The following is a summary of the April/May 2014 issue of the St. Croix Review:
Barry MacDonald, in "Redemption," disagrees with Charles Krauthammer on the importance of the "inner" man.
In "Redemption Cannot Be Done Alone," Burke Brownfeld writes about the trouble ex-cons have finding work, and consequently how difficult it is for them to turn their lives around.
Philip Vander Elst, in "God and Liberty: A Libertarian Challenge to Secular Liberalism," lays out a defense of God, truth, beauty, free will, liberty, and a moral order inherent in the universe, and he demolishes atheism.
Mark Hendrickson, in "The War Against Work and Wealth," details how Obamacare and other administration policies are transforming too many Americans into government dependents; in "The State of the Disunion," he sees elected Democrats becoming brazen in their hostility to individual rights, and Republicans reluctant to stop spending.
Allan Brownfeld, in "Focusing Attention on the Real Impediments to Black Progress," shows the importance of having two parents and good role models in the home; in "Economic Inequality, Upward Mobility, and the Decline of the American Family," he writes that a complex mix of issues contribute to less upward mobility for lower-income Americans.
Herbert London, in "Ideological Warfare on Campus," considers an innovation at the University of Colorado: conservative ideology would henceforth be a "protected category." He argues instead for a truly open attitude. In "What Jewish Museums Won't Show," he asks: Where is the concern with the return of virulent anti-Semitism in Europe, Muslim populations, and in Arab and Persian nations?
Paul Kengor, in "Obama Should Study the History of Reaganomics," compares the economic malaise we have today to the successful actions President Reagan took; in "Shirley Temple's America," he remembers the passing of the former child actress who represents patriotism.
Fred Singer, in "Climate Consensus Con Game," points out the tricks activists use to alarm people about "man-caused," "dangerous," climate change.
In "Protect Privacy or Accept Government Control," Twila Brase lays out the insatiable grasp for data the federal and state governments are making, and she explains what it means for individual freedom.
In "Stations in Life Are Vocations Bestowed by God," Thomas Martin writes about the roles each of us play, and the importance of virtue.
In "Educating the Lost Boys," Peter Searby writes: "When a society loses a vision of man - his purpose, his role, his vocation to give of himself to others through the skills and knowledge he has - it also loses a vision of boyhood." Peter Searby shows how our schools are failing to understand boys.
Jigs Gardner, in "The Mother of Prosperity," begins by relating a conversation with a visitor to his farm, and he ends with a surprising and profound truth.
Jigs Gardner, in "The Great American Novel," puts forth a contender.
In "A Curious, Revealing Essay," Durlin and Jenkin review a neoconservative writer's essay on climate change, and note shallowness, ignorance, and distain for conservatives.
Robert Wichterman, in "A Disagreeable Truth," shows how our leaders? common-place lies and selective enforcement of laws are leading the nation astray.