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    If They Won’t Fight, Destroy Them

    Children had their heads cut open and their brains removed. Others were pulled, whole and intact, from freezers then carved up and sold for scrap. Brokers haggled over the prices of heads and eyes and livers and hearts. Hands and feet were tossed about. These are the things we have learned about Planned Parenthood. What we are learning now is that Republican leaders have no | Read More »

    Jim Pfaff for Congress

    It’s been years ago now that Jim Pfaff and I became friends. He had been writing online then took a job with Focus on the Family. He worked on the Kansas Marriage Amendment issue and then worked in radio before becoming Chief of Staff for Congressman Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) 92%. But Jim is an Indiana boy and kept wanting to go | Read More »

    The Situation With Kim Davis

    Kim Davis is the elected Clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky. She has refused to issue marriage licenses in Rowan County over gay marriage. My thinking on this is more complicated than a good or bad, yes or no, binary situation. I think government employment needs to be open to all, not just those who go along with present secular zeitgeist. A government cannot be composed | Read More »

    Sniffing Hillary Clinton Staffer Noses

    Sniffing Hillary Clinton Staffer Noses

    “She is trying to run a campaign as her own woman when she originally got elected by being Bill Clinton’s kept woman.”A listener to my radio last night suggested that in New York City you can tell who Hillary Clinton’s staffers are because nearby dogs would rather sniff their noses than other dogs’ butts. There is probably some truth to that. Based on a reading | Read More »

    Have We Not More Faith Than This?

    “We cannot compartmentalize our faith. We cannot say I’m a Christian, but this is separate. We cannot tribalize Christianity”One of my favorite emails after the Trump situation at the RedState Gathering was this piece of hate mail, which I present to you in its entirety from email address to email signature line, lightly edited. From: heavenbound****@****.com Subject: What event? Date: August 8, 2015 at 3:40:49 | Read More »

    Naming Names: A More Precise Look at Why The Republican Party is Dying

    Both Ross Douthat and I have concluded that the Republican Party is set to learn the wrong lessons from the rise of Donald Trump. The party, as we know it, is going to die because the party leadership is incapable of changing. We should examine part of this from one side that rarely gets mentioned — consultants. The consultant class within the GOP has arranged | Read More »

    That Whole Jesus Thing

    If we demanded that only people who understand Christianity covered it in the press, we’d maybe only have a dozen journalists worldwide who were capable of writing about the faith. But it comes in handy today, given the Pope’s latest. I’m not even Catholic, but laughed when I woke up and saw headlines that the Pope was suddenly letting people be forgiven. It’s as if | Read More »

    The Planned Parenthood Shutdown

    Stop what you are doing and go read this from Ben Domenech on the coming September 30th deadline for Congress to deal with Planned Parenthood. This is one of those pieces I wish I had written. He is spot on and everyone, regardless of your politics, should read it. One of the big points to pay attention to is the media. But the worst bind | Read More »

    To Hell With You People

    Like a recurrence of herpes, Mitt Romney donors have come in from their five star resorts again, taken their silver feet out of their mouths again, and yet again beat the drum for Mitt Romney 2016. These people have all the makings of a cult without a comet or a Scientologist to take them away from us. Seriously, to hell with you people. You guys | Read More »

    The Beginning of the End

    The beginning of the end of the Republican Party has started. On Friday, I told you the Republican Party is dying. Then, yesterday, Ross Douthat in the New York Times echoed my key point. Mine was that the Republican leaders in Washington would see the decline of Donald Trump as proof that they need do nothing to change. Like the Bourbons of France, they’d forget | Read More »

    Mt. McKinley Is Still There

    Barack Obama has decided, by the executive order, to rename Mt. McKinley, North America’s highest peak, Denali. That is the traditional name of the mountain, but it was changed back in 1917 or so to honor President McKinley. The Alaska Delegation, including the Republicans, wanted it to go back to Denali. The Ohio delegation was blocking the legislation. President McKinley was from Ohio. I will | Read More »

    Outlasting Ted Cruz

    I wrote earlier (and somewhat cynically) that I think Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% is subtly sending a message that if the establishment must lose, they’d rather lose to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% than Donald Trump. They, like me, see the completely destruction of the GOP as a meaningful political party coming with Trump or, more and more, | Read More »

    The Sound and Fury of the Monster as Its Arms Stretched Toward Us

    The Sound and Fury of the Monster as Its Arms Stretched Toward Us

    “Recipes in old places spared destruction are now made by new hands and do not taste quite the same. The lagniappe is different.”There in the hospital that night, she was in her mother’s arms being comforted and giving comfort. Newly born with the new baby smell, Evelyn slept in her mother’s arms as the monster stretched its arms toward us. The hospital staff had pulled | Read More »


    John Boehner Endorses Ted Cruz For President

    John Boehner Endorses Ted Cruz For President

    Perhaps I am overly cynical, but when I heard that Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% referred to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% as a “jacka–” at a fundraiser in Colorado, my first thought was that he knows the establishment’s goose is cooked. Between Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%, he’d prefer Cruz. Boehner, to | Read More »

    Republican Party, R.I.P. (1854 – 2016)

    Republican Party, R.I.P. (1854 - 2016)

    “[I]f Donald Trump fades away the party leaders will conclude they beat him and the crazy base. They will, like the Bourbons of France, learn nothing and forget nothing.” In 1854, confronted by the moral evil of slavery and the inability of the Whigs to provide clarity against it, the Republican Party formed. Whig Party leaders either shifted their party allegiances or quit politics altogether. | Read More »