Archive for July 2012

President Obama’s Failure with Israel

Jul 28th, 2012 | By

As President Obama makes the case that he should be re-elected as president, one of his significant failures may haunt him come November—his failure as a friend of Israel. Historically, since 1948, the United States has been the most important friend of Israel. Indeed, one could argue that since 1948 had America not supported Israel, it would have been destroyed. In chronological order, in this Perspective, I want to chart the failure of President Obama’s first term as a friend of Israel.



The American Culture and Boys

Jul 21st, 2012 | By

Not too long ago, many in the educational community ignored the evidence—but no longer: Boys are falling behind—catastrophically in many categories. That boys (and eventually men) are not keeping up with girls (and women) is not a positive culturally development. A number of years ago, the historian, Ann Douglas, wrote the important book, The Feminization of American Culture, which documented the developments that have “feminized” our culture. Consider two important developments, both reflections of the cultural turmoil resulting from the confusion over sexual roles:



Same-SexMarriage and the Culture of Accommodation

Jul 14th, 2012 | By

What was once unthinkable becomes debatable and gradually becomes acceptable. That process is now active in America producing a culture of accommodation to ideas and practices hostile to the ethical absolutes rooted deeply in Scripture. There is no more perfect example of this culture of accommodation than same-sex marriage.



Public-Sector Pensions: The Coming Crisis

Jul 7th, 2012 | By

The recent recall election in Wisconsin was important for many reasons but, above all, it highlights the absolute importance of the US government and the various state and local governments seriously considering pension reform. It is a looming crisis, a time bomb that cannot be ignored.