One of the most beloved men in the history of humanity is the second king of Israel, King David. The "ruddy and handsome" young man, who was the legendary slayer of the Philistine giant Goliath, is a transcendent figure, significant not only within the religious realm, but the world over.
After the fall of the Czarist government in 1917, Vladimir Lenin, founder and leader of the Bolshevik Party, returned to Russia to seize power. The Marxists who would eventually rule Russia first met in 1898. Calling themselves the Russian Socialist Democratic Labour Party, the group would later split in 1903, and the Bolsheviks were born. Bolshevik means "majority."
In this Christmas season, as we celebrate the greatest gift the world has ever known, I thought it appropriate to address the issue of giving, especially among those who call themselves Christians.
A few weeks ago, I detailed some of the differences between the "occupiers" and the tea party patriots. Alas, with the deaths, diseases, drug use, rapes, thefts, vandalism and all, the occupiers have done even more to distinguish themselves, not only from the tea party, but from decent Americans everywhere.
The word "science" is derived from the Latin word "scientia," meaning "knowledge." All knowledge is derived from certain governing presuppositions. In other words, as I have noted before, each side of every issue that human beings debate ultimately has certain unprovable assumptions upon which they must eventually rely.
There are several ways that a person can tell with which of the current popular political movements - the tea party or "Occupy Wall Street" - one most identifies. As a public service, I've compiled a set of identifying characteristics to aid you in your discernment.
Spurred on by Wolf Blitzer's lame attempt at a "Good Samaritan" scenario, liberal pundits all over the country have climbed upon their health-care "high-horses." Leading the parade of liberals wallowing in self-righteousness, New York Times' columnist Paul Krugman laments the fact that today's GOP has gone from Milton Friedman's "Free to Choose" to Ron Paul's "free to die."
I'm confused (no jokes, please). The Obama administration and the mainstream media really need to work on coordinating their message better.
Several recent developments have me thinking again about the consequences of legalized gay - I mean "same-sex" - marriage.
Make no mistake about it, the heart of the current (and future) financial crisis lay with entitlements, or what some deem "federal benefits." Though many point to the collapse of mortgage-backed securities and the real estate market as triggering the Great Recession, ultimately we are where we are as a result of far too much debt in the U.S. economy. In other words, as the current debate over the debt ceiling illustrates, ours is a crisis of debt.
In 1772, to confront the unjust acts of Great Britain, citizens of Boston formed a Committee of Correspondence to coordinate their efforts with those of the other colonies. The citizens charged the Committee with several tasks, one of which was to create a statement of the rights of the colonists. This duty was given to none other than one of the leaders of the original Tea Party, the "Father of the American Revolution" himself, Samuel Adams.
Following Father's Day, here is some sobering information concerning dads. According to the U.S. Census, one-third of American children are growing up without their biological fathers, while 40 percent of newborn babies in the U.S. are delivered to unmarried mothers. This percentage has increased about tenfold since 1950.
"When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?" (Psalm 11:3)
In the aftermath of Osama bin Laden's death, many on the left have rushed to congratulate and extol President Barack Obama for this momentous act of justice.
The recent failure of the GOP to achieve the federal defunding of Planned Parenthood should not deter further efforts to remove taxpayer funds from the largest abortion provider in the U.S. In fact, the issue should remain front and center at every level in the 2012 political campaign.