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March 2013 Archives

Easter is upon us. From the time I was a child until the present day, I have always been amazed by how differently Americans generally and Christians particularly respond to Easter and Christmas.  Christmas is impossible to avoid. Regardless of […]

By now, there are few people who are not familiar with talk of the “War on Christmas.”  The hyperbolic nature of this nomenclature aside, it springs from the observation of two undeniable facts: first, there is a sustained, concerted effort […]

So-called “same sex marriage” is the issue of the week.  The Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling on its constitutionality in the month of June. My prediction: “same-sex marriage” will soon become the law of the land. My […]

Dallas began in 1978, when I was six years-old. The earliest memory I have of the show dates back to when the world became consumed with the question: Who shot J.R.?  The first episode that I can recall having watched […]

There is hardly a week that passes when Christian pastors and ministers from across denominations don’t use their time at the pulpit to admonish their flocks to love as Christ loved. As the Christian world prepares itself for the Passion […]

Richard Dawkins is a scientist who is apparently either extraordinarily bored with his discipline, or hopelessly oblivious to its limits. From his tireless defenses of atheism to his recent tweet on abortion, Dawkins, you see, spends very little time, it […]

The bulk of what passes for “the right” these days consists of, not conservatives, and certainly not libertarians, but neoconservatives.  In varying degrees, virtually every mainstream politician, journalist, and commentator deemed to be on the right is a neoconservative.  In […]

Over the weekend, biologist Richard Dawkins made news when he tweeted that “any fetus is less human than an adult pig.” Dawkins’ latest remark on the abortion issue nicely illustrates what I will call the Amateur Philosopher Syndrome (APS).  Though […]

In response to Ohio Senator Rob Portman’s recent reversal on “gay marriage,” House Speaker John Boehner said that, unlike his fellow partisan, he could never envision himself changing his mind on this topic.  “Listen,” he told Martha Raddatz on ABC’s […]

Fortunately, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg suffered an embarrassing defeat this week when a judge ruled that his now infamous “soda ban” failed to pass legal muster. Yet the Mayor, far from being disheartened, dug his feet in further […]