Month: January 2014

The Senate Benghazi Report: Assigning Blame

Periodically, the American public needs to be reminded that on September 11, 2012, four Americans—including the ambassador to Libya—were murdered in Benghazi. Investigations into what happened, who was responsible for the lack of security, why the military sent no help, who was involved in the attack, etc., have been ongoing. One of the main problems with getting answers is that the Obama administration has refused to cooperate fully. Some people who were on the ground in Libya and others in… Read more »

Obamacare Update

According to the Obama administration, Obamacare is now humming along. Of course, according to the Obama administration, Al Qaeda is on the run, nothing criminal was done in the IRS scandal, no one deserves to be fired for any of the ongoing scandals, gun-running to Mexican drug cartels was a good idea, a video caused deaths in Benghazi, and we’re still the best friend Israel ever had. So, without question, we should feel at ease with the assurance that all… Read more »

The Gates Book

Robert Gates is a man who has served faithfully on defense issues in administrations from Nixon to the present one. He has worked with both Republican and Democrat presidents and has built a reputation of steadfastness and integrity respected by both sides of the political world. He has now decided to let his thoughts out on what it was like to be secretary of defense for both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations. Gates’s new book, Duty: Memoirs of… Read more »

A Tale of Competing Scandals

So now we have “Bridgegate.” Here are the facts—well, some of them, anyway. The George Washington Bridge, a key connector between Manhattan and New Jersey, and one of the busiest bridges in the country, had a number of its lanes closed a while back, thereby creating a massive traffic jam. The lane closures apparently were politically inspired, payback from some people who work for New Jersey governor Chris Christie for a Democrat mayor’s refusal to endorse Christie’s reelection bid. When… Read more »

Finney: No “Little” Sins

Is there any such thing as an inconsequential sin? A sin that doesn’t really matter all that much? Charles Finney didn’t think so, and here’s his rationale in his Revival Lectures: There are multitudes of such things by which the Spirit of God is grieved. People call them “little” sins, but God will not call them little. I was struck with this thought when I saw a little notice in The Evangelist. The publishers stated that they had many thousands… Read more »

Lewis: Made for Another World

We are earthbound creatures. We are transfixed on what we see around us. C. S. Lewis, in Mere Christianity, reminds us that we are meant for a fuller existence, and that there is a reality we cannot see fully now, but if submitted to God and His will, forgiven of our sins and living righteously, we will see it. He also deals with a common misconception: Most of us find it very difficult to want “Heaven” at all—except in so far… Read more »

The Obama Economics Primer

Primers are useful. They lay out the basics. Every once in a while, it’s important to explain the fundamentals of the Obama economic vision for America. It’s not a unique vision; it’s been tried throughout history with identical results. First, the mechanics of the art of redistribution: This is a technique that has kept citizens fooled for centuries, but it’s only now coming to maturity in the United States. The end result is the ability to have another issue on… Read more »