During this election year, we are destined to hear many words that are toxic in the way they misrepresent reality and substitute fantasies that can win votes.
Mandatory Depression Screening a Depressing Thought
The United States Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended mandatory depression screening for all Americans.
NASA Bans the Word 'Jesus'
The name of Jesus is not welcome in the Johnson Space Center newsletter, according to a complaint filed on behalf of a group of Christians who work for NASA.
How History Shapes the New Hampshire Primary
Benning Wentworth is not a name you'll run across in New Hampshire primary coverage. But he arguably did as much as anyone else to establish the political culture -- or cultures -- of America's first-in-the-nation primary state
GOP's Platoon of Accomplished Governors Falls Flat With Voters
The Iowa caucuses may have only muddied the waters in the race for the White House, but they did almost definitively decide one thing: The next president will not be a governor. That's an amazing revelation because, just one year ago, the smart money was betting that the next president would be a Republican governor.
Fear Not, My Secular Friends
It amuses me that certain people are convinced that Christians are angry scolds but totally miss the humorlessness and angst of certain Christophobic secularists.
Bernie and Hillary's America
Watching last Thursday's debate between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, one might have thought a Republican had been in the White House for nearly eight years.
You Don't Know What Obama Said at the Mosque
If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media's summary of them. When you do, you realize how often what Obama says is morally and intellectually confused and even untrue.
Debra J. Saunders:
Vote for Sanders, Then Rot in Hell?
"There's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other," said former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in a message to young women voters at a weekend campaign event for Hillary Clinton. Clinton punctuated Albright's comment with her loud, phony laugh. Team Clinton later pointed out that Albright has used that line for years. Clinton herself described the line as "lighthearted," but pointed. Pointed? As in: Vote for Sanders, rot in hell.
Pro-Abortion Radicals Have Lost Their Hearts and Minds
Two tweets in the last week, one from Cosmopolitan and one from NARAL, reveal the depravity of these radical pro-abortionists.
MARCOBOT: We Don’t Need Another ‘Siri’ for President!
Marco Rubio during the New Hampshire primary debate on Saturday night had a President Obama moment. It sent chills up my spine.
Republicans Debate: Should Women Be Drafted?
Toward the end of the eighth Republican presidential debate, the moderators introduced a new subject which has been absent from stump speeches and ignored in the seven previous debates. ABCs Martha Raddatz, who covered the war in Iraq, asked the candidates whether young women should be required to sign up for Selective Service if the military draft is reinstated, just as young men are required to do.
The debate Saturday night was, I thought, the best of the series. It had to do with what we've talked about before: the candidates are more familiar with their own material, they know what to expect from their opponents, and they know how to pace themselves through at 2+ hour event.
Notes on Cultural Collapse
That Donald Trump, in his quest to lead us back to national greatness, feels free to brag, distort, lampoon, defame and empty his personal trash on every political doorstep is one sign -- but hardly the only one -- of a few changes in America's moral makeup over the past half century.
Susan Stamper Brown:
Bernie and Hillary's Miserable World
The Democrat Party presidential debates have been so snooze-worthy, it's enough to make you wonder if maybe the Democrat National Committee should schedule future debates sometime between Bernie Sanders' and Hillary Clinton's afternoon naps and the senior citizen early bird hour over at Golden Corral.
Keeping the Young Ignorant About Socialism
In a recent column about the Sanders phenomenon, Peggy Noonan observed that, Socialism is an old idea to you if youre over 50 but a nice new idea if youre 25.
Obamacare’s Robin Hood Scheme and the Socioeconomics of Health
Robin Hood was a mythical figure from 12th Century England whose legend became famous for stealing from the rich to help the pool. His legend wasnt lost on Obamacare proponents, who incorporated the idea into health plan regulations.
American Dream Dependent on Economic Freedom
Declining economic freedom in the U.S. has put the American Dream out of reach for too many.
Madeline, That “Special Place in Hell” is Already Reserved
During a recent New Hampshire campaign appearance for candidate Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State under Bill Clintons administration Madeleine Albright loudly proclaimed that theres a special place in hell for women who dont support Hillary, the current front runner of the Democrat Party.
#20YrsAgo The Telecommunications Act
Think back twenty years to 1996. Jerry Maguire was No. 1 in box offices, the Macarena was the hottest new dance move, and Google was just a funny word. Congress also happened to pass an update to the nations telecommunications laws that year.
Islamic Refugee Problem Terrifying Europeans, Coming to US Next
The mostly Islamic refugees fleeing oppressive regimes like Syria and Iraq are increasing, not decreasing, and it is starting to bring out strong opposition in the European countries they are fleeing to.