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Rand Paul Finds Issue to Connect with Religious Conservatives

 CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — One of the biggest challenges Rand Paul faces in a potential 2016 Republican presidential bid is courting religious conservatives, who play a large role in Iowa’s lead-off nominating caucuses. They’re suspicious of his opposition to a national law banning same-sex marriage and his past statements that there could be “thousands of exceptions” to any […] Read More →

Dr. Ben Carson: Houston’s First Amendment Problem

 The recent questionably unconstitutional moves by the Houston city council to subpoena the sermons of five area ministers, as well as internal correspondence dealing with social issues, should have the American Civil Liberties Union and everyone else who believes in free speech and religious freedom up in arms. We as Americans must guard every aspect […] Read More →

A Thousand Times More Dangerous Than ISIS

Ken Blackwell,  Editor’s Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison.  Several years ago, the Israeli satirical series, Latma, produced this funny sketch on the Iranian mullahs’ push for a nuclear bomb. “The bomb, the bomb, I’ll get the bomb. Listen to me, Honey, it ain’t gonna be too long” sings the frolicking mullah in […] Read More →

United States Sharp Drop in Economic Freedom is Driven by “Decline in Rule of Law”

Liberty Blitzkrieg – by Michael Krieger  The increased use of eminent domain to transfer property to powerful political interests, the ramifications of the wars on terrorism and drugs, and the violation of the property rights of bondholders in the auto-bailout case have weakened the tradition of strong adherence to the rule of law in United States. We believe these […] Read More →

Exploring Christopher Columbus

Tom Purcell, Editor’s note: This column is an excerpt from Tom Purcell’s new book, “Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!” available at amazon.com. “Dad, why does America celebrate Columbus Day?” “Well, Billy, in 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed from Europe to America and founded the very first European settlement in the […] Read More →

Economics: Land of the Free?

Michael Tanner,   There was a time, not so long ago, when the United States was considered the world standard for economic freedom. Yes, there were countries out there, like Hong Kong and Singapore, that might have had lower taxes or fewer regulations. But the world could still speak confidently of the American free-enterprise system. No […] Read More →

Online school: Is it homeschooling?

Kate Patrick,  Homeschooling has been around for centuries, but online school is a comparatively recent innovation. In the last decade, all kinds of online education options have popped up, providing homeschooling parents with more options than there are curriculum stands at a homeschool convention. From Christian online academies to state online schools to post-secondary classes, […] Read More →

ERIC METAXAS: AMERICAN BONHOEFFER

By John J Kirkwood, “Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God’s will.”  It is testimony to just how far Metaxas has come that a quote of his own from his biography of Bonhoeffer is commonly mistaken as Bonhoeffer’s quote.   Eric Metaxas is the American Bonhoeffer.  With […] Read More →

Republicans rallying behind ‘religious liberty’

 Prospective Republican presidential candidates are expected to promote “religious liberty” at home and abroad at a gathering of religious conservatives, rebuking an unpopular President Barack Obama while skirting divisive social issues that have tripped up the GOP. The annual Values Voter Summit opens Friday in Washington with speeches from several potential presidential candidates, including Kentucky […] Read More →

Rand Paul rips Obama’s Syria plan

McCain, Kerry, Hillary, interventionists, anti-war hypocrites, you name it. Knowing you guys as I do, it’s the attack on Maverick that you really want to see. Skip to 41:00 or so. He doesn’t mention him by name, of course, but I think we’re all on the same page when we hear the term “moss-covered.” Damn: […] Read More →

The Challenge: Living Under Imperfect Law & Leadership

Rebecca Hagelin Editor’s note: this piece was coauthored by Hagelin’s daughter, Kristin Carey.   The US Constitution begins with the words, “We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union…” Our founding fathers acknowledged the imperfection inherent in all societies. Their goal was not the unrealistic one of forming a perfect, or utopian union. […] Read More →

Liberals Eagerly Put Women At Risk Because Of Politics

Kurt Schlichter, I got called “vile” on Twitter the other day, which in itself is nothing new – my fiercely pro-American, pro-freedom, anti-moron agenda is a constant source of outrage for the online world’s liberal fascist contingent. What was significant was the reason. I had shamelessly observed that young women who preferred not to have […] Read More →