Commentary

Medved: A Cruel Delusion on “Equalized Achievement”

The New York Times recently reported good news on the education performance gap between black-and-white children—a gap that’s narrowed by 50 percent over the last 30 years. But the distance between privileged kids and disadvantaged children of all races has only gotten wider: offspring of college graduates are seven times...

Read More »

Hewitt: The First Freedom

Pope Francis has left America now, but long after his return to the Vatican, indeed long after he has left this life for the next, American courts will be quoting the pontiff’s words in opinions dealing with the “first freedom,” the freedom of religion. The Pope delivered the most important...

Read More »

Mohler: Shout Your Abortion

One of most interesting recent developments in the pro-abortion movement started on social media when a woman by the name of Lindy West created a hashtag “shout your abortion.” Lindy West writing at The Guardian explains that she started the hashtag to remove the moral stigma around abortion and then she makes this statement: “The truth...

Read More »

Hewitt: Enormous Interest in Election 2016

As the race for the Republican presidential nomination continues, I now see four types of GOP primary voters, and not all of them are conservatives … or even Republicans. There are the “True Believers,” to use Eric Hoffer’s term, and they have picked a candidate and are sticking to him...

Read More »

Brooks: Conservatives Who Care

A recent poll from Gallup showed that three out of four Americans are dissatisfied with the United States. Yes, you heard me right—three quarters of our fellow citizens. The basic bargain in America is supposed to be that no matter where you start out, if you work hard and play...

Read More »

Medved: Suicidal Strategies Lead to Self-Destruction

Shutting down the government to score political points isn’t illegal or immoral, but it’s a suicidal strategy when failure is guaranteed. As Senator Kelly Ayotte points out, even if all 54 Republican Senators vote to defund Planned Parenthood, they’d still need 13 Democrats to side with them to overcome the...

Read More »

Mohler: A Pop Culture Revolution

The moral revolution that we are witnessing today on issues of human sexuality and gender is driven by changes that have taken place in the popular culture and the popular culture is doing its very best to try to signal the direction this moral revolution is to go. A recent...

Read More »

Medved: Iran Debacle Exposed an Important Truth

There is very little to celebrate in the failure of Congress to block the president’s disastrous Iran deal, but at least the outcome should put to rest the pernicious charge that “Zionists” or Jews control American politics. Though major Jewish organizations worked passionately to defeat this deal, they failed completely—even...

Read More »

Mohler: A Lurch to the Left

In Great Britain, Jeremy Corbyn has now been elected as leader of the Labour Party. Simon Nixon of the Wall Street Journal rightfully describes his election as “one of those rare political events that can accurately be described as an earthquake.” Britain’s Labour Party was, until recently, the mainstream liberal...

Read More »

Medved: Democratic Field: No Youth, No Diversity

The most recent GOP debate, highlighted freshness and variety of the Republican candidates compared with the monochromatic field for the Democrats. The leading Democrats are all white Anglos, 68 years or older, and they’ve all worked as professional politicians since their 20s. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden have...

Read More »

Thornbury: Republican Hopefuls Should Be Listening

Greg Thornbury

As we look towards the 2016 Presidential election, a recent Quinnipiac poll released yielded some surprising results: If Vice President Biden was the Democratic candidate, he would beat Donald Trump by eight points, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush by six points and Senator Marco Rubio by three points. In head-to-head...

Read More »

Hewitt: Why the Wednesday Night Debate Matters So Much

This is a football-mad country … and thank the stars it is. There are bridges across the partisan divide, and they are often painted in team colors. The arrival of tailgating and of fall temps will also drop the temps of the campaign rhetoric, which, truth be told, hit boiling...

Read More »

Medved: The Folly of Staging Unwinnable Fights

The recent controversy surrounding Kim Davis in Kentucky should not be understood as a milestone in the struggle for religious liberty, but it does illustrate a dangerous, destructive tendency among too many conservatives. The problem with her fight was that she had no chance to win: there is no way,...

Read More »

Brooks: The Poor: An Untapped Resource

Believe it or not, most conservatives believe that the government plays an important role in helping the needy. Indeed, they affirm along with Friedrich Hayek and President Ronald Reagan that the social safety net for the truly needy is a great achievement of modern civilization. So why do conservatives so...

Read More »

Religious Faith—and Positive Black Images—Win at the Box Office

The startling success of the new movie “War Room” should send a powerful message to the entertainment industry. This little film about the power of prayer working to save a troubled marriage cost $3.5 million to make and, in its first two weeks, grossed $30 million at the box office....

Read More »