Category Archives: politics

The Difference Between Being Of Good Repute, And Being Good

Whenever I hear people talk of a political or religious leader as being principled, honest, or humble, alarm bells immediately go off in my head. The reason? From bitter experience, I have learned that “principled” people will often do and … Continue reading

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Rand Paul Showing No Groundswell Of Support In New Hampshire

Byron York has an interesting post on a new Granite State poll of possible 2016 presidential primary contenders in New Hampshire. While York focuses on the bad news for Mark Rubio (he is now at 2%), the most striking feature … Continue reading

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Ben Carson: White House Wanted Apology For “Offending” Obama

Last year, Ben Carson delivered a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast with the President sitting nearby. As I noted then, his speech was filled with biblical wisdom, and was a model for how to present a gentle, well-reasoned rebuke … Continue reading

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China: Waxing Nostalgic For Hardship, Death, Destruction, And Personal Betrayal

When we first came to China in 2000, we lived in the northeast, the heartland of what used to be called Manchuria. While most Americans find it difficult if not impossible to travel to North Korea, we knew several Chinese … Continue reading

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