This election year we have heard political candidates saying, "I don't believe there's any constitutional protection for the unborn" and — in an admission by Hillary Clinton that stunned both sides of the abortion debate — "The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights."
Infuriating, isn't it? Even her pro-abortion allies realize how admitting the existence of an "unborn person" damages their cause, which includes partial birth abortion and abortion on demand through the ninth month.
But does the U.S. Constitution grant rights to lives in the womb? If so, why does it matter? more >>
An openly gay Texas pastor who fabricated a story last month accusing Whole Foods of making him a cake with a homophobic slur on it has withdrawn his lawsuit.
Pastor Jordan Brown of Austin's Church of Open Doors admitted "The company did nothing wrong. I was wrong to pursue this matter and use the media to perpetuate this story," the Statesman reported on Monday.
Brown has officially apologized to the store, its employees, his church, and the LGBT community for "diverting attention from real issues." more >>
A wise Alaskan once said, "If you tie a wolf to a sled dog team, there will be lots of activity but no forward progress."
He was right, and his excellent word picture can easily be applied to the state of things in America these days, given all the commotion happening over bathrooms, wedding cakes and other non-issues raised by the proverbial wolves of secular liberalism who prey about, seeking to devour what's left of the America our Founder's established.
Sure, conservatism struck out this election cycle, but like the Boston Red Sox learned from being 0-3 against the Yankees in the 2004 World Series, persistence pays off. Take it from this blonde columnist who has experienced more disappointing defeats than victories in her life thus far — pushing forward, despite temporary defeat is the stuff winning is made of — especially when what we're doing is less about us and more about "For love of the game." Or, in the case of conservatism, for the love of God and country. more >>
Anti-Semitic incidents seem to spring up each week on college campuses throughout the United States.
According to a study, "The strongest predictor of anti-Jewish hostility on campus" is the presence of a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. The greater the BDS activity, especially involving faculty members, the more likely anti-Semitic episodes become, said the study issued last month by the AMCHA Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to investigating, documenting, and combating anti-Semitism on U.S. campuses.
One recent example occurred on April 15, when the City University of New York Doctoral Students' Council passed a resolution calling for an academic boycott of Israel, 42-19. Weeks earlier, a CUNY professor and BDS advocate claimed that the killing of Palestinians in Gaza "reflects Jewish values." On CUNY campuses, the New York Observer reports, Jewish students were harassed, with "Jews out of CUNY" uttered in at least one instance, and a professor who wears a yarmulke was called a "Zionist pig." more >>
There's an interesting story from the New York Times dating back to the summer of 1994.
A Virginia state trooper, who was a member of the bomb squad, and his dog, Master Blaster, took on celebrity status when they found bombs at malls in Hampton and Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Later, however, a hidden camera would reveal that the trooper actually planted bombs at two malls, a courthouse, and a coliseum. He told investigators that he hadn't hurt anyone. The bombs, which were simply made of a cardboard tube filled with explosives, and pipes filled with gunpowder, never exploded. He said he was just trying to — enhance his image. more >>
Presumptive Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has said that he will offer Cabinet positions to the Communist Party of the Philippines, including to its exiled founder Jose Maria Sison. Duterte has also pledged that he will re-introduce the death penalty and that he will order military snipers to shoot and kill suspected criminals in a bid to reduce crime.
Duterte's announcement, geared at building the nation's confidence in his presidency, comes ahead of his swearing-in on June 30. His offer to the Communist rebels is part of his incoming administration's efforts to revive peace talks and end the decades-long guerrilla war that has killed tens of thousands of people across the Philippine islands.
Sison, who was incarcerated during the reign of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, was released from prison in 1986 by then-President Corazon Aquino. He has since resided in the Netherlands as a political refugee. Talks between the Communists and the government stalled during the term of the outgoing president Benigno Aquino, Corazon's son. more >>