Category: Politics & Government

Opinions on contemporary political happenings and the workings of civil government.

A Borrowed Pondering

Sometimes a commentator comes very close to saying what I wish I could communicate more effectively. Today, I want to “borrow” a commentary from writer and radio host Mark Levin, as posted in National Review Online on Saturday. Mark Levin Levin begins his commentary with a statement of incredulity: I honestly never thought we’d see such a thing in our country – not yet anyway – but I sense what’s occurring in this election is a recklessness and abandonment of… Read more »

What the Political Pundits Don't Know

I read political commentary every day. This election season, naturally, brings out every pundit, and they try to win you over with their wisdom. Sometimes, they succeed, but even when they provide good insights, there is usually one insight–the most significant insight–omitted. Ronald Reagan understood. Speaking to the National Association of Evangelicals in 1983, he zeroed in on that most significant insight. His topic was the threat of the Soviet Union, but the insight applies to every threat that the… Read more »

True to My Word

I said that if an apology was forthcoming from CNN regarding the misquotation of a National Review writer’s comments about Sarah Palin that I would let you know. Here, directly from National Review and the writer in question is the following: Yesterday CNN’s Drew Griffin addressed his misquote of my article during that interview with Sarah Palin: “Unfortunately, in my question, I botched it. I misquoted York by using the word “I” instead of reading his direct quote, which I… Read more »

Waiting for CNN's Apology

The Most Distorted Media Coverage of a Candidate in American History? Have you heard the latest from the mainstream media? CNN conducted an interview with Sarah Palin that included the comment that even conservative writers have turned against her. The prime example offered by the journalist [?] interviewer was from the National Review website where, Palin was informed, one of its writers declared, “It’s sometimes hard to decide whether Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid, unqualified, corrupt, backward, or all of… Read more »

Biden's Unintentional Warning

Did you catch what Sen. Biden said the other day? Here’s a good representation of it below. Sometimes truth can come from the strangest source.

The Kenyan Connection: Will This Be Ignored As Well?

Obama in Kenya with Odinga Here’s another story for the mainstream media to ignore (which it is doing admirably, I might add).  The man seated in this picture is Raila Odinga, current prime minister of Kenya, the second highest position in the government. How did he get there? First, by allying himself with the radical Muslims who wish to impose a fundamentalist Muslim society on the order of Iran. Second, by intimidating and killing his opposition. What role did Barack… Read more »

The Undecided Voter

A continual source of fascination for me is the “undecided voter.” I must admit that I am never undecided. Why? I have a certain set of principles that I believe are Biblically based. Those principles make it clear what type of government will be right and beneficial, and what type will be wrong and destructive. I don’t have to agonize over how I should vote. There is always this great “undecided middle” in elections, and they hold the key to… Read more »