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    God and Family

    God and Family

    Yesterday, I finished my first semester of seminary. Thanks to so many of you for your prayers. A lot of people cautioned me when I started to be careful not to lose my faith. I’m not sure what seminaries they went to, but my faith has been well served by spending time in seminary. As I told my wife, I have found my tribe. Examining | Read More »

    Elizabeth Lauten Did Not Deserve What Happened to Her

    Elizabeth Lauten was a communications staffer for Congressman Fincher of Tennessee. She did something I disagree with. On Facebook, Ms. Lauten critiqued the behavior and outfits of President Obama’s daughters. I don’t think any child asks for their dad to be President or run for office. They don’t deserve the spotlight. But that did not keep the media from making a spectacle of the Bush | Read More »

    The Truth

    The Truth

    Congress is coming back. And the painful truth is that the Republican leaders will not stop Barack Obama unless they hear from you in overwhelming numbers. Our action center is live. You can call them by clicking here. It is the truth. Republicans will not stop Barack Obama’s executive overreach. In fact, while you were enjoying your Thanksgiving there were a number of stories out | Read More »

    The Truth

    The Truth

    I will keep nothing from you. Today, let me share with you the truth. Republicans will not stop Barack Obama’s executive overreach. In fact, while you were enjoying your Thanksgiving there were a number of stories out that the Republican leadership wants to give its members an opportunity to express their outrage and opposition. Expression is not action. They will take no action to stop | Read More »

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving to each of you. I got up at 5am, got the turkey ready, and had it on the Big Green Egg by 6am. Today will be exhausting and awesome at my house. My whole family has come over. The house is filled with laughter, warmth, and the smells of the season. Of course, I can’t smell any of them. I’m sick. My voice, | Read More »

    My Thanksgiving Pet Peeve

    As we head into tomorrow, some of you are going to be plotting going shopping tomorrow evening. You just can’t wait. You can’t help yourself. I sure wish you would. You going shopping on Thanksgiving Day is depriving someone of a day of rest on a national holiday where we should be celebrating around a table with our families. As I get older, I appreciate | Read More »

    Sola Civitas: The Left Favors the State Over the People in Ferguson

    Sola Civitas: The Left Favors the State Over the People in Ferguson

    Michael Brown was a thief. He had used drugs, robbed a store, punched a cop, then the cop fatally shot him. Those are the facts. To the left, that Officer Wilson was not found guilty of killing Michael Brown was an outrage. It was an outrage too when George Zimmerman was found not guilty of killing Trayvon Martin. Essentially, the left is opposed to the | Read More »

    Ezra Klein’s House of White Privilege Explains the News

    I finally understand white privilege. It is a detachment that lets certain people be detached from the real world while pretending to cover it accurately and emote with it. I get it. It is the only thing that can explain this post by Ezra Klein. Klein just cannot fathom that an eighteen year old who’d just robbed a story would tell a cop to f*ck | Read More »

    Atlanta’s Fire Chief Suspended For Publicly Professing Christian Beliefs

    Atlanta's Fire Chief Suspended For Publicly Professing Christian Beliefs

    Even in Atlanta you will be made to care. Atlanta’s Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran, has been suspended for one month for writing a book in which he maintains orthodox Christian beliefs on sex and marriage. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran is suspended for one month without pay after publishing a book that says homosexuality and having multiple sexual partners | Read More »

    The New York Times Changes Its Story Deleting The Most Remarkable Thing About Chuck Hagel’s Firing

    The New York Times Changes Its Story Deleting The Most Remarkable Thing About Chuck Hagel's Firing

    The Pentagon wants America to believe Secretary Hagel was not fired, but the New York Times hit job breaking the news of his retirement is proof he was. The White House did not just throw Secretary Hagel under the bus, it rolled over him multiple times to ensure he is finished. After two Secretaries of Defense leaving, then writing critical pieces about President Obama, the | Read More »

    Our Better Angels

    Our Better Angels

    I served just shy of a full term on Macon, GA’s City Council. When I took my radio job, I had to step down. In the time I was there, there were multiple times black members of the City Council had to challenge the local police force for what they saw as overkill or police abuse. From my vantage point, not every incident was as | Read More »

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    Chuck Hagel Gets Canned

    Chuck Hagel Gets Canned

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is being canned or, as the New York Times puts it, “Stepping Down as Defense Chief Under Pressure”. With Republicans in Congress showing they’re going to get serious about national security and our foreign policy, somebody had to go. As we fail to deal with ISIS and Iran plays us, someone has to take the fall. Note that Obama is | Read More »

    Stuck Pigs

    Stuck Pigs

    Should you have any doubts about Saturday night’s opening skit on Saturday Night Live being damaging to the President, you need look no further than the Washington Post, which felt the need to fact check the skit. Liberals are in an uproar squealing like stuck pigs. Their own network, NBC, dared ridicule the President’s overreach. Back in February, SNL’s executive producer, Lorne Michaels, said liberals | Read More »

    It’s Not What He Did, But How He Did It

    It's Not What He Did, But How He Did It

    Most of you are opposed to what Barack Obama did, but if you step back for a minute you will see it is not what he did, but how he did it. What Obama did is unpopular with a majority of Americans, but he is right that what he did has bipartisan approval in Congress. Nonetheless, the House of Representatives chose not to act in | Read More »

    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 »