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    You Are Being Played

    You Are Being Played

    I oppose comprehensive immigration reform. I think Congress always fails as comprehensive legislation. But, long time readers know I am squishier on the immigration issue than many RedStaters. There are portions of what the President proposed last night that I support in principle and, frankly, was surprised by how mild some of the actions were, given the run up to the announcement. But whatever I | Read More »

    Gay Rights and Sex Crimes: Ironies From the Human Rights Campaign Files

    The Human Rights Campaign is a gay rights group in Washington heavily connected to the Obama Administration. In the past, the group has labeled the Family Research Council a “hate group.” In fact, the day before a gay rights activist entered the Family Research Council’s offices to kill its employees, the Human Rights Campaign had labeled FRC a “hate group.” The Human Rights Campaign recently | Read More »

    Republicans Will Vote to Fund President Obama’s Amnesty. Then Try to Take It All Back.

    Republicans Will Vote to Fund President Obama's Amnesty. Then Try to Take It All Back.

    You people are being played by the GOP. Remember when the GOP wanted to raise the debt ceiling, but claim they would oppose it. They voted to raise it, but then Congress could vote to stop the raise. The President could then veto the stoppage and the debt ceiling would raise. But the GOP could claim they opposed him. That is happening again. This time | Read More »

    Anticipating Amnesty

    Last night I took a lot of calls from angry listeners who were not just angry at the President, but at the GOP for not fighting to stop him.

    Republicans Will Not Block Barack Obama (Because They Want the Same Thing)

    Republicans Will Not Block Barack Obama (Because They Want the Same Thing)

    In 2011, Barack Obama said he did not have the constitutional authority to do what he is going to announce today. In fact, on March 28, 2011, Barack Obama said “With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case…. There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of | Read More »

    So That Explains the Buzzfeed Hit

    Buzzfeed and much of the rest of the press is covering the bizarre behavior of an Uber executive who wanted to dig up dirt on at least one journalist. I love Uber, but geez they behavior like Nixon runs the joint. My 9 year old and I used Uber all through New York City last week. It was a great experience. In any event, last | Read More »

    The Diluvial Effects of Sin

    I’m studying for my Seminary exam, which is two weeks away. One of the things I keep coming back to is how, once you dig in, so much of the rich tapestry of the Bible is connected. Consider, if you will, sin. “In the beginning, God created the heaves and the earth.” We know that part, but go down a bit to verse six and | Read More »

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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 »


    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 Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. I wrote | 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 »


    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 »