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    Plunder & Deceit is Out TODAY

    Mark Levin has a new book out called Plunder and Deceit. It may not be exactly what you expected, but it is exactly what you need. Actually, I’m not exaggerating about that. I have been wondering as the culture shifts what I need to be thinking about in relation to my kids’ ethics, morals, and values. We have a shelf of Dobson at home and | Read More »

    Trump Triumphant

    Whether you like Donald Trump or not is irrelevant. On Thursday, Donald Trump will appear on a Presidential debate stage with nine other Americans out of more than 300 million people. The nine candidates who will be on stage with Trump still have not figured out how to deal with Trump. Maybe by Thursday they will. The way to deal with Trump is to speak | Read More »

    A Good Thing Messed Up By Pollsters

    I support having the top ten Republicans on the main debate stage. I think if you put all of them on the stage — the 16 to 2000 declared candidates — you learn nothing and accomplish nothing. Fox News (one of my employers) and the RNC deciding to use a polling average and put the top ten in the main event is not a bad | Read More »

    Even In Politics Not Everything Is Political

    I have seen a number of Republicans and even some Christian evangelicals in the past seventy-two hours make the case that the Republican Party should avoid a government shutdown to stop Planned Parenthood. In fact, a few have said the fight against Planned Parenthood is just another ideological fight and government does so much more and depriving Planned Parenthood of any money will not stop | Read More »

    Pro-Lifers, Be Wary of Mitch McConnell on Planned Parenthood

    I saw Al Mohler of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary tweet out this link earlier today. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 58% is calling on Planned Parenthood being defunded. I hope McConnell will stick with this, even at the risk of President Obama shutting down the government in the fight. But we should remember that we are at this point because of legislation | Read More »

    StemExpress Gets “Fully Intact” Babies

    StemExpress got a temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress. The order prevents CMP from releasing more video footage. What are they hiding? David Daleidan, the man who spearheaded the undercover operation, went on CNN to tell the world. StemExpress gets fully intact babies from abortion clinics. “In a meeting with their top leadership, they admitted that they sometimes get fully intact fetuses | Read More »

    Do Or Do Not. There Is No Try.

    Republicans in the Congress are beginning to use the word “try.” They will try to defund Planned Parenthood. But the President has a veto and they do not have the votes to override the veto. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) 44% has moved from try to “can’t.” He says Republicans cannot defund Planned Parenthood because of the President’s veto. This is really, really | Read More »

    Killing Them

    “The sick irony of President Barack Obama’s administration is that he often compares himself to Abraham Lincoln. But he is perfectly happy to let Planned Parenthood sell off black children in bits and pieces as property.”We have passed the point where Nazi comparisons are inappropriate. In the latest video about Planned Parenthood, if you want to watch it, you will see an admission that some | Read More »

    Shut Down The Government. Now.

    Your taxpayer dollars are being used to subsidize an organization that extracts children, weeks from birth and capable of feeling pain and hearing, from their mothers’ wombs. The organization inserts instruments into the soft part of the child’s skull, rips it open, and extracts its brain. It then crushes the head and pulls it further out of the womb. From there it extracts the child’s | Read More »

    Hey David Muir (@DavidMuir) and Almin Karamehmedovic (@karameha), Why Cecil and Not Cecile?

    Cecil the Lion died in Africa and David Muir of ABC News and his Executive Producer, Almin Karamehmedovic, made sure the world knew. But here at home, Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood is leading an organization that is crushing the heads of children, harvesting their brains, hearts, lungs, livers, and other viable organs, and selling them for a significant amount of money. Planned Parenthood has | Read More »

    Hey Scott Pelley (@ScottPelley) and Steve Capus (@SteveCapus), Why Cecil and Not Cecile?

    Cecil the Lion died in Africa and Scott Pelley of CBS News and his Executive Producer, Steve Capus, made sure the world knew. But here at home, Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood is leading an organization that is crushing the heads of children, harvesting their brains, hearts, lungs, livers, and other viable organs, and selling them for a significant amount of money. Planned Parenthood has | Read More »

    Hey Lester Holt (@LesterHoltNBC) and Patrick Burkey (@PatBurkey), Why Cecil and Not Cecile?

    Cecil the Lion died in Africa and Lester Holt of NBC News and his Executive Producer, Patrick Burkey, made sure the world knew. But here at home, Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood is leading an organization that is crushing the heads of children, harvesting their brains, hearts, lungs, livers, and other viable organs, and selling them for a significant amount of money. Planned Parenthood has | Read More »

    “Cuckservative” is a Racist Slur and an Attack on Evangelical Christians

    Despite the white washing by Breitbart.com (pun intended), the phrase “cuckservative” is a racist slur. It is used by racists in support of a racialist agenda. The people who use it are not opposed to illegal immigration, but are opposed to immigration in general. They are opposed to evangelical Christians who support interracial adoption. They are opposed to anyone who does not think in terms | Read More »

    Mitch McConnell’s Yips

    Y’all need to read this. What you’re hearing all around Capitol Hill over the past few days is the murmur of staffers saying nervously what their bosses can’t: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 58% has the yips. Say what you will about McConnell’s ideological grounding, or lack thereof – there was a time when the total leadership failure of the past week would | Read More »

    Missing in Action: Where is Rand Paul?

    My single biggest surprise this election season is the failure of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 87% to do much of anything. He has loyal support, a unique message, a foundation laid by his father, a cheery disposition, and a really crummy campaign team. Put it to you this way: Ben Carson has out raised Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 87%. | Read More »