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Almost ten years ago to the day, I read an article in the Harvard Divinity Bulletin by a Professor Sally McFague, entitled ‘Cities, Climate Change and Christianity’. You heard that right. The professor blamed both the wealthy and traditional Christianity for the planet’s woes. It seems nothing’s changed. @drbastiat daughter has an assignment to write a […]

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On the eve of the mid-terms, I’m reading a book on my back porch with a glass of wine. Since we “fell back” in daylight savings, dusk comes early, but the Hispanic work crew building the house next door is still hard at work. Among the sounds of drills and nail guns, Spanish ballads lull […]

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This past week, we witnessed emotional testimony from both Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanugh, and Dr. Christine Blasé-Ford, who alleges a sexual assault by Kavanaugh in high school. Both described vicious attacks from social media on them and their families following these allegations. Ms. Ford has had to move from her home, and Judge […]

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Open Letter to Anonymous

 

An Open Letter to Anonymous, the Author of, “I Am Part of the Resistance inside the Trump Administration.” printed in the New York Times:

Mr. or Ms. Anonymous,

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@jamesmadison recent post on the company Google titled “Be Evil”, reminded me of the censorship and removal of talk show host Alex Jones. I’d never heard of Alex Jones until I stumbled on his Fox Network radio broadcast starting at 12:00 noon in my area during the 2016 presidential campaign. I am self-employed and drive around […]

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This week on Banter, Dr. Yascha Mounk joined the show to discuss his new book, “The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It.” In his book, Mounk explains the rise of populism and its threats to liberal democracy, but also provides some practical solutions to turning that tide. […]

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Quote of the Day: Thinking Clearly

 

“‘Beware!’ said Poirot, shaking an admonishing finger at Hastings. ‘The symmetry, it is everything. Everywhere there should be neatness and order, especially in the little grey cells of the brain.’ He tapped his head as he spoke. ‘If you would use your little grey cells and attempt to see the whole case clearly – as I attempt to do – you would perhaps perceive the truth, my friend.'” — Detective Hercule Poirot, from the novel Black Coffee.

The long, drawn-out Mueller investigation is finally revealing some rotten fruits from the tree of appeasement that was cultivated, pruned and well-watered by the last administration. History has shown that the hidden roots of such a tree grow deep and in many directions, under the covering of thick layers of dirt. Lies, deceit, suffering, loss of life and arrows to the heart of freedom are the result. Then something happens … the roots bulge and eventually burst through the dirt to the surface, revealing themselves.

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Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) on democracy in crisis

 

On this AEI Events Podcast, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) delivers a keynote address at a conference on discussing democracy in crisis. The event, co-hosted by AEI, Freedom House, and the Center for American Progress, marked the release of Freedom House’s report “Freedom in the World 2018.”

In his keynote, Sen. Sasse emphasized that while freedom is not unique the United States, it is uniquely America’s advantage.

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When President Trump gave his speech this past week to the nation regarding the troop increase in Afghanistan, he also added, candidly, “ It’s different when you sit behind the desk of the Oval Office”. In other words, you can say one thing as a candidate for President, but when you are privy to what […]

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“The world must face the fact that that in an age when international cooperation should be the keyword, nations are further apart than ever. Mankind is in grave danger, but democratic governments seem not to know what to do. If they do nothing, Western Civilization, religious, personal and economic freedom are in grave danger.”  – […]

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My last post called Pain and Politics was written because a good (liberal) friend at a prestigious East Coast College said they have “finally gotten on the bandwagon”, and she sent a picture to me showing a plaque next to a bathroom that reads: More

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Conservatives are always being dismissed as pessimistic curmudgeons. This reminds me of an old joke I just made up: More

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