March 2014

On His Throne

Touchstone publishes "Putting Jesus in his Place: The Case for the Diety of Christ."

The case as perceived by scholars for the deity of Christ is stronger now than it has been for a long time...Putting Jesus in His Place does not simply reclaim those lost passages, revisit the standard debates, and bolster the old arguments (though in many cases it does that, and persuasively); it publicizes new arguments for demonstrating the deity of Christ, which have previously been available only to scholars.

 


Well, Everybody Else Does Too

Only 32 percent of military veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan approve of the job Obama is doing as president.  In  a related question, only 42 percent of those surveyed said they believe Obama is a “good commander-in-chief of the military.” Forty eight percent said he is not.  (I suspect the real numbers are worse. The military despised Clinton and probably feel the same way toward Obama too.)

Because They're Only Interested In Votes

President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security caught then released 68,000 aliens who had previously been convicted of a crime, a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies shows. (Not concerned with keeping the streets safe, are there?)

How Our Secular Religion has Destroyed Calif.

There is a great sickness in California, home of the greatest number of American billionaires and poor people, land of the highest taxes and about the worst schools and roads in the nation. The illness is a new secular religionfar more zealous and intolerant than the pre-Reformation zealotry of the Church. Modern elite liberalism is based on the simple creed that one’s affluence and education, one’s coolness and zip code, should shield him from the consequences of one’s bankrupt thoughts that he inflicts on others. We are a state run by dead souls who square the circle of their own privilege, who seek meaning in rather selfish lives, always at someone else’s expense.

It is that simple — that pernicious.

Are Colleges Hostile To Men?

(Nowadays, yes.)

Today women are much more likely than men to hold a bachelor’s degree, with nearly one third of all women holding such degrees versus only 24 percent of men. And it’s not just that men are dropping out in greater numbers—women were also more likely to have spent some time in college than their male counterparts. The college gender gap has existed for decades, and has shown no signs of disappearing anytime soon. Still, it’s noteworthy that reports like this usually meet with nothing but radio silence from the mainstream media. If the statistics went in the other direction, and men were outstripping women in college achievement, the screaming would be intense, with activists and pundits decrying the injustice and calling for programs to close the gap.

The Hypocrisy of the Left

At Times, Shameless Commercial Plugs Are Valuable

Obamacare Is Not A Success

But, oh, by the way, the most stunning omission from the White House, Sebelius, et. al. is that Obamacare has failed miserably in its original purpose — insuring the uninsured.  President Obama and his Democratic allies can claim that 6 million people have gotten insurance, but we still don’t know how many of those are newly insured.

After all the insurance cancellations, the administration’s insistence that 6 million people now have insurance because of Obamacare is a lot like firing 20 people, hiring 18 of them back and claiming that you have created 18 new jobs.  In other words, nobody knows what the net number of people insured is once you have factored in how many people lost their insurance because of Obamacare.

The Hard Truth About Crime

As typified in Oakland. 26 percent of the population are black, but African Americans comprised 83 percent of the 12,161 suspects in last year's homicides, attempted homicides, robberies, assaults with firearms and assaults with weapons other than firearms.

(Too often the media, and many "activist' groups ignore the facts about black crime. But if you ignore the facts about a problem, it will never be resolved.)