To whom shall we liken Donald Trump?
Nimrod, founder of Babel, and Teddy Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States, we suggested in Part 1. All are noted tower-builders — Nimrod and Trump in a literal as well as figurative sense, and Roosevelt politically. All three were enthusiastic proponents of populist progressivism.
In this installment we examine a second Trump characteristic evidenced in the August 6 Republican presidential debate and other statements: judgment-impairing presumptuousness. more >>
The Old State House in Annapolis has just re-opened its historic Senate Chamber to public view. After a seven-year project of historic restoration, the Chamber now features a life-size statue of Gen. George Washington. Tourists and state lawmakers alike can see how they "measure up" to the Father of our Country.
This is an appropriate time to consider the crucial events of our nation's Founding. The principles upheld by the Founders are coming under withering attack in our schools and in the media.
Columnist George Will describes himself as "an amiable atheist." But a new crop of unbelievers is no longer content to remain so amiable. Instead, they have become atheizers. They militantly demand that the public square be cleansed of all evidence of Americans' religious belief and practice. They are telling us, in effect, to cover up what George Washington believed, what he said, and what he did. more >>
This week Japan marked its 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing. Thousands of people stood silently at 8:15 a.m. marking the time of the blast at its epicenter in Hiroshima's peace park. Dozens of doves, as symbols of peace, were released.
The commemoration reminded me of Dr. Billy Graham's words in his 1965 book, World Aflame. Graham wisely wrote:
"Science has given us the electric light, the automobile, the airplane, television, and the computer, but science has also given us the hydrogen bomb … When scientists first split the atom and released the power of its nucleus, the first use of this great scientific achievement was to rain suffering and death on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. more >>
Fifteen months out from the 2016 presidential election, the American electorate is already doubling down, considering candidates with fervor. The Republican polls show that The Donald has hit a major nerve: Americans are sick of politics as usual. We're tired of hearing lies and sick of experiencing the frustration of broken promises.
Donald Trump has capitalized on American disappointment in our leaders. He's shown a pride in America that our current president has neglected. Americans are attracted to the idea of a bold leader who is willing to say things exactly the way they are.
And yet, the candidate best able to bring America into a courageous new frontier is Texas Senator Ted Cruz. The son of a Cuban-born evangelist and of an American mother who was the first in her family to graduate college, Cruz can identify with the average American. more >>
Carly Fiorina has surged in recent polls after what many believed was a strong showing in the first of the night GOP debate in Cleveland. A former chief executive at Hewlett Packard, Fiorina lost a 2010 bid for the U.S. Senate against Democrat incumbent Barbara Boxer.
Before the Cleveland debate, Fiorina noted that only 40 percent of Republicans even knew her name, and suggested that the first step to making her more competitive and viable in the race was to change that. She is a breast cancer survivor and the first woman to head up a top 20 American company.
A former adviser to John McCain's 2008 bid for the presidency, Fiorina officially launched her own campaign for the White House in February. Fiorina was interviewed by The Christian Post in February, 2015. Below are six interesting facts about her Christian faith: more >>
Republican presidential candidate and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal stated in a campaign appearance on Tuesday that former first lady and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is just one email away from serving jail time, as he is one of a few Republican presidential candidates attacking Clinton over her server scandal.
As the former Secretary of State has turned over her private email server that she used while in office to the FBI for investigation, Jindal wasted no time in bashing Clinton for using her private server to send and store classified emails.
Since Clinton swore on an affidavit to a federal judge that she has given up "all" of her government business emails, Jindal told a small gathering in Iowa that all it would take for Clinton to be guilty of perjury is just one lone email slipping out that she did not hand over. more >>