Last Thursday the full Special Counsel report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and President Trump’s relationship with the Russian government and the investigation was released. For the most part, the Attorney General's summary from the start of April, which we reviewed here, was accurate. There was no evidence of actual collusion on the … Continue reading Impeachment Talk
On Monday, The New York Times published an opinion by Peter Atterton, a philosopher at San Diego State University, entitled “A God Problem.” The subtitle reads “Perfect. All-Powerful All-Knowing. The idea of the deity most Westerners accept is not actually coherent.” His argument is that God cannot be simultaneously perfect, all-powerful, and all-knowing. Atterton is not the first person to ask this question, nor has he done it particularly eloquently.
But as tragedy continues to strike unabated by our prayers, it might be nice to ask why we pray. If we pray, and nothing seems to happen, why keep praying? At what point does our faith become insanity, repeating the same thing and expecting different results?
As with any predictions this far out, it's like trying to shoot a mouse in the dark. At this time in 2015, Donald Trump was still going on Alex Jones. But analyzing the energy surrounding each candidate, early polling, their notoriety, their reputations, and what's happening on Twitter, we can begin to look forward with some small degree of clarity.
When I look back on the source material, I am vexed by the Founder’s relationship with slavery. Their actions were obviously deplorable, but their writings, both explicitly and implicitly, condemned slavery.
But every now and again, something happens that is so offensive, irreverent, and deplorable I drink from the intoxicating cup of righteous indignation. In this state, I accept the premise that fighting is a virtue, because some people need to be beaten. Right now I am there, and it’s over abortion.
Last Friday, the President signed the latest continuing resolution (CR), ending a 35 day shutdown of the Federal Government, the longest in US history. This CR will fund all the government agencies at previous levels until February 15. President Trump and Congress have that time to hash out a compromise related to border security, or the government shuts down again.