Who’s the Bigot Now? The Christianophobia of the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights

The most recent Wikileak email dump provided even more evidence of the widespread Christianophobia of many powerful persons who are politically progressive. In emails hacked from John Podesta’s account, the current Clinton campaign chairman and former Obama counselor received emails from colleagues who referred to conservative Christians as “backwards” and “bastardized.” Podesta’s  colleagues’ opinions are [ Read More ]

The One Thing Christians Must Do This Election Season

Wednesday night we watched the third – and final – presidential debate. Americans are more divided than ever before. Right now, citizens and pundits alike are brutally battling it out over the 2016 presidential election. And at the center of this controversy are the candidates themselves—the Republican nominee Donald Trump and the Democratic contender Hillary [ Read More ]

Pence Is Right About Constitutional Interpretation

In this week’s news about the 2016 election race, one of the many interesting sub-plots is an opinion-column fracas concerning constitutional interpretation. It started with an anti-Trump editorial in USA Today, continued with Mike Pence’s response to that editorial and, most recently, was perpetuated by Linda Greenhouse’s commentary on Pence’s article in the pages of [ Read More ]

I Am an Alien Resident of the United States of America

In the midst of the turbulent times we are now facing in our nation, Americans are advocating any number of responses ranging from ordinary to outrageous: making peace with the status quo, walking away from public life in resignation, expressing outrage via social media flash mobbing, calling for revolutions, and urging anarchy. These responses are [ Read More ]

4 Things to Look for in Tonight’s Vice Presidential Debate

Vice presidential debates draw far less viewers than the presidential contests. They tend to be drastically less interesting and significantly less important. Yet tonight’s vice presidential debate could be more significant and more interesting than vice presidential contests in the past. I’m not saying that tonight’s contest will be exciting, but I also don’t think it [ Read More ]

The 1 Thing That Could Tip the Balance in the First Presidential Debate

There is one thing that could tip the balance in an increasingly tight race for the presidency, and it is the one thing that probably will not be mentioned—much less emphasized—during Monday night’s presidential debate. Here’s to hope. How the Nominees are Preparing for the Debate The debate is the most significant head-to-head since Carter [ Read More ]