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.
What's going on in this country right now, as exemplified in our current politics and the results in Iowa?
My friends and fellow Americans: This Trump thing we're all chewing to death like a dog with a dishrag is only nominally about "Doctor" Trump and his traveling medicine show.
My governor, the Honorable Greg Abbott of Texas, sallied forth the other day with a plan to revise the Constitution in the interest of returning power to the people. Because of this antique notion, whole cans of rhetorical trash have been emptied on my governor's head.
"This time I'm actually hearing somebody who's telling me the truth; they're actually going to go in and do something they say they're going to do." -- Ted Cruz-supporter Dave Conger, as quoted in The New York Times, Jan. 10, 2016.
He's going! He's going! The Constitution provides that even the rowdiest celebrations of political indulgence end on a date certain.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." Or do we?
Baylor University's Rodney Stark, a social science professor celebrated for his acute understanding of contemporary religion, says to prophets of religious doom and disappearance: Huh? What are you talking about? Had your morning coffee yet?
Wasn't there a time when universities dedicated themselves chiefly to the spread of knowledge and wisdom, or, you know, to anything besides social engineering, cultural manipulation and political posturing?
What was the reason for the bland, gluten-free flavor of the president's Oval Office address on terrorism? Barack Obama, on this theoretically important occasion, was out of his element.
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."
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