• A Pointless and Pathetic Confrontation

    A Pointless and Pathetic Confrontation

    When asked his opinion of the Iran-Iraq War, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger reportedly commented: “It's a shame they can't both lose.” Sensible observers should have the same reaction to the nutty, alt-right protestors planning to assemble in another “Unite the Right” rally in the nation's capital, and to…

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  • Pope Francis Rewrites Catholicism … and the Bible

    Last week, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had changed the Catholic catechism. After 2,000 years of teaching that a moral use of capital punishment for murder is consistent with Catholic teaching, the pope announced that the catechism, the church fathers and St. Thomas Aquinas, among the other great Catholic…

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  • Anne Hathaway Is Making ‘Race Relations’ Worse

    Dear Ms. Anne Hathaway, Two black sisters at an Oakland, California, subway station were attacked by a knife-wielding white man. He killed one sister, Nia Wilson, and injured the other. The Bay Area Rapid Transit police arrested him. His family reportedly told authorities that he suffered from mental problems. The…

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  • “Corruption”, In Context

    “Corruption”, In Context

    News media portray today's politics as incomparably corrupt, focusing on endless scandals to tarnish politicians in general and the Trump administration in particular. But in historical perspective, corruption is far less rampant than in the past: prominent officials in the Johnson, Nixon and Reagan administrations faced criminal prosecution and a…

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  • “Say Little, Do Much”

    “Say Little, Do Much”

    Contemporary leaders can learn from ancient wisdom, and President Trump will benefit from the 2,000-year-old advice of Rabbi Shammai to “Say Little, and Do Much.” The President has certainly done much in his time in office, but he would gain greatly from saying less–and avoiding statements that undermine admirable actions.…

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  • What Are Your Child’s Passions?

    If you ask most young people today if they have any hobbies, you will receive one of four answers: 1. “No.” 2. “What do you mean?” 3. “Yeah. I play video games/watch TV/watch movies.” 4. “Yeah…” and then they may actually cite a hobby. The fourth is the least common.…

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  • The Greatest Hysteria in American History

    You and I are living through the greatest mass hysteria in American history. For many Americans, the McCarthy era held that dubious distinction, but what is happening now is incomparably worse. For one thing, any hysteria that existed then was directed against the greatest evil in the world at the…

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