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At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

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January 1970 Archives

Amnesty: More Proof that Marco Rubio is no Conservative

posted by Jack Kerwick

Florida Senator Marco Rubio is a rapidly rising star within the Republican Party.  Widely touted as a rock-ribbed “conservative” by the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, ecstasy can be heard in more than one prominent Republican voice when […]

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Amnesty and the Sucker Nation

posted by Jack Kerwick

You are an employer. One of your employees has spent years neglecting the most basic duty of his position.  When you call him on it for the umpteenth time, he reassures you that he will get it right this time. […]

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Amnesty: Racial Pandering Is Not the Way for GOP

posted by Jack Kerwick

Because Ronald Reagan granted amnesty to three million mostly Hispanic immigrants in 1986, Republicans feel all but compelled to grant amnesty to eleven million such immigrants in 2013.  When asked why Republicans are more open to pursuing “a pathway to […]

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Ilana Mercer v. Judge Napolitano: A Look at Two Types of Libertarianism

posted by Jack Kerwick

It looks like some 11 million illegal third world immigrants will soon become American citizens as Congress prepares to provide for them “a pathway to citizenship.”  Amnesty is coming our way. Meanwhile, another event makes national news as it is […]

The Final Part of My Interview With Leftist Academic Leon Marlensky

posted by Jack Kerwick

Below is the fourth and final part of my interview with leftist academic, Dr. Leon Marlensky. JK: Getting back to my original question: If women and— LM: At the risk of sounding rude, may I interject just one more time? […]

My Interview With Leftist Leon Marlensky: Part III

posted by Jack Kerwick

This, the third installment of my interview with leftist par excellence, Dr. Leon Marlensky, was supposed to be my last.  It took an unexpected turn, though.  The fourth installment will be the conclusion of the interview. JK: So,Leon, you think […]

Obama and “the Fundamental Transformation” of America

posted by Jack Kerwick

Barack Obama’s second term is now officially underway.  His speech on Monday, in addition to his first term, makes it all too clear that his promise to “fundamentally transform”America is one promise that he’s determined to keep. Sadly, and incredibly, […]

Interview With Leftist Dr. Leon Marlensky Part II

posted by Jack Kerwick

This is the second part of my interview with Dr. Leon Marlensky, as committed a leftist as any that I have ever encountered. In the interest of promoting the market place of free ideas that I always complain doesn’t exist, […]

Another Point of View: An Interview with Leftist Extraordinaire, Dr. Leon Marlensky

posted by Jack Kerwick

Below is an excerpt of the first part of my interview with Dr. Leon Marlensky, the most rigorous-minded leftist of whom I have ever heard.  In the interest of promoting a genuinely free market place of ideas, I have decided […]

Shamelessness, Not Forgiveness: Americans and “Fallen” Celebrities

posted by Jack Kerwick

On the front page of the January 18th-20th weekend edition of USA Today, one of the headlines reads: “Can You Forgive?” The article uses Lance Armstrong’s recent “confession” of “doping” to Oprah Winfrey as the point from which to segue […]

If The Left Was Consistent

posted by Jack Kerwick

The conflict over “gun control” is just the latest episode to reveal the unadulterated hypocrisy of President Obama and his ilk on the left. Obama and his fellow travelers style themselves champions of “the downtrodden,” “the poor,” “the middle class,” […]

Politics and Emoting: A Brief Introduction for Republicans

posted by Jack Kerwick

President Obama’s decision to have himself surrounded with school children as he announced his “proposals” to deal with “gun violence” on Wednesday caused a lot of hand wringing among his opponents.  “Demagogic,” “offensive,” “disgusting,” and “shameless” were just some of […]

“Gun Control” and “Fairness”

posted by Jack Kerwick

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace was a liberal Democrat’s fantasy.  In this fourth and final installment of the film franchise launched by Richard Donner, Christopher Reeve’s Man of Steel rids the planet of all of its nuclear weapons by […]

A Story of Life: A Review of Ken Conklin’s, “Don’t Thank Me, Thank Your Recruiter”

posted by Jack Kerwick

It has been quite some time since the fictional character, Rocky Balboa, has achieved the stature of a cultural icon.  Sylvester Stallone’s hugely successful film franchise has his beloved “Italian Stallion” exchanging blows with one adversary after the other.  Yet […]

Institutional Racism: If You Are White, You Are Racist

posted by Jack Kerwick

The view that “racism” is limited to the prejudices of individuals and/or the discriminatory policies of the government dies hard.  Those who have thought longest and hardest on the evil of racism—the “experts”—have been telling us for quite some time […]

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Institutional Racism: All Whites Are Racist

posted by Jack Kerwick

The view that “racism” is limited to the prejudices of individuals and/or the discriminatory policies of the government dies hard.  Those who have thought longest and hardest on the evil of racism—the “experts”—have been telling us for quite some time […]

Marco Rubio: The Face of “Conservatism?”

posted by Jack Kerwick

Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio is being talked about quite a bit as a likely presidential candidate for 2016.  The word among many Republicans is that Rubio’s is among the faces of the new wave, the next generation, of genuinely […]

Understanding Republicans’ Reaction to Chuck Hagel

posted by Jack Kerwick

Neoconservative Republicans are none too pleased by President Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel to the position of Secretary of Defense.  Anyone who has been listening to neoconservative talk radio for the last couple of days, or reading such neoconservative publications […]

Conservatism’s “Patron Saint,” Edmund Burke, and the GOP

posted by Jack Kerwick

As the members of America’s “conservative” party struggle to get a hold of themselves following this past election, they should revisit—or visit—the thought of modern conservatism’s “patron saint,” Edmund Burke.   If anything distinguishes conservatism from other brands of political […]

A Party of Moderates

posted by Jack Kerwick

In his most recent piece, the widely respected Thomas Sowell remarks upon the GOP’s decades long insistence upon nominating “ad hoc moderates”—like Mitt Romney—as their presidential candidates—even though these moderates unfailingly “get beaten by even vulnerable, unknown or discredited Democrats.”  […]

More “Conservative” Blindness

posted by Jack Kerwick

In his most recent piece, the widely respected Thomas Sowell refers to the GOP as “the 8th wonder of the world” for its uncanny ability to continue “repeating the same mistakes for decades on end [.]” The Republican establishment, Sowell […]

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Myron Pauli: The Pledge of Allegiance versus The US Constitution
Just in time for Independence Day, guest-blogger Myron Pauli addresses the conflict between the Pledge of Allegiance, on the one hand, and, on the other, The United States Constitution. All patriotic Americans who have the opportunity to do so ...

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