One of the consequences of abandoning a standard by which right and wrong can be judged is our increasing inability to mete out punishment that fits the crime. In fact, too often we weigh extenuating circumstances rather than guilty actions.. In the case of the Boston bombers, observers search for
Could more have been done to prevent the Boston attack?
The death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has prompted reactions from Britain's far left that takes bad taste to new extremes.
There are many successful liberals, so why do so many of them wish to subsidize failure for the poor, instead of showing them how to succeed?
History is full of warnings about what happens when people follow public opinion instead of standing by their principles.
President Obama should listen to former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the "founder" of shuttle diplomacy.
Given his track record on marital fidelity, former President Bill Clinton is not the person I would consult about "committed, loving relationships."
The entire sequester scenario is about delivering the House of Representatives to Democrats in 2014.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is looking beyond the beginning of the sequestration.
Under pressure from religious and conservative groups, the Obama administration has offered another compromise on the issue of birth control coverage within the Affordable Care Act.
Some political commentators are dancing on what they believe to be the grave of the Republican Party.
There's no doubt that children, especially schoolchildren, are vulnerable to all kinds of threats, but are they "the most vulnerable," as the president claimed.
Biography isn't policy. President Obama's choice for secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, former Nebraska Republican senator, has a resume most politicians can envy.
I had read about financially motivated expatriates but never knew one who had taken the ultimate step until I visited with my longtime friend “Sam.”
It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. "advisers" to South Vietnam to help battle the communist North
As much as humans have tried for millennia to prevent evil acts, we have not succeeded.
Unemployment in Singapore is practically nonexistent.
Very few elected officials see themselves as stewards; even fewer practice stewardship.
Great nations and proud empires have always collapsed from within before they were conquered from without.
After watching the third presidential debate, are you clear on America's foreign policy? I thought not. That's because there appears to be no singular foreign policy, but rather a series of foreign policies which must be tailored to fit each nation.
The hottest ticket on Broadway continues to be "The Book of Mormon," a musical that pokes fun at the Mormon faith in particular and Christianity in general.
It isn't the policies and attitude of the United States toward the Arab world that need changing. It's the attitude and policies of the Arab world that need to change.
For President Obama, truth telling remains an unfulfilled promise.
The delayed opening of the Republican National Convention worked to the advantage of the GOP by both heightening anticipation and forcing the elimination of extraneous speakers, which there are always too many of at these things.. Ann Romney kicked off her primetime address wearing
To call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a "mad dog," as Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank did, is an affront to the canine community and those suffering from legitimate mental illness.
Some of Calvin Coolidge's contemporaries may have found his reserved New England manner boring, but some moderns are starting to reconsider the economic rules and political standards by which he lived.
The U.K.'s National Health Service (NHS) is the best guidebook for Americans concerned where a nationalized health system might take us.
Perhaps fear will drive more Democrats to the polls in November, but fear is not a policy and Obama's policies are not working.
Don't you find it odd that the word extremism seems to apply only to conservative Republicans?
LONDON -- One of many things left out of the film "The Iron Lady" was Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's warnings on the effects a single currency would have on the economies of European nations. Thatcher's premonitions place her among the great political prophets of all time.
In the Aesop Fable "The Grasshopper and the Ant," there are moral, economic and political lessons for our time, or any other.
It is one thing to talk about "fairness" when it comes to allowing gays and lesbians to marry; it is quite another to claim biblical authority for such relationships.
Radical Islamists have made it perfectly clear they have no interest in joining the democratic process. They are at war.
Unlike Nixon who sought to transform himself by his own political strength and for an earthly agenda, Charles Colson was transformed by a higher power and not by his own efforts.
Santorum's dream seemed improbable, if not impossible, from the start.
Are there no limits on government's power, no place where it cannot go?
Rick Santorum deserves credit for his impressive primary victories in Mississippi and Alabama. Newt Gingrich led us to believe he would win both states. He didn't, but he has vowed to fight on as the "real" conservative candidate, as opposed to Mitt Romney who only "says" he is a conservative.
Black (liberal) history month. While black history is important, the way it is most often presented through a liberal political lens skews the contributions and examples of blacks who do not toe the liberal line. One especially sees this in the civil rights establishment's response to Justice Clarence Thomas and
One of several casualties of the vitriolic name-calling between Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich is what to do about Iran.. In interviews, Romney has spoken about tougher sanctions, but it's been difficult to consider the candidates' positions on
As America grows more secular, less religious and less married, appeals to "morality" will increasingly fall on deaf ears.
While most attention is focused on the presidential race and Republican hopes to oust President Obama from office, some significant steps were taken last week on issues dear to the hearts of conservatives.
LISBON, Portugal — Next door in Spain, two new satellite TV stations recently signed on. They won't be airing "Judge Judy," but instead are broadcasting Islamic theology and political propaganda.
Judge the value of a life by the positive impact on others.
China has announced an ambitious five-year plan that includes the launch of space laboratories, a manned spaceship to the moon and the creation of its own global satellite navigation system that will almost certainly be used for military purposes.. The announcement comes six months after the United States ended
Evidence of the dumbing-down of America is everywhere.
It's time for taxpayers to put bloated governments on a diet.
According to the Mayan “long count” calendar, the final day on Earth is less than a year away, on Dec. 21, 2012.
Perhaps not since Madalyn Murray O’Hair and Carl Sagan has there been such an “evangelical” atheist as Christopher Hitchens, the writer and social commentator who died last week after a long and public battle with esophageal cancer.
I have always found atheists to be interesting people because they just may be the world's smallest minority group, one that gets smaller still as its members pass on and meet God face to face.
President Obama doesnt suffer from amnesia, but apparently he hopes the public does.