Posts tagged: Election 2016

“The Pro-Life Wish List” (Illinois Family Spotlight #021)

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il_family-spotlight_125x125Pro-lifers control the House of Representatives. Pro-lifers control the Senate. This month, the Presidency will be taken by a man who promises to support the pro-life movement. What will pro-lifers do with this growth in influence? Jill Stanek of the Susan B. Anthony List joins the show to discuss short term and long term plans for advancing pro-life legislation.

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8 Instances of Voter Fraud in 2016, and It’s Not Even Election Day Yet

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Written by Fred Lucas

In just the last week, prosecutors pursued three voter fraud-related charges in three major battleground states—Florida, Iowa, and Virginia.

Numerous other election irregularities such as voting beyond the grave, voting more than once, voting without citizenship, and registrations by nonexistent people have occurred throughout 2016. While some cases have been prosecuted, others were discovered through various news reports.

Here’s a sampling of election irregularities that have already taken place well in advance of Nov.… Continue Reading

Candidate Endorsement Guides

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Who endorses the candidates can be just as helpful as knowing where they stand on the issues – especially when the candidates refuse to respond to pro-life and pro-family candidate questionnaires.

See who’s endorsed them!

Click HERE for the presidential and federal office Endorsement Guide.

Click HERE for the state candidate Endorsement Guide.

Click HERE for Cook County Judges and various county candidates.

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Ahead of Elections, U.S. Congress Approval at 18%

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Written by Justin McCarthy

With less than a month to go before the U.S. congressional elections, 18% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. This rating has been low for some time, and has not cracked 25% since 2009.

Congressional Job Approval Ratings: 2009-2016

The latest figure, from an Oct. 5-9 Gallup poll, represents Americans’ final job approval rating of Congress before the November elections, and is similar to the ratings found in final pre-election polls in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014, when Congress approval ranged between 18% and 21%.… Continue Reading

“What We Have Here is Failure to Communicate” (Illinois Family Spotlight #007)

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John Biver rejoins David Smith and Monte Larrick to discuss the importance of communicating ideas well and ways we can better deliver our conservative message.

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Why Low-Information Voters Are Worrisome

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Written by Richard Winchester

Sadly, we live in the era of the low-information voter. The second edition of Ilya Somin’s Democracy and Political Ignorance (2016) documents widespread political ignorance among today’s public, including voters. Although nonvoters are abysmally ignorant of politics, voters are not walking, talking political encyclopedias either. Americans are more likely to be well-informed about celebrities, such as the Kardashians, than about political leaders.

Consistent with earlier research, Somin estimates that nearly a third of the American public are “know-nothings,” who possess “little or no relevant knowledge” about public affairs.

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When Politics Trumps Faith, Marriage Suffers

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Written by Michael Medved

The New York Times Style Section recently ran a report called “UNEASY BEDFELLOWS,” describing marriages that reached the point of dissolution because of arguments concerning Donald Trump. When I discussed the subject on the air, one astute caller noted that none of the couples featured in the story seemed to share a religious outlook, and he suggested that if they did, they could far more easily handle their political disputes.

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Unfair to Stay-at-Home Moms (and Dads)

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Written by Michael Medved

In a rare area of agreement, both presidential candidates want to help working families with childcare expenses. Donald Trump recently proposed a tax deduction for parents who place their kids in daycare; Hillary Clinton backs an even more costly plan, providing a refundable tax credit that would send daycare reimbursement checks even to families paying no income tax.

Both candidates, however, fail to recognize the unfairness of such arrangements to parents who decide to leave the workforce or cutback hours to care for their children themselves.… Continue Reading

When Lies Become Common Currency

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Written by Robert Knight

The whole idea of truth is getting an overhaul.

It’s not just the rise of moral and cultural relativism that is turning public dialogue into dueling monologues as people talk past each other; it’s a growing belief that truth no longer matters – only cause and effect.

For example, the media are not content to let Donald Trump’s provocative statements speak for themselves; they are pulling out all stops to magnify outrage for partisan purposes.… Continue Reading

Conservative Pastors Are Distancing Themselves from the 2016 Election

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The November election is likely to be an intense, brutal fight to the finish, with the Republican candidate Donald Trump needing all of the friends and supporters he can muster. As was evident by his recent statements at the historical “Conversation” event in New York City, where he spoke about religious liberty and related matters to more than 1,000 evangelical leaders, he is counting on widespread support from conservative Christians and their churches in his battle for the presidency.… Continue Reading