Christianity: Not Exactly Something Normal

March 31st, 2024 4:08 PM

Christianity is a weird religion. Other religions have a version of the "Golden Rule." Other religions have a watery creation. Other religions have sacrifice. Other religions have mercy. Other religions have a lot of what Christianity has. But they are all so much more the same, and Christianity itself is so divergent it is not exactly something normal or something we would make up. Most other…

Cling to Christ: Pause the Politics, Dwell on the Resurrection

March 22nd, 2024 9:43 AM

The world is headed into Holy Week, the holiest of times for the worlds more than 2 billion Christians. Christians believe that Jesus of Nazareth entered Jerusalem as a king on Palm Sunday; was tortured, crucified, killed and buried on Friday; and rose again on Easter Sunday. It is one of the defining weeks in human history. As we head there, it is an appropriate time to pause the politics and…

Free Speech Alliance Members Urge Senate Action on CCP-Tied TikTok

March 15th, 2024 10:11 AM

The Free Speech Alliance has called on the Senate to vote on a bill requiring TikTok to sever its ties with the Chinese government or face being banned in the U.S. The bill, The Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, has received bipartisan support in the House of Representatives. The alliance argues that the bill not only protects against Chinese influence,…

A World Order, If You Can Keep It

February 21st, 2024 9:56 AM

With the exception of Pearl Harbor, the Western Hemisphere escaped World War II mostly unscathed. It also led, to paraphrase Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto's alleged quote, a sleeping giant to wake up in the form of the United States. With Europe and Asia in rubble, the threat of the Soviets replacing the Nazis, and China falling to the communists, men like Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, and…

The Trick That Dropped Atlanta Crime

January 29th, 2024 4:19 PM

You have undoubtedly heard that crime is down in a lot of places. One trick often employed in places like San Francisco is not to report crimes. Shoplifting is no longer pursued, and employees of businesses can be fired for preventing shoplifting. So property theft crimes drop not because theft is no longer happening but because it is no longer treated as a crime. Atlanta, Georgia, has seen a…

U.S. vs. the Houthis: Weakness Provokes Bullies

January 19th, 2024 1:38 PM

North and South Yemen no longer exist. During the Cold War, North Yemen had ties to the West, and South Yemen had Marxist leadership, branding itself as totalitarian regimes often do, the “People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen.” With the collapse of the Soviet Union and communist subsidy, North Yemen finally sought a merger with South Yemen in what is now known simply as Yemen.

Bozell WARNS Latest Biden Admin Push Ought to Frighten Every American

January 11th, 2024 4:05 PM

In a fiery appearance on The Erick Erickson Show, MRC President and Founder Brent Bozell harshly condemned the Biden administration’s weaponized government for pushing censorship and indoctrination into American schools.

Some Perspective for Christmastime

December 26th, 2023 1:27 PM

Seventeen years ago this week, I started the day losing my job and ended the day looking my wife in the eyes to tell her she was going to die. Doctors thought they had found a very aggressive form of cancer in her lungs. She had, in their estimation, six months. Thankfully, before the end of the next day, they realized they had misdiagnosed my wife. Within 72 hours, my job had been saved. But…

Memento Mori: Henry Kissinger and Charlie Munger

December 5th, 2023 4:22 PM

Charlie Munger and Henry Kissinger are dead. Munger died 34 days before his 100th year. Kissinger crossed into his 100th year in May of this year. Both are generational lights, one in business and the other in statecraft. Their deaths are a reminder that even the greatest among us cannot escape the veil of eternity.

Osama bin Laden Being Hailed on TikTok Shows Us Why It Needs to Go

November 19th, 2023 11:54 PM

On May 2, 2011, American soldiers raided Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan and recovered an undated letter to the United States. It was a propagandistic letter calling for endless wars against American imperialism. It circulated on several news sites including The Guardian. On the day Chinese dictator Xi Jinping met with American President Joe Biden in San Francisco, the letter began…

There Probably Needs to Be a Law

September 25th, 2023 9:33 AM

In 2020, two professors and a group of students at Cornell University sent 32,398 emails and handwritten letters to 7,132 state legislators across the nation. The letters and emails took conservative and progressive positions on issues ranging from abortion to gun control. They seemingly claimed to be from the legislators’ districts. But the communications were all generated by artificial…

Politics and Faith at a Crossroads

September 15th, 2023 1:14 PM

A growing number of Christians in the United States are convinced the nation is in a spiritual crisis. Crime is on the rise. Singleness and isolation are on the rise. Mental health issues, suicide, depression and despair have set in. Secular society has rushed toward unbridled hedonism, pouring pornographic literature into elementary schools and sending drag queens to proselytize to kids.…

At War With the Middle Class

July 17th, 2023 4:55 PM

Inflation numbers are out. Living costs are decreasing, but that does not mean things are cheaper. It just means things are not getting more expensive as quickly as they were. The cost of living is still high, and rental and mortgage prices continue to rise. During these times, the Biden administration has found a new target for their ire: airplane bathrooms.

The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave

July 2nd, 2023 9:00 AM

As we head to Independence Day and a celebration of this nation’s founding, the angry chorus of haters with idle hands and minds gets loud. They prefer we dwell on the nation’s sins and ignore our great progress toward an always more perfect union. No longer just angry academics and activists, the press too has joined the act. It is a reminder that the secular religion that dominates cultural…