Faint Praise for PEPFAR

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I do not deny the reality of such stories, nor do I discount the value of even a single life saved. But I think it’s important to ask whether such individual stories, no matter how heart-wrenching, tell the whole story of PEPFAR. [Read more...]

Remembering James R. Schlesinger

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Hard-charging Cabinet member served three presidents, but conversion to Christianity mellowed him as he aged. By Warren Cole Smith News of the death of James Schlesinger on Mar. 27 at age 85 was a mild shock to my system because of a brief but memorable meeting I had with him 35 years ago. In the [Read More...]

Where Franklin Graham Has Gone Wrong

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I’m always pleased to publish a post by the esteemed Peter Wehner.  * By Peter Wehner The evangelist Franklin Graham had quite a run last week. In interviews and statements, he praised Russian president Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay policies. “I agreed with Putin. I think protecting his nation’s children, I think, was a pretty smart thing [Read More...]

Speak Softly, Conservatives

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I’ve become a friend and collaborator with the Values and Capitalism project at the American Enterprise Institute.  They have a terrific team there, and no team member is more terrific than Tyler Castle, a promising young man who can do some great things with his career. I’m really pleased to offer this guest post from [Read More...]

Ronald Reagan’s Legacy & the Religious Right

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I’m grateful to my friend Mark Tooley for sharing this article. His bio is at the bottom of the post. * By Mark Tooley Regent University in Virginia Beach every year hosts a Ronald Reagan Symposium around Reagan’s February 6 birthday to examine his legacy. This year’s featured speakers like Calvin Coolidge biographer Amity Shlaes, [Read More...]


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