Understanding a More Religious and Assertive Russia

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A very important and informative article by my friend Mark Tooley.  * By Mark Tooley In his widely analyzed March 18 speech to the Russian Parliament, Putin cited the baptism of Vladimir the Great over 1000 years ago in Crimea as the seminal event binding Ukraine and Russia. That baptism is considered the birth of [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...]

Phil Robertson’s Victory Over the Secular Theocracy

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Editorial Note: This is the second installment in a two-part series on Duck Dynasty and what it reveals regarding America’s “secular theocracy,” from the inimitable David Theroux, President and CEO of the Independent Institute. If you missed it, read the first part here. * Duck Dynasty and the Secular Theocracy, Part II By David J. Theroux [Read More...]


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