Shutdown to be revisited in fall of 2015?

    Should be something to see.

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    Prayer Request

    If you are in the Chicago area, next weekend you can come watch me reach a personal milestone. I’m delivering my first actual sermon. And that’s the prayer request. I enrolled at Reformed Theological Seminary last year and have begun pursuing my Masters in Biblical Studies. I decided against the M.Div because I really don’t have the time to master Greek and Hebrew. I started | Read More »

    Obama: abortion is birth control

    Obama: abortion is birth control

    T he DC City Council passed a law with the Orwellian name of  “Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014″ (RHNDA). The bill seems sort of innocuous. I mean how often is anyone really fired because of their method of birth control? How does that conversation come up in a work place? For the purposes of this section, the term “reproductive health decisions” includes a | Read More »

    Mitch McConnell Giddy Like a Schoolgirl at Submitting to Obama’s Rule

    Mitch McConnell Giddy Like a Schoolgirl at Submitting to Obama's Rule

    With the first enhanced majority—as Newt Gingrich called it—in the House and Senate, we in the rank-and-file GOP are being treated to a the skilled governing of our leadership team, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 58% and Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A%. Gingrich waxes poetic about Boehner’s ability to govern. The process of governing itself isn’t enough, however.  Liberals | Read More »

    Chris Cuomo Is Not That Bright. Good Thing He Can Hide Behind His Last Name.

    Chris Cuomo is the privileged son of Mario Cuomo. He is a liberal. He is a Democrat. He is a licensed attorney. But on CNN he plays an objective reporter who pretends to not be liberal. He is a liberal. And in fact, off air, Cuomo is very openly a liberal. He also lets the facade down on twitter. Cuomo, did I mention he was | Read More »

    After Garland, free speech not violent extremism is under attack.

    After Garland, free speech not violent extremism is under attack.

    For people who constantly bleat about free speech and things “chilling” debate, the American left has gone full-bore Trotskyite in the wake of the terrorist attack in Garland, Texas. Instead of asking reasonable questions (like: why are we coddling obvious terrorists? why is an American Muslim congressman trying to prevent someone from obtaining a visa to the US based on their beliefs? and, yes, why | Read More »

    The Struggles Veterans Face Off the Battlefield

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Sean Parnell to discuss his book, Outlaw Platoon, the struggles veterans face when they return home and if movies like American Sniper have raised public awareness of these issues.

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    Conservatives upend the political system in Alberta

    Conservatives upend the political system in Alberta

    What if I told you Canada has a province known for oil, cowboys, and conservative politics? It’s true, Alberta is like that. What if I told you that conservative activists in Alberta got sick of the establishment party of that province, and so stood up a new party that stands for, in the words of Wildrose Party leader Brian Jean, “smart spending, balanced budgets, and | Read More »

    Mike Huckabee Enters The Contest

    Mike Huckabee Enters The Contest

    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee yesterday declared his intention to seek the Presidency of the United States. The media immediately seized on Huckabee as the “Christian” in the race — editorially pigeonholing Huckabee. They have done so at their own peril. Huckabee will prove himself far deeper and more expansive on issues than the media wants to believe. To be sure, Huckabee is a former | Read More »

    Smart Policy and Smart Politics From Gov. Rick Perry on Ex-Im Bank

    Smart Policy and Smart Politics From Gov. Rick Perry on Ex-Im Bank

    I don’t have much time to get my thoughts down on this because I am about to read Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims to my kids before I head out to my night job, but Gov. Rick Perry, who is expected to his announce his intention to run for the GOP nomination by June 1, has penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal | Read More »

    A Candidate Willing to Change His Mind

    Isn’t that what the media wants? A candidate who is bold enough to admit he has changed his mind? Well, we have a mind change and it is a really significant one. Governor Rick Perry has decided to oppose the Export-Import Bank, which is up for renewal in Congress. For those who don’t know, the Ex-Im is a cess pool of waste, fraud, and abuse | Read More »

    Kent State: May 4, 1970

    Kent State: May 4, 1970

    If you weren’t around, or old enough to know what was going on, during the period from, say, 1965 to 1970, it is near impossible to explain the turmoil the nation experienced caused by a perfect storm of events: the Civil Rights struggle, the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the non-stop series of anti-war protests. The Democrat convention in Chicago had experienced | Read More »

    Arrested for being Black on a Wednesday Night

    Arrested for being Black on a Wednesday Night

    Here we go again. Via the Denver Post, here comes video out of Colorado Springs of a stop between police and two black men. It appears not to be in controversy at this point that ultimately, the police pulled these two individuals over for a cracked windshield. You watch yourself and see if you can justify why it had to be that, for demanding to | Read More »

    Leading With the Budget

    This week the Senate will follow the House in passing a federal budget that presents a remarkable contrast in governing ability and philosophy between Republicans and Democrats. When Democrats ran one or both houses of Congress, they failed for six straight years to do the most basic function of the Legislative Branch: pass a concurrent budget resolution to determine how the federal government will spend | Read More »

    Stand Your Ground laws under attack

    Stand Your Ground laws under attack

    The price of the Second Amendment,like liberty, is eternal vigilance. Having lost several fights at the Supreme Court, the anti-gun left is gearing up for yet another fight over “stand your ground” (SYG)  laws. The idea behind SYG laws is pretty simple. If you are confronted by an aggressor you are not obligated to retreat. As Jorge Amstelle writing in The Daily Caller says: Let’s | Read More »