America, You Have Been Had

American Thinker | Christopher Chantrill | Apr. 29, 2008

Liberals are right about the “Right-wing Noise Machine.” It really is a wonder to behold, and last week it was performing like a well-tuned NASCAR race car. They say that liberals are all prepared for the inevitable “swift-boating” of Barack Obama. Look behind you, liberals. It already happened and, like last time, it was an own-goal scored by liberals. [Read more…]

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Liberal Christianity Will Not Survive For a Long Time

OrthodoxEurope.org | Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev | Feb. 13, 2008

I would like to draw your attention to the danger of liberal Christianity. The liberalization of moral standards, initiated by some Protestant and Anglican communities several decades ago and developing with ever-increasing speed, has now brought us to a situation where we can no longer preach one and the same code of moral conduct. We can no longer speak about Christian morality, because moral standards promoted by ‘traditional’ and ‘liberal’ Christians are markedly different, and the abyss between these two wings of contemporary Christianity is rapidly growing. [Read more…]

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The Second Amendment’s Day in Court

Human Events | Oliver North | Feb. 15, 2008

When the Washington, D.C. City Council enacted the toughest gun-control law in the nation in 1976, the city fathers — according to what they said at the time — believed they were making our nation’s capital a safer place. The measure failed miserably. Since passage, the murder rate in the District has skyrocketed by more than 200 percent. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to both make our capital safer — and ensure that the Second Amendment to our Constitution is enshrined as an individual right for every law-abiding American. [Read more…]

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From Goldwater Girl To Hillary Girl

Townhall.com | Ann Coulter | Feb. 7, 2008

Nominating McCain is the gesture of a desperate party. Republicans are so shell-shocked and demoralized by the success of the Bush Derangement Syndrome, they think they can fool the voters by nominating an open-borders, anti-tax cut, anti-free speech, global-warming hysteric, pro-human experimentation “Republican.” Which is to say, a Democrat. [Read more…]

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Nothing Conservative About Voting for a Democrat

Townhall.com | Feb. 8, 2008

“(Don’t let) the perfect (be) the enemy of the good.” — Voltaire
I keep hearing conservatives say that if John McCain is the nominee — and barring a miracle, he will be at this point — that they’re going to sit out the election or even vote for the Democratic nominee because of “conservative principles.” [Read more…]

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A Taxing Season Without Rudy

FrontPage Mag | Tom Purcell | Feb. 5, 2008

Rudy’s gone, and now I’m really depressed. It’s winter, you see, a rough time for the self-employed. It’s rough because our 1099s arrive in the mail.

My 1099s always add up to more than I thought they would — my taxes will be higher than I expected, and that depresses me. And because I’ll have to organize hundreds of receipts that I keep in a giant box — a task that will take countless hours — I get even more depressed. [Read more…]

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How Conservative Is President Bush?

Cato Institute | Veronique de Rugy

President Bush may be repeating the sins of his father. Although elected on a Reaganesque, tax-cutting platform, the White House has veered to the left. President Bush has signed a bill to regulate political speech, issued protectionist taxes on imported steel and lumber, backed big-spending education and farm bills, and endorsed massive new entitlements for mental health care and prescription drugs. When the numbers are added up, in fact, it looks like President Bush is less conservative than President Clinton.

It makes little sense to discourage one’s core supporters prior to a mid-term election. Yet that is the result when a Republican president expands government, which Bush is doing. Also, academic research on voting patterns shows that a president is most likely to get re-elected if voters are enjoying an increase in disposable income. Yet making government bigger is not a recipe for economic growth. After all, there is a reason why Hong Kong grows so fast and France is an economic basket case. But you can’t tell that to the Bush administration.

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