Politics

E

The Briefing 04-03-14

Supreme Court lifts ban on aggregate campaign donations; Why is Mississippi religious freedom law controversial? It shouldn’t be; Boy Scout “halfway policy” now backfires as…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 03-14-14

Not Science Fiction: Malaysian airliner may have flown 4-5 hrs after losing contact; Vast generational shift toward secularization; Crucial vote in passing Obamacare now feels…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 03-13-14

Obama, Putin, and the naivety of the West’s “hope against reality”; China faces security challenges with world’s longest land border; Increased diagnoses of ADHD and…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 03-07-14

Peggy Noonan: America losing itself in “continuing shift of power from private to public”; Bill de Blasio and others declare war on charter school of…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 01-14-14

President Hollande of France caught in infidelity, blames journalists for violating privacy; USA Today claims evolution is a matter of fact, not beliefRead this essay →

E

The Briefing 01-13-14

One of the lions of the 20th Century has now passed: Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Governor Chris Christie’s senior staff cause traffic problems to…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 12-11-13

The power of gesture: What we can and cannot conclude from handshake between Raúl Castro and Obama; Legalize marijuana or harm the environment and suffer…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 12-10-13

Same-Sex Marriage legal in Australia – but legal challenges remain; Latest Obamacare controversy – Massive wealth re-distribution; American education not measuring up. The major solution…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 12-02-13

As much as the President needs to deal with domestic issues, the world presses itself upon us; Can rap and the Gospel go together? Never…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 11-25-13

Iran ‘nuclear deal’ a giant step toward Iran becoming de facto nuclear power; Leadership requires both competence and character; The end of the filibuster deals…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 11-22-13

50 years after JFK assassination, American memory remains vivid, tragic, and intense; A man of conviction and ideas – Has C.S. Lewis had greater and…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 11-15-13

Not just a morality debate – Society increasingly doesn’t even understand moral traditionalists; 2013 a “watershed” year for transgender rights, but the wave is only…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 11-12-13

Talks with Iran to surrender its nuclear pursuits do not go as planned; Bullying in the NFL; Ignoring penalties in college football? Theology matters: Bill…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 11-08-13

Pray for Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan one of most dangerous and powerful in human history; Blockbuster and Twitter reflect transience of technology – and of culture;…Read this essay →

E

Render unto Caesar or unto God? Government Funding and the Crisis of Conscience

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained...Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 11-07-13

Political shifts indicate moral shifts – New York elects decidedly liberal mayor; Christie wins in a commanding way as McAuliffe wins by surprisingly narrow margin;…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 11-06-13

After 30 years, legislative prayer will return to the Supreme Court; Measure to outlaw discrimination based on gender orientation passes Senate; Gay-rights advocates celebrate 2013…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 11-05-13

As America goes to the polls, we are reminded that elections matter; Christian author Jerry Jenkins featured in World Magazine…for gambling; Tabloid editors caught doing…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 11-04-13

After $1.6 billion spent on security, LAX still not safe. Is safety possible? In Kentucky, first gay divorce attempted in state where same-sex marriage is…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 10-21-13

New Jersey court legalizes same-sex marriage immediately, without a vote; Saudi Arabia gains a seat on the U.N. security council – then rejects it; Ancient…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 10-17-13

Debt deal another exercise in artificial politics; National march towards legalized gay marriage continues in Michigan and North Carolina; What is racial equality? Equality of…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 10-16-13

Why is America a magnet for Nobel Laureates?; Among heavy gamblers, losers outnumber winners by 128 to 1; In New York, highly biased ballot language…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 10-14-13

Has the Nobel Peace Prize’s prestige been tarnished by politicization?; When you read Alice Monro, you don’t just read the story of people, but civilization;…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 10-11-13

Extend crisis deadline? Politics as theatre is growing tiresome and frustrating.; Are we witnessing a meltdown of the constitutional order?; New law in California permits…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 10-09-13

President Obama nominates new head of Federal Reserve; Recipe for compromise at Loyola Marymount: value ethical “diversity” greater than doctrine; “Fashion for Clergywomen” reminder that…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 10-04-13

Tragedy in DC and resulting social media/cable news frenzy; Politicians attempt compromise with an eye to re-election; Wendy Davis uses abortion filibuster fame as springboard…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 10-03-13

Government Shutdown a show of political theater with genuine political issues at stake; Euthanasia performed after dissatisfaction with sex change operation; Secularism explodes among American…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 10-02-13

Politics important but not ultimate: 3 sobering realities about the government shutdown; Health insurance vs. health care: Why Obamacare doesn’t solve the problem; 2 is…Read this essay →

E

The Briefing 10-01-13

Obamacare one of the most significant and morally complicated pieces of legislation in history; World leaders cannot be understood without understanding their worldview; Ivy League’s…Read this essay →

E

The Aspirant Nation – A Conversation with Conrad Black

Conrad Black has been a member of the British House of Lords since 2001. He is the author of critically acclaimed biographies of Maurice Duplessis,…Read this essay →

Load more