Commentary

Albert Mohler: The True History Of The Holiday

Handmaid’s Tale

As Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, it’s a good time to be reminded about the true history of the holiday. Perhaps we should not be surprised that in an increasingly secular America, there’s confusion about the origins of Thanksgiving. Some kids are now taught that the Pilgrims held a...

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Albert Mohler: SCOTUS Takes Up California’s Abortion Law

Headlines

The Supreme Court recently announced that it will take a very important case. A California law requires crisis pregnancy centers to inform women who come to the centers of the availability of abortion , even requiring the use of specific language. Several of these centers have challenged the constitutionality of this...

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Jerry Bowyer: ‘ Trump Trade ’ Will Be Over Without Tax Cuts

Trump Trade

The stock market had a great run after the election of Donald J. Trump as president. This put egg on the face of many elite commentators who predicted that a Trump victory would be disastrous for the economy. Indicators of economic optimism also improved, and some business activity indicators improved...

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Albert Mohler: Thoughts And Prayers

Headlines

In the wake of tragedy, we are accustomed to hearing calls for “ thoughts and prayers.” We have heard them from prominent political figures, both Democrats and Republicans. But more recently, such calls have drawn harsh criticism from the Left. What does it mean when a political leader says that...

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Jerry Bowyer: America Is Indebted To Martin Luther

Luther, tax reform, Impeachment

500 years ago Martin Luther’s started a debate by nailing a document with 95 theological assertions to the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral, triggering the Reformation. No matter which side of that theological debate you’re on, you should be grateful for the ultimate effects of this action on Western liberty...

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David Davenport: We’re Number 45

Oprah Winfrey President

For nearly 50 years now, Freedom House has published its annual survey of the freest countries in the world. This year’s report contains some troubling news. First, with an increase in authoritarian regimes and populism, overall freedom in the world declined in the past year. Second, the United States, after...

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Michael Medved: Why Millennials Prefer Marxism To Capitalism

Trump Builder

Recent articles have marveled at the fascination of today’s “millennials” with socialism, but a new survey shows even more alarming disregard for the capitalist system behind America’s prosperity and power. Polling data from YouGov showed 51% of Americans in their twenties would prefer to live in a country that was...

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David Davenport: Balancing Religious Rights With Health Care

Oprah Winfrey President

This is David Davenport of the Hoover Institution for Townhall.com. Public policy is full of difficult dilemmas, tough cases where there are strong interests on both sides.  Such dilemmas are not usually solved as much as they are managed. That’s why two federal departments recently expanded the rights of religious employers.  During the...

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Hugh Hewitt: No GOP Civil War

U.S. Senate

There’s been a lot of chatter about it, but: there is no GOP civil war. The meme of such a conflict is currently off the front pages, but it will return. When it does, recall that it just isn’t true. Yes, there’s a loud, persistent group of Never Trump critics...

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Michael Medved: Instinctive Reactions To Mass Shootings Destructive And Disappointing

Trump Builder

Whenever we experience a hideous slaughter like the recent assault of a Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the left indulges in annoying and irrational instinct: calling urgently and self-righteously for minor tweaks in gun laws that would have done nothing to actually avert the horror. Meanwhile, the right displays its own...

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Lanhee Chen: Congress Should Give Opportunity To The Laboratories Of Democracy

Tax Reform

A consensus is emerging on Capitol Hill about the need to fund Obamacare’s cost-sharing subsidies, which help working-class Americans buy health insurance. The question is what fundamental reforms conservatives should get in return. In my view, they should focus on giving states greater flexibility to design their own health reforms....

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Albert Mohler: How Can We Explain Such An Act Of Evil?

Headlines

The little Texas town of Sutherland Springs is experiencing unfathomable grief and mourning. On Sunday, a gunman dressed in black entered the First Baptist Church during worship and killed at least 26 people in cold blood – targeting men, women, and children – including the 14 year-old daughter of the...

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Lanhee Chen: The Long-Running Russia Disinformation Campaign

Tax Reform

This past week, executives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified before Congress about Russian meddling in the 2016 election. For well over a decade, the Russians have spread disinformation and sought to influence the outcome of elections throughout Europe and elsewhere. The obvious question is, “Why hasn’t more been done to...

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Michael Medved: No Market For Mauling The Middle Class

Trump Builder

“Suburbicon”—the prestigious new movie release from director George Clooney—features Matt Damon and Juliane Moore with a screenplay co-written by the Oscar-winning Coen brothers. The film opened with high hopes on more than 2,000 screens, but proved to be a commercial disaster with just $2.8 million on opening weekend. Even more...

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