Democracy

America Must Defend Democracy
America Must Defend Democracy

What the Free World built from the rubble of World War II isn’t perfect. But it’s unquestionably better than the alternative being pushed by Xi and Putin—and it’s definitely worth defending.

Islamist Group Slams Presidential Appointment of First Muslim Judge to Federal Court
Islamist Group Slams Presidential Appointment of First Muslim Judge to Federal Court

Judge Zahid Quraishi is the first Muslim federal judge in American history, but even though his nomination received bipartisan support, an unlikely source sharply criticized his appointment: the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

USA/Germany & Cancel Culture

IRD/Providence hosted a conversation with the Hanns Seidel Foundation on Cancel Culture.

The New Whiggery

Whiggery isn’t an ideology or a political agenda. It’s a centuries old sensibility that counsels mutual respect, patience and optimism for persons and communities.

Decadent US vs. Virtuous China?

May America amid its sins seek virtue and justice. And may America never be at peace with a world led by tyrants.

South Korea Should Expand Free Speech on the Peninsula, Not Reduce It - Baloon Leaflets - Human Rights
South Korea Should Expand Free Speech on the Peninsula, Not Reduce It

A South Korean law that threatens human rights activists with fines of nearly $27,000 or up to three years in prison has prompted international concern about the status of free speech in South Korea and the future of human rights advocacy.

Global Backstop for Democracy

America is audacious and globally indispensable chiefly because of its soaring ideals. And those ideals speak to the world in the measured but constant affirmation of benevolence and good will to all who reciprocate. May it always be good news when a mighty American ship anchors in a distant harbor in times of trouble.

True North, Ep. 11 | A Discussion on a New Poll about the Black Church
True North, Ep. 11 | A Discussion on a New Poll about the Black Church

Marc LiVecche, Derryck Green, and Keith Pavlischek discuss a recent poll from Pew Research about the Black church and spirituality in America.

America’s Religionized Politics

Needless to say, demands for complete justice in this world, humanly rather than divinely enacted, are dangerous, potentially lethal, and inevitably will be disappointed.

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