Saturday, May 25, 2019

America, Not Keith Ellison, Decides What Book A Congressman Takes His Oath On

Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress, has announced that he will not take his oath of office on...

Why I Smoke (Cigars)

There are few personal confessions more likely to alienate many Americans than to admit to smoking. Singles ads are filled with people who will...

The Smugness Of The War’s Opponents

In this week’s New York Times Book Review, a historian reviewing a major new work of 20th-century history, Oxford and Harvard Professor Niall Ferguson’s...

Is A Gay Who Opposes Same-Sex Marriage A Hypocrite?

Why did a gay prostitute tell the media about the homosexual behavior of a leading Christian opponent of same-sex marriage on the weekend before...

Note To Angry Republicans: Stay Angry, But Vote Republican

One repeatedly hears that some conservatives and Republicans will either vote Democrat or not vote at all—out of anger at the Republican Party. According to...

A Vote For Patty Wetterling Can Hurt Children

I do not live in Minnesota. Nor have I ever written a column about any congressional race. But what Patty Wetterling, Democratic congressional candidate in Minnesota’s...

Some Sobering Lessons From Muslim Taxi Drivers

Understandably, those troubled by the contemporary Muslim world point to the amount of gratuitous violence emanating from it and the apparent absence of Muslim...

The Best Are Killed In Every Generation

Have you ever heard of Anna Politkovskaya? She was a Russian journalist who regularly reported on Vladimir Putin’s undermining of press and other freedoms in...

Five non-religious arguments for marriage over living together

I have always believed that there is no comparing living together with marriage. There are enormous differences between being a “husband” or a...

Pius Attacked For Not Confronting Evil, Benedict Attacked For…

Among the most heated debates of the last 40 years has been the debate over Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust. What did he...

What The Left Thinks: Howard Zinn, Part II

This is the second part of my radio dialogue with an icon of the Left, Howard Zinn, professor emeritus of Boston University, author of...

What The Left Thinks: Howard Zinn, Part I

What The Left Thinks: Howard Zinn, Part I Every so often, one hears the argument that “Left and Right” are outdated terms, or that there...

Does Religion Make People Better Or Worse?

I have devoted much of my life to arguing that religion is the finest vehicle for individuals and societies to become decent, good, moral...

Just A Reminder About Who And Why We Are Fighting

Last year at UCLA, I debated a professor who argued that Israel and the Palestinians were moral equivalents. He is not alone (especially on...

CBS Is Now Officially The Communication For Barbarians Service

A little over three years ago, CBS sent Dan Rather to Baghdad to ask meaningless questions to, and provide a propaganda vehicle for, Saddam...