Category Archives: National

Leave Religion Out of the Discussion on Syria

Damned if we do. Damned if we don’t. The question the President and Congress must answer on September 9 is clear: Does the United States take military action against Syria’s Assad government for the use of sarin gas against their … Continue reading

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Of Peace and Love and Bullets

Christianity – A religion of peace, love and… Wait a minute. What is wrong with this statement? “Arkansas Christian Academy in Bryant, Arkansas posted this sign in front of its building, which reads “Staff is armed and trained, any attempt … Continue reading

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Military ruling must meet spiritual needs of all groups

Printed with permission by the Columbia Missourian… Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | 12:00 p.m. CDT BY DAVID ROSMAN Secular humanism and atheism are not religions. All atheists are secular humanists, but not all secular humanists are atheists. Some are agnostics, … Continue reading

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Hannah Gastonguay: “US Has No Religious Freedoms” Really?

It was an Associated Press headline that peaked my interest, “Religious family rescued at sea after a “leap of faith’.” It was the opening paragraph that made me shake my head. OK, there was nothing in the article to tell … Continue reading

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Obamacare Does Not Go Far Enough

I have opposed the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, since day one. Not because it is a democratic bill, or it is socialist or communist or Orwellian, or any other name one may stick to the program. I opposite it because … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July

During this week of celebration, allow me to remind you of what the Declaration of Independence does and does not say. We must begin by looking at the language used in 1776 in most, if not all, official documents. By … Continue reading

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“Capitol Hill Oysters”, or “Who Really has the Balls?”

The opening paragraph of the May 1, 2013 The Hill article, “GOP says Benghazi whistleblowers will ‘expose new facts,’” caught my attention. “Eyewitnesses with potentially damaging information on the Obama administration’s handling of last year’s terror attack on the U.S. … Continue reading

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Policy and politics or juvenile and conspiratorial?

For those of you who do not subscribe to the Columbia Missourian or missed Thursday’s commentary, here it is. Reprinted with permission.   Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT BY DAVID ROSMAN George Kennedy’s April 26 Missourian column was pointed … Continue reading

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Missourian Commentary – Bombings, Misinformation and Boston

For my readers who do not subscribe to the Columbia Missourian, this is a reprint of my column from April 17, 2013. Don’t jump to conclusions in placing blame Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 9:17 p.m. … Continue reading

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Religion + Hurricane Sandy + First Amendment + FEMA = ?

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A video commentary A discussion as to where is the line for “Separation of Church and State” drawn?  But I am still learning, so please comment – What do you really think about this issue?   So, what do you … Continue reading

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