Michael Barkun: September 11th after Ten Years

Author Michael Barkun looks at the US response to the September 11 terrorist attacks 10 years later and considers how security & counterterrorism have changed. Continue Reading Michael Barkun: September 11th after Ten Years

Andrew Finstuen on Obama’s Civil Faith

Over at Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, Andrew Finstuen offers a response to the spiritual tones within President Obama’s State of the Union address last night, noting that the president summoned a unifying “civil faith” to lead the country through challenging times. Finstuen is author of Original Sin and Everyday Protestants: The Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr,… Continue Reading Andrew Finstuen on Obama’s Civil Faith

Seven Years Ago

No clever blog entry today. Today is simply a day to remember those we lost in New York, in DC and in Pennsylvania. It’s a day to remember what it means to be an American, what it means to be a citizen and what it means to fight for the liberties and the rights our… Continue Reading Seven Years Ago