What Americans Can Learn from Canada

What Americans Can Learn from Canada

Stephen Harper served as Prime Minister of Canada for nine years. While few would say that Trump and Harper are similar leaders, there are some things that we can learn from the genesis of the former Canadian Prime Minister that tell us about the current American...
Every State Wants to Get Stoned

Every State Wants to Get Stoned

If you haven’t noticed, a new form of Refer Madness is sweeping the nation. Starting with full legalization of recreational marijuana use in Washington and Colorado in 2012, numerous other states have loosened regulations in subsequent years. At the time of writing...
Bernie Sanders and the Battle of the Gods

Bernie Sanders and the Battle of the Gods

Last week Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders transformed a rather mundane confirmation hearing for the deputy director for the Office of Management and Budget into high political theater, pronouncing the nominee unfit for office due to his religious beliefs. Sanders...
Rolling With a New America

Rolling With a New America

We all know America is changing… Over Christmas break I took my W.A.S.P (white anglo-saxon protestant) blond children to the local outlet mall in the east bay area of northern California.  Besides my children, I think we counted about three blond heads in a room of...
Let’s Just All Stop Breathing

Let’s Just All Stop Breathing

Climate Change Catechism If you want a peek into what sort of moral value system the public schools of America have catechized our children with look up the #ParisAccords. There, especially amongst the young folk, you will see ample apologies to the world for our...
What’s Behind the Uber Ban?

What’s Behind the Uber Ban?

About three years ago while on a business trip, a colleague and I arrived late into Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. It was one of those days where tens of hundreds of flights were delayed, re-scheduled or cancelled due to inclement weather, resulting in...
What the French Election Means for Europe

What the French Election Means for Europe

Who is Emmanuel Macron? Three years ago, most French citizens would not be able to tell you. Macron’s rise has been described as terrifying by some and salvific by others. For a country wavering between isolationist populism and globalism, this election was historic....
Will the Russia Thing Bring Trump Down?

Will the Russia Thing Bring Trump Down?

Remember when Trump was supposed to be “our boy?” He won a plurality of the vote among American evangelicals. Our portion of American society clearly thought he was worth casting a vote for. But now, with a new Trump scandal every five minutes, it’s worth revisiting...
Why We Live in a Theocracy Now

Why We Live in a Theocracy Now

Recently, my alma mater New Saint Andrew’s college announced that it would be purchasing a property in downtown Moscow, ID. It is affectionately known as the “CJ’s” building (meaning Cadillac Jack’s) and for many years has been a bar and dance hall. NSA...