Opportunity & Responsibility

Opportunity and responsibility usually come paired. I am now being given both. Last week, I was asked to be the chair of a new department at Southeastern University, and I accepted. Beginning in July, I will head the department of Historical, Legal, and Leadership Studies. This is a great opportunity to help guide programs in a path consistent with the Biblical principles I’m always talking about. The department will house the  history, criminal justice, and leadership degrees, along with a pre-law track… Read more »

The Oscar Culture

I really had no desire to watch the Oscar extravaganza last night—so I didn’t. But I see that Sean Penn won the best actor award for his portrayal of a San Francisco homosexual who was assassinated. Hollywood strikes again. It is a self-contained community that rewards its own who have the “correct” values. Penn took advantage of the recognition by chastising California voters who recently made the radical declaration that marriage should be between a man and woman exclusively Of… Read more »

Even the Census Bureau Is Being Politicized

The Constitution requires that a census be taken every ten years. Representation in Congress is based on that census. In recent years, there has been controversy over the taking of the census, with some groups claiming bias, and therefore being underrepresented. Those groups happen to be strongly Democratic. Micheal Barone Now, the Obama administration is making noises about moving the responsibility for overseeing the census from the Commerce Department. Where will it be moved? Where else, but to the White… Read more »

Logic, Anyone?

Sometimes, one political cartoon is worth more than a full-semester college course.

Lincoln Book Recommendation

Whenever I read a good book, I’d like to pass on a positive review. Last week, I commented on Lincoln, as his 200th birthday was upon us. I am presently reading Harold Holzer’s new Lincoln book (Holzer is a LIncoln scholar and a fine writer), Lincoln, President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter, 1860-1861. It is fascinating. What did Lincoln go through, what did he have to deal with, as he awaited his succession to the presidency? From November 1860… Read more »

A Little Perspective on the Stimulus Bill

So Congress has now agreed on a $790 billion stimulus bill. One wonders how some of our past presidents would have responded to this news. I would say that’s about right. Another cartoonist provides even more perspective on the changes taking place. I sincerely hope he is wrong, but it’s hard not to sense that this is the direction things are going.

More on Obama's Priorities

When you peruse the White House website and look at the President’s agenda items, often the language is rather vague, allowing one to read into it what one prefers. Yet, on some issues, the wording is quite clear. For instance, when addressing the stem cell research issue, it states, Obama is a co-sponsor of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007, which will allow research of human embryonic stem cells derived from embryos donated (with consent) from in vitro… Read more »