Tag Archives: conservative principles

Michael Medved: A New Monument to Black Confederates

Oprah

Two Republican legislators in South Carolina proposed a new monument on the state Capitol grounds to honor Confederate soldiers—this time commemorating black fighting men who went to battle for the South. This idea is both ill-considered and offensive. First, the estimated 6,000 African-Americans who did fight for the Confederacy were mostly slaves,...

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A Cancer Growing on Congress

State of the Union

There is a cancer growing on Congress.  It is the curse of party-line voting.  The biggest legislation of the Trump administration is the tax bill , passed with only Republican votes.  And the biggest of the Obama administration:  Obamacare, again passed on a party-line vote with only Democrats. Party-line voting has grown...

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Albert Mohler: The Full Joy Of Christmas

Handmaid’s Tale

‘Tis the season for Christmas carols, and one of the beautiful of our carols asks the most important question of all: “What child is this, who, laid to rest, on Mary’s lap is sleeping?” Christmas demands an answer to that question. Even with all the fanfare and frantic activity of...

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Michael Medved: Hanukkah Affirms History Over Fantasy

Oprah

During the eight-day festival of Hanukkah, it’s worthwhile to connect the holiday to recent controversies surrounding Jerusalem. The joyous holiday celebrates the purification and re-dedication of Jerusalem’s Second Temple in 164 BC, but today the official Palestinian position denies that this Temple ever even existed. That absurd notion not only contradicts...

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Jerry Bowyer: A Necessary Fix On Tax Reform

Trump Trade

The Senate version of tax reform has a hidden problem which needs to be addressed. It would greatly increase the tax burden on companies which are in debt. When a company expands operations, by say, building a factory, they usually borrow money to do it. The tax code has always allowed business to take...

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Michael Medved: A Great Movie’s Misleading Message

Oprah

The magnificent new Churchill movie, “ Darkest Hour ,” easily counts among the year’s best, but a crucial scene sends a message the real Sir Winston would have hated. In the movie, the Prime Minister wavers over starting peace talks with Hitler, and on the way to a cabinet meeting, he wanders...

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Lanhee Chen: Confirm Azar as New Secretary for Health and Human Services

Tax Reform

President Trump has nominated Alex Azar to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. It’s an important job, as the future of Obamacare hangs in the balance and Republicans continue to express their desire to repeal and replace the law. Azar is highly qualified for the post: He served as...

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Albert Mohler: The Truth About The American Bar Association

Handmaid’s Tale

The American Bar Association has recently tipped its hand, showing how very partisan it has become. Joe Palazzolo, writing at the Wall Street Journal, reports that “tensions between Senate Republicans and the bar association, the largest organization of lawyers in the nation, have escalated in recent weeks after the ABA...

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Albert Mohler: Theology: Back in the Headlines

Handmaid’s Tale

Theology roared back into the headlines recently but in this case it wasn’t Christian theology but Islamic theology. This has to do with the tragic attack that took place at a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula , where Egyptian officials report that over 300 persons were killed in a mass attack. What...

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