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Matthew Clark Matthew Clark is Associate Counsel for Government Affairs and Media Advocacy with the ACLJ. A lifelong citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Matthew Clark lives with his wife and three boys in Northern Virginia. Matthew Clark is a contributor to the ACLJ's Docket Blog, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, the Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, and other publications on critical constitutional and policy matters facing our nation and the fight for human rights worldwide. Previously, Matthew Clark served as Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Walter S. Felton, Jr., Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Matthew Clark has been blogging about politics and policy for nearly a decade.

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    Win for Electoral Integrity: Supreme Court Refuses Obama Attempt to Block Texas Voter ID Law

    Just ahead of the midterm elections, the Supreme Court has stopped President Obama’s latest attempt to block commonsense measures to ensure voter integrity.

    This past weekend the Supreme Court weighed in on Texas’s voter ID law refusing to block its implementation before Election Day.

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    Pakistan Sentences Christian Mom Asia Bibi to Death for “Blasphemy” over a Cup of Water

    A committed Christian. A mother of five. A loving wife. A servant of all.

    But will she also be a martyr?

    That’s Asia Bibi. She’s been sentenced to death by hanging under Pakistan’s Shariah blasphemy law.

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    The Radical Left Celebrates the Success of Their Deception Over Abortion

    It’s one of the most heartbreaking things I’ve ever read.

    A woman about to abort her unborn child wrote a sadly naive letter to her child, which she refers to as her “Little Thing”. She is clearly deceived, fallen victim to the abortion distortion pushed by the radical left in the media and our society today. And the Culture of Death is reveling in her deception and pain.

    Devastatingly, this woman truly believes that the life she is about to take is not a life at all, and that she will have another opportunity to have this same child sometime later. She honestly believes she’s doing the right thing.

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    ISIS in Our Midst – An Open Border is an Invitation to Terror

    For years we’ve heard the threat that our porous border with Mexico could become a free pass for terrorists to enter America.

    Now that threat appears to be a reality.

    There are numerous reports that ISIS terrorists have crossed our southern border and are now in America.

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    Does President Obama’s Plan to “Degrade and Destroy” ISIS Include Releasing GITMO Detainees?

    Even in the midst of an all out war with ISIS’s jihadist army in Iraq and Syria, President Obama is still insistent on closing GITMO, even if it means releasing more detainees.

    There is no way around it; this is a fundamentally flawed and devastatingly dangerous strategy.

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    Shining the Light of Truth into Dark Places

    I’ve noticed a disturbing trend among Christians today to shy away from confrontation, to hide behind our own personal religious views, keeping them private.

    We don’t want to offend anyone. So many Christians tone down arguments so much we are nearly silent.

    We’ll speak out in private church groups with our friends about the taking of innocent human life (i.e. abortion), our Judeo-Christian heritage as a nation, or the cultural ills that ensnare our society. But so many Christians today would never dream of publicly speaking out for fear of offend an abortionist, an angry atheist, or the totalitarian “tolerance” police.

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    Culture of Death Suffers Another Stunning Defeat in Texas as Abortion Clinics are Being Shut Down

    Last week the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling allowing provisions of a pro-life Texas law, vehemently apposed by radical abortion supporters, to go into effect.

    This is the same pro-life law that infuriated pro-abortion radicals so much that they bussed out-of-state mobs in to Texas, chanted “hail Satan,” and literally shut down the Texas legislature . . . for a time. This is the same law that Wendy Davis (who is now running for Governor) made her political leftist-elite coming out party, grandstanding in an hours-long pro-abortion diatribe of death on the state house floor.

    This is the law that the culture of death hates more than almost any other pro-life law passed in recent memory.

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    IRS Cover-Up: IG Report Exposes IRS Lying to American Public

    A new Inspector General (IG) report general report exposes yet more abuse and cover-up at the IRS.

    In response to a report (from the same IG’s office) detailing the IRS targeting scandal, the American public demanded to know the truth. The American people sent in numerous FOIA requests, and the IRS concealed pertinent information at least 336 times.

    If that’s not a cover-up I don’t know what is.

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    U.S. Soldiers in “War” with ISIS Not Eligible for Medals?

    With 1,600 military “advisers” on the ground in Iraq, 2,300 of our troops being deployed to the Middle East as a “special purpose marine air ground task force,” and ongoing airstrikes being conducted in Iraq and Syria against ISIS’s jihadist army, it is absolutely stunning that our military personnel are NOT eligible for certain military medals.

    Why? Because the Obama Administration refuses to call our fight against ISIS terror a military campaign.

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    “We the People” is an Everyday Celebration of Liberty

    No one sentence could better sum up the American spirit than the opening line of our Constitution. For 227 years these words have served not just as a set of guiding principles for our nation, but as the building blocks for the greatest democracy the world has ever known.

    But let me ask you a simple question. Have you ever read the Constitution?

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