Book Review: Blue Collar Conservatives By Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum speaking at CPAC

There’s no question that Republicans need to broaden the party base. Libertarians and the Party establishment have offered their solutions; in Blue Collar Conservatives, Rick Santorum takes his turn at bat. Santorum says that the reason why Mitt Romney failed to defeat Barack Obama was his failure to connect with working Americans. Santorum takes Romney to task […]

The Clueless Republican Establishment

Eric Cantor at Values Voters Summit
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor exposes far greater problems in the Republican establishment. The establishment has a wisdom about politics that really lacks practical understanding of how the political process works which leaves unable to take blame for defeat or understand what was behind its victory. We saw this with the now […]

Book Review: The Vision of the Anointed

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In his book Vision of the Anointed, Thomas Sowell offers key insights into how and why the American left has run wild in it’s attempts to change America. As the subtitle suggests, “Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy,” Sowell posits that the American left’s policies are egocentric exercises meant to establish themselves as saviors and their […]

God’s Not Dead: A Hit and Miss Effort

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God’s Not Dead is a well-intentioned film that responds to secular bias in academia and Hollywood. Unfortunately, like the secular conservative film American Carol (2008), God’s Not Dead got carried away with itself and drowned its own message. Freshman pre-law Student Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper) ends up in Philosophy 150 taught by Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo) a rabid atheist who […]

The Case for Conscience

Jonathan Merritt writes one of those misguided posts at the Daily Beast arguing that Christians professionals that involve weddings (excluding perhaps ministers) have no right to refuse to participate in same sex marriage: The backers of these laws claim that a Christian cannot, in good conscience, provide a good or service for a same-sex wedding because […]

Sherlock and Marriage

Last night PBS aired the second episode of this year’s season of BBC’s  Sherlock, a critically acclaimed show with a wide fan base that re-imagines  Sherlock Holmes as a man of the 21st Century rather than the Victorian Age. This week’s episode focused on the wedding of John Watson. A lot went on in the episode, […]

Haddon Robinson and Alice Matthews Leave Discover the Word

After twenty-three years operating as a daily radio small group Bible Study, change is coming to RBC Ministries long-running program Discover the Word. Lead Bible teacher Haddon Robinson, 82 has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and is leaving the program along with fellow group member Alice Matthews. The series will continue with founding group member Mark De […]

The Left’s Latest Phony Attack on Phil Robertson

Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher is warning that A&E could face another headache over a statement by Phil Robertson: Robertson began his “river rat counseling” by advising men to “make sure that she can cook a meal,” and to “make sure she carries your Bible,” but stressed that “if she picks your ducks, now that’s a woman!” To […]

A Time to Keep Silent: Thoughts on Mandela Criticism

[There is] a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.-Eccl. 3:7 One of the great flaws of our information age and the political blogosphere is that many people have developed the belief that everything that they think is worth saying. Effective communicators will tell you that communication should have a purpose. That purpose […]

The Cop Vilifiers

Have you heard about bad cops? If you know any libertarians or liberals, it’s a safe bet that you have. Over the past few months, there’s been an effort to highlight every store of abusive cops, cops overreacting, or tragedy involving cops with the message that most cops are abusive, dangerous loose cannons sure to […]

Facebook and the Idiotic Memefication of American Politics

A picture like this posted on a Facebook wall makes all of our fiscal problems seem simple. It’s not Social Security, it’s not medicare, it’s those salaries for members of Congress and their pensions. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the the truth and actually frustrates efforts tough choices that are really necessary. First of […]

The Baptism of Breaking Bad

Ann Coulter, using her massive microphone, writes in her national column that Breaking Bad is, “the most Christian Hollywood production since Mel Gibson’s ‘The Passion of the Christ.’ ” Yes, forget about Facing the Giants or Courageous, or The Nativity. A show about a school teacher turned meth dealer is the most Christian thing produced in nine years. And what does […]

The “Freaky Power” of the Gospel

How I learned to stop worrying and  learned to love the decline of American civilization. Russell D Moore, President of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission thinks it’s not so bad for the church: The nominal Christianity that marked the Bible Belt of the South and Midwest and provided social benefits in the past is […]