Last month's events in Charlottesville have given our Republican elected officials an excellent opportunity to educate the public on the violence of the hard Left and sources of their funding. Sadly, most are squandering the opportunity to make use of their bully pulpit and shed light on these disturbing realities. President Trump was
Today, the bipartisan ruling class, which the electorate was trying to shed by supporting anti-establishment candidates of both parties in 2016, feels as if it has dodged the proverbial bullet. The Trump administration has not managed to staff itself—certainly not with anti-establishment people—and may never do so. Because the prospect of that happening
Amid the turbulence of the past few weeks, it has been President Trump who has kept his head while others have lost theirs. Trump may be the one man in America who can detoxify racial relations—I mean actually do it, not exploit them in the mode of Black Lives Matter or Al Sharpton.
When visiting Jerusalem, I typically make my way down King George Street as I journey to the Western Wall to pray. Millions of Israelis likewise traverse King George Street every year. None of these people thinks of changing the street’s name or takes offense to it. King George Street, which is one of
In my youth, I played football at Catholic Central High School. I played both the offensive and defensive line. As a defensive lineman, the goal was to search, destroy, and sack the quarterback; as an offensive lineman, the goal was to be bloodied and battered so the quarterback could garner laurels and girls.
There once was an Asian named "Lee," Whose boss said, "Stand down, Bob. You see, "If you announce that game, "Just the sound of your name "Might bring back the Confederacy!" Regarding him quizzically, Bob replied, "I must say, I don't see "How the South's the Far East - "But it WAS nice,
What’s the highest pleasure known to man? Christian theologians talk about the visio beatifica, the “beatific vision” of God. Alas, that communion is granted to very few in this life. For the common run of mankind, I suspect, the highest pleasure is moral infatuation. Like a heartbeat, moral infatuation has a systolic and diastolic
Several polls released over the past few days have gauged not just what Americans think about Donald Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, but offered some critical insight into the hysterical minds of anti-Trump Democrats who bear much of the blame for our poisonous political climate. In some cases, their views reject
As many have pointed out, since about 4 p.m. on August 12, the media coverage of Charlottesville has been much more about President Trump’s statements than about James Fields, Heather Heyer, an auto ramming, a riot, a white supremacist rally, or a statue of Robert E. Lee. Talking heads, Capitol Hill pontificators, CEOs,
Something like hate stirs within me at the sight of the swastika unfurled on American soil: a powerful, visceral reaction against white supremacy as the complete antithesis of both the American Founding, which I love, and the person of Christ, whom I love by an order of magnitude more and strive to live