by | Sep 24, 2019

“That wasn’t real socialism.” “I want democratic socialism, not authoritarian socialism.” “Capitalism is an archaic system.” If you know a politically active young person, I am sure at least one of these quotes will ring a bell. Well, at least 49.6 percent sure…

by | Aug 18, 2019

A few years back, my wife heard a young woman share that she had felt guilty for being able to go out to dinner with friends in Chicago because she knew her mother in South Africa was struggling to scrape…

by | Jul 9, 2019

For the millennial generation and those on campus, your campus professors have taught you that injustice is endemic in America and that you do not deserve the benefits of the college education that the homeless do not enjoy. You feel…

by | Jun 2, 2019

I talked with a good buddy of mine the other night about the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) takeover of my denomination, the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. Needless to say, we didn’t break any new ground. We’ve been complaining about this for…

by | May 11, 2019

There is a real crisis in America. The severity of the crisis transcends religious and political boundaries. It has nothing to do with the shrinking of the ice caps; it has everything to do with the expansion of the waistbands….

by | Mar 6, 2019

Depending on which study you read, at least half of all Millennials would prefer to live in a socialist country. Political celebrities, such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), are heroes to many Millennials. Moreover, most Millennials favor a greater degree…

by | Mar 4, 2019

An interesting data nugget percolated the other day about a “sharp worsening” — that is to say, an increase — in the number of car loan defaults among borrowers under 30 years old. According to Bloomberg Financial News, the rate for the…

by | Sep 21, 2018

It isn’t telling you anything you don’t already know to say that hatred and anger are the master emotions in our public life today. Even when the media lavishes love and praise and admiration on somebody, as they have on…

by | Sep 10, 2018

The most surprising aspect of the furor surrounding the infamous unsigned New York Times Op-Ed, ostensibly written by a member of the Trump administration, is that anyone believes its author is a senior official. Assuming this person isn’t an employee of the Times,…

by | Jul 25, 2018

It’s always a challenge getting fans out for minor league baseball games, even Major League games not in L.A., Boston, New York, or St. Louis. Looking through what’s available on night-time TV it’s not altogether clear to me why this…

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