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Bruce Ashford

Four reasons why Betsy DeVos will be a welcome remedy for our nation’s education woes

Bruce Ashford, This week, Democrats made history by forcing Vice President Mike Pence to cast the deciding vote for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Why did Democrats decide to engage in all-out war against an education secretary? Why devote weeks of phone calls, media interviews, and emotional energy to defeating her rather than one of the

Skip it? Hey American Atheists, here are five reasons to come to church this Christmas

Bruce Ashford, J. D. Greear Earlier this month, American Atheists launched two nationwide billboard campaigns urging Americans to celebrate the holidays by skipping church. The first billboard depicts a text message exchange in which one young woman tells a friend that she plans to skip church during Christmas and that her parents will “get over

A post-election blueprint for evangelical conservatives

Bruce Ashford, D.A. Horton The long road to Super Tuesday is over. Donald J. Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States. Evangelical reaction is mixed. One the one hand, many evangelicals (including the authors of this article) opposed Trump’s nomination. On the other hand, many white evangelicals supported his campaign. Regardless,

The one thing that could tip the balance in the next presidential debate

Bruce Ashford, There is one thing that could tip the balance in an increasingly tight race for the presidency, and it is the one thing that probably will not be mentioned—much less emphasized—during Monday night’s presidential debate. Here’s to hope. There are a number of things I’d like to see happen during the second presidential