1968: Mama Tried

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On this day, May 9, Merle Haggard and the Strangers recorded Merle’s iconic song “Mama Tried” at the Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood. This song is rich with moral meaning, without at all sounding preachy.

May 9, 2018

Will Democrats Learn?

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This year, the Democrats held forth for your consideration Joe Kennedy III, who bravely drew his silver spoon on behalf of blue-collar wage-earners, the military, and law enforcement, but also in defense of Dreamers, the transgendered, and feminist protest-marchers.

March 1, 2018

The Gifts and Calling of “Beloved Enemies”

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Today’s Treasury of Daily Prayer New Testament reading includes two verses that defy several fashionable categories. Romans 11:28-29: “As concerning the gospel, [the Jews] are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.”

January 23, 2018


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Our cutesy little undeclared acts of war, known to a sufficient extent by all of the politicians who are demonizing a guilty Russia for political gain, undermine confidence in our sincerity.

August 1, 2017