist William Murchison has been a professional journalist since 1964. William Murchison's career began with two years at the Corsicana Daily Sun, followed by seven years with the now-defunct Dallas Times Herald. William Murchison is the former senior columnist with The Dallas Morning News. Murchison's newspaper column has been nationally syndicated since 1981.
Murchison has written three books: Those Gasoline Lines and How They Got There (co-author), Reclaiming Morality in America, and his latest, There's More to Life Than Politics.
Murchison also serves as contributing editor with The Lone Star Report, editor for Foundations (the largest traditional publication in the Episcopal Church), contributing editor for Human Life Review, and corresponding editor for Chronicles.William Murchison is also a regular contributor to National Review, The Wall Street Journal, Policy Review, The American Spectator, and First Things.
A Corsicana native, Murchison received his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his master's degree from Stanford University. William Murchison is married and has two sons.
The president of the United States landed in Paris on Monday, his mouth full of grave and ominous reproaches for the heedless.
The first Christmas tree on our block popped up the day after Halloween. Soon enough, garlands of white lights began to adorn neighborhood trees and doorways. It's Christmas -- except that it's not. From what I can see, Thanksgiving has yet to be acknowledged, much less observed.
Is Vladimir Putin the new leader of the free world?
I tell you, it's great to be alive and cognizant that the greatest thing going on at the University of Missouri, large-domed citadel of learning and culture, is -- you guessed it -- football!
"The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don't trust the media. ... And nobody watching at home (believes) that any of the moderators (have) any intention of voting in a Republican primary." -- Sen. Ted Cruz, at the Oct. 28 GOP presidential debate.
With Jim Webb's resignation from the presidential race goes a piece of history.
Opposition to Christian cultural and political arguments doesn't rise quite to the level of persecution -- a point that eludes various Christians (including Ted Cruz, but more on him in a minute). Still, the subject of growing estrangement between Christian belief and secular power needs attention in the presidential campaign.
It strikes me all of a sudden that a word spoken on behalf of the Republican Party's "crazies" might not come amiss.
By Monday, interestingly enough, the Russian invasion of Syria was receding as a topic of public concern.
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?
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."
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.
Who gets believed, in our age of ever-present media, is who talks the loudest. Donald Trump, for example.
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.
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."
Joe? For president?
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.
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?
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.
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.