Political and Pulpit Sex Scandals: Should Christians and Christian Journalists View Them Differently Than Non-Believers?

vncmclstrbbmccyThis week two sex scandals – one involving a national political figure and one a prominent pastor – are making national headlines. Sadly, it’s not the first time nor will it be the last we will see these types [...]

Marginalizing The Movement That Can Save America

rns11Ever since the 2009 advent of the Tea Party, Democrats on Capitol Hill and the liberal media have been obsessed with its destruction. Of course such a response is entirely understandable, since a cohesive and effective alliance of grassroots conservatives working to uphold the Constitution and maintain [...]

The GOP’s Un-Candidates

mtrmnyWe shouldn’t be talking about 2016. It’s 2014 and there are obviously important mid-term elections in November. Beyond those, in 2015 there are significant local and state contests across the country, which in many ways are more important than this year’s horseraces. However, discussing the next presidential [...]

Should All Political Parties Embrace Liberal Values? The Left Seems To Think So

dmcrtrpblcnThe concept that the whims of public opinion, the fads of the moment, or the opinions of an ideological opponent should fundamentally alter what a particular political party stands for has always seemed rather odd to me. It is an argument I see trotted out in articles [...]

Can Any REAL Conservative Win in America?

elphntrnThe recent CPAC conference and poll is beyond disturbing. It’s downright frightening…

CPAC is allegedly a political action committee of, by and for “conservative” political operatives. But you won’t be able to prove that by the results of the most recent meeting, which resulted in 2016 Presidential [...]

Is the GOP Suicidal?

sccnsvtvLeave it to the Republican Party to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

While nearly every poll definitively affirms that Democrats are in deep doo-doo come November, and as leftist talking heads like Chris Matthews have already conceded a likelihood that Republicans will take the Senate [...]

CPAC – Conservative Division and Desperation on Parade

hlryprsdntMany of us could see that we hit the bottom of the conservative talent pool when George W. Bush had to be recruited from Texas just to avoid John McCain in 2000. Fourteen years later, conservatives are quite literally grasping at straws in the latest CPAC Presidential [...]

Neocon Things That Make You Go Hmmm...

As a Southern paleocon who has often argued with Unionist neocons over the virtue of the Union invasion of the South and the merits of Lincoln, the current events taking place in Ukraine and the neocons’ reaction to it has me scratching my head. Let’s see…

Neocons, especially those of the Straussian variety, allegedly oppose [...]

Reflections on America’s Fall, from CPAC 2014

fobmThe question is not, “Is America falling?” but, rather, “Why is America falling?”

I’m currently writing from CPAC 2014, the nation’s largest gathering of conservative political junkies. The event is being held at the beautiful Gaylord National hotel, adjacent the scenic shoreline of the historic Potomac River. [...]

Smoking Out RINOs: The Much Needed Political Realignment

rn2Our nation was again unequivocally shown last week that Republicans inside the Beltway are no more to be trusted with the nation’s finances than the Democrats. At a cost to the American people of at least $1 trillion, this lesson came at a bitter price. But it [...]

The Original, Right-Wing Extremist

grgwshngtnOne can reasonably presume how today’s Left would characterize and attack the person I am about to describe to you. Without a doubt, he would be characterized as some sort of dangerous, right-wing, tea-bagging, homophobic, Christian Neanderthal who should be maligned, attacked, marginalized, silenced, and driven from [...]

Conservative Principles and the Common Man

The raging, twenty-four-seven political debates that virtually consume social media, many news sites, and entire cable stations is mostly filled with cheap shots, one-liners, bumper sticker slogans, and the same tired, half-truth arguments. The endless, partisan maneuvering and jockeying for power among the political parties and branches of government often completely masks the fact that [...]

The Right Side Of History

Time and time again I have been accused of being on the “wrong side of history” when it comes to the arguments over abortion and, especially, to so-called gay marriage. This linguistic fad has exploded in use lately as if history itself is the sole arbitrator of what is right and true. It is the [...]

Conservative Grassroots Must Reset Political Discourse

bhnr-amnstyBetween Barack Obama’s January 28 “State of the Collective” speech and his fraud ridden “interview” with Bill O’Reilly just prior to the Super Bowl, it has been once again made painfully clear to the American people that the truth itself poses the biggest obstacle to the Obama [...]

How The GOP Can Win The Upcoming Battle Over Income Inequality

incminequltyFollowing President Obama’s lead, the Democrats are seeking to make income inequality the wedge issue of the 2014 Congressional and Senate elections. This unquestionably addresses an issue that — after forty years of middle class family wage stagnation — resonates with voters. Yet the Republicans, thanks to [...]

A Party Divided

It was 2011 and the San Francisco 49’ers season ended in a loss to the New York Giants in the NFC title game. With a new coaching staff Quarterback Alex Smith, who had languished previously, seemed to have hit his stride. But just eight games into the 2012 season Smith suffered a concussion and was [...]

Prospects For A Resurgent Tea Party In 2014

tprtyendLiberal Democrats and Establishment Republicans have been foretelling of the death of the Tea Party ever since early 2009, shortly after the movement began. In the immediate aftermath of Barack Obama’s inauguration, shell-shocked conservatives assessed the degree to which their interests had been abandoned by the Republican [...]

The Nuclear Option: Misplaced Conservative Outrage

The filibuster has not protected the people against the tyranny of metastasizing federal power. The great tragedy of the Obama dictatorship was not the filibuster’s demise, but that House leaders blocked fulfillment of the very promise that made them leaders. Many of today’s worst problems are due not just to aggressive leftist Democrats who will [...]

The Battle Royal Over Values: Politically Divisive, Socially Imperative (Part Two)

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I’ve never quite understood why people who call themselves conservatives are not more interested in conserving things. Neighborhoods, for instance. Refusing to allow a new highway through the middle of town or a new Wal-Mart on the corner is commonly branded “anti-growth” by many [...]

How to Stop Elite Republican Plans to Take the GOP Down The Way of the Whigs

Ken Cuccinelli, who elite GOP leaders deserted.

Ken Cuccinelli, who elite GOP leaders deserted.

Amidst the Democratic Party meltdown might elite Republican Party operatives snatch defeat from the jaws of victory? Don’t rule it out. Many elite Republicans lust to steer their party the way of the [...]

Is Christmas Dead Yet?

(Minutes before this posting, I read Erick Erickson’s for today on Townhall.com: “Why December 25th?” Though Mr. Erickson’s argument is entirely different in detail, the reader will find that its thrust is identical to mine.)

December 25 isn’t really a celebration of the winter solstice: our would-be neo-pagan brethren are as misinformed about that as [...]

Governor Christie’s Vanishing Mystique Is Good News

Though it is not yet 2014, the Republican “Establishment” is already attempting to determine the party’s candidate for the 2016 presidential election. And their top picks range all the way from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Any true conservatives are immediately pronounced “unelectable” and their candidacies declared dead on [...]

Are You A Republicrat?

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Chris Christie for President?

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The Last Word on the Cuccinelli Race

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