The classic film “Anatomy of a Murder” was released in 1959. It stars the great Jimmy Stewart, my personal choice for the best actor ever. Stewart portrays a lawyer defending a suspect charged with killing a man as revenge for that man raping and killing his wife. 60 years later the atmosphere in America has been tainted by a different sort of homicide. It is the most malevolent form of killing […]
The tacit endorsement of infanticide by the Democratic governor Northam of Virginia originally reaped intense criticism, though not from most of his party. Political damage control kicked in the next day with the ‘discovery’ of photos in his medical college gallery of Northam supposedly in blackface, or maybe in a Klan hood, … it’s complicated. So now there are multiple calls from prominent Democrats for Northam to resign. Not for […]
In 1919, W.B. Yeats composed the haunting and powerful verse, “The Second Coming.” A few of the lines from his apocalyptic reflection in the aftermath of World War 1 are particularly instructive a century later. …Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, … The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely […]
Friday, January 18, 2019, marked the 46th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. It is the largest annual gathering of pro-life advocates in the world with crowds regularly in the hundreds of thousands. The massive crowds braved the cold of a D.C. January to help defend the first unalienable human right in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life. Defending Life from the White House Vice President Mike […]
Monday, January 21, 2019, was America’s official date for this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The day has obtained the lofty national status of a three-day holiday, despite the fact that King’s actual birth date is January 15th, 1929. In consideration of the day, I am indulging in a bit of a thought experiment. Consider what it might be like today if MLK Jr. had not been assassinated that […]
A recent L.A. Times article revealed the growing acceptance of anti-Semitism by Leftists. The gist of the piece was that someone could be anti-Semitic and yet still be a good person. A columnist for the Los Angeles Times dismissed the accusations of anti-Semitism levied against the leaders of the Women’s March because she said they are “advancing the causes of women.” The article’s title was revealing. “Can you admire Louis […]
One of the certainties of 2018 was that it was difficult to be certain about what was coming next. Political and cultural turmoil seemed the norm during the past year.
From the midst of the raging pace of outrage for 2018, there has emerged some disturbing trends which will linger into 2019.