New Book Tells the Story of Mike Huckabee: A Man of the People

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When I heard that the Patheos Book Club was featuring Scott Lamb's new authorized biography of presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, I got in line for the chance to review it. During this campaign season, I intend to talk about the candidates, individually and together; and I want to be well informed.I'm so glad to have read this book--but perhaps not for the reasons I expected. Mike Huckabee is so likeable, and I found his life story to be an encouragement to Americans of ordinary means, … [Read more...]

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Ben Carson Explains His “Much Ado About Nothing” Comment; Opposes Euthanasia

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Pro-life Americans have been concerned this week about a statement by presidential candidate Ben Carson, seeming to say that the torturous euthanasia death of Terri Schiavo was "much ado about nothing." I wrote about it last week, noting that he had some explaining to do before I could endorse his candidacy.His knee-jerk comment drew fire from Carson's pro-life base, and he apparently felt it necessary to explain what he really meant and to reassure voters that he is, as he has claimed, pr … [Read more...]

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“Much Ado About Nothing”? Ben Carson Just Lost Me Over the Terri Schiavo Case

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Perhaps you've noticed: While I haven't endorsed a candidate for the presidency, waiting to give them all the opportunity to present their positions on various cases, one candidate who has remained on my "very favorable" list is Dr. Benjamin Carson.Carson is a gentle giant: a statesman who seems compelled toward public office by a sincere desire to serve society, not by a lust for power or prestige. He's a political outsider like Donald Trump, but one with dignity and an inherent respect … [Read more...]

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