(‘76 Contributor) Never before have I realized that a face can be so revealing. In watching the vice-presidential debate, Joe Biden’s face said it all. It smacked of rudeness, disrespect, condescension, impatience, and somewhat juvenile. These are traits of people who believe they are above others, know it all, have all of the answers, and think that theirs is the only way.
The words “central planning” should have been tattooed across his forehead. Continue reading
(CCU Faculty) This past summer we rented a house along the California coast north of LA. The two things I remember most from our vacation were the shockingly high gas prices and the oil residue we had to scrub off our feet after going into the water. The landlord of our beach house had a can of turpentine and rags by the door to remind us not to track it onto their carpets. There is so much oil along the coast north of LA that it is seeping onto the beaches, but we are not allowed to drill? Why don’t we put that oil in our cars instead of on our feet? Continue reading
(Centennial Fellow) Good grief, says an Obama campaign struggling to regain its footing after a bad debate stumble, Mitt Romney said he wants to strip Big Bird of federal funding, and that would be awful. What could really be awful — a tipping-point calamity for this country of ours — would be a second Obama term in which the White House continues its politically convenient fiscal negligence. Continue reading
(‘76 Contributor) We have been privileged. We have lived in the most abundant and powerful country in the history of mankind. But we are also experiencing developing conditions that imperil our nation. In the span of 50 years, many still living have seen our country at the peak of its ascent among nations. But now we are witnessing the accelerating descent of the United States. Although America still enjoys the greatest material prosperity and has the most powerful military on earth, our society has been on unsustainable cultural and economic paths for decades that threaten our future. Continue reading