Long Overdue Wisdom from Donald Trump on Race, Law, and Order

Sat, 2016-08-20 21:00
Trump likely will have said something new to suck up the media's attentionthat 's his habit any time he makes a strong policy speechbut it is still worthwhile pausing a few moments to take note of Trump's fine remarks, delivered Tuesday not far from Milwaukee, where the country's latest anti-cop riots are unfolding, on race, law, and order. 2016-08-19T00:01:00-04:00 2016-08-21T04:00:03Z Charlotte Hays

Obama, the Worst President Ever, Except Maybe for Hillary

Sat, 2016-08-20 21:00
It's one thing for "Never Trump" Republicans to criticize Donald Trump, but Democrats, the liberal media and pedestal-perched professors who have enabled President Obama and now support Hillary Clinton have no standing to do so. 2016-08-19T00:01:00-04:00 2016-08-21T04:00:03Z David Limbaugh

In Praise of Barnum

Sat, 2016-08-20 21:00
Long before there was Donald Trump, there was Phineas Taylor Barnum, whose name has become synonymous with clap and trap, buncombe and blather. And long before The Donald had written a best-seller of a book devoted to the art of the deal, P.T. Barnum had written a better-selling one titled "The Art of Money-Getting, Or Golden Rules for Making Money," in which he set down rules for business and making a fortune. 2016-08-19T00:01:00-04:00 2016-08-21T04:00:03Z Paul Greenberg

It Ain't Over Till It's Over

Sat, 2016-08-20 21:00
"I did it my way," crooned Sinatra. 2016-08-19T00:01:00-04:00 2016-08-21T04:00:03Z Pat Buchanan

The Melancholy Summer of '16

Sat, 2016-08-20 21:00
The crickets, whose melancholy chirping is always the knell of the sunniest season, sound particularly mournful this summer of '16. They're wearing out their hind legs celebrating the burn of "the summer from hell," with its inferno of rant, rave, charge and countercharge, insult and invective from presidential candidates who seem determined to lay a sense of chaos and unease on the not-so-innocent voter. 2016-08-19T00:01:00-04:00 2016-08-21T04:00:03Z Suzanne Fields

Letting Trump Be Trump May Not Lead to Victory

Sat, 2016-08-20 21:00
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's latest shakeup of his senior staff has all the earmarks of a campaign in disarray. 2016-08-19T00:01:00-04:00 2016-08-21T04:00:03Z Donald Lambro

Learning the Right Lessons

Fri, 2016-08-19 21:00
The growing consensus among Democrats and Republicans in Washington and among people within the orbits of both the Clinton and Trump campaigns is that Hillary Clinton will be the next President. The latest campaign shakeup by the Trump campaign, designed to "let Trump be Trump," will not gain him new support. 2016-08-19T00:01:00-04:00 2016-08-20T04:00:05Z Erick Erickson

“Ben-Hur” Review: Religious Remake Takes On Beloved Story

Fri, 2016-08-19 21:00
The story of Ben-Hur is a timeless one. It is a story about love, betrayal and ultimately forgiveness. 2016-08-19T00:01:00-04:00 2016-08-20T04:00:05Z John Hanlon

The Perfect Media Manners for Malia Obama

Fri, 2016-08-19 21:00
Civility and political decorum demand that one should never pick on a president's family. Presidents' children did not choose their parents' careers. Until they are grown and speaking out on the campaign trail, they should be left out of political commentary. Their privacy should not only be respected; it should be actively protected. 2016-08-19T00:01:00-04:00 2016-08-20T04:00:05Z Brent Bozell

Today's Candidates Don't Measure Up to Roosevelt or Reagan

Fri, 2016-08-19 21:00
Donald Trump has just made changes, again, in his campaign's top leadership, shoving aside the seasoned Paul Manafort and installing Breitbart News Chairman Steve Bannon and veteran pollster Kellyanne Conway. 2016-08-18T16:45:00-04:00 2016-08-20T04:00:05Z Michael Barone

SHOCK! School Makes Kids Take Personal Responsibility!

Fri, 2016-08-19 21:00
Let's say your tenth-grader forgets his lunch. So you receive a telephone call at work. 2016-08-18T12:10:00-04:00 2016-08-20T04:00:05Z Todd Starnes

Shakeup!

Fri, 2016-08-19 21:00
Winning campaigns rarely make major staff changes. Ever. 2016-08-18T10:59:00-04:00 2016-08-20T04:00:05Z Rich Galen

Reminiscent of Reagan

Fri, 2016-08-19 21:00
Republican Nominee Donald Trump's national security speech this Monday night clearly laid out his vision and understanding of Radical Islamic Terrorism, the greatest threat that our country faces today. 2016-08-18T00:01:00-04:00 2016-08-20T04:00:05Z Jackie Gingrich Cushman

Sheriff David Clarke Speaks Truth

Fri, 2016-08-19 21:00
Growing up, I watched a lot of Westerns. 2016-08-18T00:01:00-04:00 2016-08-20T04:00:05Z Cal Thomas

The Book of Proverbs and a Winning Strategy for Candidate Trump

Fri, 2016-08-19 21:00
Dear Mr. Trump, Id like to offer you some free advice that will almost certainly guarantee your victory in the November elections. 2016-08-18T00:01:00-04:00 2016-08-20T04:00:05Z Michael Brown

Where's The Letter From Democratic Security Officials Opposing Hillary?

Fri, 2016-08-19 21:00
A group of 50 conservative foreign policy elites and veteran national security officials of prior Republican administrations recently wrote an open letter denouncing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. 2016-08-18T00:01:00-04:00 2016-08-20T04:00:05Z Victor Davis Hanson

Social Issues Are Economic Issues

Fri, 2016-08-19 10:45
One of the most common disagreements among conservatives is whether or not Republican candidates should abandon so-called "social issues" in order to win elections. 2016-08-18T00:01:00-04:00 2016-08-19T17:45:02Z Laura Hollis

Trump and Blacks

Thu, 2016-08-18 21:00
Who would have thought that Donald Trump, of all people, would be addressing the fact that the black community suffers the most from a breakdown of law and order? 2016-08-18T00:01:00-04:00 2016-08-19T04:00:05Z Thomas Sowell

Make No Mistake: Religious Freedom Dies on Hillary’s Watch

Thu, 2016-08-18 21:00
Last Wednesday Hillary Clinton made her pitch for the Mormon vote, publishing an op ed in the Deseret News about her devotion to religious freedom. 2016-08-18T00:01:00-04:00 2016-08-19T04:00:05Z Jane Robbins

Ben-Hur: The Story Behind the Book that Inspired the Movies

Thu, 2016-08-18 21:00
A remake of Ben-Hur movie is about to hit the movie screens. Whats fascinating to me is the story behind the book, which has also inspired two previous movies---the 1925 silent version and the 1959 movie-of-the-year, starring Charlton Heston. That version won 11 Oscars, more than any other movie before it and has only since been tied by Titanic (1997). I have not yet seen the new Ben-Hur, but I look forward to it and am glad that it comes highly recommended by some Christian leaders. Did you know that the subtitle of the best-selling 1880 book by Lew Wallace is: A Tale of the Christ? I own a copy, which was re-released in 1959 to coincide with the Charlton Heston movie. The books back cover reads: Ben-Hur: nobleman, galley slave, chariot racer, follower of Christ. After the title page of the book and before the content begins is this quote from John Miltons Christs Nativity: The Hymn: But peaceful was the night Wherein the Prince of Light His reign of peace upon the earth began; The winds with wonder whist Smoothly the waters kiss, Whispering new joys to the mild ocean--- Who now hath quite forgot to rave, While birds of calm sit brooding on the charmed wave. But whats the story behind the book? It didnt begin as a Christ-honoring work at all. According to writer E. A. Rowell, Ben-Hur was initiated as an attempt to demote Christianity. In the latter half of the 19th century, one of Americas best known unbelievers, Robert Ingersoll, was talking with a friend, General Lew Wallace, about theology. They both agreed Christianity was nonsense. Ingersoll encouraged Wallace, since he was a writer, to take up the pen and debunk Christianity once and for all by showing it rested on a weak foundation and by showing the fallibility of Jesus Himself. Wallace agreed to take up the challenge. But his research into the historicity of Christianity led him to come to see that he and Ingersoll had been wrong and that indeed the Christian faith was based on solid historical fact. He wrote a book all right, but it wasnt the kind he initially set out to write. Dr. D. James Kennedy said of Wallaces novel: He wrote the book. It became a gigantic success.Ben Hur. It didnt present Jesus as a mere man, but as the divine Son of God come from heaven to redeem mankind, including the general, General Lew Wallace, the skeptic turned believer. Understandably, the films play up the fast-paced, exciting chariot race scene. But theres much more in the original book about Jesus. Even in the 1959 movie, the death of Christ is the key to the resolution to one of the main conflicts in the story---how title character Judah Ben-Hur's sister and mother are healed of leprosy because of the crucifixion. They had contacted leprosy while wasting away unjustly in a Roman prison. In the novel, Wallace says this about the dread disease: To be a leper was to be treated as dead---to be excluded from the city as a corpseafraid to die, yet without hope except in death.... In the book, he places their healing on the original Palm Sunday, when Christ makes His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The two leprous women see His public appearance as their only chance to reach Him for healing. As Jesus is passing by, they cry out for His help. When the crowd sees these lepers, they in turn cry out, "Stone them!" "The accursed of God! Kill them!" But Jesus stops to face the women, who say, "O Master, Master! Thou seest our need; thou canst make us clean. Have mercy upon us---mercy!" They also say to Him, "Thou art he of whom the prophets spake---thou art the Messiah!" And Jesus heals them. Also in the book, one character says of Christ's reign: There is a kingdom on the earth, though it is not of it---a kingdom of wider bounds than the earth---wider than the sea and the earth, though they were rolled together as finest gold and spread by the beating of hammers. Its existence is a fact as our hearts are facts, and we journey through it from birth to death without seeing it; nor shall any man see it until he hath first known his own soul; for the kingdom is not for him, but for his soul. And in its dominion there is glory such as hath not entered imagination... Thus, Lew Wallaces novel, Ben-Hur, glorifies Jesus Christ and is a far cry from Ingersoll's original vision. As the book of Proverbs notes, There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord. 2016-08-18T00:01:00-04:00 2016-08-19T04:00:05Z Jerry Newcombe

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