The celebrations and appreciations of Ronald Reagan pouring in since his death last Saturday mostly pass over one thing about his presidency -- his strength in persisting in his policies, staying the course, through politically difficult times.
This column is both a valentine to all the churches with simple, heart-felt worship that are scattered through America, and a reminder of the opportunity God offers Christians to give mercy our rapt attention.
If you weren't around in 1980, or you were insufficiently sensitized to key world realities, you cannot know how bad things really were - hence the extent to which the nation required, the world required, a catalytic change artist like Ronald Reagan.
Slashing through the verbal jungle of U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton's opinion declaring the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional, I couldn't help but think of Strunk and White.
As the interim Iraqi government takes office, it is worth looking back, with the help of two recently published books, at the arguments on whether the United States should have taken military action to remove Saddam Hussein.
Unable to develop a coherent political ideology to oppose President George W. Bush, the anti-Bush cabal has turned to humor and Hollywood.