Category Archives: Political Opinion

Bernie’s Big Advantage Over Hillary

A while back, when Bernie Sanders was still being compared to the nutty uncle you hide in the basement, I wrote a column that began with this: “I have a hunch, a hunch that Bernie Sanders is going to do a lot better than the smart money thinks.” If I weren’t so modest, I’d tell…

Europe’s Real Existential Crisis

However the Greek crisis ends, whether with Athens leaving the eurozone, or submitting and accepting austerity at the dictates of its creditors, the European Union appears headed for an existential crisis. Greece borrowed and spent beyond its means, like New York City in the ’70s, and Detroit, Illinois, and Puerto Rico today. But the crisis…

Independence from God

Yes, the above headline is intentionally ambiguous. Does it declare that independence derives from God? Or is it advocating the removal of God from our lives? There's little doubt what Thomas Jefferson's interpretation would be. 239 years ago he unveiled the powerful words that would reverberate around the world. Words about people having unalienable rights…

Quo Vadis, America?

“Natural law — God’s law — will always trump common law,” said Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a Christian leader in her own right, “God will have the final word in this matter.” But, for now, Justice Anthony Kennedy has the final word. Same-sex marriage is the law of the…

The Formal End to Judeo-Christian America

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the redefinition of marriage seals the end of America as the Founders envisioned it. From well before 1776 until the second half of the 20th century, the moral values of the United States were rooted in the Bible and its God. Unlike Europe, which defined itself as exclusively Christian,…