Category Archives: Contributors

Differences Between Left and Right, Part II: Battling Society vs. Battling Yourself

The difference between Right and Left addressed in this column concerns a fundamentally different method that each utilizes in order to improve society. Conservatives believe that the way to a better world is almost always through moral improvement of the individual — by each person doing battle with his own moral defects. It is true…

Why Campaigning on Big Issues Could Be a Mistake

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When I hear a news analyst on television say that the Republican presidential candidates are doing the right thing by focusing their early campaign rhetoric on the economy, jobs, and foreign policy, I tend to cringe. It’s not because I don’t think those issues are important. On the contrary…I think they’re extremely important. And if…

Secularists vs. Suicide Bombers

“What apparently happened was that the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight. … We can give them training, we can give them equipment; we obviously can’t give them the will to fight.” Thus did Defense Secretary Ash Carter identify the root cause of the rout of the Iraqi army in Ramadi. Disgusted U.S….

It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad,Mad World. The Sequel.

The original was a 1963 comedy with a cast of thousands, among them Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, and Jonathan Winters. The 2015 version is a terrifying blend of horror and tragedy set in a dozen countries, all of them in various stages of chaos. Syria, Libya, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and other nations are reeling and…

It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. The Sequel.

The original was a 1963 comedy with a cast of thousands, among them Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, and Jonathan Winters. The 2015 version is a terrifying blend of horror and tragedy set in a dozen countries, all of them in various stages of chaos. Syria, Libya, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and other nations are reeling and…