This is a letter to the Left and the Right. We aren’t as dumb, obnoxious, ignorant, mean-spirited, and absolutely mindless as you think. The reason I address the Left and the Right is because both think the same of each other.
I’ll be the first to admit that social media is no place to have a really good political discussion, but jeez Louise, that’s where everyone is and that’s where everyone is talking.
I went to Seattle last year, expecting to be really impressed by the city. To say the least, it left an impression, but for many of the wrong reasons. The one thing that stood out to me the most was the homeless population.
I have run across some really good podcasts, although I know there are plenty of others out there that are probably better. These are my favorite ones (in no particular order) that deal with politics, economics, and, of course, religious thought:
For me, who has spent several years studying the past and present situation in Korea, the hopes of a peace deal that would end the 65-year-old armistice has seemed only possible with the removal of the Kim Dynasty.
A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms should not be infringed. For those who don’t know that sentence, that is the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Ask anyone in their right mind and they’ll tell you that 2017 was a pretty interesting year. From the changing political landscape to the Astros winning the World Series (word), there hasn’t been a dull moment.
In this light and in light of the domestic terror act in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, we need to consider precisely how we are looking at our monuments and memorials. There are currently more than 700 Confederate statues in the nation.
Last year I visited South Korea. It is a country of rich history. And, since 1945, a divided and divisive history. Before flying from Houston to Beijing to Seoul, I had spent more than two years studying the Korean War, Korea, and the general outskirts of East Asian culture.
America is only months away from the 10-year anniversary of the beginning of the Great Recession. A lot can happen in a decade. Among the many good, bad, and unsettling moments that have happened, something even more powerful lies within this time span.