The Danger of the “Just Campaign Rhetoric” Excuse

I'm increasingly hearing that this promise or that promise that Donald Trump made was "just campaign rhetoric" or "just election talk." He isn't going to prosecute Hillary even though he straight-up said he would, he's not going to deport millions of immigrants, that was just typical election season rhetoric, see.As I hear this repeated, I am deeply concerned.I don't want Trump to prosecute Hillary, or to deport millions of immigrants. Hell no. But this "oh, it was just campaign … [Read more...]


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What Does It Mean that Chicago Is Not the Murder Capital?

Chicago came up quite a lot during this year's presidential election. Donald Trump came back to the city repeatedly in his speeches and debate performances, using it as the ultimate illustration of the need for "law and order" and a police force that is touch on crime. Have a look at this quote from his first debate: We have a situation where we have our inner cities, African- Americans, Hispanics are living in hell because it's so dangerous. You walk down the street, you get shot.In Ch … [Read more...]


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The Terrible Inconsistency in Ohio’s Abortion Ban

The Ohio legislature just passed a bill banning the abortion of any fetus or embryo with a detectible heartbeat. An embryo typically has a heartbeat at six weeks gestation. Gestational age counts from the first day of their last period; most women are at roughly four weeks gestation when they miss their first period. According to the CDC, 25.3% of abortions performed in Ohio in 2013 occurred at or before six weeks gestation. In other words, Ohio's heartbeat bill would ban well ove … [Read more...]


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Trading in Stereotypes about the Middle East

Take a look at this exchange I came upon on twitter:In other words, CBS News posted an article about a Syrian girl, Bana, who has been using twitter to tweet about life in Aleppo, with a picture of the girl holding a handwritten sign begging Assad and Putin to stop the bombing, and a twitter user from Illinois responded with "wait so there's bombing happening all around and someone has time to create floral display and to tweet in non traditional clothing."I've blocked out t … [Read more...]


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Left-Wing Publications Quoting Bible Verses

I always find it fascinating when liberal or progressive individuals or organizations quote Bible verses to support causes or candidates or issues evangelical Christians oppose, or to make points evangelical Christians disagree with. The Bible has a lot of very different types of material in it, and it can be read in many different ways. If this were not true, we wouldn't have thousands of different Christian denominations and sects, but we do. This one, though? This one takes the cake---and e … [Read more...]


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Republicans Fan the Flames of Big Government Regulations

By now you have probably heard that Texas health officials are moving to require that fetal remains be buried or cremated. Texas is following the lead of Indiana, which imposed a similar requirement last year.According to the Washington Post: Abortion providers generally use third-party special waste services to dispose of fetal remains. Previous rules [in Texas] allowed fetal remains, along with other medical tissue, to be ground up and discharged into a sewer system, incinerated, or handl … [Read more...]


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The Mountain at the Foot of Donald Trump

A Guest Post by xCCCWhen Satan took Jesus up to the highest mountain, showed him all the kingdoms of the world and offered them in return for worship, let’s talk about what Jesus didn’t do. He didn’t decide that He wanted to rule the kingdoms of the world in order to force His will on everyone. He didn’t desire political power in order to establish the Kingdom of God on earth. He didn’t bow to His human desires for power, prestige, efficiency or comfort. He basically told Satan to fuck off. … [Read more...]


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