Commentary

Albert Mohler: A Dizzying and Deadly Revolution

The horrors of abortion appear daily as states across the country pledge their support for late-term abortion laws. And, with the recent change in New York’s law legalizing abortion right up to the point of birth, we see virtually immediate real-world impact.

The ink was barely dry on New York’s “Reproductive Health Act” when the New York Times reported that, after Governor Cuomo’s signing of the bill, “anti-abortion campaigners predicted it would eliminate criminal penalties for violence that ends women’s pregnancies. The debate resurfaced over the weekend after the Queens district attorney, Richard A. Brown, cited the new law … as the reason for dropping an abortion charge against a man who the police say fatally stabbed his former girlfriend when she was 14 weeks pregnant.”

The speed of the moral revolution is dizzying: Just days after the passage of this abortion law, the criminal justice system dropped its case to protect the life of the unborn.

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Jerry Bowyer: Is David Malpass Right for the World Bank?

President Trump has nominated economist, former Reagan aid and Kudlow protégé David Malpass to be the new head of the World Bank.

When I saw that I thought Malpass was a good choice, but then folks in the media went to work and uncovered quotes which show that Malpass has been a frequent critic of the agency. So: I’ve changed my mind. Now I think he’s a perfect choice!

The World Bank was founded at the end of World War II to—initially—administer an international gold standard with a stable dollar at the center. But since the end of that standard, it’s become a honey pot for 3rd world dictators and green crony capitalists. Malpass is just the right guy to return it to its original purpose, blowing the whistle on monetary debasement, and giving 3rd world countries advice on how to shrink the size of their governments.

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Lanhee Chen: The Green New Deal Presents Americans With a Choice

Some in the mainstream media have tried to marginalize the Green New Deal, characterizing it as only relevant to a few politicians on the far left.

The reality is very different.  The Green New Deal has become the policy manifesto for many prominent Democrats—including most of the leading candidates for president in 2020.

Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris have all embraced the Green New Deal as their own because they’re politicians, they understand they cannot secure the presidential nomination for the Democrats if they don’t court and cater to the progressive left.

But, in so doing, they’ve handed President Trump a big gift. He’ll be able to frame the upcoming election as a fundamental choice between historic American free enterprise and policies that verge toward centralized decision-making, more government control, and, yes, socialism.

That’s an easy choice for the American people to make.

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Albert Mohler: The Abortion Rights Lobby Revealed

The horrible reality of late-term abortion points to the horrible reality of abortion, period. The abortion-related legislation in the news in recent weeks reveals a progression in pro-abortion thinking: Late-term abortion is becoming a basic principle of the pro-abortion movement.

From the State of New York, to Rhode Island, Virginia and now Illinois, we are seeing legislation put forward that reveals the truth about abortion—the mask taken off, as it were.

We’re seeing the determination that abortion be available to any woman at any time for any reason or for no reason—even to the point that the advocates of abortion, who had basically tried to indicate that they understood third-trimester abortions to be different, now they’re saying they’re not different at all.

And we also have to acknowledge this follows their own deadly logic.

Either life is sacred and worth protecting … or it’s not.

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Dan Proft: Take the Deal

As soon as President Trump deleveraged by ending the partial government shutdown, it was inevitable that he’d only get a fraction of the money and miles of border barriers he wanted—at least for now.

Rather than quarreling about whether this is a win or not, Trump should use it as the stepping stone on the path to victory in 2020.

Trump will have pictures of new infrastructure along the border, the support of border patrol and stats demonstrating a decline in illegal crossings.

That will be more than enough evidence to wipe away the specific numbers on miles and dollars from the concerns of most voters, particularly his base.

He should take the deal and build on it.

Next: He should find an accommodation for DACA designees to cement his position as a leader who cares about the safety of human beings on both sides of the border.

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Jerry Bowyer: A Sad Day for the Episcopal Church

The old saying that the Episcopal Church is “Catholicism without the Pope” might be obsolete. The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church has chosen to subvert the church at its core by penalizing the Bishop of Albany for refusing to allow same-sex marriages in his diocese.

Last year the Episcopal General Convention passed a resolution that allows congregations to have same-sex marriages despite the objections of their bishop. I attend and serve in the Episcopal Church myself—and this goes to the very heart of Episcopal government. This church is built around the authority of bishops in their diocese.  It’s in the name: Rule by the episkopos. Bishops are to rule in their diocese and not rule in other diocese. For the sake of theological progressivism, Bishop Curry and the church leadership have undermined both biblical orthodoxy and the defining feature of the church’s authority.

It’s a sad moment for the Church.

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Michael Medved: Democratic Push for Late-Term Abortion is Repulsive and Suicidal

Democrats across the country seem insanely determined to pursue a repulsive political strategy to expand access to late-term abortions, despite overwhelming opposition to the gruesome practice.

In Virginia, for instance, the law already allows women to get-late term abortions if giving birth would “result in the death of the woman or substantially and irreparably impair the mental or physical health of the woman.”

The proposed new law would remove the words “substantially and irreparably” and allow abortion with the certification of a single doctor, not three as currently required- meaning one doctor, citing concerns for his patient’s mental health, could abort the baby at the very moment of birth.

This is extreme, radical and it’s outrageous—and it’s guaranteed to unite Republicans in opposition and damage Democratic prospects for 2020 and beyond.

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