My Message for Southern Baptists at the Convention: Repent!

June 15th, 2021 3:54 PM

Cover-ups of sexual misconduct, allegations of racism and intimidation of those who wish to speak their minds but can’t for fear of losing their jobs. It sounds like the dysfunctional ways of the world, doesn’t it? These are just some of the problems the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) will confront this week as their 16,000 “messengers” gather in Nashville. Instead of obeying their…

The ‘Can’t Do’ Narrative Continues

June 4th, 2021 3:36 PM

President Biden has pledged to “help narrow the racial wealth gap and reinvest in communities that have been left behind by failed policies.” He used the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre in Greenwood, a thriving African American community ravaged by a racist mob in 1921, as the occasion to promise more federal contracts for minority-owned companies and address discrimination in…

Ministry of Truth 2.0

May 28th, 2021 11:32 AM

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is reportedly considering the development of tools that would help America's children discern truth from lies and know when they are being fed “disinformation.” The Washington Times, which first reported the story, says a department spokesperson declined to give details, but that more information would be revealed “in the coming…

A Ceasefire Solves Nothing

May 26th, 2021 4:43 PM

In outlining the goal for winning the Persian Gulf War against Saddam Hussein for invading and occupying Kuwait in 1991, Gen. Colin Powell, then the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, “Our strategy to go after this army is very, very simple. First, we're going to cut it off, and then we're going to kill it.” The ceasefire announced last week between the terrorist organization Hamas…

Mississippi Goes to the High Court

May 21st, 2021 10:59 PM

The Supreme Court this fall will hear a case from Mississippi that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, except in cases of rape where the crime has been reported to police, or the life of the mother is in danger. Lower courts have rejected the law as unconstitutional because of the precedent set by Roe v. Wade in 1973 and reaffirmed and expanded in subsequent rulings, even as the abortion lobby…

The Republican Dilemma

May 19th, 2021 3:19 PM

Observing the ouster of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from her House leadership position and her criticism of former president Donald Trump, reminded me of a '70s TV ad for Listerine mouthwash. The company attempted to use the product's bad taste to its advantage. The ad said: “It's got the taste people hate - twice a day.” The Republican establishment may hate Donald Trump, but they would be hard-…

Signs of the Times

May 13th, 2021 11:34 PM

Signs have been a part of Middle East lore dating back to biblical times. People in the region take them seriously, which is why the signs emanating from the Biden administration are having serious ramifications. Recent rioting on the Temple Mount and rocket attacks on Jerusalem and other civilian areas from Hamas bases in Gaza signal that statements and actions (and inactions) by the Biden…

The Infernal Revenue Service

May 12th, 2021 2:53 PM

Thanks to the beneficence of the Internal Revenue Service -- and the fallout from COVID-19 -- we half of Americans who pay federal income taxes have been given until May 17 to file. Since I began earning enough to file Form 1040 and associated forms, I have only known one person who prepared his own taxes. That was Bill Archer, a Texas Republican who formerly headed the House Ways and Means…

Central Insanity Agency

May 7th, 2021 10:30 AM

The Central Intelligence Agency is always looking to recruit new agents and advertising is one way it has done so in the past. The difference this time is in a newly created series of recruitment videos that reflect the spirit of the age in which we live, rather than appealing to abilities and patriotism. The videos seem to suggest that the super-secret agency has been infiltrated, not by…

Virginia Flunks Math in the Name of Wokeness

April 30th, 2021 2:16 PM

The commonwealth of Virginia, which used to be reliably red and mostly conservative, is providing more evidence of an increasingly blue and liberal hue. Virginia is "considering" renovating its math courses. As the publication Virginia Mercury noted, "In webinars (Virginia Department of Education) officials have been upfront that the initiative is based on data, especially standardized test…

Power Back to the People

April 27th, 2021 2:57 PM

"Power to the People" was a chant used by anti-war and civil rights protesters in the '60s. John Lennon wrote a song with that title in 1971. The idea flowed from the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution which begins, "We the people." The concept behind that phrase was that the people, not the government, are sovereign and the government's power is granted to it by the governed.

Another Mass Shooting Leaves Americans in Grief

April 21st, 2021 3:00 PM

The first question most people ask after mass shootings like the one last week at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis in which a 19-year-old male murdered eight people before taking his own life is "how did he get the gun?" He was known to authorities. A gun he previously owned was seized because he was believed to have mental problems. So, how did he manage to legally purchase two guns last…

The Loss of Liberties During the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 13th, 2021 8:18 PM

If one can say the pandemic has had any positive side effect, it has been to help us focus on what the loss of liberties looks like. Such losses do not occur immediately but erode over time as people become increasingly comfortable with government claiming to know what is best for us. The Biden administration is proceeding on a downward spiral that has ended in lost liberties in nations of the…

Take Me Out of the Ballgame

April 7th, 2021 3:43 PM

When the NFL decided not to punish players who kneeled during the pre-game national anthem, some fans reacted by refusing to attend games, buy league merchandise, or watch games on TV. It took several years for the NFL to win fans back and some -- like me -- broke the habit and never returned, in person, or on TV.