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November 4, 2019

As I am taking a couple of weeks off, I am reposting this in preparation for Veterans Day and what it means to cheer for victory in war.  This was written by Twain in 1905 as a reaction to the Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine-American War.  It masterf...

October 28, 2019

So, as the House of Representatives moves ever closer to actually impeaching Donald Trump, it is a good time to reflect on what all of this might mean, especially for people of faith.

First, it seems as if impeachment is always warranted.  At some time or other nearly a...

October 21, 2019

The recent Trump Administration decision to remove the small number of U.S. troops from the Kurdish controlled area of Syria, thereby allowing for Turkey to send in its armed forces to clear and control the area has created a bipartisan uproar in opposition to this mov...

October 14, 2019

Kindness has been much in the news this past week.  It centers around the fact that Ellen DeGeneres spent a recent Sunday afternoon with former President George W. Bush.  Many on the progressive left slammed her for doing this and she responded with...

October 7, 2019

There is a persistent meme that comes around frequently on social media.  It is a particular favorite of older conservatives.  It usually looks something like this: 

As is clear from the image this line of thinking claims that Social Security is a pe...

September 23, 2019

The environment has been much in the new this week, what with the “climate strike” protests and all.  It does seem clear that the climate is warming and that this is certainly impacted by human activities.  It also seems clear that the planet is not warming by as much...

September 9, 2019

Labor Day has come and gone, so that means that it is time for another session of Midweek programming at church.  This fall we are discussing the book Love Without Limits: Jesus’ Radical Vision for Love with No Exceptions.  To start off the discussion, the Pa...

September 2, 2019

Labor Day is the perfect time to discuss the various ways that the government screws over workers in this and most other countries.  There are three main ways governments achieve this dubious goal; central bank activity, minimum wage laws, and trade policy.  Each of th...

August 5, 2019

So, who could be opposed to hate crimes?  You would think not many, right?  You would be correct.  According to Gallup there is about 68% support for hate crimes legislation in the United States.  Hate crime laws are those which provide fo...

July 22, 2019

Much controversy has been sparked by the Trump administration’s attempt to add a “citizenship question” to the upcoming 2020 census.  The Supreme Court has ruled against the administration and it appears that Trump has given up on the attempt to use the census to ask p...

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