Recent Viewpoints

November 16, 2023
Graphic - US wants peace -threatened and attacked by everyone else

Kerby Anderson The world has always been a dangerous place. But those dangers are accentuated due to erroneous assumptions about war and foreign policy. Jakub Grygiel highlights three foreign policy illusions. “The first is that leaders are responsible for wars and these countries are our rivals only because of their bad leaders.” One example can be seen in the statement by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who placed the blame of the Russia-Ukraine war on Vladimir Putin. “One man chose…

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November 15, 2023
Pro-Hamas protesters in the US

Kerby Anderson Antisemitism is on the rise in nearly every country. Who would have expected to hear “Gas the Jews” in Sydney, Australia? Jewish students in Germany are being warned by their parents not to wear the Star of David in public. Justin Cohen in a BBC story warns, “The Jewish community at the moment is full of dread, full of fear, like I’ve never seen before.” Those are just a few examples cited by Michael Brown in his commentary,…

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November 14, 2023
pile of money $1s & $5s

Kerby Anderson Two economics professors at Johns Hopkins University are warning that we could be facing tough economic times soon. These men aren’t doom-and-gloom economists, but sober-minded individuals concerned about the policies of the Federal Reserve. We all know drivers who one minute floor the accelerator and then slam on the brakes. That is my metaphor for what has been happening over the last few years. Back in March 2020, the government significantly increased the money supply to send money…

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November 13, 2023
progressives protest against Israel for Hamas

Kerby Anderson The road to a progressive utopia has arrived at disillusionment for so many in the younger generation. New York Post writer Kendall Qualls begins, “Your intentions were noble. You wanted to make the country and the world a better place.” The goal of this emerging generation was to “fundamentally change America” by attempting to align their values with liberal progressive goals. It seemed like the best way to deal with racism in this country was to support BLM and…

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November 10, 2023
Speaker Mike Johnson is sworn in as Speaker of the House

Penna Dexter Most politicians — even those with strong religious faith — don‘t necessarily make that the first thing they want you to know about them. They want to appeal both to voters who will trust them more because of their faith and also to those who will trust them less or who want faith and the Bible left out of politics. Politicians often publicly explain how their faith informs their position on a social issue, like abortion, or gay…

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November 10, 2023
Dr. Fauci lying

Kerby Anderson John Stossel recently did a video on the Covid deception. The reason for his latest documentary was the release of Senator Rand Paul’s book, Deception: The Great Covid Cover-Up. He began the video by asking us to remember when the senator accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of funding China’s Wuhan virus lab. Fauci replied, “Senator Paul, you do not know what you’re talking about.” Stossel says the media loved it. Vanity Fair smirked, “Fauci Once Again Forced to Basically…

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November 9, 2023
Biden's Dream House

Kerby Anderson “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.” That’s a phrase we often use that has been attributed to Everett Dirksen, though it is doubtful he ever said it. But let me suggest a variation of it. “A regulation here, and a regulation there, and soon you are talking about real money.” Over the years, I have talked about the economic costs of more and more regulations. Recently, a consumer watchdog organization calculated…

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November 8, 2023
Flags at UN - Israel highlighted - sm

Kerby Anderson The latest controversy at the United Nations over comments by the Secretary-General is a reminder of how many times the UN has taken an anti-Israel stance. Senator Ted Cruz believes the Secretary-General should resign and adds that “many aspects of the UN, like the Human Rights Council and UNRWA are either antisemitic or give cover for terrorism or both.” While there may be some debate about the recent comments, they come after decades of false accusations against Jews…

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November 7, 2023
Chicago protesters in support of Palestinians & Hamas

Kerby Anderson We need to confront antisemitism. Noah Rothman writes, “Your Turn, Democrats.” He explains that mainstream Republicans have confronted right-wing antisemitism, but the left has not done so. It is time for Democratic politicians and liberal thought leaders to do the same. Yesterday, I talked about the divide in America between those who were shocked at the brutality of Hamas terrorism and others who marched in the streets to support Hamas and oppose Israel. Add to that the increasing…

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November 6, 2023
Pro Palestinian students protest at Columbia Univ

Kerby Anderson I think we all know that America is divided politically, but the greatest divide is between old and young. This was illustrated when young people took to the streets to support Hamas after the October 7 attack on Israel. A Harvard/Harris survey conducted in the wake of the Hamas attack on Israel illustrated this demographic divide. Older Americans believed the US was justified in branding Hamas as a “terrorist group” and believed the attack was “genocidal.” Younger Americans…

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November 3, 2023
Graduate in gown holds motarboard cap

Penna Dexter What is education even for? Not, it seems, for proficiency in core subjects. At least not in Oregon or in other states that have been ratcheting down their educational standards. Recently, the Oregon Board of Education, by unanimous vote, decided to drop state graduation requirements that students be proficient in math, reading and writing. The board’s statement announcing the move called the standards “burdensome to teachers and students.” Oregon suspended its proficiency requirement for graduation in 2020, a…

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