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When Protestant Ministers Turn Catholic

In recent decades hundreds of Protestant ministers have left their vocation to join the Catholic Church. It’s enough of a frequent phenomenon that there’s even an organization, called the Coming Home Network International, dedicated to helping them with the practical aspects of having to abandon their career and transition to Catholicism. It’s a tough decision, which is why it’s likely that many ministers don’t go through with it even though they may have come to realize that the Roman Catholic Church is the church established by Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago. They often have to give up their … [Read More...]

Faith Dynamics

A Weak Reason for Leaving the Church

Social critic and "dissident feminist" Camille Paglia, who often boasts of being a Democrat and/or Green Party supporter but who seems to have a soft spot for conservatism, was interviewed recently by … [Read More...]

Courses on Christianity by a Christ-Naysayer

There are a lot of book authors arguing in favor of the divinity of Christ and authenticity of the Gospels. There don't see to be many authors, however, who've made a name for themselves arguing … [Read More...]

New San Diego Bishop’s Wrong Approach to Poverty

First Chicago, now San Diego. Pope Francis just appointed a left-leaning bishop to lead the Diocese of San Diego, Bishop Robert McElroy. He reportedly is prone to "placing abortion and euthanasia on … [Read More...]

Obama’s Christianity: Details Please

When Washington Post reporters Dan Balz and Robert Costa asked Wisconsin governor and presumed presidential candidate Scott Walker whether he considers president Obama to be a Christian, Walker didn’t … [Read More...]

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Will Greece Go Russian?

Athens is due to run out of cash within the next … [Read More...]

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Sweden’s Accelerated Cultural Evolution

Of countries gradually transitioning culturally by … [Read More...]

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Matching Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Will Breed Poverty

Brookings Institution analyst Gary Burtless takes … [Read More...]

Morning Chatter Worth Ignoring

Major newspapers often are criticized for … [Read More...]

Wall Street Journal Gives Socialized Medicine a Platform

Most on the left, of course, were never really … [Read More...]

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Taking Abortion to its Logical Conclusion

There is an additional reason why legalized … [Read More...]

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NatGeo’s Missing Info on China’s Mysterious Mountains

National Geographic magazine has some good … [Read More...]

Past Articles

John Kerry’s Intention-Paved Road

A frequent criticism of persons who lean left is that they tend to judge themselves based on their intentions rather than on the outcome of whatever policy it is they support. Secretary of State John Kerry just demonstrated that attitude to a T. At his recent commencement speech at Yale … [Read More...]

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Washington Post: Shielding You from Embarrassing Obama Aministration News

The reality of media bias particularly stands out when observing which stories the media choose not to cover. When embarrassing information about the Obama administration comes to light, they often ignore it altogether. That characterizes what the Washington Post - and other media outlets - is doing … [Read More...]

Political Correctness at WaPo Run Amok

A recent article in the Washington Post detailing several assaults on local bike paths never mentions the racial characteristics of any of the attackers. It describes them somewhat - mentioning their approximate height, age, and clothing , apparently in a feeble effort to solicit readers to help … [Read More...]

Conscientious Motorist Severely Beaten

  In his book The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?, Jared Diamond tells us that when you accidentally hit a pedestrian while driving in Papua New Guinea, you're advised to refrain from stopping and instead drive directly to the police station to report the … [Read More...]

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OK to Both Accept Government Money and Criticize It

When critics of Obamacare begin to enroll in Obamacare, they're likely going to be accused, directly or indirectly, of hypocrisy from some quarters. But it won't be hypocritical. If the government all but destroys the health insurance market through Obamacare and other forms of government … [Read More...]

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Science and Circumstantial Evidence of the Existence of God

Whittaker Chambers was an American who spied on behalf of the Soviet Union during the 1920s and 30s. He stunned the world after he abandoned communism and outed Alger Hiss, a high-level U.S. government official who was a communist agent. What made Whittaker Chambers abandon Communism? It was a … [Read More...]

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Karl Marx Was An Intellectual Godfather of Adolph Hitler

It's often argued that National Socialism's roots partly lie in Friedrich Nietzsche's notions of "God is dead", master and slave morality, and the Übermensch. But when it comes to the Nazi’s anti-Semitism, Karl Marx provided a lot of intellectual firepower. Disturblingly, one rarely hears about … [Read More...]

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The Cosmos is Neither All That Is, Nor Ever Was, Nor Ever Will Be

Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of the new Cosmos series, is great. But the Carl Sagan quote at the open of the program was a curious choice: "The cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be". The show contradicts that quote early on by pointing out that the universe wasn't always here - that it … [Read More...]

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Why the Bible Doesn’t Explain Evolution or the Big Bang

I only got to see snippets of the Bill Nye-Ken Ham debate on evolution versus biblical creationism, but upon first glance it appeared that winning over the audience wasn't going to be as easy for Bill Nye as I would have expected. Evolutionist Bill Nye had a disadvantage right out of the starting … [Read More...]

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How a Movie Almost Wrecked a Life

The passing of Harold Ramis was big news today. The actor/writer/director wrote or co-wrote such classic comedies as National Lampoon's Animal House, Stripes, and Ghostbusters. His talents certainly brought a lot of laughs and good cheer to America. But there were downsides too. Just today I read … [Read More...]

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Obamacare is Creating a Part-Time America

We're living through a period of profound change in America, for the worse. Today it hit home for this observer, while talking to a woman who is a waitress at Bob Evans restaurant. She said that a few months ago, most of the full-time employees at her restaurant, and presumably at all Bob Evans … [Read More...]

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One Intern’s Bizarre Notion of “Subsidy”

There's a recent Guardian article headlined, "Tax breaks for CEOs pay for million-dollar salaries: CEOs' salaries are ballooning thanks to tax breaks that turn bonuses into government subsidies for corporate America". It makes two laughable assertions: that stock options are a government subsidy … [Read More...]

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Give Thanks for Albion

This Thanksgiving, appreciate the efforts of the British – namely the ancestors of today’s British. It’s largely because of them that freedom started to flourish. We’re living in unique times. For most of world history, despotism and slavery were the norm the world over. It only has been within … [Read More...]