Recent Viewpoints

August 26, 2021
GK Chesterton quote

Kerby Anderson G.K. Chesterton once observed that, “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing; they believe in anything.” Dennis Prager starts off with that quote to illustrate that nature has become a substitute god for many today. That’s not surprising. Many pagan religions had some form of nature worship. They worshipped the sun god, the moon god, or the goddess of fertility. Today there is a religious foundation to the environmental movement. We need to protect…

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August 25, 2021
ipcc - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Kerby Anderson The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has issued its latest report and the media has dutifully raised the alarm level. The editors of the Wall Street Journal humorously described it this way: “The climate Apocalypse is nigh, humanity is to blame, and unless the world remakes the global economy, havoc and death are inevitable. Repent of your sins all ye who enter here.” They say that is only a mild overstatement of the media’s “fire-and-brimstone accounts” of this…

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August 24, 2021
computer chip w Chinese Flag

Kerby Anderson China and the Chinese Communist Party have been stealing the wealth from America and American companies for years. But the establishment media have generally done a poor job of covering this important issue. Fortunately, a public hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee brought needed focus on this issue. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) estimated, “China is stealing between $300-600 billion a year of American technology and intellectual property.” He concluded that this is “the biggest illegal wealth transfer from…

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August 23, 2021
group of college student in lecture room

Kerby Anderson Former President George W. Bush once said that the political left often viewed minorities with what could be described as “the soft bigotry of low expectations.” We see it in studies that discover that white teachers are much less likely to see black students as college material. Derek Hunter argues in a recent commentary that “the soft bigotry of low expectations” has been replaced with “the hard bigotry of no expectations.” This was inevitable once you accept the…

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August 20, 2021
Jeff and James Younger

Penna Dexter For three years, I have been following the story of James Younger. James is nine years old. He has a twin brother, Jude. The boys’ father, Jeff, has been fighting for custody of them because their mother, a pediatrician, is socially transitioning James to live as a girl. She treats James as a girl, dresses him as a girl, and calls him “Luna.” Jeff Younger is desperate to prevent James from being subjected to the first step in a…

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August 20, 2021
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC

Kerby Anderson For months we have been told to “trust the science.” The reaction from many of us is that we believe in science, but we aren’t as convinced of the scientific validity of some of these admonitions. This has led to frustration from political leaders and the media. One example of this frustration surfaced on a Twitter post. The author stated: “If you think you don’t trust scientists, you’re mistaken. You trust scientists in a million different ways every…

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August 19, 2021
coronavirus-model

Kerby Anderson Two professors (one in the field of medicine and the other in the field of economics) explain why we will never eradicate the COVID virus. Although this should be obvious, they felt the need to write an essay to explain this and show the fallacy of many government policies. Let’s first look at some of the countries that had the most extensive lockdowns. China had the most severe, even locking people into their homes and imposing a 40-day…

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August 18, 2021
police-line-do-not-cross-sized

Kerby Anderson No doubt you have heard the phrase, “crime doesn’t pay.” Unfortunately, as I explain in my booklet, A Biblical View on Criminal Justice, crime has historically paid only too well. Expected punishment can be calculated by multiplying four probabilities: the probability of being arrested, of being prosecuted, of being convicted, and going to prison. Those probabilities have dropped significantly in cities where the slogan “defund the police” has changed the equation. You can find videos of criminals shoplifting…

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August 17, 2021
WH-Briefing-Room

Kerby Anderson There’s a scene in The Blues Brother movie where Elwood asks the waitress at Bob’s Country Bunker, “What kind of music do you got here?” She answers, “Oh, we got both kinds, country and western.” Professor Tim Groseclose says in his book, Left Turn, that if the waitress were to describe a newsroom, she might say, “Oh, we got both kinds of political views: liberal and progressive.” You may have noticed that the Washington press corps covers the…

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August 16, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine vial needle

Kerby Anderson The administration wants to get 328 million Americans vaccinated as soon as possible, but there are some obvious roadblocks. Victor Davis Hanson reminds us of the challenge when we are talking about an untried vaccine in a multi-ethnic nation. Some minorities are understandably distrustful because of prior government vaccination programs. Nearly 40 million foreign residents in this country come from countries where corrupt governments have lost the trust of the population. You could also add rural and inner-city…

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August 13, 2021
shredding eviction notice

Penna Dexter When Congress passed a moratorium on evictions back in March 2020, it all seemed a little backwards and unfair to landlords. Lawmakers’ provision for renters’ lockdown job losses seemed compassionate but has proved to be misguided. The eviction moratorium provided protection for renters of government-subsidized housing who got behind on their rent. Their landlords would have to wait for payment until COVID-19 relief dollars passed through what turned out to be complex and unreliable state and local channels….

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