Back to the Constitution

The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy from the U.S. Supreme Court is about to bring a 60-year battle to a head. For decades the country has witnessed a fight between those who believe the Constitution speaks for itself and others who believe it says whatever the judges think it says, or even should say. Already, […]

The politics behind separation anxiety

Need proof that the current controversy over children of undocumented immigrants is more political than humanitarian? Hillary Clinton said she was “adamantly against illegal immigrants” and supported a border wall until she ran for president in 2016. In his 1995 State of the Union address, President Bill Clinton said: “All Americans, not only in the […]

A tribute to Charles Krauthammer

I have often thought that tributes to those we love are best made when the object of our affection is still with us, rather than at their funerals. I do not know Charles Krauthammer well, though we would occasionally see each other at Fox News when I worked there and at Washington Nationals baseball games. […]

The politics of cake

Nothing appears beyond the reach of the social engineers, not even cake. In a 7-2 ruling, the Supreme Court said the Colorado Human Rights Commission had failed to take into account the religious beliefs of a Lakewood baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has sometimes […]

The Irish and abortion

The scientific, moral and theological battle between life as an “endowed unalienable” right and the evolutionary view that we are just material and energy shaped by pure chance in a random universe with no author of life, no purpose for living and no destination after we die has been won in Ireland by the evolutionists. […]

Vulgar now ‘normal’

To be vulgar once earned societal disapproval, ostracism from polite company and — in my grandmother’s era — put a young person in danger of having his mouth washed out with soap. Today, vulgarities are now mainstream. People speaking in a way that “would make a sailor blush” are now on primetime television and words […]

Following Jesus — or following Trump?

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.” (Matthew 6:24) The verse refers to money, but in light of today’s debate about the unaccountable devotion many Christian leaders have for President Trump it is not […]

Is ‘old-fashioned’ returning?

“It’s a modern changing world Everything is moving fast. But when it comes to love I like What they did in the past.” — The Everly Brothers, 1962 Call me old-fashioned — and I’ve been called worse — but do I sense the possible end to the sexual revolution, which exploded in the ‘60s and […]

Searching and seizing

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” — […]

Try to remember . . .

You wonder how these things begin. For Harvey Schmidt, co-writer of the longest-running musical in history — who died recently at 88 — and his collaborator, Tom Jones, it began when the two were students at the University of Texas. In a sense it really began in their romantic hearts. No one could have written […]

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