A Christianity Only American Liberals Would Recognize
A friend sent along the following responding to this piece in the Daily Beast about religious liberty. My personal impression is that the piece is deeply shallow, but uses enough fifty cent words to cover that up. Beyond that though, you should go read the piece, then come back and enjoy this from my friend: I’ll try to pick out discrete lines here to respond | Read More »
Yes, Jesus Would Bake A Cake for a Gay Person
Jesus Christ would absolutely bake a cake for a gay person. He’d bake a cake for a straight person. He’d bake a cake for a girl, a boy, a person who isn’t sure what they are, a black person, a white person — Jesus would bake that cake if it, in some way large or small, drew that person closer to Him. And Christians should | Read More »
Standing With Matt Bevin
Matt Bevin ran a company, something Mitch McConnell has not done. While running that company, Matt Bevin put his signature on a prospectus for his company in which the company touted the economic benefits that would be derived from TARP. Pretty much every financially oriented business in America did the same at the time. That’s what Mitch McConnell, George Bush, Hank Paulson, and virtually everyone | Read More »
@SeanTrende runs the numbers on the 2014 Senate, nearly suffers total protonic reversal.
My eyes keep skittering over this Sean Trende piece about likely 2014 Senate losses. Not because it’s bad news: it’s not. [Sean's calculation table] is a grim picture for Senate Democrats, suggesting that the president would have to get his approval above 50 percent by Election Day before they would be favored to hold the chamber. This is also consistent with what we’ve seen in | Read More »
Thomas Sowell Makes the Case for Ted Cruz
I’ve spent most of the last 12 hours debating whether or not conservative hero Thomas Sowell jumped the shark with a recent article he wrote about Senator Ted Cruz. In it, Sowell warns against the politics of self-interest and the dangers of failing to unify at delicate points in history. More to the point, he accuses Ted Cruz of working against such unity and invokes | Read More »
I am not outraged about CPAC and GOProud
I am a social conservative, I am firmly against SSM, I have spoken of my disagreements with GOProud, its founders, and its focus before, and those disagreements still exist today. Yet, as I stated in my title, I am not outraged by GOProud’s CPAC attendance. In fact, I will go so far as to say that I wouldn’t even mind if they were allowed to be sponsors.
Now, before I start getting adoring tweets from Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris Baron, along with praise from the media for my moderate view on the annual airing of grievances surrounding GOProud’s inclusion at CPAC, let me explain.
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The Partisan IRS Needs To Be Reformed Or Abolished
So let’s just stipulate up front that not many people harbor love for their neighborhood IRS Agent. They don’t even like the poor guy if he does the stuff he’s supposed to. They really don’t like that person if she or he becomes good at doing the stuff required of an IRS Agent. So it shouldn’t come as a shock that the IRS currently rates | Read More »
Union Intimidation Continues at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Plant
Unions like to claim that management frequently intimidates workers against organizing. The reality, in today’s world, is that management virtually always has a hostile NLRB breathing down its neck at the slightest sign of any technical violation, whereas union intimidation and harassment (which is also prohibited by law) goes largely ignored by the regulatory authorities. A perfect case in point is the plight of workers | Read More »
Useful Idiots for Baal
I stumbled upon a Christian author I was not familiar with the other day and saw that he had written from a host of secular publications about faith. From CNN to National Journal to the Huffington Post to USA Today to the Atlantic to others — these are publications that tend to be hostile to people of traditional, orthodox Christian faith. When a Christian author | Read More »
Why This Fight
I was once an elected Republican. I started the College Republicans at my school. I served as the state chair of the College Republicans in Georgia. I have worked for more than two decades to get Republicans elected. But more and more I cannot tell you what it means to be a Republican other than opposition to Barack Obama. I want to be for something, | Read More »
Time to Defend Marriage and Federalism
With full control of the House but not the Senate or the White House, Republicans lack the ability to enact positive legislation; yet they have the power to stop bad bills. Unfortunately, GOP leaders have made it clear they are willing to pass much of the Obama/Reid agenda because they don’t want confrontation with Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. For conservatives, that pretty much | Read More »
Andy Stanley’s ( @AndyStanley ) Quote is Troubling
Kirsten Powers and I will no more agree on this topic than we do on the merits of calling Wendy Davis “Abortion Barbie.” That’s fine. We probably disagree on most issues, though I appreciate her finding common ground with me and so many others on the cause of life for children stitched together by God in their mothers’ wombs. But I am really disappointed in | Read More »
SEIU Executives Issue Ultimatum to Milwaukee Employers
Since 2005, the Service Employees International Union has lost 8,385 members in Wisconsin. With SEIU bosses making high-five figure and even six-figure salaries, and Governor Scott Walker’s reforms making it difficult for them to justify their income, they have banded together to issue a sort of ultimatum to Milwaukee County businesses.
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In Which @BuzzFeedAndrew Demonstrates What’s Wrong With America
Now comes one of the dumbest gotcha pieces I have ever seen, courtesy of Andrew Kaczynski of Buzzfeed. I would customarily paste some of the text here but you would do yourself a favor by actually clicking the link and seeing the huge, screaming type, complete with ridiculous subtitles. The gist of this particular piece of unmitigated nonsense is that Jeff Flake is somehow a | Read More »
American Opportunity Alliance: Come for Social Liberalism. Stay for Wall Street Cronyism.
Pay attention to this story. Put the American Opportunity Alliance on your radar. Conservatives need to be wary and need to follow money from this group to Republican candidates. A group of billionaires and multi-billionaires intent on pushing gay marriage and amnesty has started an effort to pump money into the Republican Party. The Politico report makes clear as well that these guys want to | Read More »