No, the Bible Does Not Command America to Take in Syrian Refugees

As Americans, we want to welcome immigrants and refugees.  As Christians, we’re told to take care of the poor and downtrodden.  So if we apply the WWJD to our strategy for dealing with Syrian refugees, does that mean we welcome them with open arms? [Read more...]

No, I’m Not Sorry for Supporting the Invasion of Iraq


As Syria burns, as casualty rates soar to levels not seen in the Middle East since the Iran–Iraq War, and as a Ba’athist dictator clings to power in part by the use of chemical weapons, it simply boggles the mind that so many Americans seem to believe that the world would be better off with Saddam Hussein — and are so committed to this view that they literally want to shut down any discourse from supporters of the 2003 invasion. Here, for example, is Bill Clinton, dismissing Dick Cheney’s critiques, with this incredible statement: “I believe if they hadn’t gone to war in Iraq, none of this would be happening.” [Read more...]

Why Doing Nothing in Syria Is Better than a Minimal Attack

While I sympathize with Rich Lowry’s position reluctantly favoring a strike in Syria — and fully recognize that there are no good options, just a choice between bad and worse — I must disagree. [Read more...]