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    While You’re Distracted, Humanum is Happening

    While You're Distracted, Humanum is Happening

    There are more important things in life than politics. One of those things is happening as I write. Most of the world is oblivious to it. The press corps has completely ignored it. But it may be one of the most consequential events in the early twenty-first century. It is called Humanum. In Rome, at the Vatican, an interfaith gathering is occurring to discus marriage. | Read More »

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    A Loss For Cruz and a Win For Texas

    Three years ago my friend Chip Roy was in a bed at MD Anderson in Texas fighting cancer and undergoing chemo. He was constantly on my prayer list. Employed by Governor Perry, Chip had helped Perry write his book and struggled with the effects of his cancer treatment. From there, Chip went to work for . I wrote at the time that this was the | Read More »

    Shut. It. Down.

    Shut. It. Down.

    Yes, yes, yes, let us concede up front that the GOP will always get blamed for a government shutdown. Yes, yes, yes, let us concede that, in fact, polling for the GOP declined after the 2013 shutdown. But, we must caveat, some of their decline was from Republicans who decided their side had caved and were unhappy. Now let us also concede this: many Republicans | Read More »

    Logos 6 is a Must Have for Serious Bible Study

    For about the last month I have been using Logos 6. For those of you who have no idea what it is, if you’re into the Bible at all, you might want to consider it a must have. Now, there’s a caveat here. I had just starting using the Logos 5 software a week before they asked if I’d like a review copy of Logos | Read More »

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    If Only Obama Would Speak It Into Being

    If Only Obama Would Speak It Into Being

    Leon already wrote about this polling earlier. More Americans dislike Obamacare. Along comes this epic tweet from Glenn Thrush of the Politico, a member of the Circle of Jerks™, formerly known as the Gang of 500, which members of the Circle of Jerks themselves came up with (that’d be the DC-NYC political press): Enrollment booming and Gallup says ObamaCare approval hits new low… Obama's failure | Read More »

    I’m Not Laughing About OnBeep Anymore

    I thought this looked hokey yesterday. It’s like the Star Trek communicator, but bulkier. It seemed silly. Then the kids went off into the woods yesterday with their friends. I kept yelling for them. I finally had to go out there and find them. They’re building a fort out there. It looks very tribal. At any moment I expect Lord of the Flies like behavior | Read More »

    Parrots, Whores, and Clowns: Barack Obama’s Press Corps

    Parrots, Whores, and Clowns: Barack Obama's Press Corps

    The press leans left. That is an objective fact. Trace the roots of many reporters’ careers or that of their spouses or now, in some cases, their children, and you will find they are ideological brethren with the Democrats’ base. This is why they can herald the activist left’s defeat of Joe Lieberman in the 2006 Connecticut Democratic Primary as the rise of grassroots democracy, | Read More »

    Don’t Make the Good the Enemy of the Perfect

    Yesterday I closed out Heritage Action for America’s Sentinel Summit. It was a great event. My topic was “Don’t Make the Good the Enemy of the Perfect.” In politics, we often hear people say the opposite. Particularly Republican pundits and politicians who get tired of conservative agitation say we should not let the perfect be the enemy of the good. But when they say this, | Read More »

    Next Week, House and Senate Republicans Might Legalize Bribery

    Next Week, House and Senate Republicans Might Legalize Bribery

    Sources in both the House and Senate are expressing grave concern to me that Republicans are about to legalize bribery. If you will recall, several years ago after a host of arrests of members of Congress, indictments, and bridges to nowhere, public outrage caused Congress to ban earmarks. The earmarks were serving as bribery. Politicians would get earmarks sent to state and local public institutions | Read More »

    The Heretics Are Upset

    You may have never heard of Andrew Wilson, but you should. He is a theologian in the United Kingdom and has done a marvelous job repackaging so much of the heresy of the modern age in this very brilliant post. In fact, a bunch of “Christians” who’ve declared 2000 years of church orthodoxy wrong and themselves right are screaming like stuck pigs. It is a | Read More »

    Sarah Kliff at Vox.com Walks Back Her Prior Statement on Jonathan Gruber

    Sarah Kliff at Vox.com Walks Back Her Prior Statement on Jonathan Gruber

    Vox.com has, by now, been well established as a propaganda outlet, instead of a news outlet, but we have one more data point for the file. Sarah Kliff tried to explain the Jonathan Gruber situation and did so by downplaying his role in formulating Obamacare. What role did he play in developing the Affordable Care Act? Mostly number-crunching. In 2009 Health and Human Services awarded | Read More »

    Dinner With the President

    I had dinner with President Bush the other night, got to hear from Ben Carson, and have some thoughts on what Carson said. It’s all on last night’s show.

    Here Comes President Obama’s Amnesty Plan

    Here Comes President Obama's Amnesty Plan

    The President’s amnesty plan is coming. He intends to allow a lot of people who crossed the border illegally to stay in the country indefinitely. He is, in effect creating second class citizenship where people can exist in the space between daylight and the shadows with dubious status. The Republican response should be to make Camp David a refugee holding facility and close down every | Read More »

    Barack Obama Lies About His Carbon Plan

    Barack Obama Lies About His Carbon Plan

    Barack Obama’s team put this on his twitter account: This is huge: The United States and China have just agreed on an ambitious new joint plan to cut carbon pollution. http://t.co/Ntu6NFpSFY — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 12, 2014 That is not true. There was a joint agreement for both sides to do something. It was only to cut American carbon pollution. China is making no | Read More »

    Placating the Envirogelicals With the Fierce Urgency of Eleven Years From Now

    As many of the United States are seeing record early snow fall, the President has gone to China to cut a deal with the Chicoms on global warming. The left wants us to know it is a major, pressing issue. In fact, if we don’t do something immediately, Miami is going to be under water, there is no stopping it, and we sure as heck | Read More »