Is the so-called "Confederate flag" racist"? Sadly, those who are trying to lower this flag are, at best, doing nothing to combat racism and are, at worst, trivializing true racism.
Israel has both a president and a prime minister. In this essay I explain the difference between the two.
Those that offer a theistic explanation for first causes are often accused of engaging in a type of reasoning characterized as "God of the Gaps." I explain why this accusation is unwarranted.
In this essay I compare the presidencies of France and the United States in terms of their constitutional features.
What does it mean to "test for significance"? In this essay I explain the meaning of "statistical significance" for those that need help in statistics and probability.
In spite of a miserable and disturbing four years, the United States chose to reelect Barack Obama as president. Republicans are reeling from this election? How could this have happened?
George Washington and John Adams were the first two presidents of the United States. Both men were committed patriots, but their contribution to the new republic couldn't be more different.
Government should be based on Christian principles that are widely recognized in western democratic societies. They are revelation, law, justice, constraint, and humanity.
The presidential election of 2000 was one of the most unusual in American History. In most elections for the president, we know who the next president will be a day after the election. But on November 8, 2000, a day...
Today, it is common to compare the American and French Revolutions. But how much do they really have in common? In this essay, I argue that they have little to do with each other.
The modern legislature is vital in the making laws for democratic states. However, authoritarian states also have them. One of its most important elements is its structure.
What is the difference between a president and a prime minister? This article is devoted to helping you better understand the difference.
Perhaps you've heard someone say that "we not only have the freedom of religion, but we also have the freedom from religion." In this article I explain why the idea of a "freedom from religion" is irrational.
The Trumpy yacht USS Sequoia was the most famous of all the presidential yachts. She was used by presidents Hoover through Ford. In this article, I review how the presidents used her and what eventually happened to her.
The Articles of Confederation was adopted as America's first national government in 1781 and continued as the national government for the United States until 1789. Although it enjoyed some successes, it was abandoned by...
Political parties are vital to democracy. However, many authoritarian nations also have parites. This essay contrasts political parties in democratic and authoritarian nations.
America's first president, George Washington was keenly aware of his importance as the nation's first president, once remarking that "There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not be hereafter drawn into...
The modern nation-state arose out of the collapses of the European feudal order and the Roman church monopoly. This article gives an overview of its rise first in Europe and then world-wide.
The office of the President of the United States was a creation of the Constitutional Convention of 1787. But where did they the Convention delegates get the idea from? Here I explore briefly their initial rejection of...
The presidential veto is one of the most famous of the president's powers. But where did we get the idea of a presidential veto? In this essay, I give a brief overview of power of the veto that was later given to the...
America has an identity that is rooted in the spiritual heritage of its founders. Sadly, America is being robbed of that identity.
When George W. Bush became president in 2001, he immediately began to change the decor of the Oval Office. This article will give you an overview of some of those changes.
Do our rights come from the Constitution? The Constitution with its Bill of Rights mentions many freedoms like the First Amendment freedoms (religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition) as well as other freedoms...
What is the purpose of a Constitution? It's main purpose is to constrain the powers of government; in a phrase, to bind the prince. This article analyzes how the Constitution limits the power of government.
The conflict regarding religion in schools will never end so long as atheism is the reigning paradigm and religious free exercise is suppressed.
On August 31, 2010, the White House revealed that the Presidential Oval Office got a "not-so-extreme makeover" while the President was vacationing at Martha’s Vineyard. This article highlights some of those changes.
John Adams is often viewed as one of the more obscure founding fathers. However, during his day, Adams was called the "Atlas of Independence." In his book "The Founding Fathers on Leadership," Donald Phillips emphasizes...
America needs moral courage, but liberalism cannot provide it. Liberalism has become the refuge of the gutless.
Why do we call a person a "great leader"? Author and historian Steven Hayward addresses this question and others in his book called Greatness, in which he compares the lives of Ronald Reagan and Winston Churchill.
While abortionists claim that abortion is the "law of the land" the fact is that the status of abortion is much more uncertain. Abortion has lost on every front including the areas of ethics, morals, and science.
Was the American Revolution a justifiable revolution in the annals of history? In addressing this question, it's important to divide the instigators of the revolution and the rank-in-file citizens.
A common assumption is that capital punishment is allowable under the Old Testament system of rules and regulations, but is not allowed under the New Testament. In this article, I offer evidence that the death penalty...
Since the film "Amazing Grace", the name “William Wilberforce” has become widely-known. During his life Wilberforce put feet to his faith, and as a result, spearheaded the move to abolish the slave trade, and...
In this essay, I consider the common arguments given by historians that promote the claim that George Washington was a deist. These arguments include that Washington used impersonal titles for God (like "providence"),...
In in 1907, former Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes said, “we are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is...” In this article, I provide some of the antecedents for Hughes' view as...