Society Commentary Liberals’ Double Standard on Bathrooms, Boycotts, and Religious Freedom

Written by Ryan T. Anderson

If it wasn’t for double standards, some liberals would have none at all. That seems to be the lesson from the past few weeks, where liberals have displayed three distinct forms of hypocrisy.

Liberal governors and mayors signed travel bans to North Carolina and Mississippi, CEOs of major corporations pledged boycotts and relocations, and Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams have canceled scheduled concerts in those states.

At issue are a Mississippi law that narrowly and carefully protects the rights of religious charities, small businesses, and select public servants and a North Carolina law that reasonably protects privacy and safety in public restrooms, while leaving private institutions free to set their own bathroom policies. These laws, apparently, are now unacceptable to some voices on the left.

But are they really?… Continue Reading

Planned Parenthood Staffer Attacks Hillary Clinton for Calling Baby an ‘Unborn Person’ and ‘Child’

Hillary Clinton, Unborn

Written by Leonardo Blair

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is now facing the wrath of pro-choice activists who are attacking the former first lady for saying a baby is a “child” and an “unborn person.”

Clinton made the comment after she was asked about her position on abortion and if she believes an unborn child has constitutional rights during an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd.

“When or if does an unborn child have constitutional rights?” Todd asked Clinton.

“Well, under our laws currently, that is not something that exists,” Clinton replied. “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights. Now, that doesn’t mean that we don’t do everything we possibly can in the vast majority of instances to, you know, help a mother who is carrying a child and wants to make sure that child will be healthy, to have appropriate medical support.”

“It doesn’t mean that you don’t do everything possible to try to fulfill your obligations.

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Top 3 Lies Socialists Tell the ‘Useful Idiots’


Written by Dan Bongino

I’m not a morning person. I used to be a morning person, but after years of early morning shifts at the White House, something changed and I became much more efficient in the evening hours. My wife knows this about me and I recently remarked to her that with all the lying and deception going on in politics, some entrepreneurial politician should run on a platform to “ban mornings.”We laughed about it, but it sparked a thought. What’s the difference between the stupidity of claiming to have the ability to “ban mornings” versus the equally outrageous claim that socialist and far-left politicians make when they claim that they are going to make things “free”? Nothing is “free.” Even young children understand that everything has a cost and the only real question is “who is going to pay it?”

But the lie about making things “free” is only one in a series of lies told to impressionable men and women eager to be manipulated by disingenuous politicians desperately craving power over their lives.

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Neither History Nor the Constitution Compels the U.S. Senate to Confirm Obama’s Scalia Replacement


Written by Casey Mattox

Touchdowns were worth 4 points, field goals were worth 5, the forward pass was illegal, and these guys were the terrors of college football.

That was the setting in 1888, the last time an opposition party controlled Senate confirmed a Supreme Court nominee to a seat vacated during an election year. President Garfield’s nominee, Melville Fuller, (coincidentally, a Harvard man who would not have liked the picture above) gained the support of a barely Republican Senate.

The point? These are unusual times. Justice Scalia’s sudden death places the Court – and the nation at a crossroads, one across which it has rarely traveled. President Obama has not yet nominated anyone to fill this vacant seat, but Democrats are already demanding that the Senate hold hearings and votes on the nominee as if this vacancy is like any other.… Continue Reading

Hillary Clinton’s Emails Reveal an Anti-Semitic Streak in Democratic Party

Sidney Blumenthal and Hillary Clin

Written by Jim Kouri

While much is being discussed in the United States regarding presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized email system and the suspicious emails discovered by inspectors general, the Congress, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and non-government groups such as Judicial Watch, nothing is being reported regarding Mrs. Clinton and Israel.

During her highly praised campaign by her news media sycophants, Hillary Clinton is portrayed as a true friend of Israel, despite having scolded the leaders of the Jewish State in her book for their treatment of the Palestinians.

“But like everything else having to do with Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, the truth gives way to wishful thinking and intentional ignorance,” said former police counter-terrorism operative Steven Weinberger.… Continue Reading

The Troubling Stakes of the Originalism-Living Constitutionalism Debate

Written by Adam Seagrave

Any defense of constitutional originalism depends on accepting the principles of natural law and natural rights on which the Constitution was founded. Unfortunately, these principles no longer have meaning for most judges, politicians, and ordinary citizens today—which has troubling implications for the future of our republic.

The passing of the greatest constitutional originalist of our time invites us to reflect on the meaning and value of reading the Constitution as Justice Scalia did—in terms of the text itself as its authors intended and the public understood it. There seem to be three primary reasons why the originalist approach exemplified by Scalia might be appropriate and desirable: It prevents judges from acting as legislators or policymakers, it upholds the idea of the rule of law by respecting the fundamental law of society, and it preserves true and good principles of government that the founders embraced and codified in the Constitution.

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Ron Paul: “There Is Absolutely No Difference” Between Hillary and Trump

Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Written by Brittany Klein

Earlier this week, former Rep. Ron Paul explained to CNN why a libertarian cannot endorse Donald Trump’s authoritarian approach:

My biggest beef is, from a libertarian viewpoint, there is absolutely no difference, meaningful difference, between Hillary and Trump. They both support the military industrial complex, the Federal Reserve, deficits, entitlements, invasion of our privacy. And it’s super nationalistic populism versus socialism. That is so removed from what we need to be doing. We need to remove ourselves from tyranny.

He went on to explain:

From a libertarian viewpoint of limited government there is nothing they are offering that reduces the size and scope of the intrusion of government. Who offers any cuts in spending? Who offers protection of our liberty? Some of the top candidates want to carpet-bomb the world.

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Should Christians Support Donald Trump?

Written by David Gunn

The 2016 presidential primary is upon us! Political advertisements and contentious pundits fill the airwaves, candidates zoom from campaign stop to campaign stop with all the frenzied energy of well-caffeinated mosquitoes, and the general public watches the unfolding events with a strange mixture of excitement, curiosity, and perturbation. Through it all, one figure has absolutely dominated the media coverage: billionaire magnate-turned-politician Donald Trump.

The Trump phenomenon has totally disrupted conventional political wisdom. Polarizing statements that for any other candidate would have been regarded as campaign-ending gaffes, have only served to bolster the Donald’s poll numbers. Mr. Trump’s lack of legislative or governing experience, far from being a liability to his political aspirations, seems to have endeared him to his supporters. And, perhaps most surprising of all, Trump—whose church attendance has been sporadic and who claims to cherish the Bible but demonstrates a total lack of familiarity with the Good Book—commands an impressive lead among self-avowed evangelicals and has secured endorsements by high-profile Christian figures such as Willie Robertson and Jerry Falwell Jr.… Continue Reading

You Blew It, Kasich, Move Aside

Written by J. Matt Barber

Much will be written about the utter thrashing GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump took at the hands of the far-more prepared, knowledgeable, qualified and otherwise principled Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio during Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate on CNN. I will, therefore, focus, instead, on another Republican candidate who’s absolutely got to go: Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Many thanks to Hugh Hewitt for asking the question. In a campaign where the noise of myriad, and in many cases less critical, issues has drowned out the single greatest threat to God-fearing Americans’ individual liberties – the secular left’s tireless efforts to end our constitutional religious free exercise and freedom of conscience – Hewitt exposed John Kasich as an avowed enemy to the First Amendment and a devoted ally of Democratic sexual change agents.… Continue Reading

Why Max Lucado Broke His Political Silence for Trump

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Max Lucado is a pastor in San Antonio and a bestselling author of 32 books, including the most recent Glory Days. In a 2004 piece, Christianity Today dubbed Lucado “America’s Pastor,” alluding to his broad appeal to mainstream Americans. Part of that appeal can be attributed to his approach to politics: typically, he stays out of it. He never endorsed or opposed a presidential candidate. Then Trump happened.

In a recent blog post, Lucado chose to speak out against what he calls Trump’s “antics,” insisting that, “such insensitivities wouldn’t even be acceptable even for a middle school student body election.”

We talked to Lucado about his motivation for speaking up and how Trump has changed his attitude toward pastoral involvement in politics.

Prior to you publishing your post, “Decency for President” this week, how would you describe your typical approach to politics as a pastor?Continue Reading

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