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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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Michael Medved: A Vote Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Oprah

When legal wrangling concludes, control of the Virginia legislature will be decided by drawing lots , or pulling names from a bowl—because of a tie vote in the 94th District. Republican incumbent David Yancey and challenger Shelly Simonds both got 11,608 votes but if the Democrat wins the draw, the legislature’s lower...

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Michael Medved: Trump Wins as a Mainstream Conservative

Oprah

Donald Trump’s first year in office delivered an array of important achievements: confirmation of conservative judges, including Neil Gorsuch; more support for oil pipelines and oil drilling; dramatic progress against ISIS; deregulation and enhanced border security; the end of meddlesome net neutrality; the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; and, most importantly,...

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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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Albert Mohler: The Message And Majesty Of Handel’s “Messiah”

Handmaid’s Tale

Everyone knows about George Frideric Handel , but few remember Charles Jennens , but it was Jennens who wrote and conceived the idea of the “Messiah,” the massive oratorio that is performed thousands of times worldwide at Christmas. Jennens wrote the libretto—the text—of the “Messiah,” tying together the Bible’s central story: God’s salvation...

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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: The True Meaning Of A Christmas Carol

Trump Trade

“If they would rather die they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” With that quote, Ebenezer Scrooge makes perfectly clear the true political message of “A Christmas Carol.” Dickens was writing amidst a wave of hysteria about population growth, triggered shortly before by Thomas Malthus, who argued that reproduction...

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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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