How has Donald Trump become the leading contender for the Republican nomination? The missing piece of the puzzle is the artificiality of public life in the United States.
Scott P. Richert
During Kim Davis's short imprisonment for contempt of court, the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk who refused on religious grounds to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples, was compared with Martin Luther King, Jr., Thomas Jefferson, among others.
James O. Tate
We live in revolutionary times of rapid technological change, and yes, it is a little disconcerting when the rules morph and the practices mutate. But I did predict years ago that vinyl would be back, and so it is.
David Alan Cola
Until citizens and public officials are willing to intervene to prevent violence, we cannot make progress toward police and community mental-health cooperation to reduce incidents of deadly violence.
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The honor of it all aside, Rep. Paul Ryan would do well to decline the speakership of the House. For it is a poisoned chalice that is being offered to him.
The Russian military intervention in Syria, and the creation of a new regional alliance which includes Iran and Iraq, removes one undesirable outcome from the complex equation.
Somewhere over the Atlantic, there is an Islamic militia that has proclaimed an Islamic state. It controls territory in several countries, has kidnapped and murdered many innocent people, including Christians, and openly professes its disdain for Western learning.
As I wrote for Chronicles in 2013, the strongest women are only as strong as the weakest men, according to testimony before the President George H.W. Bush’s Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces.