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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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    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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    President Obama’s 9/10 Strategy in a 9/11 World

    The sad irony of President Obama’s September 10th address to the nation on ISIS is that he laid out a 9/10 strategy in a 9/11 world.

    Thirteen years ago, we awoke on 9/11 and the world had changed. We awoke to the reality of radical Islamic jihad and its commitment to destroy America. Now we face an even greater jihadist threat. Have we forgotten so quickly as a nation?

    President Obama unabashedly asserted that ISIS isn’t Islamic. Yet it’s Islamic to its core, establishing a caliphate – an Islamic State – across large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

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    GAO Bombshell: ObamaCare Directly Funds Abortion

    A new report from the Government Accountability Office reveals what we’ve been saying all along: ObamaCare funds abortion.

    Put more directly: you are paying for abortion with your federal tax dollars in direct violation of federal law.

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    IRS Has 99 Problems But the Church Ain’t One

    The scandal plagued Obama Administration IRS admits that it has targeted 99 churches for additional scrutiny after settling a lawsuit with the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).

    The IRS settlement with the angry atheist group FFRF is shrouded in secrecy, but the little we do know is enough to raise significant suspicion.

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    President Obama Says “We Don’t Have a Strategy” on ISIS, Except He Does

    “We don’t have a strategy yet” to deal with ISIS jihadists.

    That’s what President Obama announced to the world, including the terrorist army inflicting genocide on Christians in Iraq and Syria.

    But the reality is President Obama does have a strategy. He’s had one from the day he took office. Apologize for America, appease the radical Muslim world, and ignore the threat posed by jihad.

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