Commentary

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

Hugh Hewitt Dennis Prager

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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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,...

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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...

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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....

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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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Davenport: Is Banning Public Sleeping Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

The Obama administration’s Department of Justice is full of surprises, the latest being their opinion that city ordinances banning public sleeping constitute “cruel and unusual punishment” under the Constitution.   Although this was merely an opinion submitted to the federal court in Idaho about Boise’s ordinance, cities all over America are...

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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, relegating talk of culture to...

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Thornbury: Conservative Ideas Are Better

Greg Thornbury

Mayor Bill DeBlasio thinks of himself as a progressive, very left leaning modern liberal. He’s demonstrated those commitments time after time from his approach to crime (and law enforcement), to economics, to trying to squelch the success of Uber. So it struck some observers as strange when he came out...

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