At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

Bio

I have a Ph.D. in philosophy from Temple University, a master's degree in philosophy from Baylor University, and a bachelor's degree in philosophy and religious studies from Wingate University. I teach philosophy at several colleges in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas.

Obama’s Lost Credibility

posted by Jack Kerwick

The Republican National Convention is now over, but the race for the presidency isn’t over by a long shot. The Obama campaign spared not a moment to respond to Paul Ryan’s and Mitt Romney’s speeches.  Yet its reply was at […]

Sarah Palin: A Faux Conservative Whose Time Has Come and Gone?

posted by Jack Kerwick

Four years ago, Arizona Senator Republican presidential nominee John McCain shocked the world when he chose Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.  McCain and Palin lost their race against Barack Obama and Joe Biden, but Palin has since […]

Blackism, not Anti-Colonialism, Motivates Obama

posted by Jack Kerwick

Dinesh D’Souza’s political documentary—2016: Obama’s America—is beginning to soar at the box office. D’Souza’s film is based upon his book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage.  Now, while I haven’t seen the former, I have read—and reviewed—the latter.  In his monograph, […]

Why Romney Will Win

posted by Jack Kerwick

The contest between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama for the presidency will end with a decisive, and possibly even a landslide, victory for Romney in November. Polling data that hasn’t even come close to supporting this contention of mine is […]

Previous Posts

A Tale of Two Cops and the Many Brinsleys Who Murdered Them
“He was an amazing man.  He was the best father and husband and friend.” This is how a friend described Rafael Ramos, one of the two NYPD officers who was ambushed and murdered by Eric Garner and Michael Brown supporter, Ismaiiyl Brinsley. Ramos was sitting in a patrol car with his partne

posted 2:47:16pm Dec. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Natural Law, Positive Law, Rights and Duties
In the wake of the Eric Garner case, some libertarians have urged us to revisit the topic of natural law, a “higher” moral law that supplies an objective standard of justice for “positive law,” the law(s) posited (or made) by human beings. Garner, it’s been argued, had a “natural righ

posted 11:07:58am Dec. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Eric Garner and the Natural Law: What To Do When a Law is Unjust?
Eric Garner, many libertarians seem to think, was innocent as far as the natural law is concerned. “Natural law” is an ethical tradition with an illustrious pedigree stretching back millennia.  From this perspective, natural law is a transcendent moral order that provides the standard of jus

posted 8:33:32pm Dec. 14, 2014 | read full post »

More on the Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision
In this column, I recently argued in favor of a grand jury’s refusal to indict Officer Dan Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner.  To my dismay (and, frankly, shock), a great many “conservatives” and “libertarians,” I’ve had the great misfortune to discover, disagree vehemently with the

posted 7:56:58pm Dec. 09, 2014 | read full post »

The "Eric Garner" Case: Truth versus Ideology
From the rough that is contemporary America, the grand jury that just decided that there were no grounds on which to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner is the second diamond to be retrieved.  The first is the grand jury that refused to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the d

posted 10:02:40pm Dec. 04, 2014 | read full post »


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