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At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

May 2013 Archives

Barack H. Obama: Closet Totalitarian

posted by Jack Kerwick

Of all of the closet-totalitarians on the left, there is none greater than President Barack Hussein Obama. A couple of centuries ago, Goethe said: “Tell me with whom thou art found, and I will tell thee who thou art.”  Over […]

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Blackism: Barack Obama’s Ideology of Choice

posted by Jack Kerwick

As multiple scandals besiege his administration, President Obama made time to address the students of Morehouse College, a “historically black” institution of higher learning.   According to Front Page Magazine’s Daniel Greenfield, Obama is simply resorting to the race card, the […]

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“Conservative” Talk Radio and Amnesty

posted by Jack Kerwick

Radio talk show host Mike Gallagher is the latest “conservative” media personality to endorse amnesty.  Since he revealed his Road to Damascus conversion on this topic a few days ago, Gallagher has been skewered by one-time fans. Perhaps they should […]

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Amnesty Debunked: A Response to Michael Medved

posted by Jack Kerwick

In the May 21st edition of Investor’s Business Daily self-avowed “conservative” talk radio host Michael Medved writes that “it’s a healthy development if people toiling in this country want to become full participants in our national life and express their willingness to […]

Obama’s Scandals and Saul Alinsky

posted by Jack Kerwick

In recent weeks, scandal after scandal has rocked Barack Obama’s administration.  His presidency might be imperiled. Or it might not be. Obama steadfastly remains an activist, a “community organizer.”  Nor has he forgotten that which he learned from the godfather […]

Politically Correct Christians vs. Sober Thought

posted by Jack Kerwick

A few weeks ago, Thomas Sowell wrote an article in which he implied that thinking—serious thinking—is an activity whose time has come and gone. If ever we needed proof of this, the Reverend Elizabeth Mollard supplies us with it in […]

Neither Marco Rubio Nor His Amnesty Plan are Conservative

posted by Jack Kerwick

Not so long ago, such conservative movement notables as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and many of their colleagues were singing the praises of Florida Senator Marco Rubio.  The latter, we have been told, is a rock-ribbed conservative and GOP star […]

Clear Thinking and Good Citizenship

posted by Jack Kerwick

Thomas Sowell recently wrote an article in which he suggested that “thinking” is an activity whose time has come and gone.  Yet if he is right—and I believe that he is—then it isn’t only the intellectual virtue of analytical rigor […]

If Thinking is Obsolete, So is Virtue

posted by Jack Kerwick

In one of his more recent columns—“Is Thinking Obsolete?”—Thomas Sowell takes note of the intellectual laziness that appears to have consumed our culture. “It is always amazing,” he writes, “how many serious issues are not discussed seriously, but instead simply […]

Byron York’s Belated Discovery: GOP Does Not Have an Hispanic Problem

posted by Jack Kerwick

Even had Republicans won the much coveted Hispanic vote in November, Mitt Romney still would have lost. Thus declares Byron York while writing in the Washington Examiner last week. Using a New York Times’ calculator devised by Nate Silver, York […]

What’s Terrorism? Who’s a Terrorist? II: Response to Critics

posted by Jack Kerwick

Recently, I wrote an article on “terrorism” that was rejected by a publication that typically accepts my submissions. In my piece, I make two points. First, in spite of the confidence with which everyone presumes to know its nature, there […]

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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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