Our Historical Moment

I spent five years studying the American Revolution. I read the founders’ letters and diaries and commonplace books. In a strange way–because I learned their secrets–I got to know them better than they knew each other. As it turns out, they were men and women just like we are. They had flaws and warts. They […]

The Chance of a Lifetime: The Transit of Venus and the American Revolution

Early this evening (Tuesday, June 5, 2012), the Transit of Venus will be observable to amateur and professional astronomers across the globe. The next opportunity to view this major astronomical event will be December 2117. In other words, this is your last shot to see it. Even if you’re not much of a stargazer, you […]

Integrating Personal Faith and Public Policy

Like many of you, I have long wrestled with the question of how to best integrate my personal faith with my stance on public policy. What follows is a sketch of my thinking on some aspects of this issue, presented in the form of a series of postulates and provisional conclusions. Postulate One: The separation […]