As a moderate conservative, I have a love/hate relationship with center left news sources like NPR and Slate.com. They often put out thoughtful pieces, but the latter often leans too far left and misses the larger perspective. Case in point is William Saletan’s article with...
I want to suggest a shift in mindset that can move us from alienation and grief to hope and action. I stress mindset, because, as it is said, “our attitude determines our altitude.” Until we can adopt a constructive attitude, we will stay inert, or worse, destructive. Here are three things we can consider:
The glass is half full
The glass is dirty
The glass is half empty
As Albert Mohler intoned in his recent Washington Post article, Donald Trump has created an excruciating moment for evangelicals. While liberals who have flouted sexual ethics for decades, including poo pooing the sins of their own luminaries like Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and JFK, they...
I am not an apologist for Trump, and I don’t like him actually. But the arguments above are not meant to justify his candidacy, but to explain it and put the primary blame where it goes – on our polarized elite leaders in our culture – academia, government, and media.
When Trump attempts to make a half-serious overture of understanding to gun advocates, he is not intentionally, nor actually encouraging the rank and file to kill Hillary. Because conservatives (unlike by comparison, liberals) have a respect for authority and law, there is no real conspiracy to kill Hillary that we have to be careful not to feed. This isn’t Islam.
While we may often bemoan the use of “litmus tests” when it comes to picking candidates, sometimes that is truly the best and only way to pick – especially when the candidates are so bad on so many issues, they may only be good on...