Darryl Hart, of Hillsdale College, in these two links (From Culture to Party Wars? and Abandon the GOP, Join the Democratic Party) proposes that evangelicals, probably soon to be rejected by Republicans, could consider joining the Democratic party to evangelize it or be salt and light in it. That was part of my reasoning for becoming a DINO (Democrat in Name Only). First: Republicans will eventually reject evangelical concerns. Second: there is already a colony of evangelicals within the Democratic Party; most of them happen to be black or Latino. I know a number of these through the Christian Community Development Association. Interestingly enough I was at an advisory board meeting of CCDA a couple of years ago. At this it was announced that Cornel West, who was on the list to be one of the plenary speakers for their annual fall conference, had been disinvited because he gave an interview to Playboy. Most of the white members of the board thought that disinviting Cornel West was a trifle excessive. Most of the black members defended the disinvitation, because they resented Dr. West’s making any concession to the Playboy culture they believed to be corrupting their own communities and contributing to illegitimacy!
Recently in an airport, I saw and bought a rather provocative issue of Scientific American. The cover declared that humans ‘evolved’ to exercise, while the most similar forms of life – chimpanzees and bonobos – function very well as couch potatoes, according to […]
In addition to the NIMBYs and the YIMBYs, we now have the PHIMBYs: Public Housing in My Back Yard. This new acronym represents those who believe that public-subsidized housing should be added to our cities, but no private enterprise market-rate […]
For a long time, we have spoken of elections, in which a President is not on the ballot, as ‘off-year elections’. I think the Founders would have been horrified by such a notion. The Congress, they would have thought, should […]