Heroes

Moral Duty v. Military Duty

Updates at the end of this commentary. Military heroes are known for their immediate courage on the battlefield, but for some, ethical courage can be just as urgent. Just ask Captain Brett Crozier.

As the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, with a … Read More

Hero Story

Heroes come in all forms: fire, police, paramedics, even everyday citizens. During this worldwide pandemic afflicting millions, we need heroes more than ever.

As the top expert on infectious disease, Dr. Anthony Fauci has been praised as the most trusted man in the country due … Read More

This story first ran on June 1, 2009, but I’m bringing it back because of a personal post script.

At the time, steroid use in baseball was the hot topic, but my attention was drawn to another aspect of cheating. Although I believe steroid use … Read More

Halfway through the comedy City Slickers, Curly – the irascible, tougher-than-leather cowboy played by tough guy Jack Palance – unexpectedly dies on the trail. At his burial, the cook offers this short admonition to the Almighty: “Lord, we give you Curly. Try not to Read More

Even though the turmoil in Washington tends to suck all the oxygen out of the news cycle each week, there are positive stories that deserve our attention and appreciation. Here are three. Waffle House Hero – Last month, James Shaw, Jr., who, at the risk … Read More

Yes, You Are!

Last Sunday, April 22, a 29-year old man entered a Waffle House restaurant near Antioch, Tennessee armed with an assault-style rifle prepared to kill many of the restaurants patrons.

Taking cover behind a swinging door, James Shaw, Jr. and his best friend, Brennan McMurry, looked … Read More

What Greater Cause?

In his latest book, The American Spirit, historian David McCullough had the rare privilege of addressing a joint session of Congress in 1989.

McCullough has observed much in his 84 years, and written much more about the past in books, and the present in … Read More