The Stem and the Flower by David Brooks
“So one’s attitude toward politics should be a passionate devotion to a mundane and limited thing. Government is essential, but, to switch metaphors ridiculously, it’s the stem of the flower, not the bloom. The best government is boring, gradual and orderly. It’s steady reform, not exciting transformation. It’s keeping the peace and promoting justice and creating a background setting for mobility, but it doesn’t deliver meaning.”
The true culture war aggressors by Jonah Goldberg
“Maybe someone can explain to me how, exactly, conservatives are aggressors in the culture war?” Goldberg decisively demonstrates that they are not.
“I realize that, “the media” is not a monolith. So I’m using the word generally here. However, I keep seeing the following narrative played out in scores of interviews, commentaries, and pundit discussions across the TV news networks, magazines, and the Internet.
So while there are certainly exceptions, I’ve identified nine common lies perpetuated by people in the media. Granted, there are enough vocal evangelicals to bolster each of these stereotypes, so the media isn’t completely responsible. But nuance is necessary here. Thus this post.”
Pearl Harbor survivor James Downing, 100, shares story of that fateful day
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941.
A great interview with the late Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones (Take time to listen)