Month: November 2014

The Obamacare Polygraph

A couple days ago I wrote about MIT professor Jonathan Gruber’s arrogant comments about how he helped construct and pass Obamacare, noting that he and others “in the know” deliberately muddled the language of the law to help it pass. The most infamous part of his comments was his putdown of American voters as stupid. Gruber then went on MSNBC (where he was assured of a friendly hearing) to say he was speaking “off the cuff,” so we shouldn’t take… Read more »

In Honor of John Eliot

In my previous American history posts about the Puritans we’ve seen the good (city on a hill, establishment of Christian education, the first American bill of rights and constitution) and the not-so-good (treatment of Quakers, the Halfway Covenant that watered down the message of salvation). What about their relationship with the natives? It was mixed. The Puritans weren’t as missions-oriented as later evangelicals. Yet there were attempts to reach out to the surrounding tribes. I want to give credit in… Read more »

About Those Election Results

I was going to move on from the election results today. I really was. But I just can’t. I blame the political cartoonists; they’re doing some of their best work right now, and I would hate to let it go to waste. Let’s see how they’re handling this GOP victory and corresponding Democrat defeat. What makes the victory even more compelling is that the media remained solid in support of the president and his minions. Yet the people pushed aside… Read more »

The Obamacare Deception

Jonathan Gruber. Ever heard of him? He’s now infamous, at least for those who are paying attention to the latest Obamacare development. Gruber is an MIT health economist who was one of the key architects of Obamacare. A video has surfaced from 2013 where he is on a panel discussing the passage of that law. His comments are eye-opening. First of all, he admits the bill “was written in a tortured way to make sure [the Congressional Budget Office] did… Read more »

Have We Learned Our Lesson?

Let’s continue to talk about the ramifications of last week’s elections. Why? Because it’s a relief to finally have something positive to say about politics in our country. Most people understand what those elections meant. I say “most” because there are some who still just don’t get it: The hypocrisy and self-serving nature of Obama’s response is pretty blatant. At his now-infamous press conference the day after the elections, he revealed that he isn’t changing his views on anything. And… Read more »

Tear Down This Wall!

Today marks an auspicious historical anniversary: 25 years ago today, the Berlin Wall fell. First erected in 1961 to keep East Germans from fleeing communism, it became the symbol of the Cold War. Its demise, and the fall of communism in Eastern Europe in general, is worth remembering—that is, if you have a memory of it at all; our education system isn’t exactly top-notch: I grew up with the reality of the Cold War and the threat it posed. I… Read more »

Lewis: Replacing Natural Law

For the third Saturday in a row, I want to share some poignant excerpts from C. S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man, a small book with rather large insights. Taken from lectures he gave, and published in 1943, it remains astoundingly relevant today as we watch our civilization teeter on the edge of utter rebellion against God-given natural law. Lewis takes aim at the change in education during his time, and its attempt to replace undeniable truths with man-made ones…. Read more »