Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. His latest book is World View: Seeking Grace and Truth in Our Common Life. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

Feet of clay

| Bill Clinton's 19th-century predecessor
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/04/98, 12:00 am

I've written about George Washington and Thomas Jefferson on past July 4ths-it's a great day for historical columns-but this time, given the sad times in Washington, I would like to introduce readers to the Bill Clinton of the 19th century: Henry Clay of Kentucky.

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Here's to you, Mr. Roosevelt

| A nation needs to turn its eyes to a hero whose deeds more than match his words
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/27/98, 12:00 am

One hundred years ago next week, on July 1, 1898, Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders charged up San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War. But his more unusual feat occurred several months earlier in a Washington, D.C., that even then seemed to some a cesspool of cynicism.

Here are the words from Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt that stunned official Washington: "My power for good, whatever it may be, would be gone if I didn't try to live up to the doctrines I have tried to preach."

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Marriage Day

| What God has joined, let not government destroy
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/20/98, 12:00 am

Father's Day this year is more than a holiday designed to make it Christmas year-round for greeting card companies. It's even more than a holiday designed to boost sales of neckties and aftershave lotion. The holiday should remind all of us that when a father walks out on his children through divorce, he is not only heaping up for his children a pile of negatives that will last for a long time, but removing the positives.

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