The Debt Ceiling Debate is Rubbish

The current theatre riveting Washington these days is the debt ceiling "negotiation" between Barack Obama and the opposite of progress (otherwise known as Congress).  But, as Felix Salmon (and others) point out, it may all be for nothing: Realistically, then, the government is likely to breach the current debt ceiling no matter what Congress agrees. …

My Fourth of July Tribute: Tragedy in a P-47

For the Fourth of July, when the U.S. celebrates its independence from the U.K., I have gone on at length about the importance of the Declaration of Independence as our true founding document. This year, however, I've picked something a little closer to home: the aviation service during World War II of my uncle, Don …

Do not wonder if the world hates you: Epistle for the Second Sunday After Trinity

Salutary reminder for the times we live in: Do not wonder, Brothers, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed out of Death into Life, because we love our Brothers. The man who does not love remains in a state of Death. Every one who hates his Brother is a murderer; and …

Month of Sundays: Sovereignty

They sent their disciples, with the Herodians, to say to him: “Teacher, we know that you are an honest man, and that you teach the way of God honestly, and are not afraid of any one; for you pay no regard to a man’s position. Tell us, then, what you think. Are we right in …

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