Laura Hollis

Posted February 04, 2016

On the eve of the Super Bowl, I cannot help but compare presidential politics to professional sports. No, as the saying goes, politics "ain't beanbag." But surely there is some extent to which it can be -- and ought to be -- viewed as a team sport.

Posted January 28, 2016

These arguments have been met with a fusillade of raspberries and a barrage of shrugs from the voting public. Those who were not inclined to support Trump may feel even more strongly about it. But those who are supporting him were moved not one whit.

Posted January 21, 2016

It's January, and that means it's "Downton Abbey" season here in the States.

Posted January 14, 2016

One of the most baffling things about leftists is their willingness to excuse any brutality, as long as its perpetrators swear up and down that they "care" about the "people."

Posted January 07, 2016

I do not see any constitutional crisis inherent in what some like to call "common-sense" regulation of firearms. Background checks are logical in appropriate cases, as are efforts to keep guns out of the hands of people who are legitimately mentally ill (leaving aside for the moment the serious task of defining the sort of mental illness that would disqualify someone for gun ownership).

Posted December 31, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, the biggest story of the year is unquestionably the meteoric rise and mystifying (to some) staying power of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Posted December 24, 2015

Many people ignore Christ, not because they hate Him, but because they simply don't understand him. (An even larger number think they understand Him but don't; that's a topic for another day.)

Posted December 17, 2015

After the horrific slaughter of nearly 3,000 people on 9/11, Americans were outraged. But that fury was directed outward; none of the perpetrators of those terrorist attacks had been an American citizen.

Posted December 10, 2015

In a recent Facebook discussion following the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, a friend whom I respect greatly posed a challenge to those of us defending Second Amendment rights.

Posted December 03, 2015

With Thanksgiving having come and gone, we are now solidly into the Christmas season. Two stories that reveal Hollywood's attitude about Christmas in painful detail recently caught my attention.

Posted November 26, 2015

It's a predictable tradition for columnists to offer things for which we ought to be thankful on Thanksgiving. High on that list is usually our liberty and the freedom and prosperity we enjoy here in the United States.

Posted November 19, 2015

"Where there is no vision, the people perish." -- Proverbs 29:18, King James Version

Posted November 12, 2015

This week we celebrated Veterans Day, and social media has been filled with stories, pictures and expressions of deep appreciation for those who have served their country.

Posted November 05, 2015

If anyone wonders why I often write about the antics that go on in academia, it's not merely because I've spent 25 years as an academic -- and so I know the way the sausage is made.

Posted October 29, 2015

Hillary Clinton's performance art before Congress last week did not impress anyone who was not already inclined to slavishly adore her.

Posted October 22, 2015

Before the United States was even a nation, during its formation, and all the way up until the Civil War, those who opposed slavery argued fervently for its abolition.

Posted October 15, 2015

There are so many responses one might have to the fallacies and fictions spouted at Tuesday evening's first debate between the Democrat candidates for president, and so many questions that need to be asked after the debate. Here are just a few areas that need clarification.

Posted October 08, 2015

"Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. / I once was lost, but now am found; was blind, but now I see."

Posted October 01, 2015

Each week brings new proof of how little understanding the current generation of college students has of our system of government or the liberties it was created to protect -- and what is at risk as a result.

Posted September 23, 2015

One hundred years ago, it may have made sense for those who called themselves Christians to gravitate to a new sociopolitical movement called "progressivism" as a means to improve the plight of the poor. But progressivism has wandered far afield from that uncontroversial objective.