Parents in Distress: Bowe Bergdahl’s Father Does Not Get a Moral Pass

This morning Chuck Todd and Joe Scarborough got into an on-air scrap over Robert Bergdahl, Bowe Bergdahl’s father. [Read more...]

Why It’s Not ‘Senseless’ When Good Men Die in a Losing Fight

I’ve given a lot of thought to the controversial exchange earlier this month between CNN’s Jake Tapper and former SEAL Marcus Luttrell. [Read more...]

Lone Survivor and Insufferable Anti-American Self-Righteousness

As the war in Afghanistan winds down, and as the American public is increasingly “war weary” (a phrase I find fascinating since at any given time only 0.6 percent of Americans are in uniform, and the vast majority of Americans have endured not one single second of sacrifice for the war effort since 9/11), anti-military and anti-American sentiment may be rediscovering its Vietnam-era voice. [Read more...]

How Do You Honor Courage?

I started typing this post at 2:00 p.m., on July 3 — 150 years to the hour from Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. [Read more...]

Is Sexual Immorality “Brave” or “Courageous”?

Last week Nancy stirred up a few of Lady Gaga’s “little monsters” by pointing out something that would seem painfully obvious — it’s simply wrong to equate the sexual self-indulgence Lady Gaga embodies with any virtue, much less the virtues of bravery or courage.  We’ve apparently moved beyond characterizing sexual immorality as merely acceptable and now must view it as actually noble, as something praiseworthy. [Read more...]


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