Commentary

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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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