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At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

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Rand Paul, Michael Gerson and Logic 101

posted by Jack Kerwick

In his July 18 article, “Rand Paul can never be a mainstream Republican,” former George W. Bush speechwriter and Washington Post writer Michael Gerson can barely contain his glee over what he perceives to be the Kentucky Senator’s fall from […]

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The Sin of Seriousness: A Response to Nicholas Stix

posted by Jack Kerwick

A journalist by trade, Nicholas Stix is as prolific as he is courageous a writer.  For years, he has waged a relentless campaign to draw his readers’ attention to a phenomenon that, however ubiquitous, neither the “mainstream” nor the “conservative” […]

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Zimmerman, Obama, and Saul Alinsky: Never Letting a Good Crisis Go to Waste

posted by Jack Kerwick

When Barack Obama ran for the presidency five years ago, pundits on both the left and right reassured the country that the election of America’s “first black president” promised to issue forth a new era of interracial harmony. Some of […]

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“The Story:” Why the Racial Orthodoxy is Neither Fact Nor Good Fiction

posted by Jack Kerwick

The Racism-Industrial-Complex is as gargantuan an industry as any that has ever existed. And it is more dangerous to life, limb, and liberty than most. The Industry depends upon the perpetuation of a specific narrative, a racially “correct” story that […]

Leon Marlensky: The “Lone Leftist” Speaks

posted by Jack Kerwick

“Leon Marlensky” is a pseudonym for a former colleague of mine who prefers to remain nameless. Marlensky is an academic in the liberal arts who resents what he describes as the “faux radicalism” of his peers. The contemporary academy, he […]

About that “Honest” Discussion on Race…

posted by Jack Kerwick

For years, Eric Holder has bellyached over the unwillingness of this “nation of cowards” to have an “honest” discussion over race.  The George Zimmerman verdict is the latest occasion that Holder has exploited for renewing his call on this score. […]

The Persecution of George Zimmerman and the Fundamental Transformation of America

posted by Jack Kerwick

George Zimmerman has been acquitted and justice has been done. Yet the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman issue tells us much about the left’s agenda to “fundamentally transform” America. First, in a fundamentally transformed America, only government agents will have the right […]

Racial Politics 101

posted by Jack Kerwick

Contemporary American racial politics have got to be more complicated than any other kind of politics.  In fact, they have got to be more complicated than astrophysics and neural brain surgery. Even Americans for whom their country’s racial politics have […]

Trayvon Martin: An “Innocent Child” or a Thug Wannabe?

posted by Jack Kerwick

George Zimmerman has been acquitted in the shooting death of “the child,” the “young boy,” Trayvon Martin. As should go without saying, it is of course a tragedy that our world is such that it regularly claims human life.  It […]

“Framing Trayvon?” The Facts Regarding Trayvon Martin

posted by Jack Kerwick

Writing for Front Page Magazine, Arnold Ahlert castigates his fellow conservatives for acting badly. In “Framing Trayvon,” Ahlert contends that “many conservatives” have engaged in a “demonization campaign” against Martin—or “Trayvon,” as Ahnert calls him—that runs “parallel” to that promoted […]

Paula Deen and the Fundamental Transformation of America

posted by Jack Kerwick

As most of us now know, Paula Deen has admitted to having used “the N-word” at some time in her life, most memorably when, some 30 years ago or so, she provided her husband with a description of a black […]

John Adams: Remembering the Most Conservative of the Founders

posted by Jack Kerwick

As Russell Kirk suggests in his classic, The Conservative Mind, there is no one among America’s Founding Fathers that provides as articulate and discerning a vision of genuinely conservative thought as John Adams. Adams was a man of great learning […]

Paula Deen and the “Anti-Racists”

posted by Jack Kerwick

Nearly 30 years ago, when she was but an obscure employee at a bank, Paula Deen was robbed at gunpoint by a black man who she had previously tried to help procure a loan.  While relaying her harrowing tale to […]

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