A number of prominent conservatives, who vow that they will not vote for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, are on the search for a viable third-party candidate to give voters a true conservative option this November.
With both Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich dropping their bids for the Republican nomination this week, quite a few staunch conservatives are refusing to unite behind Trump and are calling on a viable individual to run as a third-party or independent candidate.
"I would like to have a conservative to vote for," Bill Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard and a prominent #NeverTrump conservative, told NBC's Andrea Mitchell this afternoon. "I think an awful lot of people in the country would, including a lot of moderates and conservatives ... We have two candidates who are viewed by considerable majorities in an unfavorable way, not a favorable way, as the major party nominees." more >>
After ESPN fired analyst Curt Schilling for being too political in voicing his support for North Carolina's transgender bathroom law, the Disney-owned media company has hired former professional soccer player, avid LGBT activist and Hillary Clinton supporter Abby Wambach.
Earlier this week, ESPN hired the 35-year-old, two-time Olympic gold medal-winning American soccer player and all-time leading scorer in international play to analyze soccer games during this summer's Olympics in Rio and the Union of European Football Associations' European Championships, The Associated Press reports.
Additionally, she will also be the host of the new podcast, "Fearless Conversation with Abby Wambach," and contribute to other ESPN and ESPN Film productions. more >>
Liberty University executive committee board chairman Mark DeMoss, a former aid of the late Jerry Falwell Sr., claims that he was asked to resign months after he voiced opposition to Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr.'s endorsement of Donald Trump.
In early early March, the former executive committee chairman of Liberty University's Board of Directors criticized Falwell's endorsement of Trump. Evangelicals who back Trump, such as Falwell, will have a hard time explaining their support because Trump does not exhibit the "Christ-like behavior that Liberty has spent 40 years promoting with its students," he added.
DeMoss, who worked for Jerry Falwell Sr. from 1984 until 1991, was concerned about the direction of the Lynchburg, Virginia school, and was troubled that Falwell Jr. would compare Trump to his late father while introducing the Republican presidential candidate for his Liberty University speech in January. more >>
In America, you should be free to disagree. But under a new form of tyranny, that is no longer the case. The left is saying in effect, "Do it our way or we'll see you in court."
In the new America, the left is on its way to creating a climate where you have freedom — as long as you abide by the prevailing politically correct ethos. We are seeing this played out even in the matter of men getting legal permission to go to the ladies' room.
"These are the times that try men's souls," wrote Thomas Paine during the Revolutionary War, decrying "the sunshine patriots and the summer soldiers." more >>
Commitment to even a good cause is absurdly difficult to achieve in our highly partisan national and local politics. However, I know that it is profoundly within our reach.
The two-party system engenders a competition of ideas that could be healthy and productive — but too often now it engenders mere deceit and destructive divisiveness.
The excessively partisan climate of 2016 so far is both deeply disappointing and discouraging. Legitimate political differences are quite significant this year — but the heated rhetoric has mostly overshadowed and clouded even those strategic differences. And most of the news media provides precious little help, hampered as they often are by their own deeply distorting biases! more >>
U.S. presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump celebrated Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, May 5, by enjoying a taco bowl at his desk and tweeting a photo of it with the caption "I love Hispanics," a gesture that riled many on social media.
Trump shared the photo of himself smiling widely over a sour cream-covered taco bowl on Facebook and Twitter, along with a special message to the Hispanic community.