The season of Advent anticipates not only Christmas Day but the return of Christ. Requiting that eternal, personal love for a fallen humanity is our ultimate earthly purpose.
Never mind the libertarians. Our Founders wrote the First Amendment to protect offensive views—not to protect the peddling of smut to kids.
Call me whatever you like. I know who I am. Merit is the great equalizer.
This season the White House Christmas decor leaves us with much to be thankful for as we remember all of those who have gone before us. The patriotic theme reminds is that the blessings of this country were not the result of human effort alone.
Take away the puppeteers, take away the technology driven Pavlovian polarization unique to this era, and we are still Americans. We can be bigger than our differences, if we want.
One great and obvious gift the Pilgrims gave us was the lesson in gratitude, with this national holiday of Thanksgiving, that unites the entire country.
People need to have a purpose in their lives in order to build a life more meaningful than just accumulating goodies. Our culture today doesn’t agree.
"Safetyism" advancing under the banner of the Left is hazardous to your health.
If half of this country cannot distinguish truth from falsehood, that is not a good sign for the nation's future. On that point, ironically, Left and Right can agree.
Couldn’t we have one major media outlet that will take the Charles Kuralt sleepy Sunday morning arts-and-culture theme and run with it for those who are tired of the drumbeat of nonstop politics?
In the absence of religion, patriotism, and traditions of family and community, people have found new ideologies to absorb their passions.
We are our own totalitarians. We make the Puritans in Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter look like free-thinkers. Who among us will be most passionate in surveillance?
If he’s a younger voter, though, it’s likely the NeverChumper has never been a “chump” at all. He’s grown up in an educational environment openly hostile to him, and doesn’t remember a Left any milder or more civil than today’s.
The post-truth era promises to be a wild ride. In a post-truth world, a promise is meaningless . . . A post-truth person is free to swear on a Bible to uphold the Constitution and then set right to work subverting it.
The realm of practical politics is eminently a realm of conflict, if not hatred. It crowds out culture. It relegates the human things to the last remaining cubicles of privacy, but even these are invaded by social media.
Charles Dickens recognized Greta Thunberg and her parents’ misplaced climate change activism 150 years ago.
The decades-long leftist project to undermine the story we Americans tell about ourselves literally destroys and replaces our culture with something vastly more dangerous.
Will we have politics-as-conversation or politics-as-war? Those are the only choices.
If we can reorient our abstract and denuded politics toward the deep human desire for the sublime, we might actually create something worth conserving. Only then will we make our words meaningful again.
Bred into a politically correct culture of conformity, Americans coming of age make Ward Cleaver look like Eldridge Cleaver.