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by Phil Kerpen, Contributing Author: While the dominant Republican slogan on health care remains “repeal and replace,” there is little agreement on what “replace” means. But if we wait unti ... discuss

The following is an updated version of an article by Amy Sobie & David C. Reardon, Ph.D., that was originally published in The Post-Abortion Review, 8(1), Jan.-March 2000. Copyright 2000, 2010 E ... discuss

Last week I turned something upside-down.  It is my WAKW 93.3 window sticker which says "Pointing the Way to the One!"A few months ago, Star 93.3, a Christian radio station in Cincinnati, replace ... discuss

Prediction: Darren Wilson will not be indicted and once again the PC grandstanders who jumped to conclusions before the facts were in are going to look like fools, not that PC grandstanders need any h ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco This month the Guttmacher Institute released a report stating that women’s “need” for publically funded “family planning services” rose by 22% from 2000 to 2012. Federal ... discuss

by Robert Bensh, OilPRice.com: Ukraine's next crisis will be a devastatingly economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt, furtheri ... discuss

Holder takes charge: AG heads to Ferguson, ‘flooding’ area with over 40 FEDERAL agents, and the TRUTH is, this shooting is NOT A FEDERAL CASE!! Its a STATE CASE! This man was NOT shot in t ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 19, 2014 / 12:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has asked that the faithful join him in praying for the repose of the souls of three members of ... discuss

Three relatives of Pope Francis have been killed, and one remains in critical condition, after a car accident in Argentina. Police confirmed the accident, which took place in the country's Cordoba ... discuss

Ukraine’s next crisis will be a devastatingly economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt, furthering weakening the energy se ... discuss

Oh no!CNN) -- A car crash in Argentina killed three members of Pope Francis' extended family Tuesday -- including his 8-month-old and 2-year-old grand-nephews -- and seriously injured another, po ... discuss

By Michael Johns               “He was tortured, beaten to death, strangled and then set on fire,” Laura Wilkerson said earlie ... discuss

We had an excess of sour raw milk a few months back. We froze most of it, but we also made some batches of pancake batter and froze them for quick company breakfasts. One of the bags got stuffed in th ... discuss

A director of an affiliate of the Planned Parenthood abortion business has been forced to resign after threatening a black pro-life state legislator in Louisiana — saying she wanted someone to & ... discuss

Anthony Esolen’s book, 10 Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child, probably has the best cover of any book published in paperback. Despite the old proverb about judging books by their cove ... discuss

by Aaron Blake, Sean Sullivan and Chris Cillizza, The Fix, The Washington Post: The scene is set. With primary season nearing an end, we know who the nominees will be in almost all of the races that ... discuss

There is an interesting psychological phenomenon that was identified in 1972 called "Groupthink". Wikipedia [HERE] gives us the definition:Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within ... discuss

Good morning! President Obama’s persistent response to all the crises of the world by turning to his golf game apparently reached critical mass this week and was the subject of several cartoo ... discuss

“We do not mostly provide preventative medical care [or] cure diseases or prevent them. What we do is social change.”  So writes Daniel E. Pellegrom of Pathfinder International in a recent sc ... discuss

New York, NY (CFAM) — “We do not mostly provide preventative medical care [or] cure diseases or prevent them. What we do is social change.”  So writes Daniel E. Pellegrom of Pathfinder Inte ... discuss

C-FAM/New York/August 15, 2014 -- by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. "We do not mostly provide preventative medical care [or] cure diseases or prevent them. What we do is social change." So writes Daniel E. Pe ... discuss

The State of Mississippi filed an appeal to the full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday seeking a reversal of a last month’s ruling by a three member panel that has blocked implementation o ... discuss

Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) — Mollie Thomas was born and raised in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Her parents are a loving couple, who grew her up in the Christian faith. From the yo ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: Jimmy Carter was elected President for one reason—Richard M. Nixon. The feeling in the nation was that the born-again Sunday school teacher and Georgia Governor ... discuss

Colorado Citizens for Life, the statewide pro-life group that represents more than 37,000 pro-life families across the state, is announcing today its endorsement of pro-life Congressman Cory Gardner f ... discuss

On May 22nd, HB 388, the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, passed the Louisiana Legislature by overwhelming, bipartisan margins. HB 388 is critical for Louisiana because women are often harmed by sloppy ... discuss

An interesting look at how Ukraine has just committed financial suicide and at a time when it needs the funds the most - it's political incompetence and corruption at its most impressive.  ~ Ja ... discuss

by Helle Dale, Heritage Foundation: The State Department released a report earlier this month on implementation of the Best Practices Panel’s (BPP) recommendations on diplomatic security. Intere ... discuss

15-Year-Old Forced to Abort Her Unborn Baby, Now At ... discuss

A number of Facebook posts have been coming out in the last few days about Chick-fil-a Holcombe catering an event at an abortion clinic in Houston.  This has no doubt caused a tremendous uproar, ... discuss

Social and political philosophies have tremendous impact on one's world view. One's role in society (should individuality or community have priority), the belief of the purpose of government (to prote ... discuss

This essay was originally published in Christian Democracy Magazine.Most of us are familiar with - and, often times, hypocritically preach - Christ’s teaching to love our enemies (Matt. 5:44).  ... discuss

Tomorrow is another critical day in my mother-in-law's battle with cancer. I am asking for prayers for her, our family and the medical personnel that are treating her. Thanks to All and God Bless. ... discuss

At first glance, the title of this essay seems a bit absurd. An assertion that the United States and Israel are alike is rather easy to refute. They are countries of vastly different size, geography ... discuss

Sermon notes for Proper 14 A, 2014 Scripture: Romans 10:5-15 Last week we considered Romans 9:1-5, where Paul opens his consideration of the fact that the bulk of the Jewish people did not accept Jesu ... discuss

Living in an advanced country brings privileges. Since we are used to them, these appear to be self-evident. Think of security and excellent health care. Add the role of laws to protect the citizen ev ... discuss

Bob Weeks, Voice For Liberty in Wichita: "If you missed how to fix the economy, according to Charles Koch. Writing in USA Today Charles Koch offers insight into why our economy is sluggish, and how to ... discuss

Many abortion supporters believe that abortion should be legal without any restrictions. They say no to ultrasounds, counseling, or waiting periods before abortions; no to parental consent for minors ... discuss

Women in Colorado are unhappy that pro-abortion Colorado Sen. Mark Udall has released a campaign ad trashing pro-life Congressman Cory Gardner, who is challenging the abortion advocate in one of the h ... discuss

AND THIS CAMPAIGN-FUNDS HUSTLER WAS ALLEGEDLY A HARVARD LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR? Straight from the sober folks at the Wall Street Journal, here’s a rational explanation of why Barack Obama often feels ... discuss

Rob Engstrom, U.S. Chamber of Commerce: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a series of hearings last week on its controversial effort to impose sweeping new regulations on carbon emis ... discuss

Dr. James Beattie, a cardiologist who works at the East of England NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham, believes hospitals should let more elderly patients die and “quality of life” should ... discuss

To Whom Do You Belong? "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever." I Peter 1:23 In the book of Ezra, God begins to g ... discuss

by Brett Schaefer, Charlotte Florance & Anthony B. Kim, The Daily Signal: African leaders and citizens had great expectations in 2008 that the election of President Barack Obama would elevate the pr ... discuss

On July 25th, a car reversed into a Costco store in Ontario, Canada and struck a pregnant mother, Dana McKinnon-Bozek, and her other children, Addision Hall and Miah Bozek. Because of the crash, McKin ... discuss

Pro-abortion Colorado Sen. Mark Udall has released a campaign ad trashing pro-life Congressman Cory Gardner, who is challenging the abortion advocate in one of the hottest Senate races in the country. ... discuss

Pope Francis and El Gran Carnicero Rather than swinging the vote rightward on critical issues, self-styled Christians are increasingly opting for secular utopia Does it make sense to practice the Chr ... discuss

ARRA News Service Editor: In the 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama said, "The final critical step in winning the future is to make sure that we aren't buried under a mountain of debt." ... discuss

Managua, Nicaragua, Aug 4, 2014 / 05:57 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis has revoked the 'suspension a divinis' of Fr. Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, who was in 1984 barred from exercising his priestly minis ... discuss

Sermon notes & Background research for Proper 13 A 2014, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Scripture: Romans 9:1-5 The Wandering Jew by Gustav Dore. A Medieval legend about a Jew who taunted Chri ... discuss

Alexandra Mae Van Kirk was born July 7 in Grand Rapids, Michigan but she was diagnosed with critical pulmonary stenosis and weighed 2 pounds three ounces. Now the tiny tot has become one of the world& ... discuss

 ‘By passing this bipartisan measure, we send a message to Hamas that its terrorist tactics and its attempts to terrorize Israel’s populace will not succeed.’WASHINGTON, D.C – The Sen ... discuss

Not for the faint-of-heart. But simply astounding. A real masterpiece that provides food for thought for everyone from Catholics to atheists.============"No point in killing a bad priest. I'm goi ... discuss

On Monday a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond upheld a federal district court’s decision from February 2014 declaring Virginia’s mal ... discuss

Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2014 / 05:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The announcement that Rabbi David Saperstein is being tapped as the next U.S. ambassador for global religious freedom has drawn concern based ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to the Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends: Our troubled culture presents no shortage of opportunities for social conservatives to take action to rebuild the family, adva ... discuss

Last week the pro-life organization, Life Dynamics, Inc. released a stunning report which detailed actual criminal cases of adult pedophiles who used abortion to cover their crimes. The group points o ... discuss

This makes me happy! On April 18, 1521, in the city of Worms, Germany, Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk was called to defend himself before Charles the Fifth, the Holy Roman Emperor. The speech he d ... discuss

Lately, for a variety of reasons, I’ve been thinking about times and seasons. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says there is “a time for every matter under heaven.”  Growing in grace and knowledge ... discuss

 Another deeply deceptive pro-abortion bill introduced, this time in Pennsylvania By Maria Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The abortion industry a ... discuss

The abortion industry and its allies are lobbing another legislative weapon in their War on Women. The weapon of choice, in this case, is a deceptively named Pennsylvania bill called the “Patient Tr ... discuss

A federal appeals court has stopped a pro-life law that could have made Mississippi the first state to be abortion free. A three member panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument ... discuss

(Zenit.org) — In April of this year the Vatican hosted the Conference on Combating Human Trafficking, bringing together both law enforcement professionals and social workers involved in the battle ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - July 28, 2014The House just reconvened at Noon and recessed until 2 PM. This week, the House of Representatives is considering taking action on the President's request fo ... discuss

Denver, CO (LiveActionNews) — In the wake of new evidence provided by a former Planned Parenthood manager detailing the abortion giant’s disturbing annual quotas, Texas congressmen expressed ou ... discuss

This makes me happy! On April 18, 1521, in the city of Worms, Germany, Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk was called to defend himself before Charles the Fifth, the Holy Roman Emperor. The speech he d ... discuss

Lately, for a variety of reasons, I’ve been thinking about times and seasons. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says there is “a time for every matter under heaven.”  Growing in grace and knowledge ... discuss

Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia this day one hundred years ago. Serbian army figures had been implicated in the assassinations of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his consort, Sophie, in the Bosnia ... discuss

Sorry, this is a couple of weeks old now, but it just came to my attention. The Editor of The Washington Free Beacon, which specializes in neocon hit pieces, published this blog post attacking J. Art ... discuss

 Decoding Hillary Clinton’s interview on NPR’s “On Point” By Dave Andrusko You would think that being in the limelight since the late 1970s, Hillary Clinton would be more adroi ... discuss

The American Farm Bureau Federation launched a national campaign to inform people why the Clean Water Act should be ‘ditched.’ (Photo: American Farm Bureau Fed. Facebook) by Daren Bakst, ... discuss

by Tom Baleck, Contributing Author: Standing in the checkout line at Costco, I watched and listened to the family in front of me chattering in a language that I couldn't identify. Was it Flemish? B ... discuss

Kyle Maynard is a motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur and athlete. Despite being born with arms that end at the elbows and legs near the knees, Kyle’s wrestled for one of the best teams in th ... discuss

Watch Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Admit in 2012 That Subsidies Were Limited to State-Run Exchanges Why should you care? Who exactly is Gruber and what difference does it make? 1. “Earlie ... discuss

Go read: Two Critical Reviews (From the Right) of D’Souza’s New Movie via Conservative Heritage Times. My biggest gripe is that this third-world interloper is lecturing me on what America should ... discuss

Great debate is taking place at the United Nations over inclusion of “reproductive rights”–interpreted to include access to abortion–in the new set of priorities for the world ... discuss

 They may not be Death Panels, but they are Death Advocates, and they are back By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Editor’s note. This story appeared on pa ... discuss

The problem with Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie is that it propagates the myth of American exceptionalism and the related “proposition nation” dogma. Here is Jack Kerwick at TownHa ... discuss

Paul RussellThis article was written by Paul Russell, the director of Hope Australia and published on their website on July 24 under the title: SA Health Minister critical of Nitschke and Exit.While t ... discuss

 Conflicting appeals court opinions threaten ObamaCare exchanges By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circu ... discuss

Thanks Jim Any one of these ‘coincidences’ when taken singularly appear to not mean much, but when taken as a whole, a computer would blow a main circuit if you asked it to calcul ... discuss

Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15) The Romance of Reality Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15) The Romance of Reality, Japanese and Chinese, by CHarles Morris Excerpt: THE FIRST OF THE MIKADOS. The year 1 in ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - July 23, 2014The House reconvened today at 10 AM. The House will consider today:H.R. 3136 — "To establish a demonstration program for competency-based education."H.R. 4 ... discuss

The OC Weekly has reported that a woman who was under arrest was taken for late term abortion at the Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA) abortion clinic in Long Beach. Following her visit t ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - July 21, 2014The House was not in session today. Thy are scheduled to reconvene tomorrow at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.The Senate will reconvene at 2 PM today and ... discuss

The thoughts expressed in the following press release parallel my thoughts exactly. Senator Rob Portman seeks the support of conservatives but betrays them when it is convenient and helpful  ... discuss

Alliance Defending Freedom/July 17, 2014 -- by Alan Sears In the understandable excitement so many of us felt two weeks ago over the wonderfully welcome and important U.S. Supreme Court decision reg ... discuss

An Israeli soldier gives the “Victory” sign while sitting in his tank. I often wonder how they used gas masks in the Six-Day War when their beards would have prevented a good seal with the ... discuss

The following was previously published in the Western Catholic Reporter, for the Edmonton Archdiocese.Pope John Paul IIOn March 20, 2004, Pope John Paul II delivered an address to an international con ... discuss

Chicago Crime Roundup March 15th 2011 Man Beaten To Death On North Side A man was beaten to death Sunday night in the North Side Budlong Woods area, police said. The 18-year-old man — identified by ... discuss

Chicago Crime Roundup 3 – 12 – 2011 Suspect Arrested, Squad Car Crashes In SW Side Shooting « CBS Chicago A suspect was arrested Friday night after allegedly shooting at a 43-year-old man on the ... discuss

StreetWisePundit’s Chicago Crime Roundup Burglary suspect with knife shot by cops A Chicago police officer shot and wounded a 36-year-old man who police say lunged at the officer with a knife early ... discuss

Book Details: • Author: Marvin Jones • Publisher: Christian Focus (2014) • Format: paperback • Page Count: 176 • ISBN#: 9781781913024 • List Price: $11.99 • Rating: Recommended Bl ... discuss

At my church today, pastor Ed Moore preached the first message in what will be a series of messages he plans to teach from the book of Revelation. Our pastor humbly admitted that his knowledge of esc ... discuss

Today of course is Christmas Eve and many of us are eagerly looking forward to getting together today or tomorrow for happy moments with our families, exchanging gifts and enjoying hearty food, baskin ... discuss

Isn't the whole point of religion to teach us morals and to love and care for each other no matter what age, gender, sexual preference, religion or race we are?The question was one among many comments ... discuss

TweetJonathon interviews Robert William Jensen, a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin College of Communication. He joined the faculty in 1992 after completing his Ph.D. in med ... discuss

Abortion Escorts at “Femcare” in Asheville by Mick Hunt Illusionists and stage magicians know the secret of misdirection.  They’ll focus your attention on something relatively unimporta ... discuss

"Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up gathering together as some are in the HABIT of doing but encouraging one another. All the more as the Day appr ... discuss

It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air – there’s the rub, the task.  ~ ... discuss

There's a video on YouTube that claims to be able to destroy "pro-abortion" arguments in two minutes by vlogger Buster Stein. I believe that we should be making the best arguments we can for the pro-l ... discuss

Bob DeWaay has, on many occasions, taught, written on, and presented on the Works of the Holy Spirit. Beginning in the 1990′s when a woman at his church wondered if the manifestations that happ ... discuss

by Dustin Siggins WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A House committee says that President Obama's "political rhetoric" was critical in the IRS' decision to target Tea Party, pro-family, and other groups tha ... discuss

v class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Paul VI, despite his deficiencies which led to unprecedented disasters in the Liturgy and the Faith as part of the aftermath of Vatican II, ... discuss

This is an excerpt from a recent newsletter by CatechismClass.com.  I recommend this CD of theres:We are very pleased to now provide a series of talks given by His Excellency Bishop Robert Vasa, ... discuss

It is one of those obvious connections I cannot comprehend the world not seeing. Actually, liberals, media, and feminists are covering it up, which is why the rest of the world can’t see it. They ... discuss

As faith responds positively to the promise, it embraces this promise and clings to the one who made the promise.  Here Luther likened faith to a wedding ring by which the Christian becomes joine ... discuss

The following news release was issued on June 11, 2014.MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state's oldest and largest pro-life organization, today celebrates 46 years of ... discuss

Mosul has fallen, needlessly I believe, and I am heartbroken over it. Gone, wasted, squandered, the promise of the Anbar Awakening, and with it probably, the hopes for freedom and a decent life for al ... discuss

Justin Edwards has recently written a set of articles against us (and Russell Hunter in particular), claiming that "our teaching is deceptive" and that by it we put "the Body of Christ in imminent dan ... discuss

I have this horrible suspicion that he's trying to be funny.Comedian/activist Lee Camp asks, in the meme to your left, “Where is all the Christian outrage against GMO foods? The Lord’s creations w ... discuss

The following news release was issued on May 27, 2014.GENEVA, Switzerland — The World Health Assembly (WHA) last weekend adopted a plan to improve the health of newborn babies worldwide. "Every newb ... discuss

In light of the USDA's takeover of Lunch Lady Land, we discuss James Madison's argument in Federalist 45 that the sum total of power granted to the national government in the Constitution would not en ... discuss

I hate to say it, but he is right: I’m not talking here about the three tragic murders Rodger committed by stabbing before his driving and shooting spree; I speak now only to the families of the ... discuss

The following news release was issued on May 19, 2014.GENEVA, Switzerland — The first 1,000 days in the life of a human being—from conception to the second birthday—are crucial to the health and ... discuss

Over the course of the re-ignition of abolition in America, some defections were expected, some betrayals anticipated. When abolitionists first came on the scene with a Gospel-centered worldview an ... discuss

Last summer, Carl E. Olson at Catholic World Report, exposed the horrendous state of Catholic high school summer reading lists by highlighting one particularly smutty and ludicrously vulgar novel assi ... discuss

This essay was originally published in Christian Democracy Magazine.It seems that foreign leaders who are presented to us as “our” enemies are often better described as the enemies of our ruling e ... discuss

Snippets of a letter to a younger church leader...I facilitate a Bible study at work and I really enjoy it. Today, we studied Ecclesiastes, and 10:1 speaks to why [insert famous Christian televangelis ... discuss

Back just in time for the weekend with a huge roundup of links. In today's edition: lots of baseball-related links (naturally), how to make perfect hard boiled eggs, the house that Bond built, was Col ... discuss

The 21st human chromosome is the smallest of all our chromosomes. It contains only a few hundred genes and is only 1% of our total DNA. As most people know, an extra chromosome 21 causes Down Syn ... discuss

In Don't Forget Deborah - Part 3 (The Beauty of Submission), I wrote the following:When God was creating woman, He took one of Adam's ribs in order to form her. This small point is not insignifican ... discuss

Tony Miano recently wrote an article titled "Abortion Abolition is Not the Gospel". As far as that goes, we agree with Miano: abolition is not the Gospel. We have said the same thing ourselves on num ... discuss

Over at the Culture of Life Review:Who Will Lead the Fight to Catholicize the Summer Reading Lists at Catholic High Schools? Last summer, Carl E. Olson at Catholic World Report, exposed the horrendous ... discuss

It is more than five years since the Vatican's magnificent instruction on human life at its origins, calling all of us to courageously defend human life:Dignitas Personae proclaims human dignity, from ... discuss

"He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.  An ... discuss

Is the sole remedy for restoring constitutional order a Convention of States whose dual purpose it is to fashion new amendments as well as to clarify core constitutional principles, the latter wh ... discuss

Right around the first of the year we were sitting around a table at a Chinese restaurant and Gary says “This is not the most technologically advanced bunch. They need some vision and you’re the & ... discuss

Transfiguration, (March 2, 2014) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (Matthew 17:1–9) TITLE: “View from the Top” Grace to you and peace from God our Father ... discuss

We are an organization sharing hope and supporting tiny lives. Preemie Prints began 3 years ago with an idea. A spark, actually, from the Holy Spirit! After many prayers a decision was made to start a ... discuss

Since the Register won't carry it, I will (and Pat also has it at Creative Minority Report):Pope Francis and the SSPX: An OpportunityBy PATRICK ARCHBOLDBy now, many of you have probably seen the Tony ... discuss

For those who are interested, the Evangelical Theological Society has put recordings of all the papers presented in Baltimore online for a price of $4 each. My 2 presentations are available here. The ... discuss

Depression sucks. I hate it when I struggle. Truth is last year was one of the hardest I’ve had in over a decade. For a number of reasons I fell prey to a dark depression and it took the life r ... discuss

I spend too much time listening to trash talk radio playing in my head. I hear voices that say I’m a hypocrite, I’m vain, and I’m just too selfish to share my gifts and talents with ... discuss

Though not yet covered by the MSM, the internet is abuzz with news and extensive commentary regarding "Operation American Spring" which kicks off May 16th in DC. From conservative sites, news of the o ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - Feb. 6, 2014The Senate reconvened at 9:30 AM today and resumed consideration of S. 1845, the unemployment insurance extension bill. When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ... discuss

  In this week’s Republican address, Reps. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Gregg Harper (R-MS), Martha Roby (R-AL), and Fred Upton (R-MI) call on President Obama to support House-passed bills that address ... discuss

This essay was originally published in Christian Democracy Magazine.How should a devout Christian approach politics? [i]  To what or to whom does ou turn for guidance?[ii]ly, Christians often rel ... discuss

Today n Washington, D.C. - Jan 31, 2014The Senate is not in session today and will reconvene at 2 PM on Monday. On Monday, the Senate will consider the conference report for H.R. 2642, the farm bill. ... discuss

Back To The Future!Cartoon by Mike Keefe Posted 6 yrs Ago Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: House Immigration Principles Hold on to your hats, folks. House Republican leaders released their i ... discuss

Rep McMorris Rodgers meets with mothers of children with Down syndrome.The Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union Address was made by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). In it, sh ... discuss

Fearful of political chaos and critical of those who want a divided Lebanon and are working against the country's unity, Card Beshara Al-Rahi calls for a speedy election. For him, "the Arab Spring wil ... discuss

As Charisma News reported yesterday, pastor Bayless Conley is hospitalized and in critical condition. His ministry continues to urge prayer for the Cottonwood Church pastor.“Last night, Pastor ... discuss

Bayless Conley is hospitalized and in critical condition, according to our sources. Christian leaders are asking for prayer for Conley, pastor of Cottonwood Church in Los Alamitos, Calif. and speaker ... discuss

Appeal set for next February 8. The lawyer was sentenced to 30 months for "tax evasion" , but sentence really motivated by his activism critical of the Communist Party and the government. "Satisfactor ... discuss

In the course of my learning the Gen-X alternative rock catechism, perhaps it was when I was reading an issue of Spin magazine sometime in the 80s, I was told that the release of The Velvet Undergro ... discuss

Hello, First Thoughtsters! One of the things I’ll be carrying over from my blogging for Postmodern Conservative, now that it’s been incorporated into First Thoughts, is “Carl&rsqu ... discuss

Hello, First Thoughtsters! One of the things I’ll be carrying over from my blogging for Postmodern Conservative, now that it’s been incorporated into First Thoughts, is “Carl’ ... discuss

A highly critical report on the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records warned that harassment of tea party groups is a "compelling danger" if the government continues i ... discuss

Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif, The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) has praised the efforts of Somalia women in rebuilding their country, reports CIS ... discuss

Every organization or movement needs to pause occasionally and take a critical look at itself: its goals, its agenda, and its tactics. Businesses stage “retreats.” Nonprofits schedule “in-servic ... discuss

Former presidential candidate and FOX television host Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR) will keynote the Susan B. Anthony List’s seventh annual Campaign for Life Gala on Wednesday, March 12th in Washing ... discuss

A male college student who was shot outside a university athletic center in Pennsylvania was in critical but stable condition on Tuesday but the shooter was still at large, officials said. The undergr ... discuss

Pope Francis: Abortion Kills Children “Who Will Never See the Light of Day” Pope Francis today spoke out strongly against the abortion culture, saying abortion is part of the same “throwaway ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. From the very beginnings of Christianity, the faithful have been abundantly blessed by the cycles of feast and fast days. From the great Holy Day of the Lord’s Resurrection, ... discuss

  By Priscilla K. Coleman, Ph.D. Editor’s note. This first appeared on the web page of Wecare–the World Expert Consortium for Abortion Research and Education. In February 2011, Philadelph ... discuss

Given the trends seen in recent national reports, National Right to Life now believes that there have been over 56 million abortions since 1973. One critical piece of evidence in that calculation arri ... discuss

“Americans deserve to know and speak the truth about their elected officials. The Ohio law unconstitutionally places a muzzle on citizens in complete contrast to the First Amendment’s free speech ... discuss

-By Warner Todd Huston ... discuss

Last week, Crisis Magazine published a critical profile of my writings by Austin Ruse. Over the last few days, I’ve spent some time thinking about Ruse’s article and following the comm ... discuss

Indiana lawmakers are facing a critical vote on whether to allow the people to decide the definition of marriage. Ryan McCann, director of operations and public policy at the Indiana Family Institute, ... discuss

University of Virginia professor and political prognosticator Larry Sabato writes for Politico: Another midterm election beckons, and over the next 10 months we’ll see headlines about a thousand sup ... discuss

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit hears arguments in Planned Parenthood v. Abbott, the case over the constitutionality of Texas' most recent Pro-Life law, HB2. Original PostingRead ... discuss

Former Gov. David Beasley of South Carolina, a strong supporter of Huckabee's in that critical "first in the South" primary state, says that the decision by Gov. Haley Barbour (MS) to bow out of the 2 ... discuss

Islamic supremacists and their Leftist allies want to bring these blasphemy codes to Western countries under the guise of "hate speech" laws. "Controversial article about prophet Muhammad provokes Mau ... discuss

Authorities say one person has died and another has been critically injured in a three-alarm high-rise apartment fire in midtown Manhattan.Firefighter spokesman Danny Glover said the fire reported to ... discuss

Photo courtesy: Wikipedia In keeping with the pattern established over the last six years (excepting 2012), we return to the Essentials of the Christian Faith for the January episode of Echo Zoe Radi ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - Dec. 13, 2013The Senate continued in session again all night last night as Democrats use the nuclear option to push through liberal nominees designed to rubberstamp Pres ... discuss

I'd like to introduce some changes I think you'll (Hopefully!) like. The first is our change to a new web-site- Newly designed and optimized for mobile. Try it on your smartphone. It actually looks a ... discuss

(Editorial published 11/13)Let me unceremoniously come to the point. Objective research clearly demonstrates that Common Core is a terribly misguided and destructive program intended to standardize po ... discuss

Filthy Rags"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away." Isaiah 64:6 I am s ... discuss

JAY LENO: A lot of Democrats are now starting to distance themselves from ObamaCare. Earlier this week, Bill Clinton made some critical comments. And today, Harry Reid got a letter from his mortician ... discuss

"Jesus was an advocate for social justice." (Council of Churches website) Jesus never called on the Roman government to feed the hungry, take care of the sick, or visit the imprisoned. Nor did he sug ... discuss

Nashville's Gannett-owned newspaper, "The Tennesseean," has published a relatively objective, wide-ranging, and detailed series on abortion in Tennessee. The series notable for at least three rea ... discuss

Thank God she survived and the baby is ok. Hopefully the baby will overcome the effects of the medications soon and the mother will get reconstructive eye surgery she will now need. Thankfully she was ... discuss

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire conference has come and gone and the book will be shipping in just a couple of weeks. Whatever you felt about the conference, there is little doubt that a lot of w ... discuss

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel overturned that portion of a Texas law which requires the abortionist to have admitting privileges at a  hospital within 30 miles of the abortion clinic.   The Texas ... discuss

Problems continue to multiply for ObamaCare’s Health Care Insurance Exchanges By Dave Andrusko It is no doubt true that the impact programs such as “Saturday Night Live ... discuss

Links of interest rounded up daily. In today's edition, the nanny state strikes again, advice from a father to son, twenty years of leadership, and more.******************Dr. Albert Mohler reflects on ... discuss

28 October, New Testament On the various New Testament lists of the Twelve Apostles (Matthew 10:2-4; Mark 3:16-19; Luke 6:14-16; Acts 1:13), the tenth and eleventh places are occupied by Simon the Zea ... discuss

foundationlife.netEditor’s note. The following comes from PNCI—The Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues. Chen Guangcheng Chen Guangchen, blind Chinese human rights lawyer and advocate for wom ... discuss

 LaRee and Mark My wife, LaRee, and I were asked to address a conference about critical life issues sponsored by the Diocese of Metuchen in New Jersey. They wanted us to speak about a Chris ... discuss

Leadership Criteria: Knows what hand to place over his heart? Ted Cruz: Check! Barack Obama: Not so much… As much as we miss him now, President George W. Bush left the Republican Party divided e ... discuss

Our Lady of Fatima pilgrim statue in Boise, 2007.Photo by Jim Nourse.When one breaks weeks of silence, one casts about for the best subject with which to do it.  One runs one's mind over affairs ... discuss

Matt’s lastest publication in a book arrived by courier today. The book is Virtues in Action: New Essays in Applied Virtue Ethics; it is an an edited collection of new work in applied virtue e ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - Oct. 11, 2013 Day 11 of Government Shutdown! The Senate reconvened at 10:30 AM.  Republican senators to attend a meeting at the White House. Yesterday, Senate Republ ... discuss

Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: On the conservative side of the political spectrum, we frequently refer to liberals as “low information voters”, a nice way of saying they are stupid. From their ... discuss

One of the most controversial issues in the study of the New Testament canon is the date when these books were regarded as Scripture. When were these books first used as an authoritative guide for the ... discuss

John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the UN and a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute aptly nails Barack Obama's current folly with Iran for what it indeed is - he's being played for ... discuss

i have always instructed my children that regardless of what they do in life, as long as it isn't something "illegal" and they are enjoying what they are doing, then i am okay with that because l ... discuss

  Former President George H.W. Bush acts as witness at gay ‘wedding’ by Ben Johnson KENNEBUNK ... discuss

Mark Finkelstein, NewsBusters, points out the creepy tactics of Obama's campaign machine.As a blogger, I subscribe to the email lists of some organizations whose goals I do not, shall we say, necessa ... discuss

Saint Michael is an archangel, that is, an angel who is given an especially important task. Angels are pure spirits who are ambassadors for God to men. An archangel has a critical mission. The name Mi ... discuss

On Friday around midnight, David Lamont, a 51-year-old Pleasanton, California father of two teenage daughters was so badly beaten after he stepped out of his home to ask some high school teenagers w ... discuss

Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you. This, according to the Catholic News Service: Pope (E) Benedict XVI  (CNS/Paul Haring) VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In a letter to an atheist Italian mathem ... discuss

* "Obamacare Will Increase Health Spending By $7,450 For A Typical Family of Four" (Chris Conover, Forbes)* "One man's ObamaCare nightmare" (Jim Angle, Fox News)* "Lower Health Insurance Premiums to C ... discuss

Obama's Beached Whale: Obamacare Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: Obamacare—the Affordable Care Act—will not be defunded and the government will not be shut down. Obamacare is a putrefying ... discuss

The following article is about the EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas rule. The author points out that the agency is basing the proposed rule on carbon capture technology. EPA Administrator Gina McCarth ... discuss

The following email was just forwarded to me this morning ... The plan described for stopping the funding of the loathsome so-called Affordable Care Act is ingenious. Senator Ted Cruz is a l ... discuss

by Steve Jalsevac If we are to have any chance of success in this war against the Culture of Death, everyone has a role to play.   That is why we are excited to announce a very important upc ... discuss

Editor's note:  Below Mr. Bauer addresses the Navy Yard Assassin.  As an aside, the lame stream media reported that an AR-15 assault rifle was used by the shooter and then immediately c ... discuss




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