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At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

November 2011 Archives

An Honest Look at Rick Santorum

posted by Jack Kerwick

Rick Santorum is widely heralded as a real “conservative.”  Rush Limbaugh has praised him on the air, on multiple occasions, and another nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Bill Bennett, has had Santorum guest host for him regularly.  To hear […]

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An Honest Look at Rick Perry

posted by Jack Kerwick

Governor Rick Perry, so goes the conventional wisdom, is a real conservative.  How could he not be?  After all, his three terms as governor of Texas has marked a period of spectacular job creation.  It has been said that nearly […]

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An Honest Look at Michele Bachmann

posted by Jack Kerwick

Second only to Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann is the most consistent of the GOP presidential candidates when it comes to the subject of liberty.  Her record is, for the most part, commendable.  Beyond this, Bachmann strikes the unprejudiced and prejudiced […]

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An Honest Look at Herman Cain

posted by Jack Kerwick

Herman Cain, frontrunner for the GOP’s presidential nomination, styles himself a Washington“outsider,” an “anti-politician” and a businessman who is just what America needs at this critical moment in its history to turn itself around.  Only someone of Cain’s peculiar background, […]

Herman Cain, Race, Sex, and the Left

posted by Jack Kerwick

GOP presidential frontrunner Herman Cain has had a rough couple of weeks.  Several women have come forth accusing Cain of sexual harassment.  Now, Cain may or may not be guilty of the charges that are leveled against him.  It is […]

An Honest Look at Mitt Romney

posted by Jack Kerwick

From the time the GOP presidential primary contest got under way, Mitt Romney has been heralded in the media as the frontrunner.  Since its crushing losses in ’06 and ’08 and the ensuing rise of both Barack H. Obama as […]

An Honest Look at Newt Gingrich

posted by Jack Kerwick

Imagine a world in which Americans weren’t remotely as susceptible to media manipulation as they currently are.  Let’s call it “America2.”  In such a world, Americans would be more disposed to “think for themselves,” as we say, to think just […]

Libertarians and OWS: Useful Idiots

posted by Jack Kerwick

The Occupy Wall Street movement appears to be growing.  And it is growing ever more disruptive. From the losses suffered by many a small business to the desecration of property, from the destabilization of communities to violent clashes with law […]

Two Libertarianisms and Occupy Wall Street

posted by Jack Kerwick

I have noticed that there are some on the libertarian right who appear to consider themselves kindred spirits with those who have spent the last couple of weeks “occupying” Wall Street and other cities throughoutAmericaand beyond.  This is disheartening, for […]

The Real Reason Republicans Dislike Ron Paul

posted by Jack Kerwick

Although his commitment to “limited government” is unsurpassed, establishment Republicans in both politics and the so-called “conservative media” labor incessantly to discredit Texan Congressman and GOP presidential contender, Ron Paul.  On its face, who couldn’t judge this phenomenon, the phenomenon […]

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The Fake Morality of Political Correctness vs. The Real Thing
That a senator from Vermont, a 74 year-old man who has spent his professional existence on the taxpayer’s dime and who is a self-avowed “socialist,” has managed to become an exceptionally popular Democrat presidential contestant is ...

posted 9:33:02am Apr. 29, 2016 | read full post »

Gary Johnson: A Free Trade Bernie Sanders?
Another insightful essay by guest blogger, Myron Pauli: I’ve never limited myself to Republican and Democratic nominees since I cast my first Presidential vote writing in Barry Goldwater in 1972. No regrets on rejecting the decent but ...

posted 9:37:46pm Apr. 21, 2016 | read full post »

Missing "Right-Wing Critics of American Conservatism"
George Hawley, a professor of political science at the University of Alabama, supplies an invaluable service to students of American politics with his recently published book, Right-Wing Critics of American Conservatism. All too rarely do we ...

posted 4:22:29pm Apr. 13, 2016 | read full post »

Groupthink in Academia
The Chronicle of Higher Education recently featured an article lamenting the lack of “diversity” in my discipline. Philosophy, so goes the article, just hasn’t been welcoming toward minorities and women. Thankfully, such enlightened ...

posted 9:50:04pm Apr. 08, 2016 | read full post »

Systemic Ideological Bias in Higher Ed
Among the variety of other topics that it explores, my book, The American Offensive: Dispatches from the Front, discusses at length the intellectual and moral corruption that pervades much of the humanities and liberal arts in the contemporary ...

posted 9:47:43pm Apr. 08, 2016 | read full post »

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