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At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

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January 1970 Archives

Obama’s Lost Credibility

posted by Jack Kerwick

The Republican National Convention is now over, but the race for the presidency isn’t over by a long shot. The Obama campaign spared not a moment to respond to Paul Ryan’s and Mitt Romney’s speeches.  Yet its reply was at […]

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Sarah Palin: A Faux Conservative Whose Time Has Come and Gone?

posted by Jack Kerwick

Four years ago, Arizona Senator Republican presidential nominee John McCain shocked the world when he chose Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.  McCain and Palin lost their race against Barack Obama and Joe Biden, but Palin has since […]

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Blackism, not Anti-Colonialism, Motivates Obama

posted by Jack Kerwick

Dinesh D’Souza’s political documentary—2016: Obama’s America—is beginning to soar at the box office. D’Souza’s film is based upon his book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage.  Now, while I haven’t seen the former, I have read—and reviewed—the latter.  In his monograph, […]

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Why Romney Will Win

posted by Jack Kerwick

The contest between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama for the presidency will end with a decisive, and possibly even a landslide, victory for Romney in November. Polling data that hasn’t even come close to supporting this contention of mine is […]

Why the Massachusetts Liberal Must Win

posted by Jack Kerwick

Newt Gingrich was mistaken when he referred to Mitt Romney as “a Massachusetts moderate.”  The author of “Romneycare” is a Massachusetts liberal. Regularly, I hear from my fellow Ron Paul supporters (as well as many others) that Romney and Obama, […]

The Myth of the Democratic Ideal: Revisiting J. Schumpeter

posted by Jack Kerwick

The government, every one who has ever lived under a modern democratic government knows all too well, “works” for the citizen.  Citizens delegate authority to their elected representatives on the condition that such representatives will do just what “the people” […]

In Defense of Superman: Learning Virtue throught Popular Fiction

posted by Jack Kerwick

For centuries and millennia, the inhabitants of the Western world have recognized the indispensable role that stories play in shaping moral character.  Human beings are born neither virtuous nor vicious, as Aristotle correctly noted.  Rather, both excellence and vice are […]

Obama: A Just Man?

posted by Jack Kerwick

President Barack Obama is not a “nice guy.” From Republican campaign strategist Ed Rollins and Republican House Speaker John Boehner to Republican presidential contenders John McCain and Mitt Romney, far too many Republicans have fueled the popular perception that Obama […]

Black and Right: Forgotten Black Conservative, George S. Schuyler

posted by Jack Kerwick

That black Americans constitute the most reliable of Democratic voting blocs no one who knows anything at all about American politics would think to deny.  On average, the Democratic Party receives the support of nine out of every ten blacks.  […]

Byron York’s Analysis of Romney Dismantled

posted by Jack Kerwick

Byron York is perplexed by what he perceives to be the glaring discrepancy between the Mitt Romney of the GOP primary season and the Mitt Romney who is the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee. Borrowing from the Star Wars mythos, […]

Campaign Against Chick-Fil-A is War on Christianity

posted by Jack Kerwick

The phenomenally successful restaurant franchise Chick-Fil-A is once again at the center of national controversy. And, once again, it is a controversy generated by those who waste not a moment to equate opposition to so-called “same sex marriage” with “hate.” […]

Previous Posts

The Myth of Equality and the Forgotten Man: Remembering W.G. Sumner
I recently just found a nearly four year-old essay in Slate that caught my interest for three reasons. First, though it was written during the last presidential election, it is as succinct a statement of the left’s perspective on the ...

posted 10:20:28am Feb. 05, 2016 | read full post »

Politics and Vice
Perhaps more so than any other activity, politics has a way of begetting astonishing levels of dishonesty—and not just in politicians. Some recent examples: (1)It has now been disclosed that Ted Cruz, a self-avowed Christian, has ...

posted 10:58:57am Jan. 29, 2016 | read full post »

National Review vs Trump II: What Exactly is "Conservatism?"
That Donald Trump is no conservative is a proposition of which this conservative needs no convincing. On this score, the self-styled “conservative” contributors to the recent National Review symposium against Trump are correct. It is ...

posted 6:54:25pm Jan. 23, 2016 | read full post »

National Review vs. Trump--And Burke and Kirk!
National Review recently sponsored a symposium of 22 “conservative” commentators who are “against Trump.” As for the specifics of their remarks, more will be said at a future time. The virtue of this symposium is that it has the ...

posted 2:54:07pm Jan. 22, 2016 | read full post »

The Trump Phenomenon and the "Conservative" Movement's Identity Crisis
One can only hope that the Trump phenomenon will bring into the sunlight several fictions, most, but not all, of which GOP boosters have been promoting for years. The first is that there are two fundamentally opposed forces within the ...

posted 9:20:02am Jan. 21, 2016 | read full post »

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