“The Passion” of Howard Roark

“The Passion of the Christ,” a movie that highlights Jesus’ suffering and crucifixion, has met with both strong praise and heated criticism. Yet virtually no one has condemned this movie for championing the anti-life ideas fundamental to religion. By...

What Makes the Super Bowl “Super”

Hours before the Green Bay Packers defeated the New England Patriots 35-21 in Super Bowl XXXI on January 26, 1997, I overheard a supermarket cashier greet a coworker with a salutation I’d not heard before: “Happy Super Bowl Sunday.” That incident had...

An Open Letter to ESPN on Rush Limbaugh

ESPN Television ESPN Plaza Bristol, CT 06010 October 5, 2003 To ESPN, You forced Rush Limbaugh to resign from his job after his alleged racist comment, yet you routinely allow your other commentators to make race-related comments and champion unquestioningly what are...

Heroism and Doing Your Job

I once argued with my former coworker about firefighters. She didn’t consider them heroes, as they were widely and properly called after September 11, 2001, because on that day, like any other, “they were just doing their jobs,” she said. Obviously,...

A Patriot for the Defense of America

Not the ground soldier, stealth bomber nor nuclear bomb is America‘s most crucial weapon in its war on terrorists. To Jason Crawford, president of Patriots for the Defense of America, that weapon is moral clarity, without which our leaders would be unwilling to...

Iran is the Root of Islamic Terrorism

Following an overwhelming military victory in Iraq, the Bush administration has renewed its pursuit of creating a Palestinian terrorist state, instead of focusing on the premier sponsor of anti-American terrorism: Iran. While the administration once again entangles...

A Flag-waver Forever

After Sept. 11, American flags were widespread, from Ground Zero to jacket lapels in Alaska. I, too, attached the Stars and Stripes to my car antenna. I’ve always been patriotic, but never a flag-waver. Now, I will forever keep a flag where I can see it daily....

Bombs and Tears–of Joy

When the United States first bombed Iraq last week, initiating a self-defensive campaign against Saddam Hussein, I cried a tear of joy. When the US first bombed the Taliban in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, my joy wasn’t as great. Given that...