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Medved: Learning From Disaster

The GOP suffered a disastrous defeat in Louisiana’s 2015 gubernatorial election and it’s crucial that Republicans learn from this catastrophe. Governor Bobby Jindal won the Bayou State with 66 percent in 2011, and Mitt Romney crushed Obama in Louisiana by 17 points in 2012. But this year, Republican David Vitter...

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Medved: Looking To The Next Election

According to an old saying, a politician looks to the next election, but a statesman concentrates on the next generation. Unfortunately, several Republican presidential candidates seem as though they don’t even consider the next election—the November contest in which the party must unite to beat Hillary Clinton. John Kasich’s campaign...

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Hewitt: The Videos Are Not Discredited

In the aftermath of the horrific murder of three including one police officer at the Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, every responsible media outlet denounced violence against abortion providers. My colleagues at Salem Media join me in that denunciation. A just God will punish those who murder, period. We...

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Mohler: Fired in the Name of Tolerance

Kelvin Cochran, you may remember, was the Fire Chief of Atlanta. That’s was not is, because he was fired by the Mayor of the city of Atlanta because he held to traditional Christian understandings and biblical teachings concerning homosexuality. Alex Wan of the Atlanta city Council said, “I respect each...

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Mohler: So Much For A Secular Holiday

As Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, it’s a good time to be reminded about the true history of the holiday. Perhaps we should not be surprised that in an increasingly secular America, there’s confusion about the origins of Thanksgiving. Some kids are now taught that the Pilgrims held a...

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Brooks: How About Celebrating Ideological Diversity

One of the great intellectual and moral epiphanies of our time is the realization that diversity among human beings is a blessing. Unfortunately, new research also shows that academia has itself stopped well short in both the understanding and practice of true diversity—the diversity of ideas. This year, a team...

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Mohler: Red Cup Controversy

Starbucks recently decided to offer plain red cups without any holiday message during this Christmas season. The media tells us that this immediately sparked fury among many evangelicals who called Starbuck’s decision an act of discrimination against Christians. Without doubt, Starbucks’ decision does point to the larger secularization of the...

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Medved: Terror Reshapes The Race

The terrorist attacks in Paris have reshaped the race for the White House, diminishing the prospects of several leading candidates. Hillary Clinton suffered the most serious damage because the global reach of ISIS demonstrates the failure of administration policies that she helped put in place. Just hours before the explosion...

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Hewitt: A Commitment To America Winning

Speaking in Turkey Monday, President Obama said the following: “What I’m not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of leadership or America winning.” Well, we are interested because without it there will be no destruction of the Islamic state. President Obama, late in his presidency and with...

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Hewitt: Time For American Leadership

The very day that President Obama pronounced his Islamic State to be contained, that state unleashed the worst terror attack in France in 50 years. The president was humiliated but he just doubled down in his naïveté in Turkey on Monday, announcing that he wasn’t interested in American leadership or...

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Thornbury: Choose A Flat Tax

Greg Thornbury

Just subsidize the kids some more. That’s the rule if a presidential candidate wants to get the vote of religious families. The American tax code is a punishing maze that leaves parents feeling confused and cheated. Building a new child credit into that structure is the kind of fix that...

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Medved: Too Late For President Paul D. Ryan?

With just three months till the Iowa Caucuses, experts cite the real possibility that the GOP convention in Cleveland won’t be decided on the first ballot, creating a fluid, unpredictable situation. Most of the delegates—60 percent—will be selected proportionally; only 40 percent will be awarded on a winner-take-all basis. That...

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Medved: A Proud Parade of Political Pros

Widespread public disgust with petty bickering and corruption in Washington has led to popular preference for an “outsider candidate” for president, not a professional politician. Americans long for another Lincoln—someone who’s wise and idealistic—and untainted by political machinations. The only problem is that the real Lincoln was a proud professional...

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Medved: The Presidency: No Laughing Matter

Donald Trump’s appearance as host of Saturday Night Live generated big ratings, but did it help his pursuit of the presidency? If you believe his top priority must be to convince the public that he’s serious about the world’s biggest job, the answer is that SNL probably hurt more than...

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Mohler: In Defense of Christendom

Bret Stephens recently wrote a very courageous and important article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “In Defense of Christendom.” In it, he explains that “the death of Europe is in sight.” Europeans hold shallow beliefs shallowly and “no longer believe in are the things from which their beliefs spring:...

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