The Democrats are now playing the Russia card. As Donald Trump rises in the polls against an increasingly unpopular Hillary Clinton, Democrats are raising the specter of the nefarious Vladimir Putin. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's famous reset of relations was a bust, but we are supposed to trust her to handle Putin in the future. More important, the Democrats are sowing grounds to challenge the election, relying on their unnatural ability to squeeze, as if by magic, extra votes from the courtroom.
There may be an even more insidious objective, however, than swaying the 2016 result. Outgoing Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, never a fan of election fair play, warned of Russian tampering and called for an FBI investigation. This followed warnings by Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, of potential cyber-attacks come November. He indicated he was considering designating the election system "critical infrastructure."
This would be followed by a Washington campaign to "assist" and "protect" balloting, which inevitably would turn into control. The Heritage Foundation's Hans von Spakovsky warned that Johnson's action "may be a way for the administration to get Justice Department lawyers, the FBI, and DHS staff into polling places they would otherwise have no legal right to access, which would enable them to interfere with election administration procedures around the country." That would dramatically, and permanently, transform the constitutional balance between the national and state governments. more >>
Along with many other conservatives, I believe Barack Obama has been one of our worst presidents and I dread the thought of a Hillary Clinton presidency. I believe both of them have damaged our country in significant ways, and I steadfastly oppose some of their most cherished policies.
But that does not give me permission to despise them as human beings or to have a visceral hatred for them. God forbid.
Yet attitudes like this are all too common in our conservative Christian circles, circles which could better be described as "CONSERVATIVE christian," circles in which those whom we oppose can be vilified in the name of righteousness. more >>
Several conservative groups have been praising the life and work of activist and author Phyllis Schlafly, who died in St. Louis, Missouri, on Monday at the age of 92, though opponents have criticized her stances on LGBT and other issues.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins wrote that Schlafly fought the political establishment of her time, and was a leading force in the creation of the modern pro-life and pro-family movement.
"I have little doubt that the political and cultural landscape of America today would have long ago been devoid of true conservatism if not for her leadership. She never surrendered her principles and she never gave in to intimidation," Perkins wrote. more >>
American President Barack Obama canceled a meeting with Philippines counterpart Rodrigo Duterte on Monday after the latter called Obama a "son of a whore," reports said.
Duterte has since apologized for his remarks, arguing that he wasn't trying to make a "personal attack" against Obama.
"While the immediate cause was my strong comments to certain press questions that elicited concern and distress, we also regret it came across as a personal attack on the US president. Our primary intention is to chart an independent foreign policy while promoting closer ties with all nations, especially the US with which we had had a longstanding partnership," Duterte said in a statement on Tuesday, according to Fox News. more >>
Iconic conservative activist and author Phyllis Schlafly has died at her home in Ladue, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, on Monday. She was 92 years old.
Schlafly died of cancer while surrounded by her family. According to her official Facebook page, she is survived by her six children, 16 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
"Phyllis Schlafly spent an astounding 70 years in public service of her fellow Americans. Her focus from her earliest days until her final ones was protecting the family, which she understood as the building block of life," noted the post on her Facebook page. more >>
Evangelical leader the Rev. Franklin Graham says while he can't tell Christians who to vote for in the upcoming presidential election in November, he will continue to emphasize that the 2016 election is "the most critical in our lifetime," and encourage people to get informed about the issues.
"I'm not telling people who to vote for, but I am telling Christians to vote. I believe the election coming up in November is the most critical in our lifetime — so much hangs in the balance," Graham wrote in a Facebook message on Monday.
"Do everything you can to make sure your family members and friends are registered to vote as well. Read up on the candidates and pray about who you should vote for," he added. more >>