Casting Stones
August 2008 Archives

Like most pro-lifers, I’m ecstatic at the choice of Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as Sen. McCain’s vice presidential running mate. I’ve already received more than a dozen calls from pro-life leaders around the country, both Catholic and Protestant, who […]

Senator Barack Obama is now the Democratic Party’s candidate for the presidency of the United States. Whether you are going to vote for him or not, this is an incredible moment for the grand experiment that is the United States […]

Like many Americans I watched the “Saddleback Civil Forum” with great interest. What an ingenious format. The idea of having the two presidential candidates answer the same questions, without hearing their opponent’s answers, produced a lot more light than heat. […]

It seems that miracles still do occur. I have heard of courts reversing their decisions before, but it has always been new judges reversing their predecessors’ decisions. In California, we have now witnessed the same judges reversing their own decision […]

The Parents Television Council (PTC) thinks so. They have just released a new study, Happily Never After: How Hollywood Favors Adultery and Promiscuity Over Marital Intimacy on Prime Time Broadcast Television. I have read the entire 17-page report, and I […]

Former California Gov. Jerry Brown (known affectionately as “Governor Moonbeam” during his heyday) is now the state’s attorney general. This is unfortunate since Attorney General Brown, purportedly the representative of fair and neutral law enforcement in the nation’s most populous […]

By Richard Land I am a hopeless bibliophile. I love reading books, fondling books, being surrounded by books, looking forward to reading books, and remembering fondly books I have read and reread. Consequently, I drop by a local bookstore a […]

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a towering figure of morality and courage in a twentieth century far too lacking in both qualities. The fact that the monstrous, totalitarian evil of Soviet Communism could not eliminate the possibility of an Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is […]

Yes, that Ralph Reed–the former executive director of the Christian Coalition–has written a novel about a three-candidate general presidential election–and it is a really good read. Full disclosure is in order. I have known Ralph Reed for more than two […]

The federal government has announced that the country has cut the number of “chronically homeless people” by approximately 30 percent between 2005 and 2007. The actual numbers are a reduction from 175,914 to 123,833–52,081 real people actually moved from the […]