Articles & Op-Eds

Fulton, Lewis & Crockett, Oh My!

August 17, 2014

This is a big weekend for historic births and essential Americans. On this day in 1807, an American farm boy named Robert Fulton changed the world as thoroughly as the Wright Brothers would a century later by sailing, …


Was the American Revolution Sinful?

July 8, 2014
WORLD magazine

WORLD magazine’s Saturday feature, August 2, 2014. There is a recurring, albeit ill-informed, question in Christian circles regarding Romans 13 (which counsels dutiful subordination to legally established …


100 Years Since Sarajevo: The Murder of the Old …

June 28, 2014

One hundred years ago today, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian imperial throne was assassinated with his bride in an open car in Sarajevo.  And the world began to burn. World War I (then called “The Great …


Noah: Outstanding…and Not for Everyone

March 31, 2014

Auteur filmmaker Darren Aronofsky may well have produced his masterpiece in Noah, a cinematic and – astonishingly, for a self-proclaimed unbeliever – theological tour de force. But it’s not for everyone.  …


Deal Hudson: Is Cultural Conservatism the Future …

March 14, 2014
Catholic Online

by Deal Hudson WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) – After my column arguing that “cultural conservatism” should supplant social conservatism, the man whom I regard as the most important Catholic layman …


On Temptation and Ordered Liberty

February 8, 2014

Our libertarian friends frequently take an “anything goes” approach to public morality, asserting that it is not the state’s business what an individual chooses to do, particularly so long as it does …


My 10 Favorite Books of 2013

December 31, 2013

This is my end-of-year review of the best books I read this year.  They weren’t all published in 2013 (though some were), nor are they everything I read in 2013; but I did read them in 2013 and hope you will read …


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Review: iPhone 6/6+ and iOS 8

October 1, 2014

Nicholas Stehle is Vice President for Operations at The Martin Organization. He used to run IT for a billion dollar company. We run an exclusively Mac shop, so he’s clearly the go-to guy on all things Apple. AS A …


Ted Cruz is Prepping a Foreign Policy-Focused …

September 30, 2014

A Drudge Report main headline, a profile in a major lefty journal, all about my friend Ted Cruz. National Journal profiles the Texas Senator’s prospects through the lens of foreign policy.  And well they should: …


George Muller: Real Faith

September 27, 2014

It’s the birthday of George Muller. He took on the physical and spiritual care of thousands of orphans in England. He lived a real faith, refusing a salary and depending entirely on Christ’s provision …


Capitalism is Clean(er)

September 25, 2014

Statist nations feel no sense of obligation to their citizens. In a free market system, serving the interests of others (what in the Bible is called “the golden rule”) furthers one’s own self interest. …


Why Can’t Obama Admit the War is Religious?

September 25, 2014

One reason really.  If he admits al Qaeda / ISIS are religious, and that their acts are in pursuit of their beliefs, he’ll have to admit that there is a qualitative difference between Billy Graham and Abu Bakr …


Obama Cracks Down on Tax Inversions

September 24, 2014

So Obama is moving to “crack down” on tax inversions, which is nothing if not one of the monstrously self-defeating laws passed by the looters in Atlas Shrugged. There are two real scandals here, and neither …


Atmospheric CO2

September 23, 2014

Did you know? During the 16 years in which there has been absolutely no global warming (according to NASA and other warmists), humanity pumped into the atmosphere over 25% of all the CO2 we’ve released in all of …