Hello Democratic Caucus and Primary voters! Before you cast your ballot next month, it's time to play everyone's favorite pop quiz game …
Hillary Clinton or Extremist Rightwing Republican?!
Playing in the game is quite simple. You will be given a series of quotes and you must determine who is responsible for them. Is it Hillary Clinton? Or is it an Extremist Rightwing Republican? more >>
At the end of 2014 Patrick Caddell, former President Carter's pollster and a well-known political analyst and pundit, identified and attempted to explain the anger and frustration he was observing among tens of millions of Americans. He predicted that the maelstrom of social-political turmoil he was encountering across the land was unprecedented in his professional experience (dating back to the mid 1970s).
He predicted that a political tsunami was gathering steam and would literally engulf the Washington political establishment in the current election cycle. Caddell worried that a polypartisan "pitchfork" rebellion was on the way and that Washington's bipartisan establishment was blissfully unaware of the coming onslaught.
I thought at the time that Caddell's analysis had the ring of truth about it. And it certainly reinforced my observation of the simmering fury felt by millions of Americans who were, and are, very angry with a bi-partisan Washington governing establishment they feel does not care about them and their families and which exudes a great deal of evidence strongly suggesting that it exists for its own perpetuation and benefit. more >>
As Ted Cruz and other presidential candidates vie for the evangelical vote, religious bloggers have given their opinion on Cruz's faith and whether he should focus more on sharing his personal testimony rather than his father's conversion story.
Mark Silk, a professor of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College, wrote in a January 26 blog post that while Cruz, a Texas Senator, often tells the story of his father's conversion to Christianity that led him to become a Southern Baptist preacher, Cruz does not spend enough time talking about his own Christian faith.
Megachurch Pastor Perry Noble says that while he's not endorsing Trump, he does feel the businessman successfully turned the tables on the Fox News network that hosted the Republican debate Thursday night in Iowa.
"This is NOT an endorsement. ... However, is Trump 'Trumping' FOX or what?!?!" the NewSpring Church pastor tweeted Thursday evening.
Instead of attending the debate with seven other Republican presidential candidates, Trump held a rally at Drake University in Des Moines that raised some $6 million that will be donated to local veterans' organizations. more >>
Like many Americans, I have been attending closely to the positions and debates of the candidates in the current Republican primaries. I have formed strong opinions of many of them but I have concluded that the most able, qualified, principled, theologically astute, and electable candidate today is Senator Marco Rubio.
I support him for many reasons but here are a few: his clear commitment to restoring America's reputation and standing in the world, his plans to revitalize our national defense, his "Jack Kemp style" commitment to elevating the lives of everyone via robust economic growth that promotes broad-based economic opportunity, to his firm but compassionate reset of our flawed immigration policies, and because of his inspirational and optimistic embodiment of the American spirit and story (especially embodied in his own family history).
But above all else, I support him for his firm and stalwart commitment to the protection of religious liberty, and his ability to publicly express, in a persuasive and thoughtful way, the basic elements of his own Christian faith. more >>
The president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University is drawing a hard line when it comes to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. In a letter posted on the college's website in late January, university president Everett Piper said in no uncertain terms that the billionaire businessman will not be invited to speak at his institution.
"Will I be inviting Mr. Trump to Oklahoma Wesleyan University to speak in our chapel service?" writes Piper. "My answer has been simple and brief. No, I will not."
While the university president asserts that "party affiliation and political positions do not matter," personal conduct, public statements, theological integrity and moral consistency do. more >>