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William Murchison
William Murchison
William Murchison is a Dallas-based columnist for Creators Syndicate. He is completing a book on cross-currents in modern morality.

In case you hadn’t noticed, everything is in crisis these days. Race relations, the climate, male behavior, government shutdowns, immigration… Except that immigration, as crises go, was pretty small beer until President Trump swooped down last week with his proclamation…

The quest to make sense of America’s present political situation goes on… and on… and on… and… Oh, the heck (by which you know I mean something stronger) with it, inasmuch as what we see playing out before us —…

“Moral Authority.” Hmm. Who shoe-horned that notion into the national conversation? According to former Vice President Joe Biden, moral authority is the property that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam forfeited when a photo from his 1984 medical school yearbook page came…

Gee whiz! Didn’t we all get a lot out of the shutdown? Whether or not we sought it, we got the cynical attention of a cynical world, wondering what had possessed the crazy Americans this time. Donald Trump should have…

As the luminous Texas writer John Graves observed a few years back: The Unco Guid and the Rigidly Righteous, in one or another not necessarily religious hue, dominate our time as shrilly as they ever dominated [Robbie] Burns’ Scotland. The…

As if the Democrats lacked causes for nail biting — the shutdown, impeachment, Rashida Tlaib’s big mouth — here comes a venerable ally, the New York Times, questioning the electability of the various women who aspire to run against Donald…

Into my mail box the other day fell the last issue of the Weekly Standard. Not that you likely care, gentle reader, in that TWS’s diminished supply of readers, gentle or otherwise, polished off a literate conservative magazine of considerable public worth….

As for shaping the Brett Kavanaugh hash into a nutritious helping of moral meaning, I can suggest better ways of wasting your time — for instance, counting blades of grass in the backyard. As a partisan in this wretched affair,…

Neat! We know what the Supreme Court debate is all about — the debate, that is to say, over who shall take retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat. The debate is about abortion. Declares Sen. Susan Collins, the Republican moderate from…

Yes, all right; what’s this, in the 242nd year of American independence? Something about a restaurant? A verbal brawl resulting from same? The president seen as cause? Nobody said modern life is easy or fun. Our fascination, nevertheless, with the ejection…

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