Justifiably Proud: The Standing of Blacks in the Republican Party

Barack Obama launched his meteoric political rise in 2004 by plagiarizing a message published in my 1991 essay, "Black and White Together: A Reconsideration,” which was included in the book Reassessing Civil Rights. Unfortunately, while Obama embraced the winning rhetoric, he did not embrace the argument. Otherwise, he would have transformed the political character of

By | 2019-12-10T20:25:34-07:00 December 10th, 2019|Tags: |

He Makes a Village

SAVANNAH, Georgia—Tyler Merritt has taken the saying "It takes a village to raise a child" and turned it a bit sideways. He's building a village, literally, to allow adults to raise themselves up. His village is a stabilizing rail, or a stepping stone to a better life. Merritt, a former Army captain and special operations

By | 2019-12-10T02:27:40-07:00 December 10th, 2019|Tags: |

They Were a Great Generation of Americans

The 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Saturday was widely observed and brought back to public discussion the achievements of what has been called “The Greatest Generation.” This was the term popularized, I believe, by NBC newscaster Tom Brokaw to describe the generation of Americans that came through the Great Depression,

By | 2019-12-10T21:40:55-07:00 December 9th, 2019|Tags: |

Why Christians Under Siege See a Cyrus in Trump

A recent Vox column by JournoList founder Ezra Klein produced a flood on top of the already-steady stream of articles from the corporate leftist media chiding Trump-supporting Christians for being poor exemplars of the faith. Christians should be wary of such articles in the lead-up to the 2020 elections, as they are clearly designed to

By | 2019-12-09T20:26:14-07:00 December 8th, 2019|Tags: |

The Problem With Ben Shapiro

“Facts don’t care about your feelings” is the well-known catchphrase of columnist and Daily Wire founder Ben Shapiro. Many of the well-known talking heads in Conservatism, Inc. essentially have parroted the line, putting debate above violence and facts above emotion. Shapiro has built his entire brand around “owning the libs” and he portrays himself as

By | 2019-12-09T20:29:49-07:00 December 8th, 2019|Tags: |

Keeping Christmas Great

Christmas season is upon us, which means it is another opportunity for legacy media to take shots at President Trump and his elegant wife, Melania. What could possibly be the latest outrage? Same as every year—their supposed poor aesthetic taste in their choices for Christmas decorations at the People’s House. This year the substantive criticisms

By | 2019-12-07T20:08:28-07:00 December 7th, 2019|Tags: |

Democracy in Decline

In a recent piece at the Atlantic, Yoni Applebaum meditates with candid urgency on the consequences of the demographic elephant in the room: America, within our lifetimes, will become a majority-minority nation. According to Applebaum, Christian anxiety over this trend has led a Republican Party he sees as stubbornly wedded to racial heritage into the

By | 2019-12-06T22:38:04-07:00 December 6th, 2019|Tags: |

Can Americans Still be Bigger Than Their Differences?

What does it take to step beyond the mundane, the known, the settled certainties that govern our ideologies and alliances? What exceptional American passion still guides all of us, no matter how far apart we may think we are on so many issues that matter so much? Last month, the American Music Awards had its

By | 2019-12-04T22:18:52-07:00 December 4th, 2019|Tags: |

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