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At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

February 2013 Archives

Media-Control, Not Gun-Control

posted by Jack Kerwick

To hear them tell it, the Second Amendment deniers in Washington and their accomplices in the media know about all there is to know when it comes to guns.    Some guns—so-called “assault” rifles—we just don’t “need,” they constantly tell us.  […]

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Three Reasons Why Michelle Obama Was at the Oscars

posted by Jack Kerwick

More than a few Americans who tuned into the Oscars ceremony Sunday night were put off by the appearance, via satellite, of First Lady Michelle Obama. Washington Post writer Jennifer Rubin expresses their disgust when she remarks: “It is not […]

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America: Creedal Nation or Civil Association?

posted by Jack Kerwick

America has a creed and this creed is embodied in our Declaration of Independence. Such is the frequency, and the certainty, with which this is said that few people think to question it. And of those who do think to […]

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A Review of David Horowitz’s and John Perazzo’s “Black Skin Privilege and the American Dream”

posted by Jack Kerwick

From Benghazi to Obamacare and a staggering array of things in between, President Obama appears invulnerable when it comes to the potential disasters that have marked his presidency. That the vast majority of those in the media share his left-wing […]

Ten Things That Are Right With the World

posted by Jack Kerwick

Recently, I was asked by someone to compile a list of ten—ten!—things that are right with the world.  I have to believe—I would like to believe—that most of my colleagues will find this as daunting a task as do I.  […]

School Daze: Zero Tolerance for Boys Means Zero Virtue for Men

posted by Jack Kerwick

Alex Evans is a seven year-old second grader at Mary Blair Elementary School in Colorado.  Recently, he was suspended for throwing an imaginary grenade while pretending to “rescue the world” from “pretend evil forces.” Little Alex, it turns out, violated […]

Freedom of the Press Control

posted by Jack Kerwick

While teaching on Aristotle in my ethics class last week, I noted that not unlike his contemporaries or his medieval successors, the great philosopher was a “teleologist.”  A teleologist is simply one who thinks that everything in the world has […]

Ron Paul, Chris Kyle, and Christ

posted by Jack Kerwick

Ron Paul is under fire for a tweet sent from his twitter account regarding the untimely death of Navy SEAL sniper, Chris Kyle, who was allegedly murdered by another veteran who he was supposedly trying to help deal with Post-Traumatic […]

A Defender of the Old Right: Zora Neale Hurston

posted by Jack Kerwick

February is Black History Month.  As those on the right (and even an increasing number of people elsewhere) know well enough, these four weeks are all too easily used by activists as an opportunity to promote a politics of victimhood […]

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Forgetting Malcolm X
This year isn’t just the golden anniversary of Selma. It is as well marks the 50th anniversary of the murder of Malcolm X. Malcolm X has been mythologized. According to the myth, there are, essentially, two Malcolms: the “pre-Mecca” Malcolm and the “post-Mecca” Malcolm X. The former, a

posted 10:37:20pm Mar. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Ben Carson: "Progressive" on Homosexuality?
Ben Carson got himself into some trouble a couple of weeks back for remarks concerning homosexuality that he made during an exchange with CNN’s Chris Cuomo. However, I’m not sure what exactly it is that Carson said that ignited such controversy—or any controversy. Carson expressed his po

posted 8:01:29pm Mar. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Myron Pauli: "Blessed Are The Burger Flippers--but Robots Don't Need Healthcare"
Below, polymath Myron Pauli weighs in on the irrationality of both the standard and neoconservative leftists as it pertains to Portland, Oregon's new minimum wage of $15/hour.  In his own inimitable way, Dr. Pauli drives the point home.    I did some minimum wage work at a chemical-s

posted 7:18:56pm Mar. 16, 2015 | read full post »

Media "Conservatives" to University of Oklahoma Frat Boys: Off With Your Heads!
The president of the University of Oklahoma expelled white members of a fraternity that had been captured on video chanting what could be the last of the English language’s “four letter words” recognized by our society. Some remarks are in order. First, as black civil rights activist Michae

posted 9:54:52pm Mar. 15, 2015 | read full post »

The "Existential Crisis" of the Islamic World's Christians
In spite of what Barack Obama would have us believe, he was as much in tune to Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress this week as was anyone and everyone else in the world.  But exclusive focus on American/Israeli and Israeli/Islamic relations threatens to blind us to the fierce, unrelenting o

posted 9:29:58pm Mar. 06, 2015 | read full post »

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