Monthly Archives: May 2014

Dear California…

Why the Left Doesn’t [Really] Care about Bad Economic News By Dennis Prager  Most conservatives, and just about all independents, have a huge misperception of the left. They think that the gulf between conservatism and leftism is primarily about means, … Continue reading

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A Brief Post on the Meaning and Roots of American Capitalism

Puritan Capitalism By Rev. R.J. Rushdoony Capitalization is the product of work and thrift, the accumulation of wealth and the wise use of accumulated wealth. This accumulated wealth is invested in effect in progress, because it is made available for … Continue reading

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Charting a Course for a Third World Mentality?

Having It Is Sinful By Anthony de Jasay  Pope Francis is setting a course for the Church that risks subverting and degrading it and that harms both the spirit and the well being of much of humanity. Early Christianity was … Continue reading

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Jews — Christians — and Political Identities

Why Don’t Jews Like the Christians Who Like Them? By James Q. Wilson “Liberalism can’t abide conservative evangelicals” In the United States, the two groups that most ardently support Israel are Jews and evangelical and fundamentalist Christians. Jewish support is … Continue reading

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Islam and the Crusades

Tu Quoque By Ibn Warraq on Islam and the Crusades Often, when I am criticizing crimes inspired by Islamic extremism, I am interrupted by the remark that Christianity was once culpable of similar abuses. That Christianity may have been intolerant … Continue reading

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Vacationing in Havana, Cuba

The Last Communist City MICHAEL J. TOTTEN Spring 2014 “A visit to the dystopian Havana that tourists never see” Neill Blomkamp’s2013 science-fiction film Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, takes place in Los Angeles, circa 2154. The wealthy have … Continue reading

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Homosexuality: As a Christian Moral Dilemma…

A Christian Moral Dilemma on Homosexuality and Criminal Law By Joel McDurmon A friend just sent me a link to a recent podcast from Brannon Howse on the subject, “Should Christians be for or against the criminalization of homosexuality?” Howse called the issue … Continue reading

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