Earlier this month, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) engaged in a shameful inquisition of Russell Vought (a Wheaton College graduate), a Trump nominee for the position of deputy director of the Office for Management and Budget (OMB). Sanders attacked Mr. Vought for his Christian faith (and orthodox believers everywhere) because of the Christian belief in the exclusivity of Jesus Christ.
06.24.17
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On June 1, President Donald Trump announced the United States is pulling out of the Paris climate accord. While environmental scientists say the consequences could be catastrophic for the planet, many religious Americans are taking the news in stride. Indeed, the deafening silence of many people following Trump's decision bespeaks skepticism of man-made global warming as well as the government's ability to address the issue.
06.24.17
Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) of Illinois believes that his state is on the verge of "banana republic territory" because the state faces an imminent financial crisis. As described in a story published by The Fiscal Times on June 12...
06.23.17
Betsy DeVos was a controversial pick to head up the controversial Department of Education. This week conservatives were provided with more reason to find fault with DeVos.
06.22.17
The news headlines these days should destroy forever the use of the cliché “it can’t get any worse” when the topic is Illinois politics – and that includes Republican, Democrat, fiscal, etc. The first question in the above headline is from a very unsurprising CBS News report about just how bad things are here. A few excerpts...
06.21.17
Pastor J.C. Church is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Victory In Truth Ministries, a growing multicultural church, birthed in September of 1997. He currently serves as the P50 Pastor in Ohio for the Family Research Council (FRC). He is also the President and Founder of 3 Cord Alliance. In this issue of Illinois Family Spotlight, J.C. talks with Monte Larrick about how pastors and their churches can engage the culture to shape pubic policy and bless their communities and states.
06.20.17
Military historian and premier political analyst Victor Davis Hanson asked a critically important question in a recent column: Can a divided America survive? Some conservatives would have liked to adjust the focus of that question: can America survive without a religious revival mirroring past Christian awakenings in our nation’s history.
06.19.17
U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Patrick Leahy claimed that newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was not in the “legal mainstream.” They were referring to the “living Constitution” approach to constitutional interpretation. That interpretative approach, still thriving today and embraced by the liberal left, says that the U.S. Constitution should be a document that judges regard as one “that evolves, changes, over time, and adapts to new circumstances, without being formally amended.”
06.17.17
The center-right American Enterprise Institute and the center-left Brookings Institution have a new report about paid parental leave. The members of their working group disagreed about much, but they were able to put forward a compromise plan. In this plan, new mothers and fathers would be able to take eight weeks off, with 70 percent of their usual compensation paid to them by the government, up to $600 per week. The program would be funded by a small payroll tax on all workers.
06.16.17
A statistic from the U.K. election makes one realize how far from the people our own people’s house has gotten. The House of Commons has 650 members for a population of roughly 65 million in the U.K. That’s one member of parliament – on average – for every 100,000 people. The U.S. House of Representatives has one representative for every 759,000 people. Is it time to readjust the U.S. apportionment model to get our representatives closer to the people?
06.15.17
Imagine this scenario for a moment. You are a budding novelist, and you present a new proposal to your agent. The agent looks it over and sends it back, assuring you no publisher would ever go for it. “It’s just too far-fetched,” you are told. “Best to go back to the drawing board.” What was the scenario you concocted? It went like this.
06.14.17

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