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Because Black, Red, Yellow, Brown, and White Lives Matter, Let’s Help Them

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Written by Laurie Higgins

Black lives do matter, but not because they’re black—which, as “progressives” continually tell us—is just a social construct. Black lives—like red, yellow, brown, and white lives–matter not because of the color of their skin but because they are human lives created in the image and likeness of God and endowed by God with unalienable, intrinsic rights.

Since society is composed of fallen humans with desperately wicked hearts, many forces conspire against people of color and colorless people, including some toxic systemic forces that demand solutions.… Continue Reading

Hairbrained Schemes to Defund Police

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Written by Laurie Higgins

Minneapolis City Council member, community organizer, and Antifa-supporter Jeremiah Ellison—son of the first Muslim to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and current Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison—tweeted this yesterday:

We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department.

Not to be outdone, Lisa Bender, Minneapolis City Council president, then tweeted this:

Yes, We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety.

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Taxpayer Freedom Caucus Formed by Illinois GOP House Members

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Written by David E. Smith

Republicans may be in the super-minority in the Illinois General Assembly, but that isn’t stopping 20 Republican State House members from forming the “Illinois Taxpayer Freedom Caucus” to focus on structural and ethical reforms our state desperately needs.

Members include State Representatives John Cabello (Machesney Park), Joe Sosnowski (Rockford), Blaine Wilhour (Effingham), Dan Caulkins (Decatur), Brad Halbrook (Shelbyville), Chris Miller (Oakland), Allen Skillicorn (Crystal Lake), Darren Bailey (Xenia), Andrew Chesney (Freeport), David McSweeney (Barrington Hills), Amy Grant (Wheaton), Terri Bryant (Murphysboro), Randy Freese (Quincy), Dave Severin (Benton), Tom Morrison (Palatine), Tom Weber (Lake Villa), Patrick Windhorst (Metropolis), Dan Swanson (Alpha), Charlie Meier (Okawville), and Tony McCombie (Savanna).… Continue Reading

Pelosi’s Nonsensical Response to Biden Abuse Allegations

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Written by Laurie Higgins

In addition to the many sound policy decisions President Trump has made, one of the most important things to emerge from his election is the exposure of the breadth and depth of the hypocrisy of Democrats. Recently that hypocrisy has been revealed in the way Democrats have responded to sexual abuse allegations against presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

While foaming at the mouth about allegations that Brett Kavanaugh had forcibly laid atop Christine Blasey Ford somewhere, sometime when they were teenagers, Democratic women like Mazie Hirono, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Elizabeth Warren have been struck mealy-mouthed when responding to claims that Joe Biden forcibly digitally penetrated a 29-year-old staffer when he was 51 years old.… Continue Reading

Climate Models and COVID-19 Models

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Written by Norman Rogers

Computer models are seductive even though they are very often completely wrong. The more complicated they are the greater chance that they are wrong. Like children, they copy their parents — the model architects. Confirmation bias involves cherry picking facts to obtain a result consistent with preexisting beliefs. A complicated computer model with many degrees of freedom is a perfect environment for confirmation bias to have its way.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: How Can We Help Our First Responders in This Pandemic?

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Written by David E. Smith

Rick Laib, a Sergeant with the Will County Sheriff’s Office and the Republican candidate for Illinois’ 11th congressional district seat, joins Monte Larrick for this very timely edition of Spotlight. Sgt. Laib relates the challenges of running for office when the most effective methods of campaigning have been eliminated due to the Coronavirus and he offers suggestions as to how citizens can best help first responders during this crisis.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Laurie Higgins Addresses the APA’s Division 44

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Written by David E. Smith

The first half of this week’s Spotlight podcast features Christian broadcaster Janet Mefferd’s interview with IFI’s cultural affairs writer, Laurie Higgins. Their conversation centers on the American Psychological Association’s Division 44: Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity and the numerous task forces within this division that strive to destigmatize and normalize deviant sexual practices such as polyamory, “ethical” non-monogamous relationships, minor attraction, and more.… Continue Reading

Canada, Big Brother, and a U.S. Congressional Race

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Written by Laurie Higgins

Bear with me while I weave together some disparate threads into a whole cloth.

First up is a frightening story from Canada—the “progressive” dreamscape in which Big Brother rules with an iron fist, censoring, indoctrinating, usurping parental rights, and threatening imprisonment of anyone who claims 2 + 2 = 4. This story should serve as a warning to Republicans in the United States.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Chicago March for Life 2020

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Written by David E. Smith

A January storm system featuring heavy rain and flooding, strong winds, and the dreaded wintry mix was not enough to deter the more than 9,000 people who assembled in downtown Chicago for the annual March for Life. As a warm-up to the actual march, this group of dedicated pro-life warriors gathered for a very spirited rally at Daley Plaza.

This edition of Spotlight enables you to experience the enthusiasm and passion of the rally (or relive it, if you were present at Daley Plaza), as we present some of the speeches from the event.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: The Importance of the March for Life Chicago

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Written by David E. Smith

In advance of this Saturday’s March for Life Chicago, Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League joined Monte Larrick to talk about the 2020 rally, march, and convention. Eric explains why a mass gathering of visible and vocal pro-life individuals is so important in a state with such a huge disconnect between the majority of citizens who espouse pro-life beliefs and a legislature that is determined to make Illinois the abortion capitol of the nation.… Continue Reading