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Republican Presidential Field Best in 40 Years?

July 30, 2014 by


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 […]

Let’s Get Ethical

July 28, 2014 by


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 […]

Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments for Progressives–A Berean Response

July 18, 2014 by


Elizabeth Warren came out with her 11 Commandments today.  For some reason I think 10 Commandments would be better.  But in any case, here they are, with this Berean’s counter following in italics:   “We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we’re willing to fight for it.”  Bereans believe that […]

Do You Pay a Corruption Tax?

July 15, 2014 by


According to a new study by Cheol Liu of the City University of Hong Kong and John Mikesell of Inidana University, states that have more corruption spend more money and in less effective ways. I have not yet read the journal article behind this story, but the Huffington Post provides an interesting snippet here. Most […]

The Fourth Branch and the Bible: An Odd Couple Part Two: Is Bureaucracy Evil?

July 15, 2014 by


A few days ago I wrote a blog on bureaucracy and promised to follow it up by addressing the question of the compatibility of this form of organization with Scripture. As Abraham Kuyper once said, there is not one part of the universe that God cannot call His (my paraphrase) and that includes our thinking […]

Why Bereans are not Republicans or Democrats–another story of Political Cronyism

July 10, 2014 by


It is easy to pick on the Democrats these days from a Christian Political Economy perspective, after all, virtually every social policy they pursue is unbiblical and their economics is pure quackery.  Is quackery too strong a word?  Perhaps, but while paying lip service to the 2nd Law of Economics (Incentives Matter!), their policy prescriptions […]

The Fourth of July

July 4, 2014 by


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; […]