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Hunter Baker
by | Mar 4, 2011

Jim Wallis and a number of other Christians involved in politics are trying to gain attention for the question, “What would Jesus cut?” The answer to this question is supposed to be as obvious as it is in other moral…

by | Mar 2, 2011

A recent episode of the PBS program Religion & Ethics Newsweekly addressed the issue of income inequality. Predictably, the conversation centered on the question of whether redistribution of wealth is a suitable way to remedy the purported problem. Harvard professor…

by | Feb 8, 2011

Michael Kinsley has a column up at The Politico in which he claims to debunk a series of Reagan myths. The one that annoys me the most is the one that is obviously and clearly incorrect and at the same…

by | Dec 21, 2010

My favorite pair of glasses has a scratched lens (despite the much vaunted “no-scratch” coating). So, I went to Lenscrafters to get the lens replaced. They asked me when I got the prescription. It turns out it was a little…

by | Dec 20, 2010

This has nothing to do with the Left Behind books by Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye. Nor am I referring to writers behind recent surprise hits like Facing the Giants or Fireproof. In fact, the individual I mean to talk…

by | Dec 2, 2010

In a recent “Review” section containing a variety of lifestyle content, the Wall Street Journal chose to give front page real estate to a short essay by Erica Jong, the author and pioneer of a certain feminist sexual frankness.  The piece in…

by | Nov 4, 2010

Back in 2008, there were plenty of people counting out Sarah Palin. They denigrated her intelligence. They thought she was a lightweight and a joke. Those people were wrong. At the time, I characterized Sarah Palin as a soon to…

by | Nov 2, 2010

“Conservative-libertarians,” as Mr. Tyrrell likes to call them, have had a rough time of things in the last two elections.  Tonight, they have some expectation of doing better and perhaps not spending the evening under the coffee table dodging big…

by | Oct 20, 2010

In my book The End of Secularism, I have a chapter which is a case study demonstrating that the high-minded adherence to secularism is easily discarded by leftists whenever they find religion convenient to their agenda.  Were I to rewrite…

by | Oct 15, 2010

You know, I’m looking at the two most recent transfers of power in Communist countries — from Fidel to his brother Raul Castro and from Kim Jong Il to his young son — and I’m wondering how I missed the…

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