A Modern-Day Schindler

August 21, 2015


If the Obergefell decision did not clearly signal the declining influence of Christianity in American society, Charles Krauthammer’s recent editorial entitled “Righteous Effort Rescues Christians in Middle East” does. In this poignant essay, Krauthammer demonstrates that our government has turned its back on its Christian antecedents. Krauthammer notes the work of Lord George Weidenfeld, a […]

Posted in: Hall of Shame

Pardon Our Absence for the Week

August 4, 2014


We Bereans, for this week only, will not be manning our posts. The world, deprived of our virtual ‘wisdom,’ may come screeching to a halt. We shall see. Why? I am so glad you asked. We are in the process of renovating our site. The new layout is definitely a design upgrade and there are […]

Posted in: Uncategorized

Guardians of the Galaxy

August 2, 2014


There are relatively few good arguments for actually going to a theater. The crowds are noisy. Cell phones too often pierce the cloak of darkness. The concessions require a credit check. And, to be frank, most movies aren’t worth paying the premium price to see. But still, I persist. Why? There are two reasons. First, […]

Posted in: Movie Review

Republican Presidential Field Best in 40 Years?

July 30, 2014


John Dickerson, over at Slate, has written a piece on the emerging field of GOP presidential candidates. In it, he labels the crop of candidates as the party’s best in forty years. Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, and Bobby Jindal are all rising stars in the party, and Rick Perry, Jeb Bush, and Chris […]

Posted in: Politics--General

Let’s Get Ethical

July 28, 2014


This blog is a supplement to my colleague Jeff Haymond’s very informative blog of July 26 entitled “Turning to the Left….” I wanted to add a further ethical dimension to the discussion of income inequality which Jeff was addressing with regard to recent comments by Thomas Ricks at Politico. Jeff’s comments are worth reproducing in […]

Moving to the Left–Why it is essential to Love God with all our Minds, as well as our Hearts

July 26, 2014


In Wednesday’s Politico, Thomas Ricks writes about how he is turning left politically mid-life, outlining a growing disillusionment with American military, government and economic results.  Much of his criticisms I don’t fault, such as his specific criticisms of how and why we fought in Iraq (a subject I won’t delve into here).  But he also […]

Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith nails the Bush/Obama economic crisis response & De Rugy hammers “Boeing’s Bank” Cronyism

July 24, 2014


The heart of Crony Capitalism is privatizing the gains while socializing the losses.  Both Republican and Democratic administrations, whether they intend to or not, routinely support such cronyism.  They usually only differ in who their cronies are, and how much cronyism they like, and the rationale for supporting cronyism.  For the most visible current example […]

Posted in: Crony Capitalism