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Tom Searl

Tom Searl

Tom Searl is a graduate of Grace Christian University and is currently studying for a master’s degree at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. In the evenings he’s a working stiff. When not engaged in these activities he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. He currently lives in western Michigan.

Bill Barr and the Politics of Covid

There is a meme that was popular on social media a few months and has popped up again more recently.  It is a picture of Patrick Henry giving his famous “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” spe …

Kap is Back

This past weekend the NFL season kicked off with somewhat less than a bang.  Teams played before mostly empty stadiums because of the pandemic and television audiences appear to have suffered a d …

Harris Scoring Cheap Political Points

I’m sure Kamala Harris could sense it as her meeting with the Blake family approached.  Her political instincts (such as they are) told her that on opportunity was at hand to score a few easy p …

The Atlantic Plays the He Said She Said Game

Ever since Trump came down the escalator in 2015, American politics has moved at a break neck pace.  Just as one news story seems to settle down, another takes its place in a never ending cycle o …

China’s Propaganda Ministry, the Hollywood Branch

Move over NBA.  Hollywood is puckering up to kiss China’s ring too. According to a lengthy report by PEN America, a free speech advocacy organization headquartered in New York, American motion …

Let the Gaslighting Begin

Unless you spent all of yesterday in bed, you probably noticed that quite a few Democratic politicians managed to work up the gumption to do something none of them have been able to do for three month …

Laying the Ground Work for the Fight to Come

If there’s a Star Trek convention in town on Saturday that I want to attend but I’m sure my wife will say no because she has a list of chores for me to do instead, what should I do?  Well, lo …

Breaking Ranks For Biden

On Monday, the Biden campaign announced the formation of a new group with the purpose of engaging potential GOP support for the former Vice-President this coming November.  This group is known as …

A Shadow of Things to Come?

There’s a story coming out of Mexico this week that is an interesting development on what was already an interesting story.  Emilio Lozoya Austin, former head of the Mexican State Oil Company, …

Propagating a 21st Century Religion

If you’ve read some of my previous work, you might know that I define religion as a system of thought designed to answer two questions: what’s wrong with us and how do we fix it.  Now obvious …

The Politics of Covid

On Thursday, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden renewed his call for a nationwide mask mandate. Unlike last time, this call came with a few specifics.  First, he said that this mandate should c …

The Push for a Black VP

Months ago, while the primaries were still going on, Joe Biden promised that he would pick a woman as his running mate.  Within the Democrat party, pressure has been mounting to make this pick a …

What Not to do During a Bear Attack

Coronavirus.  Riots in the inner cities.  Murder Hornets.  Having to listen to Jerry Nadler. It seems like 2020 has thrown everything at us so far.  One thing you might not have heard about, howev …

A Constitutional Alternative

With November approaching, Americans are facing a choice between Donald trump and Joe Biden.  For many, President Trump’s erratic behavior and past amoral lifestyle have always been a deal brea …

White Christian America’s Misplaced Priorities

I would like to start with a story.  Now, before I begin, I just want to say that I’m very aware I’m not telling the story the way I heard it.  But that’s OK.  I think my point wi …

The Weekend is Calling, and the Senate is Answering

Its been a tough week in Washington.  While most eyes have been focused on the House hearings involving Attorney General Barr on Wednesday and the tech giants on Thursday, the Senate has been wor …

Congress Tries to Cut Big Tech Down to Size

Yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General Barr was a wild ride.  It was full of Congressman grandstanding, bloviating, and fishing for a soundbite to use in the upcomi …

The WNBA’s Walkout for Social Justice

Quick!  Name one team in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).  Can you do it?  How about one WNBA player?  Well?  If you could do both of these things, congra …

Chicago’s Heartbreak

Stunned.  Shocked.  Horrified.  Sickened. These are just a few of the words that people used to describe how they felt as they watched the news coming out of Chicago Tuesday evening.&nb …

The Risk of Presidential Politics

When I was a teenager, my friends and I enjoyed playing the board game Risk.  For those of you unfamiliar with it, Risk is a war game in which the Earth is divided by the continents and each continen …

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