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Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

Further Fallout from Christchurch

Mar 18, 2019

So predictable has been the fallout from the horrible New Zealand massacre that I could have penned this piece a week ago, or a month ago, or a year ago. Details may have changed, but the same underlying narrative remains.

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Jordan Peterson To the Rescue

Feb 25, 2019

Canadian psychologist, media sensation, and conservative intellectual Jordan Peterson is in Australia at the moment. He has already spoken to a number of sold-out audiences around the country, and tonight he takes on what may be his greatest challenge yet.

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The Left and Identity Politics

Feb 21, 2019

The issue of identity politics is a relatively recent one. It did not exist as it now does just a few short decades ago. But today we see it occurring throughout the West. It certainly is evident in a pronounced

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On Burqa Bans

Feb 11, 2019

Should Western societies ban the burqa? A number already have (such as Denmark, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and France), and a number of others continue to debate this issue. There are legitimate concerns about the burqa, so such debates are

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Security, Walls and Common Sense

Jan 13, 2019

“Walls are immoral.” “Walls don’t work.” “Walls are unjust.” How often have you heard these and similar statements made by those on the left? Like so many moral platitudes, they may give warm fuzzy feelings to the ones making such

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Ocasio-Cortez, Truth and Morality

Jan 10, 2019

The darling of the left in America, and a quite likely presidential candidate there in the near future, is Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The self-described “Democratic socialist” is competing with the likes of Bernie Sanders for the title

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More on the Victorian Election Disaster

Nov 25, 2018

Last night I offered 1500 words on the Victorian election result, presenting both political and spiritual commentary. Things were very grim indeed last night, and today things look just as bleak. While the numbers may not be quite as horrific

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The Labor/Greens Ongoing War on Christianity

Nov 23, 2018

With the crucial Victorian state election just hours away, the two major hard-left political parties in Australia have told us yet again how much they hate Christianity and how much they want to see it silenced altogether. While Victorian Labor

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The Victorian State Election

Nov 20, 2018

While most elections are important, the November 24 Victorian state election is really a key election indeed. We have had so many destructive policies under the Andrews’ Labor government already, and if they get back in things will become catastrophic.

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Wentworth and the State of the Nation

Oct 21, 2018

For those not in the know, there was a by-election yesterday in Sydney for the federal seat of Wentworth. This seat just happened to be held by the Liberal Party and their conservative forebears ever since Australian federation 117 years

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Why the US Supreme Court Matters

Oct 7, 2018

Many non-Americans – and probably many Americans as well – likely do not understand all the fuss, intrigue and controversy that erupts when a justice for the Supreme Court is nominated. Recently there have been many heated political and ideological

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The Kavanaugh Confirmation

Oct 7, 2018

America has a new Supreme Court Justice, 53-year-old Brett Kavanaugh. The months’ long process culminated in a Senate 51-49 “cloture” vote on Friday. Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski was the only Republican to vote against him, while West Virginia Democrat Joe

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C. S. Lewis on Equality

Sep 28, 2018

Great thinkers and writers often think and write about many great things – and a great many things. The noted Christian apologist and academic C. S. Lewis was one such person. Although he had his area of specialisation – English

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