Monthly Archives: February 2019

The power of the purse

Mindful that monarchs tended to bankrupt their countries with wars and other misadventures, the Founders embedded in the Constitution a simple protection against authoritarian vanity: The purse is in Congress’ hands, the branch of government closest to what passes for … Continue reading

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Quote for the day

I wonder from time to time if I’m the only person who finds the entire idea of Original Sin demented, an unusually putrid idea that only somebody who is already messed-up could possibly think makes sense. Turns out … No, … Continue reading

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Dismal theology-related tweet for the day

John Piper: “When Christ died on the cross, you died. And when you trusted him, that death took effect in your life. It’s your death to the world and the world’s death to you.” https://t.co/nOVxD6qVxZ — Desiring God (@desiringGod) February … Continue reading

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Rebooting the Progressive Era

It isn’t literally true that history repeats itself, but it is true that one class of excesses is reliably followed by opposing excesses. What Mark Twain dubbed the Gilded Age, for instance, was followed by the reforms of the Progressive … Continue reading

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