Politics and Public Life

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 ]

Liberty, Justice, & the Economy: An Interview with Political Scientist Hunter Baker

Recently, I had the happy opportunity to interview evangelical political scientist Hunter Baker. Dr. Baker teaches political science at Union University, holds doctoral degrees in both law and political science, and is one of the foremost political scientists in the evangelical world. During the interview, I asked him about his conversion, why he ran for Congress, why [ Read More ]

Why Evangelicals Should Oppose the Politically Correct Stifling of Free Speech on College Campuses

Any person with a pulse and even a modicum of cultural awareness knows there is a movement afoot to stifle free speech on college campuses. Controversies related to free speech have rocked the campuses of many universities, including Yale, Scripps, Oberlin, and Wesleyan. A number of colleges are authorizing “safe spaces,” “speech codes,” and “trigger [ Read More ]

America is ‘exceptional’: Why Hillary Clinton is right… and wrong

Wednesday, Hillary Clinton offered a forcefully stated case for American exceptionalism in her address to the American Legion’s national convention. In the speech she championed America as having a unique and significant role in the world and in her own political aspirations. “If there’s one core belief that has guided and inspired me every step [ Read More ]