Featured Essays

Liberty Yell: The TRiUMPh of Nothing

Liberty Yell: The TRiUMPh of Nothing
By Matthew Sperling on Feb 24, 2016 at 07:46 PM in Featured Essays

It is the night of the 2016 Republican caucus in Nevada, where an exhausted political party has put down a tall stack of chips and rolled snake eyes.

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Liberty Yell: Choosing Happiness, or Not

Liberty Yell: Choosing Happiness, or Not
By Matthew Sperling on Dec 29, 2015 at 09:34 AM in Featured Essays, Liberty Yell

God knows, we need at least one hero to rescue us. And, if you look at the current crop of television shows and movies, you will see an abundance of heroes.

In fact, heroes and world-destroying disasters are both at the center of today's zeitgeist. Eternal salvation and damnation are both on offer, though salvation appears to be fighting an uphill battle.

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Liberty Yell: Last Mile Before the Night?

Liberty Yell: Last Mile Before the Night?
By Matthew Sperling on Dec 08, 2015 at 09:30 AM in Featured Essays, Liberty Yell

One more major terrorist attack, and we will be faced with an ongoing violation of the concept and practice of freedom.

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Liberty Yell: Something Besides the Cult of Death?

Liberty Yell: Something Besides the Cult of Death?
By Matthew Sperling on Nov 16, 2015 at 09:31 AM in Featured Essays, Liberty Yell

Leadership requires thought.

The obvious response, the knee-jerk reaction to the events in Paris, would be to attack the perpetrators. Their hideous violence should be met with more of the same, and this is what has already happened. France and the U.S. have attacked the supposed capital of the Islamic State, Raqaa in Syria.

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Liberty Yell: I Was a Stranger and You Invited Me In

Liberty Yell: I Was a Stranger and You Invited Me In
By Matthew Sperling on Sep 06, 2015 at 08:38 PM in Featured Essays

And now our humanity will be tested.

Millions of refugees have fled from Syria. Many more people have, sensibly, left their homes in the Middle East, Africa and around the world rather than die from hunger, disease and violence.

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