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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

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

The Left Just Isn’t Right

Written by David Limbaugh

Please join me on a whirlwind superficial but revealing tour of liberal la-la land as we peek at recent headlines. Meanwhile, liberals call conservatives wing nuts.

The Firing Squad

Singer Nancy Sinatra tweeted, “The murderous members of the NRA should face a firing squad.” One wonders whether in her rendering, “murderous” is redundant. One might also wonder whether she thinks other murderous people should be exempt from or perhaps face a less humiliating form of execution.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Back to the Basics – Constitutionally Speaking

Written by John Biver

Is the Declaration of Independence “perhaps one of the most important documents in the history of mankind”? Or are both the Declaration and U.S. Constitution to be disregarded because there were slave owners involved with drafting them?

David Shestokas is Monte Larrick’s guest on this week’s Illinois Spotlight podcast. Shestokas is an expert on the American Founding documents, a former Cook County assistant state’s attorney, and an author of: Creating the Declaration of IndependenceConstitutional Sound Bites, and Capsulas Informativas Constitucionales, which “explains for Spanish language readers both the meaning and historical context of the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.”

They discuss the value of the U.S.… Continue Reading

Reagan Forum Lecture — Featuring Dr. Paul Kengor

On August 8, 2017, Dr. Paul Kengor, executive director of The Center for Vision & Values and political science professor at Grove City College, gave a Reagan Forum lecture at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA. Kengor discusses his new book, A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century.

From the Reagan Foundation:

“Based on Kengor’s tireless archival digging and his unique access to Reagan insiders, A Pope and a President reveals: The many similarities and the spiritual bond between the pope and the president—and how Reagan privately spoke of the “DP”: the Divine Plan to take down communism, a startling insider account of how the USSR may have been set to invade the pope’s native Poland in March 1981—only to pull back when news broke that Reagan had been shot, and more.

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Praise for President Trump’s Pick for Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom

Written by John Biver

President Donald Trump has nominated Kansas Governor and former U.S. Senator Sam Brownback to serve as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Liberty. Brownback will head the Office of International Religious Freedom in the U.S. Department of State.

Governor Brownback served in the U.S. Senate from 1996 to 2011, and before that, served in the U.S. House. From 1995 to 1996. Brownback came to the attention of many during his campaign for president which began in February 2007 and ended that October.… Continue Reading

CHICAGO: Inside the Biggest Gathering of American Socialists In Decades

Written by Ryan Cooper

Things are looking up for the Democratic Socialists of America. With a membership of 25,000, it is now the largest socialist group in America since the Second World War. And last weekend in Chicago, it held its largest convention, by a considerable margin, in its history.

The event was a fascinating view into an organization that is simultaneously struggling with sudden success and looking to capitalize on fertile conditions to grow even more.… Continue Reading

Illinois Liberals Get Holiday to Celebrate Their Messiah – Barack Obama

By Todd Starnes

Liberals across the state of Illinois now have a holiday to honor the birth of their Lord and Savior — President Barack Obama.

Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law legislation that would designate August 4th as “Barack Obama Day.”

NBC News Chicago reports the holiday will be “observed throughout the State as a day set apart to honor the 44th President of the United States of America who began his career serving the People of Illinois in both the Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate, and dedicated his life to protecting the rights of Americans and building bridges across communities,” Senate Bill 55 reads.

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44 Percent of Liberal Democrats Say Churches Bad for America

Written by Michael Gryboski

Democrats are more likely than Republicans to believe that churches have a negative impact on American society, according to a recent report by Pew Research Center.

In a report released Monday by Pew’s U.S. Politics & Policy department, 36 percent of Democrats were found to view churches’ impact on society as negative, contrasted with 14 percent of Republicans.

Among Liberal Democrats, the percentage that view churches in a negative light jumps to 44 percent, with 40 percent of Liberal Democrats and 50 percent of overall Democrats viewing churches as positively impacting society.… Continue Reading

Mark Levin: What is Liberty?

Written by Chris Pandolfo

“Let me ask you some questions,” Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin said Monday evening on the radio.

Everywhere you look in this country, progressivism put into practice through big government is failing. Yet the progressive Democrats continue to institute their policies, and Republicans seem complicit in the growth of government. “How do we explain all this?” Levin asked. “What is this all about?”

Listen:

Levin embarked on in an in-depth discussion of the roots of progressivism and of the rejection of the political theory of the American founding by progressives in both the Republican and Democratic parties.

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