Archive for the ‘Grand Schemes and Government’ Category

An Exciting Day for the Judicial Branch

This morning dawned with the Obama administration’s announcement of his nominee for Justice Souter’s replacement.  The well-managed leaks from the West Wing made sure Sonia Sotomayor’s name was already familiar in the press, but commentators have found plenty to discuss on air anyway.  It seems...
May 27th, 2009 | Domestic Policy, Family Issues, Grand Schemes and Government, Rights Reason & Religion, RML | Read More

The Courts and the Quest for Relevance

It was a good day for the American experiment, particularly for the least defined branch of the Federal Government. Most notably, the first African American President nominated the first Latino woman to the bench of the Supreme Court.  More on this in a moment, but all patriots should feel affirmed...
May 27th, 2009 | Culture, Family Issues, Grand Schemes and Government, RML | Read More

Government & the People

Lang takes us to Lincoln; very apt, given my question.  After all, Lincoln vies with Washington for the top spot in the halls of our leaders, and rightfully so; they were the leaders whose individual tenacity and leadership created and preserved this union.  Under their respective eras of leadership, our nation...
March 7th, 2009 | Grand Schemes and Government | Read More

Take It From Lincoln

My esteemed colleague has posited the question of all questions: what is the purpose of government?  Nothing like a nice, light inquiry to start things here, eh? I take the basic premise of my answer from the Gettysburg Address.  It seems to be a safe bet, to start.  After all, slap our 16th president’s...
February 26th, 2009 | Grand Schemes and Government | Read More

The Question Is…

I was given the honor of posting the first substantial contribution to our shiny new forum on Government, Politics and Faith…and promptly drew a blank.  Perhaps it was the result of the growing amount of work in other areas of my life, or perhaps it was the pressure of writing the FIRSTpost to...
February 18th, 2009 | Grand Schemes and Government | Read More