Planned Parenthood supporters protest actions by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal
outside the governor’s mansion, Aug. 21, 2015.
Written by Ray Nothstine
By setting up a streaming loop of the now infamous undercover abortion videos outside the governor’s residence, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal challenged pro-Planned Parenthood protestors in an innovative way.
A half a dozen pro-Planned Parenthood protestors, many adorned in pink, showed up at the governor’s residence to decry Jindal’s actions to strip the popular abortion provider of state Medicaid funding in August. The protestors held pink and blue Planned Parenthood placards that read “Don’t take away my care,” and “I stand with Planned Parenthood.”
On Twitter, Jindal, who is running for Republican nomination for president, said Friday that “Protesters stayed far away from the Planned Parenthood videos we had playing on my lawn.”
His presidential campaign released a video depicting the incident.… Continue Reading
Santorum, Huckabee, Cruz, Jindal make the A Team
Written by Maggie Gallagher
On June 26, a narrow majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices struck down the traditional definition of marriage, ruling all 50 states must recognize same-sex unions as marriages.
The four dissenters included the usually mild-mannered Chief Justice John Roberts, who called the majority opinion “dangerous to the rule of law”: “The majority’s decision is an act of will, not legal judgment. The right it announces has no basis in the Constitution or this Court’s precedent.”
Chief Justice Roberts also underscored the “serious questions about religious liberty” the decision raises: “Indeed, the Solicitor General candidly acknowledged that the tax exemptions of some religious institutions would be in question if they opposed same-sex marriage. . .there is little doubt these and similar questions will soon be before this Court.… Continue Reading
Written by Michael Medved
All Republicans should feel relieved, if not jubilant. Lots of winners who helped themselves, and no disastrous losers.
Major gains for Marco Rubio who was lucid, passionate, self-assured, Kennedyesque – cementing his status as everyone’s second choice, which may win him the nomination, ultimately. John Kasich also moved his campaign forward: starting in tenth place (according to the polls) he looked and sounded like a folksy, credible, mainstream contender. Jeb Bush, who had to overcome a recent reputation for bumbling and gaffes, seemed strong, capable, sympathetic, and accessible. Frankly, he was also probably helped by the fact that his height (he’s 6’4″) and his position near the center of the stage made him tower over the others, literally.
The losers? Donald Trump and Rand Paul both fared poorly in the opening of the debate, but recovered somewhat as time went on.… Continue Reading
Written by Ray Nothstine
Lousiana Governor Bobby Jindal may not be near the top of the polls for the Republican presidential nomination race or even drawing the biggest crowds, but he may be the smartest candidate in the race.
After graduating from Brown University, Jindal was accepted into law school at Yale and medical school at Harvard, but chose to attend graduate work at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Jindal has served in the George W. Bush administration, was elected to the U.S. Congress from Louisiana, and is a two term governor of his native state. Jindal’s parents emigrated from India just months before he was born in Baton Rouge.
Below are six facts about the faith life of Jindal:
1. He has said on several occasions that the single most important moment in his life “is the moment I found Jesus Christ.”
Jindal added, “I was the one who was lost.… Continue Reading
Written by Diana Stancy
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal became the latest Republican to enter the 2016 presidential race, announcing yesterday that he will be making a run for the White House.
Here are 12 facts to know about Jindal:
- Jindal was born with the name Piyush. As a child, though, he decided to go by Bobby after his favorite character, Bobby Brady, from “The Brady Bunch”. His name still legally remains Piyush.
- Jindal is also the first Indian-American to become governor and Louisiana’s first non-white governor since Reconstruction. His parents are originally from India and moved to the United States about four months before Jindal was born.
- After graduating from Brown University, Jindal was accepted to Harvard Medical School and Yale Law School, but chose to attend Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar.
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Written by John Biver
Here’s a quote for you:
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardliness, it is conformity. — Rollo May
Here’s what courage sounds like:
Don’t waste your breath trying to bully me in Louisiana. It is absolutely constitutional to have religious liberty and economic freedoms. — Bobby Jindal
It’s also called leadership — you can’t have genuine leadership without courage.
What we’ve heard from most of the Republican candidates for president isn’t exactly inspirational when it comes to the issue of marriage. A few of them say they believe marriage is between one man and one woman, but that they’d also attend a “gay wedding.”
Liberalism comes as one big package: high taxes, massive government, a loss of liberty, a weak military and foreign policy, lousy schools and health care, and worst of all, cultural Marxism.… Continue Reading
Jeb drops to 5% in latest Iowa poll.
Written by Michael Warren
A new Quinnipiac poll of likely Iowa Republican presidential caucusgoers finds Wisconsin’s Scott Walker in front of the GOP pack with 21 percent support and a 9-point advantage over his closest primary opponents. That’s down from 25 percent and a 12-point lead in Quinnipiac’s February poll, but Walker remains ahead of his Republican rivals, with senators Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, all huddled together behind the Wisconsin governor. This jibes with the Real Clear Politics average of polls for the Iowa caucuses, which gives Walker a 5.5-point advantage.
Getting the biggest boost in Iowa since the February Quinnipiac poll are Rubio and Cruz, who have both declared their candidacies in the last month.… Continue Reading
Written by Maggie Gallagher
Rod Dreher is right: the rage of the powerful against Indiana for daring to pass a state RFRA without the consent of the LGBT community marks a dramatic cultural and political inflection point,as I have pointed out in National Review. For the first time, a vanilla religious liberty bill similar to those passed in 19 other states was deemed “antigay” per se, and powerful corporations rushed in to punish the people of Indiana economically for their moral views on liberty.
The report card below is not designed to grade the candidates on their overall positions on the issues, nor to suggest an endorsement. It is designed to clarify who in this moment of crisis rushed towards the corporate lions to defend a cherished American principle of religious liberty under attack.… Continue Reading
Written by J. Matt Barber
“My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you. What I mean is this: One of you says, ‘I follow Paul’; another, ‘I follow Apollos’; another, ‘I follow Cephas’; still another, ‘I follow Christ.’” ~1 Corinthians 1:11-12
As Jesus warned, “If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand” (Mark 3:25). Nothing has borne out this reality in recent decades like that exasperating spectacle called the Republican presidential primary. These last few GOP horse races have been jam-packed with would-be conservative presidents who, after infighting with largely simpatico opponents, have canceled each other out, limped off to lick their wounds and left the perpetually underwhelmed GOP base to stay home and not vote for “imminently electable” establishment paragons like Presidents Dole, McCain and Romney.… Continue Reading