So, what planet are YOU on?

According to a news report on Fox News, President Obama was a guest on a new Netflix series, hosted by David Letterman.  He said this:  “One of the biggest challenges we have to our democracy is the degree to which we don’t share a common baseline of facts,” He continued, "If you watch Fox News,…

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Crying “Wolf!”

Having reached my 6th decade on the planet, I'm feeling a little jaded.  As the writer of Ecclesiastes says, "There is nothing new under the sun."  I can't help but feel that this is certainly true in the way the general media and Democrats treat Republican presidents.  If you are a liberal Democrat, you might…

Rehabilitating the Older Brother

I have long thought that the older brother in Jesus' parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32) has been badly treated by most theologians and commentators.  In fact, I think some haven't been reading their Bibles as closely as they should.  I'd like to put my interpretive oar in the waters and see if I…

Let’s think about this

My radio alarm woke me the other day to a female voice from the BBC saying something like this:  "Women must be believed, and men...."  I turned off the alarm but dressed asking myself, "Did she mean that any woman who makes a charge against a man must be believed?" Since then, while fully awake,…

A Trump Year in Review

Well, it's been (not quite) a year with Donald Trump as President of the United States, and I thought it was time to reflect upon the year. The predictions When the shock of the November elections reverberated through the United States, Democrats and "Never-Trumpers" predicted that that stock market would tumble and President Trump would…

Scary Stories

When we were dating, my wife would go to horror movies with me.  Now that she has her man, I'm on my own.  In past blogs (Books for Boys, Books for Girls, Mystery Mavens, Mystery Men, Books to read aloud, Fantasies, Christian Authors, Books You May Have Missed, and Books about Islam (Part I) and…

Is That a Crack?

If you are underage, make sure you've talked to your parents before reading this blog! In my blog posts, “A plague on both your houses” and False Accusations, I discussed my own ambivalence about the torrent of bi-partisan sexual harassment allegations against entertainers, liberal media elites, members of congress, and -- of course -- Roy…