DNC Chair: Lybia Terror Attack Statements Wrong, Not False

More evidence mounts that the attack on the US embassy in Lybia on Sept. 11, 2012, and assassination of the US ambassador and three other Americans was a deliberate terrorist attack. In response,  Democratic National Committee Chair claimed on CNN with Piers Morgan yesterday that initial Obama administration statements citing a YouTube video as the cause of the violence were wrong, but not intentionally so, which means they were not technically false.Even CNN's Piers Morgan disagreed.Watch … [Read more...]

Why Pastors Dared the IRS to Restrict Religious Freedom

Across the nation this past Sunday, October 8, about 1,600 pastors told the IRS to go to – well, let’s just say they gave notice of non-compliance in defense of religious freedom. In an annual event that began in 2008, pastors preached sermons from the pulpit that offered Biblical critiques of specific candidates’ political positions in violation of the Johnson Amendment of 1954. Read the CNN account here.Videos of many of the sermons were then sent to the IRS as pastors dared them to act. Thei … [Read more...]

Dem Convention Video: Do You Belong to the Government?

By now you've no doubt heard of the video shown on the first day of the Democratic Party convention that claimed "government is the only thing we all belong to."  If you haven't, here is the 17-second clip in question:There's some truth to it. I just shocked some of my left-leaning readers, I know. But we do all share bonds and interests that find expression in the business of the polis or public life of the people in civil government. But it's the use of the word belong to describe our r … [Read more...]

Forsakin’ Akin and His Bacon: When It’s Wrong to Be Right

Is it ever wrong to be right? Let's hope Todd Akin thinks so. And soon. I'm ready to be forsakin' Akin -- and his bacon.One of the most challenging things a leader can do is quit when he thinks his interpretation to be the right one. Todd Akin thinks his explanation of his offensive comments about "legitimate rape" are sufficient to dispel calls for him to call off his campaign for the US Senate.But it really doesn't matter what he thinks.Tim Dalrymple has much better rhymes about baco … [Read more...]

Why All Christians Should Care About Politics

I'm sure you've heard it.It's a common dismissive comment among Christians. Maybe even one you've made yourself."I'm just not all that in to politics."The comment about Christians and politics is usually accompanied by a shrug, a sympathetic smile, and a dismissive wave. "It's just not my thing."As if I'll understand. As if I'll get it. As if I will be fine with their choosing to ignore the call of Christ to love their neighbor as themselves.I know, we all have different passions t … [Read more...]

Why Paul Ryan as VP? You Win with an Energized Base

I don't claim to be a political expert, although I've followed politics ever since I could remember. I recall tracking Reagan's win in 1980 when I was but a wee lad. I most enjoy thinking about the human behaviors and leadership patterns behind political decisions. Of course, I'm the guy who watches sports mostly to see the leadership dynamics of the team. Sorry. Can't help it.When I saw that Mitt Romney had chosen Paul Ryan as his VP pick, I had one thought: You win with an energized base. So … [Read more...]

Review the Facts: The Brief Against Obama by Hugh Hewitt

Hyper-partisan fans of the President won’t like Hugh Hewitt’s latest book The Brief Against Obama: The Rise and Epic Fail of the Hope and Change Presidency, published by Center Street, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. But those seeking a candid review of the facts from a seasoned attorney and communicator will find it indispensable for deciding votes this November.Hugh’s strategy for the book is clear enough. He cites law partner Gary Wolensky to frame the task: “If you promise to show t … [Read more...]

How Should We Respond to the Obamacare Ruling?

"Sometimes, bad is bad." Huey Lewis and his mullet-loving friends had it right back in the days of Reagan. Sometimes, bad law is just bad law. Obamacare is bad law. It doesn't help when a narrow Supreme Court decision makes it worse.I'll point you to Tim Dalrymple's excellent first take on the decision here to sort through the political implications and to Paul Mirengoff here for a summary of the legalese. Suffice it to say, I'm not a fan of Obamacare as evidenced from my series "Why Obamacare … [Read more...]


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