The Washington Times columnists hit the current issues:
Mario Diaz: Marriage is not on trial, but America is. “Cultural norms may change, but the divine principle of matrimony will not”
“the proponents of marriages outside of natural marriage, between one man and one woman, will never be satisfied. Never. They will always feel like their relationship is not equal. Guess why? (Please tell me you got the answer right.) Because it is not. A state license does not create a marriage. Societal approval does not create a marriage. You can deny the law of gravity all you want, but if you step off of a balcony, you are going down.”
Stephen Moore: How did the Great Depression actually run its course?.
“The real issue is what caused the economy to surge after the war was over.”
“Here’s what happened. Government spending collapsed from 41 percent of GDP in 1945 to 24 percent in 1946 to less than 15 percent by 1947. And there was no “new” New Deal. This was by far the biggest cut in government spending in U.S. history. Tax rates were cut and wartime price controls were lifted. There was a very short, eight-month recession, but then the private economy surged.”
“The less the feds spent, the more people spent and invested. Keynesianism was turned on its head. Milton Friedman’s free markets were validated.”
“In sum, it wasn’t government spending, but the shrinkage of government that finally ended the Great Depression. That’s what should be in every history book — but isn’t.”
Robert Knight: Living in the age of insanity
“America’s leaders are helping degrade the culture like it’s their job
If you’re a regular consumer of news, you may be feeling what I’m feeling right now.”
“With lightning speed, the federal judicial Borg has ordered a majority of states to ignore the clearly stated wishes of their citizens. As the Supreme Court yawns, black-robed tyrants below are ordering everyone to pretend that brideless or groomless weddings are really “marriages” — or else. Anyone not buying this fiction is a “hater.”
Insanity is rearing its bizarre head in every corner of America. An Obama-Biden sticker on your car is a tip-off, unless you’re in the Free Stuff Army or run an abortion clinic, in which case it makes perfect sense.”
“shocking “Middle America” is what the insane, leftist, perpetually adolescent culture is all about. When its proponents get into seats of power, they even walk around like crazed children with giant gavels.”
“At some point, we need to acknowledge that people who appear to be clinically insane are running the culture and the government, and that we need to do something about it — starting in November.
In the meantime, prayers for our country could do wonders.”
Not to mention Ebola, marijuana, and jihadi workplace violence.