Posts tagged: President Donald Trump

“Hoosier Conservative Pick?” (Illinois Family Spotlight #104)

Monte Larrick and David Smith are joined by Dave’s Indiana equivalent, Micah Clark. In November 2001, Micah became the Executive Director of the American Family Association of Indiana. His experience has helped AFA expand into an organization with a consistent state house presence while maintaining its role as Indiana’s leading decency organization.

They delve into President Trump‘s U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh; Indiana’s important upcoming midterm elections; radical proposals driving people out of the Democratic party; the Indiana GOP’s fight over keeping/extracting a traditional marriage plank from their statewide platform; the difference between elite and grassroots republicans; radical social bills in Indiana; school choice; Indiana and medical marijuana; and an example of inefficient government.… Continue Reading

The Left in 2018: Unhinged

Written by John Biver

The Republican National Committee has released a new video that has pleased a lot of conservatives. The RNC is not known for showing a willingness to fight. Is it possible that that President Donald Trump’s leadership is changing some minds over at the typically staid national committee?

There has been talk about an oncoming “second civil war” in America as the political divide grows, the center shrinks, and the number of shared values appears to decrease.… Continue Reading

News from the Illinois Political Front Lines: Part 3 — A Major Reason for the Upsurge in Conservative Energy

Written by John Biver

In the last article, I listed several reasons for Illinois conservatives to be encouraged. As someone who has paid close attention to the downward trajectory of our state for over twenty years, the items I listed are not small things.

I left off at the good news that President Donald Trump is changing national politics. His example can be followed here in Illinois, a state where a lot of forgotten men and women live and work.… Continue Reading

The Missing Democratic Agenda

Written by Matthew Continetti

Oh, to have been a fly on the wall in Elizabeth Warren‘s house as people went crazy over the prospect of Oprah 2020. I can only imagine Warren’s reaction. Did she yell at the TV? Mutter under her breath? Immediately call her media consultant in panic?

We know the slight got to her. By midweek she was making the rounds on cable. There she was, with Mark Warner of Virginia, reminding us of her existence, talking about God knows what, and smiling uncomfortably when asked, inevitably, what she thought of the Lady O.… Continue Reading

President Trump, Take Two: 2018 Gets Underway

Written by John Biver

Year two of the President Donald J. Trump presidency doesn’t technically begin until later this month, but a quick look back at 2017 and ahead to 2018 is in order.

First, 2017. Many of those who have been working in the political trenches for a long time welcomed Trump’s candidacy and presidency. Why? Because we had witnessed close-up how so many good conservative leaders were failing decade after decade to successfully advance conservative policies.… Continue Reading

(More) Conservative Christians (Still) Needed to Rescue Illinois

Written by John Biver

The above (slightly altered) title, which was added to a recent post after I wrote it, is too good to use only once. Conservative Christians are needed — and it is a rescue mission.

Is Illinois too far gone? Too many big problems that can’t be solved?

No and no. As bad as things are, Illinois can be saved. This state has many advantages — from it’s Midwestern location to its transportation systems, its natural resources, its number of great communities, businesses, churches and people.… Continue Reading

Congressman Gutierrez Declares Political War on Retired General David Kelly

Written by John Biver

In politics, it is sometimes impossible to avoid encountering heated exchanges between political opponents.

Recently, Illinois Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez leveled charges at White House Chief of Staff retired U.S. Army General David Kelly. While Kelly’s response was pointed, it was not nearly as harsh as those of Hispanic 100 spokesman Steve Cortes.

First, a little background. Many of us have been aware of Rep. Gutierrez since he joined the U.S.… Continue Reading

What is Going On at the Federal Department of Education?

Written by Laurie Higgins

Betsy DeVos was a controversial pick to head up the controversial Department of Education. This week conservatives were provided with more reason to find fault with DeVos.

The Washington Post revealed an internal memo sent on June 6, 2017 from Candice Jackson to regional directors of the Department of Education with “instructions” regarding “transgender students.” While acknowledging that President Trump has rescinded the Obama “guidance” that threatened loss of funding to schools if they didn’t sexually integrate restrooms and locker rooms, Jackson reaffirmed that schools should look to Title IX regulations, court decisions, and an Office for Civil Rights “guidance” document for direction.… Continue Reading

School District U-46’s Policy Allowing Gender-Dsyphoric Boys to Use Girls Locker Room Challenged

If you live in School District U-46, please pay special attention.

Written by John Biver

U-46 School Board Member Jeanette Ward is providing the kind of leadership that we need to see a lot more of in Illinois. And on April 4th, there’s an opportunity to support two other like-minded candidates running to join Jeanette on the U-46 school board: Cody Holt and Enoch Essendrop.

Cody Holt and Enoch Essendrop have the endorsement of Illinois Family Action.Continue Reading

Information on the ‘Transgender’ Bathroom/Locker Room Debate

Here is the latest national news regarding the bathroom/locker room issue as reported by LifeSiteNews.

President Trump is dropping his predecessor’s unpopular “transgender” federal order pressuring schools to let gender-confused boys use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms, and vice versa, according to the White House spokesman.

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Ryan Sorba, chairman of Young Conservatives of America, commended Trump for “keeping his word to the American people” by rescinding Obama’s transgender-school edict, which touched off lawsuits by aggrieved states and a cascade of criticism nationwide.

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