Chicken Politics

I am a poultryman for eight hens. These are urban chickens, kept in a sizable back yard run. In winter I wrap the greater part of the run in plastic sheeting in order to protect the chickens from cold winds and snow. This year, 2020, the wrapping activity coincided...

Amy Coney Barrett—Limited By Faith

Caitlin Flanagan, staff writer at Atlantic Magazine, wrote an article entitled, “Will Democrats Fail the Amy Coney Barrett Test?” The article is sympathetic towards Judge Barrett but it includes a grating subtitle, taken from the text: “If the judge’s faith has put...

U.N. Flag

A week ago I planted a small United Nations flag in my front yard. I debated with myself for several days before I finally worked up the nerve to put it there. Would it offend the neighbors? Would they throw rocks through my windows? Let me take a step back and...

The Political Captivity of the Faithful

By Nathan Hatch There are things only the church can do. It should do those things. I entered graduate school to study history in the spring of 1970—a wild and contentious time. President Nixon had just expanded the Vietnam War into Cambodia and college campuses...

Buttigieg’s Abortion

Pete Buttigieg was challenged this week by a pro-life Democrat, Kristen Day. Ms. Day wanted to know whether Buttigieg would support changing the Democratic Party Platform so that it recognized differences within the Democratic party on the question of abortion. (A...