Congressman Chris Smith: “The American People Don’t Like Being Lied To.”

President Obama on health care - September 9, 2009

Remember President Obama, calm and confident, announcing his plan to provide health insurance for all Americans?  Lecturing you through your TV screen on September 9, 2009--wagging his finger at his critics--he emphasized his promise: "No federal dollars will be used to fund abortion, and federal conscience laws will remain in place." The President's critics warned that Americans would be forced to pay for abortion, as proscribed by the Hyde Amendment; but Obama was adamant.  In case you've f … [Read more...]

Starnes’ “GOD LESS AMERICA”: Because Forewarned Is Forearmed

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No doubt about it: Todd Starnes has a nose for news. His cutting-edge reports on Fox News expose religious discrimination in all its forms—in schools, in business, and in the public square. Starnes reveals the not-infrequent failure of our society to protect freedom of religion as guaranteed by our Constitution.But those daily news reports are embedded in other news of the day: happy stories of everyday citizens engaged in works of charity; weather alerts; political intrigue; movies and c … [Read more...]

Joseph Bottum’s “AN ANXIOUS AGE”: He Had Me at ‘Hello’

Joseph Bottum

Joseph Bottum's important new book An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America, has been sitting on my bedside table for a few months, just begging to be opened and sampled. I read a lot of books; I enjoy them, I often report on them. I just hadn't gotten around to this one. Yet.In fact, I'm not too proud to admit that it took a Comcast line breaking in our front yard (and the resultant loss of internet and cable service) that made me sit down this evening and crack … [Read more...]