Jack Kerwick received his doctoral degree in philosophy from Temple University. His area of specialization is ethics and political philosophy. He is a professor of philosophy at several colleges and universities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Jack blogs at Beliefnet.com: At the Intersection of Faith & Culture. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or friend him on facebook. You can also follow him on twitter.
As the mid-term elections approach, its high time for Republican commentators to walk the walk. Just the other morning, Mark Steyn, busily promoting his new book, made an appearance on Bill Bennetts radio program. The latter agreed enthusiastically with the former that in order for conservatives to prevail culturally, it is imperative for them to prevent the left from assuming control of the language.
That there is a sensationalistic dimension to the Ebola coverage is something of which I have no doubt.
Revealing the real reasons why leftist activists hate Columbus
Recently, I cautioned my fellow Americans against falling for the notion that the so-called Islamic State is among the gravest threats, or any considerable threat, to the United States.
There is much talk about the Islamic State, or ISIS, or ISIL, or whatever we are calling it. To listen to the talking heads, both Democrats and Republicans, one could be forgiven for thinking that these 15,000 or so Muslim butchers are the biggest threat that the Western world has ever faced.
Exposing the hypocrisy, moral posturing, and inconsistencies of the left
While listening to Bill Bennetts radio program the other morning, a caller, respectfully, yet passionately, expressed his incredulity over the fact that anyone continues to take the Bill Kristols and Max Boots (and, by implication, the Bill Bennetts) of the world seriously when it comes to issues pertaining to American foreign policy vis--vis the Middle East, particularly Iraq.
Lessons from the past for the present and future
Four grisly black-on-white attacks that you wont hear about.
Theres a notion, popular among self-avowed libertarians, that among the largest threats facing our nation is that of the militarization of the police.
A line that has become all too common in some libertarian circles is that the key problem, or even a problem, in Ferguson, Missouri is a problem facing the rest of the nation.
In the wake of the shooting death of a young black man by a white Ferguson, Missouri police officer, it is to no ones surprise that the usual suspects on the left are screaming racism from the rooftops.
Food for thought on the shooting death of Michael Brown.
As if the happenings in Ferguson, Missouri arent bad enough, now we have the situation in Salt Lake City, Utah with which to contend.
Thomas Sowell once noted that few topics so tap the irrational excesses of a persons intellect as that of race. At the very least, contemporary race-related discussions are almost invariably ridden with irrationality.
Twenty-five years ago, Trisha Meili—“the Central Park jogger”—was a 28 year-old employee for a prestigious Manhattan investment banker when she was mercilessly beaten, raped, and left for dead by thugs.
The first step toward fighting evil is calling it for what it is—even when its agents (and their victims) make it “politically incorrect” to do so.
Revisiting a gruesome black-on-white crime.
?That Jesus commanded His disciples—of which I am one—to love “the poor” is beyond dispute. Equally beyond dispute, however, is that, regardless of what growing legions of left-leaning clerics would have us believe, Jesus never—never ever—addressed the issue of “inequality.”
Of course, D’ Souza contends that while America is not unique in practicing the most egregious form of oppression—slavery—it is unique in that it waged a “civil war.”