Commentary

Mohler: Bad News, Indeed

A recent headline announced the news that Playboy will cease the publication of nude photographs of women in its magazine. Good news? No. Not so much. Playboy acknowledged that its decision had nothing to do with any admission that pornography is morally wrong. Instead, the publishers of the magazine were...

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Hewitt: Open Memo To Paul Ryan

I am hereby re-issuing my open memo to Paul Ryan: Congressman Ryan, I am hoping—praying, actually—that you agree to be the speaker of the House. You can help lead a country desperately in need of leadership. The “hard core” of the Freedom Caucus cannot number more than 20, if that....

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Mohler: Laying Bare The Truth

The Washington Post recently reported that, “House Republicans had voted to create a special committee to investigate a wide range of practices related to abortions and fetal tissue procurement in the latest and perhaps most lasting consequence of an activist campaign targeting Planned Parenthood.” Given the fact the pro-life forces...

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Medved: An Outrageous Assault on Biblical History

A New York Times headline declares “Historical Certainty Proves Elusive at Jerusalem’s Holiest Place” and respectfully cites “many Palestinians” who “increasingly expressed doubt that the temples ever existed” on the Temple Mount. This ignorant article all but ignores the surviving Western Wall, built at the edge of the Temple Compound...

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Medved: The Media Myth of “GOP Civil War”

Mainstream media focus obsessive and misleading attention on what they call “The Republican Civil War.” First, Republicans aren’t battling over substance or policy: the Tea Party and the Congressional leadership agree on long-term goals and quarrel only over strategies to get there. Second, it’s not much of a “Civil War”...

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Brooks: The Best Way To Fight Poverty

I bet you didn’t know that since 1970, the percentage of people in the world living on a dollar a day or less—a traditional measure of starvation-level poverty—has fallen by 80 percent. Billions of souls have been able to pull themselves out of poverty thanks to five conservative principles: globalization,...

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Hewitt: An Opportunity For Boehner

Every once in a great while a moment arrives in Washington to strike a big deal; it’s there for the briefest of political seconds and then vanishes. That moment is upon soon-to-depart House Speaker John Boehner. He ought to seize this moment, and with it, give President Barack Obama a...

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Mohler: The Diminishing Dignity of Human Life

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill legalizing assisted suicide in the nation’s most populous state. This makes California the fifth state to legalize assisted suicide. The major moral shift on the sanctity of human life is now focused in this bill at the end of life. But once...

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An Awful Moment

In the wake the latest horrific shooting in Oregon, no television appearance elicits more angry comments from viewers than one in which the simple point is made that the “common sense gun control measures” would do exactly nothing to prevent that shooting … or any of the recent massacres that...

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The Best Solutions for Poverty

When my mother’s grandparents first came steaming into New York harbor from Denmark in 1890, they were risking everything to get to a country where everyone could earn success. After a few years, they owned their own farm in South Dakota. Most of you listening have a similar family story....

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Mohler: Springtime for Liberal Christianity

In the wake of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat penned a very important pieces about the so-called “Francis effect” in the Roman Catholic Church. In “Springtime for Liberal Christianity,” Douthat explains how the Francis effect is “a gift the religious left sorely...

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Mohler: Originalism

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia recently gave a speech at Rhodes College in which, according to the Associated Press, he “criticized judges who believe the Constitution is a ‘living’ document, saying they amount to policy makers who are rewriting it and making moral decisions for the entire country about same-sex...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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