Common Coreand the dishonest and surreptitious way that it has been foisted on the people and the statesviolates all that is best in our history of republican self-government. Americans need the experience of dealing with school boards, school budgets, student (and teacher) discipline, and curricular matters at the local level. It is the seedbed of democracy.
Dan Snow is what they call a presenter for BBC television. He has called the agitation over the Scottish independence referendum a Neverendum. He organized a national campaign in Britain called Lets Stay Together to persuade Scottish voters to reject independence.
My friend Dr. Paul Kengor teaches at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. He may be the last serious scholar in America who is still researching and publishing books on the Communist menace that held half the world in its grip for 70 years. This, in itself, is astonishing.
With two more liberal state legislatures (Minnesota and Delaware) overturning true marriage, and even the Boy Scouts succumbing to corporate pressures, some defenders of marriage might feel that our movement is running out of gas. But then there’s the vote of ExxonMobil stockholders to uphold marriage. They voted by a 4-1 margin. That should help fuel opposition to this radical social experiment.
This is the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The media is doing a lot of retrospectives on this war. I will surely miss the reporting of Michael Kelly.
President Obama is suffering the not untypical reality of Second Term blues, or blahs. His administration is beset by scandals, foreign and domestic.
The United Kingdom has long been proud to host the Mother of Parliaments. Now, if Prime Minister David Cameron has his way, Britain will be home to the Progenitor of Parliaments. Britain’s Conservatives – the Tories – are deeply divided by the precipitous actions of their young, hip Prime Minister.
John McCain memorably called himself “a foot soldier in the Reagan revolution.” I count myself as a foot soldier, too. I have walked precincts in every election, save one, since 1968. And, as an historical researcher, I have studied every presidential election since 1788. In the last six months of this election year, I logged some 13,341 miles on the Family Research Council-Heritage Foundation’s “Values Bus” to some 40 cities and towns in eight states. Campaigning at the grassroots level, you learn stuff.
No, there is no misspelling in the title. We all remember the Lincoln-Douglas Debates from school. They were a series of face-to-face encounters all over Illinois in 1858. Abraham Lincoln challenged Sen. Stephen A. Douglas to debate on the burning issue of the day – the extension of slavery into the territories.
This week marks the seventieth anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. More than 2,500 Americans were killed in that “sudden and deliberate attack.”
Well, why not tax all those millionaires and billionaires to close the budget gap? J.P. O’Rourke said it with more humor: Why not “eat the rich”? We could certainly appeal to the Occupy Wall Street crowd and maybe get ourselves some favorable treatment on MSNBC. Who knows, by yelling “soak the rich” we might even send some shivers up and down Chris Matthews’ leg.
Abdullah Saeed’s article is an eloquent expression of the need for greater openness within Islam. He concedes that the strong case he makes for religious liberty is not observed in Muslim majority countries today.
President Obama was praised by leaders of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) following their recent meeting at the White House. The NAE leaders thanked the chief executive for condemning the Iranian mullahs’ threat to kill Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. Pastor Nadarkhani is facing a death sentence for the “crime” of converting from Islam to Christianity.
President Obama’s statement of personal faith in Jesus as his Lord and Savior at the congressional prayer breakfast in February was all that a believer could ask for. The evident sincerity of Mr. Obama’s testimony stands in stark contrast to his infamous bow before King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia two years ago.
Christiane Amanpour is ABC News’ highly touted host of This Week. She came from CNN, where she made a reputation as a fearless foreign correspondent.
Khrushchev had his Sputnik Moment. The Soviets had their Sputnik Moment. Communist sympathizers throughout the world had their Sputnik Moment.
They’re at it again. Liberals are determined to make their size 10 foot fit into the glass slipper of their imaginings.
Benjamin Brown French strung a banner across the full length of the western portico of the Capitol. The illuminated sign was legible up and down Pennsylvania Avenue. It read: "This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.” French was the capital’s commissioner of public buildings. He was not celebrating the Republicans’ election victories of 2010.
To liberals, nationalized health care that does not exempt coverage for abortions is progress. To liberals, generally, overturning marriage through the courts is progress.