Search Results for Rob Schwarzwalder

  • Abortion and Trafficking: What Would Lincoln Have Done?

    by Rob Schwarzwalder

    April 16, 2015: Whenever I read such things as "Why the Founding Fathers Wouldn't Have Been Anti-Vaxxers," I cringe a bit. Not only are these rather desperate speculations, but they are supercilious: We know the things the Founders were for and against, and to infer from their stated convictions and known actions their allegiance to or antipathy toward a contemporary political issue trivializes these remarkable men and the causes for which they fought and, in some cases, died.

  • Surrendering Neither Grace Nor Truth

    by Rob Schwarzwalder

    April 13, 2015: Recently, the news has been tough for Christians here at home. Stories involving the erosion of religious liberty in America, as in the failure in Indiana to protect the rights of business persons who don't wish to participate in same-sex weddings, have persuaded some that the chips are not only down but depleted.

  • Minimum Sanity in Seattle: A City Council Unmoored from Reality

    by Rob Schwarzwalder

    April 06, 2015: Having lived in the Seattle area for more than half a century, my family has enjoyed some wonderful meals at Ivar's Salmon House and other Ivar's restaurants. It's a summertime tradition for us to gather for chowder and fried clams at the little Ivar's outlet at the southern end of Lake Washington.

  • The Humility of Hindsight

    by Rob Schwarzwalder

    March 19, 2015: Starbucks has launched a well-meaning campaign designed to foster dialog about race and racism. Called "Race Together," it is being hailed by some as potentially disastrous and others as brilliant.

  • The State of Your Family's Economy, 2015

    by Rob Schwarzwalder

    March 04, 2015: In his recent State of the Union message, President Obama spoke in glowing terms about the state of the economy. Regrettably, his report was a masterpiece of individual statistics selected to make a case rather than giving an accurate representation of what's really occurring.

  • ISIS Isn't About Jobs

    by Rob Schwarzwalder

    March 04, 2015: ISIS is a theological movement grounded in a very specific kind of Muslim eschatology. In his groundbreaking analysis in The Atlantic, Graeme Wood argues that ISIS "has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe. But the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam."

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