Politics and Public Life

I Am an Alien Resident of the United States of America

In the midst of the turbulent times we are now facing in our nation, Americans are advocating any number of responses ranging from ordinary to outrageous: making peace with the status quo, walking away from public life in resignation, expressing outrage via social media flash mobbing, calling for revolutions, and urging anarchy. These responses are [ Read More ]

4 Things to Look for in Tonight’s Vice Presidential Debate

Vice presidential debates draw far less viewers than the presidential contests. They tend to be drastically less interesting and significantly less important. Yet tonight’s vice presidential debate could be more significant and more interesting than vice presidential contests in the past. I’m not saying that tonight’s contest will be exciting, but I also don’t think it [ Read More ]

The 1 Thing That Could Tip the Balance in the First Presidential Debate

There is one thing that could tip the balance in an increasingly tight race for the presidency, and it is the one thing that probably will not be mentioned—much less emphasized—during Monday night’s presidential debate. Here’s to hope. How the Nominees are Preparing for the Debate The debate is the most significant head-to-head since Carter [ Read More ]

Liberty, Justice, & the Economy: An Interview with Political Scientist Hunter Baker

Recently, I had the happy opportunity to interview evangelical political scientist Hunter Baker. Dr. Baker teaches political science at Union University, holds doctoral degrees in both law and political science, and is one of the foremost political scientists in the evangelical world. During the interview, I asked him about his conversion, why he ran for Congress, why [ Read More ]