William Murchison

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

The Left Against (Even) the Left

 

Once it became clear most Christian leaders were bored with orthodox Christianity, and had thrown in with the Social Justice game, progressives removed their talons from the flesh of a faith unwilling to tout its own premises. It got tedious to be banging away about a religious right barely in evidence. Even Trump-admiring Baptists such […]

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And All for the Want of a Spine

 

John McCain’s blood clot, which caused Republican Senate leadership to suspend formal consideration of Obamacare replacement, isn’t by far the Grand Old Party’s gravest malady. Nothing in the diagnostic manual of political afflictions compares with the near-complete disappearance of the party’s backbone. If it’s not one thing causing GOP senators and governors to equivocate on […]

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Trump, the West, and the Left

 

The political left really, really, really doesn’t approve of Western civilization! And if you doubt it, reference the maledictions poured out by the left on Donald Trump’s Warsaw speech last week. Wherein Trump had the effrontery to say, “The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive.” Followed by […]

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A Game for Two Players

 

The word “unprecedented” keeps coming up when discussion turns to our president. He likes it that way: scandalizing the “fake press,” horrifying the high-minded among us — such as remain; giving vast swaths of political opinion, far from all of it “liberal,” the swoons and the vapors. Can you see Cal Coolidge ridiculing, say, Rudy […]

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Can We All Get Along?

 

Nobody ever called the late Rodney King a model citizen of Los Angeles. But he gave the world what was likely the most plaintive, plangent query of our time. He wanted to know, in the aftermath of the L.A. burning, “Can we all get along?” Can we hug rather than wallop each other and turn […]

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Journalism and Mr. Jones

 

The world needs a common way of viewing the world. Which it won’t likely have anytime soon: on account of the world’s lack of a real and tested approach to the living of life: stemming from everyone’s enjoying — on no express warrant — “the right to be heard”: wherefore the media fill all ears […]

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The Curse of Our Times

 

By the New York Times’ account, Democrats, viewed en masse, want it all — ideological commitment without impurities of one insulting sort or another. Plus electoral victory, don’t you know? To get it, they have only to convince voters. Good luck. Not even the Times seems long on the prospect of a left-wing strategy, à […]

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They Out-Believe Us

 

So: more police on the streets; better intelligence; better security arrangements; less nonsense when it comes to toleration of the outrageous. The British are doing what they must and can to ward off future terrorist-related catastrophes. It may help. It will likely not do the job with anything like the thoroughness the situation seems to […]

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The Moral Clarity of the Morally Depraved

 

Tolerant, kind, generous, forbearing — none of this you’d call our everyday Islamic mass murderer. One thing you may justly call him: discerning. He knows the stakes in the war on terror. He knows the degree to which the Christian, or semi-Christian, West makes impossible the realization of his ideals. Accordingly, he — or at […]

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The Impeachment Delusion

 

Several things are amiss with the impeachment machine that’s starting to shake and smoke as progressives put their hands to the crank. The first thing is the calendar date. Donald Trump has been president since January 20. That makes his regime — which does have the aura of a regime — four months old. Roman […]

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