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...

Elections

U.S. Presidential primary elections could benefit greatly by adding a run-off.  The mathematical problem of choosing a single candidate from a list of candidates is obvious. A simple example is the case of three candidates—two who are moderate and one extreme...

Government Shutdown

Is it not Congress and the President who bear the greatest responsibility for determining the scope of federal services? Whatever federal services exist, the President and Congress have deemed them so important they have passed laws requiring U.S. citizens to pay for...

Elections & Private Money

Elections & Private Money No private money should be permitted in any American elections, whether they are national, state, or local. I am tired of seeing all the evidence about politicians selling their votes in order to get elected. I’m tired of seeing public...