Did Hillary Clinton Plagiarize Alexis de Tocqueville?

Tonight in her speech, Hillary Clinton said: But here's the sad truth: There is no other Donald Trump...This is it. And in the end, it comes down to what Donald Trump doesn't get: that America is great – because America is good. Did she plagiarize de Tocqueville? No, because de Tocqueville didn't say that. According John Pitney in the Weekly Standard: These lines are uplifting and poetic. They are also spurious. Nowhere do they appear in Democracy in America, or anywhere else in T … [Read more...]

Evangelical Trump Supporters: Why Do You Trust Trump When He Breaks His Promises?

During the primary season, Donald Trump told the press he would release his tax returns when his IRS audit was complete. The IRS then said nothing prevented him from releasing them just as other presidential candidates have done for decades.Now Trump through his spokesman Paul Manafort has again said he will not release them. This statement comes in light of allegations that Trump has a financial connection to Russian power brokers.For me, this raises an important question for … [Read more...]

Hillary’s Emails and the Case of Navy Man Bryan Nishimura

It appears all but certain that Hillary Clinton will not face federal charges over her "extremely careless" handling of emails. FBI Director Comey gave her a stern public reprimand but that came with no recommendations for other consequences. Comey also asserted that no prosecutor would take up her case with the set of facts as the FBI had uncovered them. He may be right. However, others have done very similar things and been prosecuted. One such case is Bryan Nishimura.Nishimura, a Navy … [Read more...]

Eric Metaxas and the Strange Hitlery Tweet

This so wrong on so many levels:QUIZ! My Bonhoeffer bio invites some unpleasant parallels w/the current election. Therefore let me ask: Will you... — Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) May 22, 2016So many good replies:@JonathanMerritt @TheAlanNoble @ericmetaxas is he now calling for an assassination? Just trying to follow the really clear moral parallel— Derek Rishmawy (@DZRishmawy) May 23, 2016@ericmetaxas so, using your parallel, Trump would be Hitler, just so we are cle … [Read more...]

Polls: Kasich v. Clinton is Best Shot for GOP in November Election

En masse, Republican primary voters may not be acting in the best interest of the party's chances in the November election. Real Clear Politics tracks all kinds of polls, including how each GOP candidate does against the likely Dem nominee Hillary Clinton. John Kasich consistently polls higher than the other three candidates despite being fourth place in the current delegate count. Even though he has amassed the most votes, Donald Trump consistently loses to Clinton in a head to head match … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton's Remarks Calling for Decriminalization of Homosexuality

I am late to this story which unfolded on Tuesday, Human Rights Day. The Obama Administration called on the rest of the world to decriminalize homosexuality, punctuating this call with remarks from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Geneva. The full text of these remarks are here. I am going to pull out some comments that are significant to me.Clinton directly makes the case that laws criminalizing homosexuality are violations of human rights.It is violation of human rights when people … [Read more...]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's statement on death of David Kato; Updated with President Obama's statement

The President also made a statement which follows Mrs. Clinton's statement.Her statement has been placed on the State Department website and is reproduced here.Press StatementHillary Rodham ClintonSecretary of StateWashington, DCJanuary 27, 2011We are profoundly saddened by the loss of Ugandan human rights defender David Kato, who was brutally murdered in his home near Kampala yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues. We urge Ugandan … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton keynotes National Prayer Breakfast; Clinton and Obama condemn Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

The headline says it all. There can be little doubt that the Fellowship Foundation condemns the bill. They provided one of the most powerful platforms possible to offer specific condemnations of the bill.In Clinton's keynote address and Obama's prepared remarks, they both condemned the bill. … [Read more...]