Category: Politics & Government

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

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I heartily recommend Mark Steyn to you. He is one of the wittiest political commentators on the face of the earth. His latest on the difference between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden is too good to withhold. Go to the link here and enjoy.

At the Root of Our Financial Problems

I don’t normally post more than once per day, but I think this is so enlightening that I wanted to be sure to offer it now. Perhaps you’ve already seen it, since it has been making the rounds, but here’s another opportunity in case you haven’t. If you can spare 8 1/2 minutes, you will find out why we are in this current financial mess. Click on this link and learn. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MGT_cSi7Rs&NR=1

Palin's Moment

She made the most of it. Some Republicans had been hinting (a couple doing more than hinting) that McCain had made a mistake picking Palin. They weren’t sure she was prepared to step into the awfulness of what passes for political discourse these days, and that the media had shown her for what she was–a backwoods rube lost in the glare of national attention. If there are any Republicans thinking that today, they do not understand what happened last night… Read more »

Another Fair and Balanced Moderator

News first broke yesterday that the moderator for this evening’s vice-presidential debate, Gwen Ifill of PBS, is currently writing a book that is due to be published on inauguration day. The topic of the book is rising black politicians, and the primary one is of course Barack Obama. The book is going to be a paean of praise for Obama as the fastest of the rising stars. My guess is she hopes by releasing it on inauguration day, she will… Read more »

Perpetrators As Saviors?

Frank & Company: What Crisis? You might not know this if you don’t go outside the mainstream media for your news, but guess who is really responsible for the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac mess that started this whole economic breakdown?  The media would have you believe that it is the Bush administration’s fault, but that is false. In fact, it was Bush who attempted, in 2003, to warn Congress about the situation and call for oversight and changes in the way… Read more »

The Media Factor

Conservative commentators have decried media bias and manipulation so often that I am hesitant to add my voice to the mix. The chorus of objections to the way the media handles “the news” has become so strong that the objections might have the opposite effect–people may get tired of hearing about it and shut out the complaint. Yet the facts cannot be ignored: study after study indicates that the opinion makers in the TV and print media are overwhelmingly biased toward Democrats…. Read more »

Are Voters Foolish? (Part III)

As if to prove my point in the previous posting, a couple of polls taken after the first presidential debate on Friday night gave Obama the “victory.” That, by itself, is not the story. Although when I watched the debate, my opinion was the opposite of those polls, I was judging success by the following factors: Which candidate was closer to Biblical principles in his answers? Which candidate was more honest in his answers in comparison to what he has… Read more »