Pros and cons regarding topics currently in the news. . .
The occasion is Cumberland House’s publication of the almost all-new edition of CONSERVATIVES ARE FROM MARS, LIBERALS ARE FROM SAN FRANCISCO. What can I tell you? They loved my title. But there are over 70 new essays in the book, it has a spanking new cover, and its sub-title is now “101 Reasons I Left the Left.”
hese are rich times for conspiracy theorists, and the mother lode these days may be found in the fevered minds of anti-Christianists.
The real issue behind the gay marriage dispute isn’t the validity of homosexual attraction, it’s the importance of gender differences--- and that’s a question on which nearly all Americans can agree.
Some media, especially talk radio, is sympathetic to conservatives. However, much important news is unreported.
It's an appealing thought, but there is something to say for being in the insane majority.
For years the Lebanese have given Hezbollah's killers safe harbor and cheered them on when they marched in the streets. They've turned whole neighborhoods and large swaths of that beautiful country over to this state-within-a-state, and have done little but step aside as Lebanon became one big terrorist arms depot.
Athletes use all sorts of technology to improve their fitness and performance, ranging from multivitamins to weight machines, and they are properly judged by how well they use them.
Daily I am asked my opinion as to whether the Democrats are going to take over the Congress this autumn. I put the question to a dozen or so colleagues at a luncheon last week in the Capitol. Most of those who were counted believed that the GOP would hang on to both Houses but by the narrowest of margins.
Perhaps the best reason to support John Bolton's confirmation as our nation's United Nations ambassador is that his approach to foreign policy is radically different from John Kerry's, as illustrated by their exchange during Bolton's confirmation hearings.
Armageddon is hot again and why not? We crave explanations for wars in the Middle East and madness at home, such as the shooting of six Jews in Seattle last week by a man claiming to be a Muslim and wanting revenge against Israel. Our country is flooded with illegal aliens of the human kind. Some contend the culture is collapsing. Gangs rampage. The economy is uncertain. There is open political warfare. In our ceaseless attempts to find solutions, or at least explanations for this and more, no earthly formula seems adequate, so some look to the skies.
Armageddon is hot again and why not? We crave explanations for wars in the Middle East and madness at home, such as the shooting of six people at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle last week by a man claiming to be a Muslim and wanting revenge against Israel.
In J.R.R. Tolkien's LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy which is one of the great Christian literary works of the 20th century, the ring of power represents power itself. Tolkien warns that it can never be used for good purposes, because it ultimately distorts whoever uses it to the point where they become evil. Regardless of their original intention, they end up wanting power over everyone else.
No two wars are alike. Different players in different uniforms representing different constituencies fight for different reasons. When history seems to repeat itself with familiar schemes for gaining power, new scenarios of analysis and justification are nevertheless required.
Just when you think the debate over embryonic stem cells can't get any more degraded, an outfit called the Campaign to Defend the Constitution comes along and proves you wrong.
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