Our Partial Victory in Vietnam

All my life I’ve heard we lost the Vietnam War. For example, when I was in college, I heard it from a young, sneering professor who had recently got his Ph.D. in history and seemed to delight in our “loss.”But a fresh look at the Paris Peace Accords, which the North signed, tells a different story.

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The Biblical Norm for Marriage

In June 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided that the Constitution gives you the right marry whomever you want. And so the SCOTUS-Five redefined marriage, in an extremely controversial reading of the Constitution, for 328 million Americans. Since that decision, should we even discuss the biblical norm for marriage? Yes.

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The Redemption of Councilman Luke Watson, Philadelphia, 1686-88

What happened when Luke Watson messed up by messing around with his brother-in-law’s unnamed servant girl?

When he got kicked off the Council, the highest governing body in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, could he find his way back?

We can learn a lot from the earliest Founders of our nation–not just the leaders in the eighteenth century–but the ones living daily life in the seventeenth century too.

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Revisiting Watergate: A Review of the Real Watergate Scandal

Geoff Shepard has written an important book, The Real Watergate Scandal: Collusion, Conspiracy, and the Plot that Brought Nixon Down.  It will probably go a long way to restore President Nixon’s and his administration’s reputation.

My father, were he still alive, would like that very much.

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