Category Archives: Foreign Policy

Refugees and Religious Freedom

Centuries ago, my ancestors left the Palatinate in what is now Germany following the upheavals of the Thirty Years’ War to settle in America and to escape religious persecution. The thirst for religious freedom is in my blood. The desire for liberty is written in the very fiber of my being. I also believe we […]

Thought Control — and Controlling Terror

Political correctness is a means of thought control. It limits what people may say by punishing them with social and political approbation. Inadvertent violation of one of the many shibboleths of political correctness can result in legal harassment, loss of employment and social shunning. I raise the question of how our immigration policies affect the […]

When Standing Up Means Actually Standing Up

An estimated crowd of 1.6 million people gathered in Paris on January 11 to stand in solidarity and in condemnation of the violent attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo by Islamic Jihadists just four days earlier.  Another two million rallied in other cities around Paris on January 10 and 11, including 300,000 in Lyons […]

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 […]



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