Leithart: The Great American Spirit

From First Thoughts

“My youngest son and I just finished a road trip,” says Peter J. Leithart in today’s column . ”I think it was somewhere between Wisconsin and Minnesota that it began to dawn on me that . . . in, with, and under the teeming diversity, we are one country.” Social . . . . Continue Reading »

Richard Land Retires

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“After twenty-five years Richard Land has retired as president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission,” says Mark D. Tooley in today’s column . In his good-bye to the Southern Baptist Convention in Houston on June 11, Land declared: . . . . Continue Reading »

Reno: Father’s Day Duties

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“Father’s Day is to neckties what St. Patrick’s Day is to beer,” says R. R. Reno in today’s column . The commercialization almost certainly distorts our proper impulse to honor our mothers and fathers, but in the main it’s a good thing. Those tee-totaling matronly . . . . Continue Reading »

Timothy George on Will D. Campbell

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“Will Davis Campbell, who died earlier this month at age 88,” says Timothy George in today’s column , “was one of the last surviving icons of the civil rights movement.” Wherever violence erupted or trouble threatened—at lunch counters, boycotts, voting lines, in . . . . Continue Reading »