Commentary

Medved: Taxpayers Fund a Murderer’s “Completeness”

False charges of anti-Semitism harm any serious effort by President Trump to unify the country

In an outrageous abuse of the legal system, a convicted murderer serving a life sentence in California has successfully sued the state to get “gender reassignment surgery” costing taxpayers close to $100,000. Shiloh Heavenly Quine was convicted for his role in the brutal 1980 crime spree that included kidnapping, robbery,...

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Davenport: A Tale Of Two Trumps?

Abraham Lincoln appointed three men who competed against him for the presidency to his cabinet, creating a talented and now famous “team of rivals.”  Donald Trump’s cabinet has its own unusual flavor, creating a kind of dual presidency.  On one hand, Donald Trump himself and appointees like businessman Rex Tillerson...

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Mohler: Sowell’s Vision

Thomas Sowell—the economist and columnist and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University—announced recently that he is retiring. He’s been writing a column since the early 1970s—and when it comes to thinking in terms of worldview Thomas Sowell, has been one of the most significant figures now alive....

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Medved: A Protest Without Purpose

False charges of anti-Semitism harm any serious effort by President Trump to unify the country

Columnist Maureen Dowd has coined a useful description of the left’s hysterical over-reaction to Donald Trump’s upcoming inauguration, calling it “Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder.” Determined to protest his presidency before it even begins, a group of activists secured commitments from more than 200,000 women who plan to march on Washington to...

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Mohler: Scott Pruitt

President-elect Donald Trump continues to make news with his announcements for positions within his administration. One confirmation battle to watch is that of current Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt selected by Trump as the new administrator for the EPA—the Environmental Protection Agency. The Washington Post made the case against Pruitt...

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Medved: Is Congress Unfairly Dominated by Christians?

False charges of anti-Semitism harm any serious effort by President Trump to unify the country

A recent New York Times headline clearly intended to alarm readers. “The New Congress is 91% Christian,” the newspaper declared. “That’s barely budged since 1961.” Since “the percentage of Christians among the United States population is declining,” the article suggested, it’s inappropriate that the percentage of Christians in Congress remains...

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Davenport: Fear More Federal Deficits

One topic that has pretty much been dropped from the political conversation is the federal debt. Under President Obama, the federal debt has nearly doubled, from around $10 trillion to $20 trillion. Unfortunately, it could grow even more under President Donald Trump. In the campaign, Trump said he loved debt,...

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Mark Davis: Prospects for 2017

With the holiday season behind us and—we feel it—the new year quickly getting started we wonder: what’s in store for 2017? A year is best defined by events in our families, our friendships, our faith and our livelihoods—and not as much by events in the news, even elections. Many of...

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Hewitt: Democrat Party In Free Fall

President Obama gave a so called exit interview to his long-time friend and political advisor David Axelrod which is fascinating. In it President Obama implicitly blasts Secretary Clinton’s campaign strategy and says he would have beaten President-elect Trump. President-elect Trump quickly replied that he didn’t think so. And so we...

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Mohler: Reflections On 2016

Every year brings surprises, but 2016 may set a record. In the biggest news of the year, Hillary Clinton wasn’t elected president of the United States and Donald Trump was, thus reshaping our nation’s entire political landscape. It was a year of populist uprisings around the world and the year...

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Mohler: A Festival of Lights

The Jewish festival of Hanukkah is now underway, its first night coinciding with Christmas for the first time in many years. This is the “Festival of Lights” commemorating the recapture of the Temple by Jewish forces led by the Maccabees about 160 years before the birth of Christ. Our Jewish...

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LaBerge: The Long View Of History

American history is very short by global standards. In the news we’ve been hearing about Coptic Christians in Cairo and the plight of the peoples of Aleppo. What many of us don’t remember is that those were two of the three largest cities in the Ottoman Empire, the Islamic Caliphate...

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Davenport: States Could Be Winners With Trump

Since Ronald Reagan, Republican and Democrat presidents alike have grown the federal government and its role in our lives. From No Child Left Behind to environmental laws, the pattern has been more and more federal regulation. The Trump administration may finally swing the pendulum of government power back toward the...

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Hewitt: Unifying a Fractured GOP

Candidate Donald Trump never had much in the way of support from the traditional Republican foreign policy establishment. But President-elect Trump is changing that. I count myself among those who are surprised and impressed as we have watched him assemble a team of national security heavyweights, both an impressive team...

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Mohler: Handel’s Messiah

Everyone knows about George Frideric Handel, but few remember Charles Jennens, but it was Jennens who wrote and conceived the idea of the “Messiah,” the massive oratorio that is performed thousands of times worldwide at Christmas. Jennens wrote the libretto—the text—of the “Messiah,” tying together the Bible’s central story: God’s...

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