This Just In: CPAC Rescinds Speaking Invitation to Milo Yiannopoulos, Publisher Pulls Book (UPDATED)

You knew this was coming:"@ACUConservative has decided to rescind the invitation of Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at #CPAC2017." pic.twitter.com/sVWGnPCW7C— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) February 20, 2017After vocal reactions from a wide range of conservatives, CPAC rescinds the invitation.For background on this matter, see posts from yesterday (here and here).One wonders what took so long and what tipped the scale toward disinviting Yiannopoulos. Last night at 8:17pm, … [Read more...]

Pressure Mounts on CPAC to Cancel Milo Yiannopoulos’ Speech

The annual conference of the Conservative Political Action Committee is coming up next week. However, controversy has already arrived in the form of Milo Yiannopoulos. His invitation to speak at the conference is not sitting well with critics. The criticism of the invitation became especially hot after two videos surfaced of Yiannopoulos defending young teen-adult sex (as young as 13 as recorded in the interview). I am not going to embed the videos but you can listen for yourself here and here … [Read more...]

And Today’s Twitter Winner Is: Senator Chuck Grassley for His Ask Putin Why the Dead Pols Tweet

So many questions and so much material just from this one tweet.Whoever monitors twitter at WH tell Pres Trump to ask Putin"What do u hv agst ElectionOpponents bc they are killed/imprisoned/poisoned?"— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) February 12, 2017Did someone hack Sen. Grassley's account?If not, it is noteworthy that before church this morning a U.S. Senator implied Vladimir Putin has had his political opponents killed. It is also noteworthy that a Senator is … [Read more...]

House Vote to Create Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, August 2, 1983

On the urgent issue of civil rights, Senator Goldwater represents a philosophy that is morally indefensible and politically and socially suicidal.-Martin Luther King, Jr. on the nomination of Barry Goldwater as GOP candidate for president. Over the weekend, far right conservative filmmaker and pundit Dinesh D'Souza inflamed Twitter by claiming that Rep. John Lewis ("John Lewis is not a "legend"--he was a minor player in the civil rights movement who became a nasty, bitter old … [Read more...]

Election Day 2016 Live Blogging and Open Forum

Fellow Grove City College professor Michael Coulter (Political Science) and I will be blogging through the day and evening regarding the election. Feel free to comment via the Live Blog feature and/or here on this post. In the comments section, please include links, news, etc, which interest you about the most bizarre election season in my lifetime.Live Blog  … [Read more...]

Live Blogging Election 2016

Bookmark this page and come back for election night when we'll be live!Join Grove City College professors Warren Throckmorton and Michael Coulter for observations and discussion of election night 2016.As of Monday morning (11/7/16), Nate Silver's group has Clinton with a strong probability to win. … [Read more...]

Voting for an Independent Candidate Is an Acceptable Option

Recently, several big name Christian leaders have made a case that a vote for a third party/independent candidate is a waste of a Christian's vote and will only serve to elect Hillary Clinton. Dire warnings and shaming accompany these appeals.Here are several reasons I disagree and believe that voting for an independent or minor party candidate is a good option.*No one owns or is entitled to my vote and support. If the GOP and Democrat parties put up unqualified and unfit candidates, I … [Read more...]

Will Evangelicals Stand By Their Man?

Update: Trump just now posted an apology video, if you can call it that. In it he goes on the attack and shows no sign of stepping down.Update: Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) calls on Trump to drop out.Alan Noble started a petition aimed at the RNC to fire Trump.......................The October surprise (although it shouldn't be a big surprise) has come and Donald Trump's support from evangelicals is being tested. Will they signal to him that they are leaving or will they stand by … [Read more...]