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.
"Where there is no vision, the people perish." -- Proverbs 29:18, King James Version
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.
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.
Hillary Clinton's performance art before Congress last week did not impress anyone who was not already inclined to slavishly adore her.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
For many Christians -- and for some Catholics in particular -- self-identification as politically "progressive" is as much a part of their identities as religious affiliation itself.
Late last month, the Chronicle of Higher Education featured an article titled An Epidemic of Anguish, in which the author describes the skyrocketing rates of student mental illness on campuses.
Since the horrific shooting, each time I see pictures of Vester Flanagan (aka Bryce Williams), my heart is broken. For his victims. For his family. And yes, for him.
National Review magazine had Carly Fiorina on its cover recently, with the headline "Carly the Communicator."
A few months ago, when the first Republican presidential contenders threw their hats into the ring, I tweeted this message a number of times, to widespread amusement among my Twitter followers: "2 Cubans, a black neurosurgeon, and a female CEO walk into a bar ... And the joke's on the Democrats," with the hashtags "RealDiversity" and "GOP2016."
Today's news is tomorrow's history. What stories do we see about black Americans in the news every day? Riots. Robberies. Mayhem. Murder.
The country is reeling from one videotaped disclosure after another exposing Planned Parenthood's practices of dissecting and selling the body parts of aborted pre-born infants, and the callous, cavalier way its medical officers describe the processes and the victims themselves.
It is interesting to watch the scramble to denounce Planned Parenthood for the potentially illegal sale of body parts of unborn babies aborted in their facilities.
President Obama finally has his "deal" with Iran, and even the most enthusiastic supporters of the administration admit that Iran is the real winner here. Reading the terms of the agreement, it's not hard to see why.
"The Donald" has the chattering classes up in arms with his comments about illegal immigration across the border with Mexico. From misquoting him, to characterizing his statements as "racist" (last time I checked, "Mexican" wasn't a race), to refuting statements he never made, this has been a textbook example of media obfuscation and trumped-up (sorry -- couldn't resist) outrage intended to score political points, obscure facts and silence legitimate concerns.
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