Commentary

Brooks: A Common Misconception

There is a common misconception in America today that conservatives are materialistic. The truth is they aren’t, and this confusion is a central political irony of our time. Progressives truly want to help the poor but have tried to solve poverty primarily with government money. On the other hand, though...

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Medved: Housing Construction vs. Human Destruction

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

The worst part of the new Obama-Kerry Middle Eastern initiative isn’t that it punishes the Israelis—it’s that it rewards the Palestinians by endorsing their false narrative, identifying Israeli communities in disputed territories as the chief obstacle to peace. What have the Palestinians done to deserve this support? Their corrupt, aging...

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Mohler: A Prayer For The New Year

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Every New Year brings incalculable promise, and immense challenges. Let us pray that 2017 will bring great blessings to this nation and to the world. We dare to pray for peace on earth and good will to all peoples everywhere. We pray for those who even now are fighting forces...

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Mohler: Hoping For Better Headlines in 2016

2015 comes to a close as most years do, with barely enough time to look back even as we look ahead. 2015 was, in so many evil ways, the year of terrorism, with murderous strikes by the Islamic State in Paris and by friends of ISIS in San Bernardino. These...

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Medved: Terrorists, Like Other Criminals, Defy the Rules

Donald Trump supports the idea that immigration and customs officials should ask any migrants or visitors to our shores whether they’re Muslim, and if they are Muslims, they should be denied entry. Why would this make us safer against potential terrorists? If an extremist plans to perpetrate violence against America...

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Davenport: Gay Marriage: Can’t Have It Both Ways

A Bermuda hotel recently cancelled talks by a scholar defending traditional marriage on the ground that the hotel “is not a venue for anti-diversity discussions.”  So many interesting questions are raised: Since Bermuda has not legalized gay marriage, is it not even a proper topic for discussion?  Is there no...

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Medved: The Advantage Of Impractical Ideas

Raging controversy over Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States ignores the most obvious fact about his suggestion: there’s no chance it would ever take effect. Even in the unlikely event of a Trump presidency, courts or congress would promptly block any “Muslim ban.”  That’s also true...

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Davenport: There Is No Freedom From Religion

Tis the season—not to be jolly, unfortunately, but to debate whether the First Amendment allows Americans to publicly celebrate Christmas. In Indiana, a federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction against a nativity scene in the public high school’s Christmas Spectacular, saying it endorses or prefers a particular religion. That...

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Mohler: A Fundamental Shift

The U.S. Defense Secretary announced that—without exception—all forward combat units would now be equally open to men and women. Mariette Kalinowski writing in the pages of the New York Times declared this to be, “A Victory for Women at War.” It didn’t take long for the logic about what women...

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Medved: “Radicalization” Doesn’t Just Happen

In discussions of the San Bernardino massacre, investigators want to determine at what point, exactly, the killers became “radicalized.” This inappropriate word makes it sound as if the perpetrators developed a disease, or fell under some evil spell—minimizing the extent to which their hideous crimes constituted a series of personal...

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Hewitt: A Credibility Gap

The terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, triggered instant politicization from the anti-gun lobby. It should have triggered patient explanation that terrorist acts committed by Islamist crazies tell us very little about the millions of Muslim Americans who are the best of citizens. President George W. Bush repeatedly admonished Americans...

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Mohler: A Vast Collision of Worldviews

Over the weekend, President Obama addressed the American people from the Oval office. He announced that: “ISIL does not speak for Islam... they account for a tiny fraction of more than a billion Muslims around the world.” Yes, it’s true that the majority of Muslims are not...

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Medved: To Win Young People, Face Forward, Not Backward

Republicans must do better among voters under thirty if they hope to capture the White House. In 2012, these young people comprised just 19 percent of the electorate, but provided Obama with his entire margin of victory. Among the 81 percent of voters over 30, Mitt Romney won a majority,...

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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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