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December 29, 2008

Media fails to criticize inappropriate Christmas season dissent

Virtually every year at this time, an issue over Christmas displays on public property, or some related church and state issue pops up. I call discussion of this topic, “The Christmas Cacophony Carefully Considered.” What always strikes me as …

December 8, 2008

Republicans come to a fork in the road

In the wake of the November election’s repudiation of Republicans, there is a controversy among pundits about what Republicans need to do to stage a legislative comeback, much less, avoid extinction from the political landscape.

November 29, 2008

Political obfuscation in the stem-cell research issue

One of the most common complaints registered during the recent election season, is that certain policy positions of political candidates are wrongly characterized, or worse, just outright falsely presented by the opposition. Nowhere has this trend been more prominent than …

November 23, 2008

Liberals misunderstand the pro-life position

In the aftermath of this year’s electoral train wreck for conservatives, my local newspaper has published a few editorial letters by people trying to offer their rejoinders to pro-life positions opposing abortion, by claiming that those who articulate pro-life positions …

November 10, 2008

A Time For Purging

On election night, just after Barack Obama was declared the President-elect, Fox News interviewed Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, who is thought to be a rising star within the ranks of the GOP. With a facial expression which telegraphed resignation, Ryan …

November 3, 2008

Will conspiracy theories be used to explain election results?

My call-in editorial was posted in Saturday’s edition of a local newspaper, intended as a satirical presentation of some conspiracy theories which I have heard since the last election cycle.

October 30, 2008

Obama associations foretell his political ideology

This election season, the editorial staff of my local newspaper has departed from their usual tradition of endorsing presidential and lower tier congressional candidates. During the past two presidential cycles, they took much flak in their editorial section for their …

October 23, 2008

Time to emphasize the importance of personal Social Security Accounts

The recent collapse in the stock market has caused a number of folks to smugly suggest that the advocates who promoted personalizing Social Security have buried themselves in their foxholes of embarrassment, never to be heard from again. Quite to …

October 17, 2008

Obama’s platform recapitulates George McGovern circa 1972

Back in the fall of 1972, dark storm clouds were massing at America’s horizon. The Watergate scandal was in its infancy.
We were on the threshold of a steep economic downturn that brought nearly two years of stomach-churning stock market declines.

September 30, 2008

Would Obama really deliver on tax cut promises?

Senator Barack Obama once again reminded us during his Friday evening debate with John McCain at Oxford Mississippi, that his tax cut proposal will benefit 95% of Americans, omitting only the wealthiest taxpayers.

September 13, 2008

Attacks on Palin; Secularist support for Obama, both predictable

John McCain’s selection for Vice-President, Sarah Palin, has electrified the conservative base, and has succeeded in attracting some voters back to the Republican ticket, who were resigned to sit out the election, or vote for a minor party candidate.

September 4, 2008

Pope Pelosi: Vicar of Pro-Abortion

Nancy Pelosi’s recent comments on the television interview program Meet The Press, raised self-interested spin to a new level of deceit. When Pelosi was asked to comment about Barrack Obama’s answer to Pastor Rick Warren’s question concerning when human life …

August 25, 2008

McCain’s testimony before the Warren Commission

Up until now, many evangelicals have had good reason for afflictions of cold feet and uneasiness about McCain’s candidacy under the Republican banner. After McCain’s “testimony” this past weekend, I have a feeling that many weary pilgrims will be coming …

July 15, 2008

The Electoral College: a hallmark of the republic

Filed under: American Government,Elections & Voting - 15 Jul 2008

Over the last several years, numerous editorial letters have been the subject of complaints that American politics do not reflect a true democracy. Many of them suggest that the current electoral system needs to go, and that the popular vote …

June 11, 2008

Atheists are hypocritical in blaming atrocities on Christianity

Editorial letters and columns often cite religion, particularly Christianity, for much of the world’s past and present brutality and atrocity. Such was repeated in a recent diatribe printed in my local city newspaper.

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