Category Archives: Columns

The Pope and the Hammer and Sickle

Last week the Marxist quasi-dictator of Bolivia, Evo Morales, presented Pope Francis with a gift: a carved wooden hammer and sickle cross on which the figure of Christ is crucified. The Vatican announced that the pope had not been informed in advance about the gift. And some commentators said photos of the pope and Morales…

A Coming Era of Civil Disobedience?

The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the Capitol. Calling the Commandments “religious in nature and an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths,” the court said the monument must go. Gov. Mary Fallin has refused. And Oklahoma lawmakers instead have filed legislation…

Wedding Cakes for Gay Couples … and Sanctuary Cities

Did you hear about the gay bakery in Greenwich Village – Sweetie Pies, Cupcakes and More — that refused to bake a wedding cake for a straight couple? Can you imagine? When asked why they refused, the two gay bakers – Adam and Steve – said, “While we have nothing against straight people – some…

Sanctimony and Sanctuary

The American left has promoted some astoundingly bad ideas over the past few decades. But when it comes to the safety of American citizens, none has been quite so damaging as the righteous-sounding "sanctuary city" policy. The noxious scheme started – no surprise – in California. Local cops in Los Angeles and San Francisco were…

Sanctimony and Sanctuary

The American left has promoted some astoundingly bad ideas over the past few decades. But when it comes to the safety of American citizens, none has been quite so damaging as the righteous-sounding "sanctuary city" policy. The noxious scheme started – no surprise – in California. Local cops in Los Angeles and San Francisco were…