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    The Street Sweeper

    The Street Sweeper

    August 28, 2013, was the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. It is a very good speech. But it is not my favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. speech. My favorite is little known and even less remembered. It is a speech no leader in America on a stage such as he commanded would ever think to give. It is | Read More »

    The Daily Devotionals

    I’ve discovered that a lot of you want the devotionals I’m writing in your inbox. So I am making that possible. If you want my daily devotional to show up in your inbox, instead of having to remember to go to the website, go here now. I’ll have them emailed to you on a daily basis.

    Brokeback Selma

    Last night, I did a mashup of the Selma and Brokeback Mountain trailers. Had Oprah made that movie, not only would Brokeback Selma sweep this year’s Academy Awards, but the Academy would force all prior winners to hand over their awards. I think I win the argument.

    Another Example of Why Global Warming Zealots Are a Bag of Crap

    DOOM! people. Doom. It is the hottest it has ever been!!!!! Unless you use satellite based temperature measurements, which the global warming crowd loved until those measurements stopped scaring people. So it is back to DOOM. 2014 was the hottest year ever. In fact, it was so hot the Times won’t even tell you what it was. Nope. In the whole article it never tells | Read More »

    Renee Ellmers is Basically a Liar

    Congresswoman Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) 58% is a lying waste of oxygen. First, she campaigned aggressively in 2014 against amnesty, executive overreach, etc. Then she promptly got back to Washington and reversed herself on everything she had campaigned on. Now, her knickers are in knots over pro-life legislation. Just as the GOP has decided to stand firm on a piece of legislation | Read More »

    They’d Rather All the Babies Die

    16 Then two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. 17 The one woman said, “Oh, my lord, this woman and I live in the same house, and I gave birth to a child while she was in the house. 18 Then on the third day after I gave birth, this woman also gave birth. And we were alone. There was no one else with us | Read More »

    Conservative Catharsis

    Conservative Catharsis

    Much has been written about conservatives in the United States over the past decade. Most of the studies and commentaries come with a healthy dose of bias against conservatism. Those that do the best still have a “Gorillas in the Mist” quality. Some things are vastly easier to understand than those studying them believe. So much of what has happened within the Republican Party since | Read More »

    To Reconcile Obamacare

    To Reconcile Obamacare

    The other day, the Politico reported that a handful of Senate Republicans are now considering reconciliation as a vehicle for tax reform. Reconciliation, you may recall, is the process by which the Congress fast tracks changes to the budget. In 2010, Obama and the Democrats used reconciliation to pass Obamacare. Reconciliation is a potent weapon in the Senate arsenal because it only requires 51 votes | Read More »

    Thank You House Republicans

    Normally at this time of year Republicans run away from the issue of abortion as fast as possible. They don’t like the “War on Women” and they just give up. But in 2014, we saw the “war on women” lose to Republicans who champion life. Now the GOP is going to take positive steps to advance a culture of life. Instead of running from the | Read More »

    Matt Lewis Misses Some Important History

    It is like history began in 2004 in Matt Lewis’s analysis of the Jeb v. George situation. I see Matt’s article being passed around by people stroking their beards over it, nodding knowingly, but I think it fundamentally misses something that throws the whole out of whack, while parts of it taken alone hold up. There were numerous and sustained conversations in the late nineties | Read More »

    It Is Time for House Conservatives to Abandon the RSC and Start a New Conservative Group

    Last year the Republican Study Committee in the House of Representatives began a purge of conservative staffers. The organization, which collaborated with outside conservative groups to push the House GOP right and hold the House GOP Leadership accountable, fired several staffers who were doing just that. Since then, the Republican Study Committee has been less a check on the wayward drift of the House GOP | Read More »

    Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil

    I live in Macon, Georgia. We have a gang problem in parts of Macon. But in the early part of the twenty-first century we did not have a gang problem. At least we did not have a gang problem according to the new Mayor. In an historic election, the first black Mayor of Macon, Georgia declared there were no more gangs in the city. Thinking | Read More »

    The Question on Dave Agema is Not Difficult

    Dave Agema is an RNC Committeeman from Michigan. The Republican National Committee will consider expelling him at its upcoming meeting. There are a lot of people who want to portray this as a complicated issue, but it is not. Agema should be removed. Agema has linked to, cited, and otherwise put forward a lot of information on the gay rights agenda and on gays. At | Read More »

    New York Times Endorses Thought Crimes

    This is a really amazing editorial from the New York Times. Kelvin Cochran, the Fire Chief of Atlanta, published a book (with permission from the Ethics Office for the City of Atlanta), in which he expressed his Christian faith on sex, marriage, and life. For that, the New York Times says he included “virulent anti-gay views.” Actually, Cochran endorsed orthodox Christian views. He was fired | Read More »

    The Media’s Standard in the Terrorist Fight

    Yesterday, while the President was speaking about cyber security, ISIS’s friends hacked our Central Command’s social media presence. The terrorists put up propaganda videos on YouTube and posted soldiers’ personal data on CENTCOM’s twitter feed. Leave aside the question of why CENTCOM has social media feeds. The dismissiveness of the American press over the data breach was staggering. ISIS published the home addresses of soldiers | Read More »

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