Political Quotes of the Day: British Criminality, China's Winter of Discontent, the Koch Brothers, the Debate, and the Vanity (?) of Obama

Key quotations from both sides of the aisle: Theodore Dalrymple (no relation): The ferocious criminality exhibited by an uncomfortably large section of the English population during the current riots has not surprised me in the least. I have been writing about it, in its slightly less acute manifestations, for the past 20 years. To have spotted [Read More...]

Political Quotes of the Day: Sacred Spending Cows, Rick Perry's God, and Blame the Tea Party

Quotations are offered not because I agree or disagree with them, but as points of departure for continued reflection. Ed Morrisey (a couple days ago): There is a lot of anger at the moment in the US over the embarrassment of the downgrade, as well as shock.  I’m most amused by the shock, to tell [Read More...]

Political Quotes of the Day: Debt-Ceiling and Standard and Poor's Special Edition

I’m going to begin a series that I’ll try to post every day.  It will be called Quotes of the Day.  It will take quotations from both sides of the aisle, and link to some of the better commentary on the day.  The viewpoints represented below are not necessarily (and in some cases obviously not) [Read More...]

When Christ is Lord, Nothing is Secular

There’s a saying attributed to John Stott: “When Christ is Lord, nothing is secular.”  Or try a slightly different phrase from Madeleine L’Engle: “There is nothing so secular that it cannot be sacred, and that is one of the deepest messages of the Incarnation.” In other words: Everything matters.  Everything has spiritual significance when it [Read More...]

Whom Would Jesus Indebt?

One of the gravest dangers of the Budget Control Act passed yesterday is that it could provide Americans with a false sense of security.  Washington has finally taken action.  The crisis has passed.  The sky is brightening, the trees are parting before us and — we’re out of the woods.  Right? Alas, but no.  Not [Read More...]


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