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 »

Reminder

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American Self-Government: Example #2

All of America’s early colonies had legislatures of their own. Most of them, from the start, had been allowed self-government in their charters. When the British government began to change the rules by taxing them without any representation in Parliament, the colonies reacted. Their first line of defense was the charters they had been given. When the British government dismissed their arguments, they turned instead to the idea that God had given each person the right to direct his own… Read more »