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    The Believer in the Public Square

    On May 16, 2015, I gave my first sermon at the conference in Chicago, IL. I have the audio now of it and wanted to share that with you. The text as presented a few weeks ago differs from the sermon as delivered. You can listen at your own place via Soundcloud. The audio is also embedded in this post.


    Rick Perry Approaches the Arena

    Rick Perry Approaches the Arena

    When the economy began to slide under George W. Bush and then cratered complete with Barack Obama entering the White House, Texas’s economy stayed strong. When the summer of recovery saw more and more Americans leaving the workforce, Texas saw more and more people going to work. In fact, if Texas were not a hotbed of economic activity in the past six years, Barack Obama | Read More »

    Why Rick Santorum Matters

    Earlier today, Rick Santorum declared his candidacy for President of the United States. Santorum lost his re-election bid for the Senate in Pennsylvania in 2006. He has not held office since. There are a lot of people who wonder why Rick Santorum thinks he has a chance and why he is running. That reason comes from his debate performance in Mesa, AZ on February 22, | Read More »

    The Beginning of a New Trail for Reporters

    A political consultant, earlier this year, told me where she thought the beginning of the end of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for President would begin. She spoke of it matter of factly. She said that on more than one occasion, as a company had business before a foreign government, President Clinton would take a trip to that country, get a meeting with the leader of that | Read More »

    Governor Huckabee Will Address the RedState Gathering

    Governor Mike Huckabee is going to kick off our Saturday morning at the RedState Gathering. We are delighted he will be with us. Governor Huckabee has decided to bypass the Iowa Straw Poll altogether as several of the other candidates will also do. Governor Huckabee won the Iowa Caucus in 2008, surprising a lot of people. He didn’t run in 2012. But he is in | Read More »

    The Left Still Struggles With Military Heroism

    An interesting thing played out online yesterday. The left, accidentally, showed just how little it understands the military and our nation’s military history. It all started with Battleground Texas of Wendy Davis fame. They tweeted out a picture in honor of Memorial Day. The only problem was I’m really sure they had no idea on the day started by the Grand Army of the Republic | Read More »

    Memorial Day 2015

    Memorial Day 2015

    HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868 The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this | Read More »

    The Houston Chronicle’s Dylan Baddour (@DylanBaddour) Lied About Ted Cruz

    Dylan Baddour is a “reporter” for the Houston Chronicle and penned a blatant lie grossly mischaracterizing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. In fact, Dylan Baddour’s lie was so dishonest and blatant that the Houston Chronicle has been forced to revise his article. As Caleb Howe notes at Truth Revolt, Cruz was on the Eric Metaxas radio program talking about the United States’s | Read More »

    Like a Leftwing Blogger With Actual Courage in His Convictions

    There was so hilarious juxtaposition in the news yesterday as Barack Obama was lecturing the Coast Guard graduates on global warming as previously unreleased documents from Osama Bin Laden showed he too was deeply concerned about global warming. In fact, Osama Bin Laden was deeply concerned about money in politics, global warming, and a host of other left-wing issues. It’s like Hitler, who was deeply | Read More »

    Al Qaeda’s Favorite Network

    There’s a laughable story out this morning about Al Jazeera and its employment mess. The laughable headline is “How Al Jazeera America Went from a Home for Idealists to a Sexist Mess”. I’ve had more than one run-in with Al Jazeera employees. They are not idealistic except in the way people who wish for a communist utopia to destroy America and supplant it are idealist. | Read More »

    The Jacksonville Panic

    Several consultants, Democrat and Republican, clued me in last year on a race that has sailed under the radar in the United States: the Jacksonville, FL mayoral race. Democrats and Republicans alike tell me that Barack Obama used Jacksonville as a testing ground for his campaign strategy and technology in helping Democrats take the city. Registered Democrats outnumber their Republican counterparts, but the city has | Read More »

    Matt Bevin Wins

    Matt Bevin Wins

    [Revised given the polling at the end] I did not endorse Matt Bevin for the Kentucky Governor’s race. I endorsed Hal Heiner a month ago when it seemed all was lost for Bevin and the third man in the race, James Comer, was worth beating. Matt Bevin ran against what the media had caricatured him as and he cleaned up. He ran a clean race | Read More »

    Two Weeks With the Apple Watch

    Technically, I’m a day shy of two weeks, but whatever. I wanted to get a good feel for the watch before writing about it. I think I have had enough time to be able to share my thoughts. Let me give you the take away up front: you do not need it. But if you get it, it is worth it. There are a ton | Read More »

    The New York Times Must Ignore History to Place Blame on California’s Woes

    The New York Times Must Ignore History to Place Blame on California's Woes

    Adam Nagourney, writing in the New York Times over the weekend, penned this piece looking at the history of Calfornia’s father-son governors, Pat Brown and Jerry Brown. He used the California drought to cast the story of Jerry Brown, now the governor, having to clean up the messes caused in part by his father. Pat Brown was California’s governor during the boom time of the | Read More »

    Hog: For the Summer

    I get copies of books to review and have been fortunate enough to start getting cookbooks for review. Most of them have been dreadful. Seriously — they’re food porn with recipes that look beautiful, but no one would ever want to make, let alone could because of the complex and hard to find ingredients. But some real gems come my way too. I was not | Read More »