Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas Hope

The Roman Empire was in a time of relative peace when Jesus was born. Called Pax Romana, it was a peace born of the savage brutality of the Roman armies, which kept enemies at bay for nearly two centuries. To … Continue reading

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Evidence?

Can someone please point me to the evidence that raising taxes on the wealthy is going to hurt job growth? I simply haven’t heard anyone talking about evidence, only opinions. And can someone explain to me how it is that … Continue reading

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What are Conservatives Conserving?

I must be a real middle of the road sort of fellow. I think the far Right and the Far Left are both peopled by fools. I’m glad that to some degree they are forcing each other toward a healthy … Continue reading

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The Children of Newtown and the Need for Gun Control

What would be accomplished by a federal ban on assault rifles? Would we stop murder or mass murder? No. Killing can be done by other means. Besides, there are already so many assault rifles in America and around the world … Continue reading

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A Civil Civilization

The United States could be the cream rising to the top of western civilization. Instead we seem to be losing ground, returning to more primitive times. We have great resources, abundant space, excellent technologies. What is wrong? Why is our … Continue reading

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School Shooting, Part Two

Where, I wondered, did the killer get the guns? Turns out, his mother bought them for him. She thought sharing an interest in shooting would be a good way of relating to her son while teaching him some responsibility. Her … Continue reading

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Six Words in a Happy Marriage

Having completed seven decades of life, I’ve noticed that we sometimes underestimate the significance of some things and overestimate the importance of others. In marriage, for example, we’ve tended to place high value on romance and seldom notice the absolutely … Continue reading

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