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Day: February 24, 2009

Bobby Jindal

Not a great speaker, but the boat story hits home. No matter how great a leader President Obama is, he can’t get us anywhere if impersonal bureaucrats are the ones making our decisions. Bobby is taking a position. I don’t think this speech will move many people tonight. But in three or four years it …

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President Obama on the military, Ty’Sheoma Bethea, and his conclusion

I’m grateful to hear him say that we do “not torture.” A new era of engagement has begun. We can’t be alone and the world needs us. We need to engage in negotiation with confidence and candor. The world depends on us having a strong economy as we depend on the strength of the worlds. …

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How to Be Perfect

Let us, in fine, observe that this harmony or surprising agreement, which naturally occurs between the ideas of just, honest, and useful, constitutes the whole beauty of virtue, and informs us at the same time in what the perfection of man consists. … Moralists are divided with regard to this latter point. Some place the …

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