Category Archives: Foreign Policy

Why We Call Them Heroes

This Veterans week, there is growing irritation on the part of some to the modern American custom of calling all veterans heroes. One recent example is David Masciotra’s Salon piece “You Don’t Protect My Freedom: Our Childish Insistence on Calling Soldiers Heroes.” I am very sympathetic to his point. The term heroes has been devalued, [...]

Dr. Tim Gray on Middle East Christians: ‘They have an amazing witness’

Scripture scholar and Catholic speaker Dr. Tim Gray of the Augustine Institute graduate school in Colorado makes yearly pilgrimages to the Holy Land and is deeply concerned with the plight of the indigenous Christian populations, under siege as their Muslim neighbors war against them and each other. On Sept. 25, he was the keynote speaker [...]

Dr. Tim Gray on Tough Questions About Persecuted Middle East Christians

Recently, I attended the Orange County Catholic Prayer Breakfast and had the pleasure of listening to a talk by scripture scholar and Catholic speaker Dr. Tim Gray, president of the Augustine Institute graduate school (click here for a piece I wrote about the event). Afterword, I got to sit down with Dr. Gray in the [...]

What I Saw at the “In Defense of Christians” Summit

An important effort to defend persecuted Christians in Iraq and elsewhere has been tainted by accusations of Antisemitism against some high level participants.  I think that’s unfair – above all to Christians at the mercy of ISIS at this hour– and would like to offer my eyewitness account of the event in question to offer [...]

NBC’s Chuck Todd says Obama in danger of doing Carter-like damage to Democratic brand

President Obama is addressing the nation tonight about ISIS and their barbarism against Christians and other peoples in Syria and Iraq. Memories of George W. Bush’s mistakes in Iraq have been replaced with President Obama going golfing minutes after making a statement about an American journalist being savagely beheaded by ISIS terrorists. NBC political pundit [...]


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