SPOTLIGHT: David Barton on the Constitution, Federal Courts and Higher Ed

Written by David E. Smith

Last month, Illinois Family Institute teamed up with Restore Our Constitution to host a special event with historian David Barton in Decatur. Mr. Barton is the founder and president of Wall Builders, and an author of a number of best selling books.

David Barton touched on a number of topics in his presentation, including the push for a Convention of the States, the problem of rouge federal judges and indoctrination centers known as colleges and universities — pointing out that only 27 percent of college graduates get a job related to their major.… Continue Reading

The Bergdahl Progressives

Written by Robert Knight

I’m minding my own business in a bookstore near the University of Maine’s campus here when I hear two women talking.

One of them is trashing Donald Trump as the other sagely nods. Then they start gushing about Barack Obama’s “greatness” and what “a fine president” he was.

Tempted almost beyond endurance to say something, I buried my head in the Brad Thor thriller that I had been thumbing through. Nothing I would have said could have changed their minds.… Continue Reading

Gallagher: Believers, Conservatives Need to ‘Man Up’

Written by Steve Jordahl

The 2016 elections were good for Republicans, with one notable exception: Democrat Roy Cooper beat out Republican incumbent Pat McCrory in the governor’s race in North Carolina – but the central issue in that election was HB2, the state’s bathroom bill which allowed men into women’s restrooms. The Human Rights Campaign spent tens of thousands of dollars on Cooper and ran ads like this:

“More than 200 businesses have come out in opposition to HB2.

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“Progressives” Suddenly “Woke” to Sexual Harassment!

Written by Laurie Higgins

Youngish Democratic Strategist Christy Setzer, apparently so profoundly ignorant of history, believes that the country has just now become “woke” to the seriousness of the offense of sexual harassment.

During an appearance on “Tucker Carlson TonightWednesday night when asked by Carlson about the dismissive or hostile responses of liberal politicians and their media sycophants to women who accused miscreant Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct, Setzer revealed either her ignorance or her deceitfulness or both:

I think when you look back at what happened 25 years ago with the hindsight that we have now, particularly with the national, collective moment that we’re having where women are coming out of the woodwork to finally be able to tell their stories of being sexually harassed, sexually assaulted, being even raped, we’d see [Clinton’s] story and his behavior toward women a lot differently than we did at the time.

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Let’s Go Illinoisans! Send Jeanne Ives to the Governor’s Mansion!

Written by Laurie Higgins

With the country riven by unbridgeable ideological divisions and all manner of corruption, we here in one of the sorriest-run, most corrupt states have a breath of fresh air in gubernatorial candidate State Representative Jeanne Ives.

Conservatives of all stripes have a candidate in Ives who unapologetically embraces the entire Republican platform and does so with courage, wisdom, grace, and integrity. Ives is a smart, well-informed, tireless straight shooter. Illinoisans must not pass up this opportunity to elect a candidate of this caliber.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Pro-Life Politics with Pastor LeFlore

Written by John Biver

In this week’s Spotlight podcast, Dave Smith sits down to talk to Rev. Ceasar LeFlore, the Founder and Executive Director of the Beloved Community Development Coalition and the Midwest Regional Director of the Life Education and Resource Network (LEARN). Pastor LeFlore is working towards a national pro-life prayer network, he is seeking to unite a million prayer intercessors to daily pray for the end of abortion.

Prayer, Pastor LeFlore said, “is required because an awakening is necessary for the darkness to be overcome.… Continue Reading

Birthday of a Bloodbath

Written by Dr. Paul Kengor

This October-November 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia—the bloody communist state that would produce a political-ideological killing spree unlike any the world has ever seen.

And yet, communism continues to find supporters. Here are three personal anecdotes:

I did a conference this past week on the legacies of communism. One liberal professor complained that no pro-communist speakers were included. I wasn’t surprised.… Continue Reading

The History of Veterans Day

Written by Joe Paschen

To appreciate the value and honor of Veteran’s Day, one must understand the historical background of this national holiday.

Let’s first clarify that Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, is to honor the memory of those military members who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country’s freedom.

Veteran’s Day is in place to honor all those who have served in the United States military, and their families, who are still with us.… Continue Reading

Pinocchio Rauner vs. West Point Grad Jeanne Ives: No Contest

Written by Laurie Higgins

Last week, former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Donna Brazile, revealed that in order to access Hillary Clinton’s filthy lucre, the bankrupt DNC agreed to be in cahoots with Clinton to ensure her victory. Surely conservatives are not so naïve as to believe this type of corruption is limited to the DNC and the Clinton cabal.

Here in Illinois, we have seen GOP governors go to prison; boorish Pat Brady, former chair of the ILGOP, stab conservatives in the back by privately urging Republican lawmakers to support same-sex faux-marriage, and “No-Social-Agenda” Rauner bald-face lie to Illinoisans.… Continue Reading

Some Good News Overlooked in all the Media Hysteria

Written by Micah Clark

There have been a whole lot of news distractions since President Donald J. Trump took office.  Some of them he brought upon himself, but most are ploys of the liberal media and part of the far left’s agenda to cripple his presidency.

Daily media obsessions with things like Russia have hidden a very positive result of the Trump election.   In his first 200 days, President Trump has nominated 44 federal judges including U.S.… Continue Reading

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