Interesting article: various pastors explain why it’s important for parishioners to sing together in church, even if they’re self-conscious about having “lousy voices.” Remember, there’s a reason why it’s called making a “joyful noise.”
President-elect Trump has named Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as ambassador to China. China welcomed the pick, calling Branstad “an old friend of the Chinese people,” and he used that same phrase to describe Chinese President Xi Jinping. But there’s something else about Branstad beyond economics or military matters that’s raised hopes among conservatives that he’ll be a game-changing choice for... View details ⇨
Today is the UN’s s International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of Genocide, and you probably won’t be surprised by a new report revealing which group is now among the most targeted and persecuted in the world. Chances are, you’re a member of it.
Having failed to win the election, overturn Trump’s win through recounts, or get a do-over by throwing tantrums until their faces turn blue, the childish left is now threatening to disrupt and prevent Donald Trump’s Inauguration in January. If you were planning to attend, be prepared to spot this sort of idiocy and point it out to the authorities, whom I trust are keeping close track of this... View details ⇨
In a farewell speech to troops at MacDill Air Force Base, in Tampa, President Obama seemed to be encouraging them to revolt against their next Commander-In-Chief. He told the military members that Americans have the “universal right to speak your mind, in protest of authority,” and that they “can criticize our President without retribution.”
You can tell the deck has been reshuffled in Washington: some Senate Democrats are appealing to the incoming Republican President for support of a measure to help retired coal miners, over the objections of Senate Republicans. And if the Democrats don’t get what they want, they’re threatening to block the budget bill and spark a government shutdown.
I don’t get a chance to say this too often, but “three cheers for the president of Harvard,” for resisting pressure to name the university as a “sanctuary campus” for illegal immigrants. Okay, it’s mostly a legal technicality and still doesn’t mean they’re complying with federal immigration laws. But any resistance to leftwing pressure by a university head is cause for celebration these... View details ⇨
Liberals in the media might have a point in blaming the results of the election on “fake news,” but I don’t think the “fake stories” are the ones they believe they are. And voters didn’t react the way they did because they believed the “fake news,” but because they were fed up with it. Like these, for example…
Harry Reid finally gave millions of Americans the Christmas gift they’d been begging Santa to bring for years: his farewell address to the Senate. Aside from hailing policies that millions of voters just elected Trump to undo, Reid ironically urged his colleagues to "temper their use of the filibuster. Otherwise it'll be gone.” Of course, he was the one who showed them how to make the... View details ⇨
Donald Trump has picked a Secretary of Labor, and he seems perfect for our current economy. Andy Pudzer is the CEO of the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. burger restaurant chain. Already, liberals are complaining: Pudzer opposes mandatory hikes in the minimum wage and overtime pay, arguing that they kill jobs for low-skilled entry workers and make it harder for workers to put in the extra hours to... View details ⇨
Two Christian artists in Phoenix could face jail time for violating a city ordinance by refusing to create invitations for a same-sex wedding. Wait, I thought that the creation of art was one of the most hallowed examples of freedom of speech. You can do all kinds of sick, perverted stuff and not get arrested if you call it “art.” You can submerge a crucifix in urine and even get a... View details ⇨
Granted, there’s not much competition for the title, but if you’re not watching Tim Allen’s ABC sitcom, “Last Man Standing,” you’re missing what could be the most unapologetically conservative show on prime time network TV. Okay, the only one since “King Of The Hill” went off the air. Here’s a great sample scene from this week’s episode, where Tim’s conservative dad runs afoul of the speech... View details ⇨
I’m sure the decision involved much gnashing of teeth and rending of garments, but the editors of Time magazine have chosen Donald Trump as their Person of the Year, because…well, they had absolutely no other choice. They hastened to remind readers that it’s not necessarily an honor, it’s just the person who had the most influence on events “for better or worse.” I think we know which side... View details ⇨
President-elect Trump named Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the EPA. Pruitt has led the legal battle against federal overreach by the Obama EPA, and liberals are self-immolating. They say he’ll dismantle the EPA, target clean water and clean air, and one Democratic operative even called him an “existential threat to the planet.” They’re releasing a lot of hot gas themselves. ... View details ⇨
In naming Donald Trump “Person of the Year,” Time magazine editors had to swallow the fact that as recently as mid-October, they’d run a very unflattering cover drawing of him with the headline, “Inside Donald Trump’s Total Meltdown.” So I guess that among the events of 2016 that Trump influenced, one of them was giving the editors of Time whiplash.