Entries Tagged 'Politics'

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Episode 43: Didn't We Just Talk About Mosquito Season?

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | Jun 26, 2024 at 10:26 PM

The Zippy Crew hits the political pavement with an episode that covers Supreme Court decisions on gun control; American and European election seasons, including the upcoming debate between Presidents Biden and Trump; interesting facts about mosquitos and a look at solid teaching as discussed by the Apostle Paul in his second letter to Timothy.

Politics or Economics?

By Dennis E. Powell | May 15, 2024 at 11:35 PM

In 1974 my friend and mentor Sylvia Porter, the financial columnist, was summoned to Washington by the president, Gerald Ford. She had been asked to head a government effort to reduce inflation, which as a result of the 1973 Arab oil crisis had risen to 12.3 percent. When she got there, she was dismayed. The program consisted of red campaign buttons bearing the message “WIN.” Ford said the letters stood for “Whip Inflation Now.”

We Can't Stand Discussion

By Timothy R. Butler | May 15, 2024 at 12:31 PM

Who would have thought a National Review alum who has been a long-time Evangelical voice on politics, known for arguing for civility, would be a controversial choice to appear on a panel about politics in a conservative, Evangelical denomination? A few years ago, that’d have seemed absurd. Oh, for a few years ago.

Episode 40: Umming Our Way Into Year Three

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | May 01, 2024 at 10:19 PM

The Zippy Boys return to celebrate the third anniversary of our podcast! Join Tim and Jason as we touch on the massive foreign aid bill recently passed by Congress, the accompanying TikTok ban, the 2024 St. Louis Cardinals and the hope of Jesus’s resurrection as we mourn the death of loved ones.

Reality Always Wins

By Dennis E. Powell | Apr 10, 2024 at 11:32 PM

Gee. Every month people in the financial industry predict that inflation will go down. Almost every month, inflation doesn’t go down. Turmoil in the markets results. It is worth remembering that brokerage houses make money when you buy a security, but they also make money when you sell a security.

How About Separation of Politicians and Religion?

By Timothy R. Butler | Apr 03, 2024 at 9:21 PM
The news cycle of Holy Week has convinced me: I don’t think we need further separation of church and state, but we need separation of our politicians from church. As a friend likes to quip, “You can help me more by helping me less.”

Cleaning Up One’s Own House

By Timothy R. Butler | Feb 28, 2024 at 9:11 PM

We’ve gotten bad (worse?) about cleaning up our own messes. Sure the other side is a mess, but it’s time to care more about doing what’s right than playing for loyalty or ephemeral victories.

Headed to Hell, But Entertained

By Dennis E. Powell | Jan 31, 2024 at 11:39 PM

Here we are again. Each time it is worse than the time before. We’re speeding toward the point when, come November, we will have a choice between two men whom we know are unqualified to be president of the United States. The only positive thing that can be said for either is that he is not the other.

Donald Swift

By Timothy R. Butler | Jan 31, 2024 at 11:14 PM

This week, I saw a meme that gave me a moment of clarity. Donald Trump and Taylor Swift have an awful lot in common. Call me fearless — the last sentence could lead to nearly all of the Internet hating me — but the comparison is worth entertaining to consider our political moment.

Resolve

By Timothy R. Butler | Nov 15, 2023 at 8:08 PM

My feed on X has filled with posts from officials of Ukraine, Romania and the Netherlands touting the opening of the European F-16 Training Center in Romania. Highlighting this was a video of Ukrainian pilots showing off their newly acquired skills in piloting said aircraft. The word “resolve” comes to mind given that I can write that sentence at all — for a long time, the West refused the beleaguered nation access to advanced jets. “Resolve” also speaks to the dangerous test ahead hinted at in that hesitancy.

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