It kinda redefines “the power of the press,” doesn’t it?
[-1] April 25, 2016 at 7:34am
As is typical of those on the Left and others without a moral base, Trump Jr. is a pot calling the kettle black.He would have been more accurate by making the charge to a mirror…or to his dad.
April 19, 2016 at 1:07pm
Our government, at every level, has legislated away any attempts to instill any sense of morality or self-control, which invariably leads to more government control. SCOTUS first took prayer and then the Ten Commandments out of public schools (“If the posted copies of the Ten Commandments are to have any effect at all, it will be to induce the schoolchildren to read, meditate upon, perhaps to venerate and obey, the Commandments. However desirable this might be as a matter of private devotion, it is not a permissible state objective under the Establishment Clause. – Stone v. Graham, 1980), so young people would – with the obliging help of the media, the education system, and dysfunctional, anti-church parents – receive virtually no teaching of a moral standard to learn from. Kids soon learn that if they only have to worry about “man’s law” they stand a chance to “get away with it,” as opposed to God’s all-seeing eye and inescapable judgment. The result of this has been predictable: each new generation receives edges toward deeper and deeper selfishness and savagery. We are becoming a ‘Lord of the Flies’ culture.
Now, our state legislation has decided to make another tool illegal, putting tens of thousands of citizens at risk of arrest because of a forgotten that machete they used for clearing brush or stuck in with their camping gear years ago. Government has only one driving force, to make itself larger. That makes every citizen smaller and more helpless.
 April 17, 2016 at 8:25am
While I applaud the Pope’s magnanimous gesture toward MUSLIMS, why was there no mention of support for truly persecuted CHRISTIANS in the region? Scripture does advise us to pay attention to our own house of faith first (e.g., Gal. 6:10).
 February 24, 2016 at 8:10am
“I love the old days. You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks,” Trump added. “I’d like to punch him in the face.”
This is Trump’s true character leaking out, calling other candidates liars and sublly encouraging his followers to violence. There were people wearing Trump tee shirts assisting at the Nevada polls, intimidating and confusing some voters. When and if Trump becomes the nominee, will the ‘Brown Shirts’ formally appear? History does repeat itself: the names change, but the game remains the same.
 February 23, 2016 at 7:04pm
Social media can be a great tool for unifying people. But shallow and evil people will use it to divide. The electronic forums have become the equivalent of the soapbox agitators,the rabble-rousers of times past.
 February 23, 2016 at 8:14am
Gitmo wasn’t secret. It was just off our shores. And now…?
February 23, 2016 at 8:13am
Obama is on the verge of attaining one of his most vociferous campaign promises, but, to what end? How will it contribute to the security of the United States? In fact, other than fulfilling a rhetorical goal, how will it accomplish anything, other than giving aid and comfort to our avowed enemies? But then, treason and sedition charges don’t seem to apply to the elites.
 February 23, 2016 at 7:45am
I’m sorry to have to say I agree with her in principle…but not in practice. I agree that Trump is tapping the emotions of frustrated Americans, but he should not be shut down. I do agree that the media might consider not repeating his vulgarity and ‘quick-draw’ solutions, at least not without asking pertinent questions, such as, how will you do the things you claim you want to do while staying within constitutional limits to power? If he becomes a tyrant in his own egotistical right, how would that set him apart from Hillary, Obama, Sanders, et al? Just “because” is not a valid answer to entrust him with our future.
 February 23, 2016 at 7:26am
Orwell hits it again, in his novel ‘Animal Farm’: “All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.”
 February 23, 2016 at 7:22am
George Orwell’s prophetic novel ’1984′ should be required reading. At least then, students would understand what they’re getting into, and how the massive social manipulation works. Everyone else should read it as well. But of course, you can lead a person to wisdom, but you can’t make him think.
[-2] February 11, 2016 at 12:15pm
“We respectfully invite you, in your final year in office, to do something no American president has ever done: reach out to secular America. Such attention from the Office of the President would demonstrate that freethinkers, atheists, agnostics, secular humanists and rationalists are accepted citizens.”
How are they NOT treated as “accepted citizens?” They have more rights than the typical Christian in today’s Amerika. Their non-theistic views are freely promoted in public schools, universities and entertainment media, while Christianity’s ideals and principles are increasingly impugned and marginalized. If you see political correctness in play, you’re seeing the dominance of their views. Ask conservative speakers trying to address a college crowd, or Christian bakers or farm owners which view is considered “unacceptable.”
The irony is that the Christian and conservative views that are currently being trashed are the very principles which have protected and which allow THEIR ideas to be accepted. You can be sure that their ‘victories’ will come back to bite them as well.
 February 10, 2016 at 10:59pm
“[Rutgers groups] should not be inviting anyone like Yiannopoulos because what we stand for is inclusion and diversity,” student activist Nyuma Waggeh told the school’s paper. “If a speaker makes someone feel unsafe or uncomfortable, then they should not come to campus.”
Sadly, they don’t even recognize their own raging hypocrisy. They prove Orwell’s point in ‘Animal Farm’: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
 February 10, 2016 at 11:13am
Sanders’ election would be a ‘fundamental’ national tragedy. His views are so ill-thought-out that he would soon be nothing more than a mouthpiece (the ‘face’ of Big Brother) for the string-pullers behind the curtain. If he objected, I think he’d eventually have a “heart attack,” stroke or other disablement (the type of unfortunate incident that often happens to weak kings who have ambitious underlings), leaving the command slot to someone more compliant or more Stalinesque. His election may push some toward armed revolt, considering his views and policies would likely be even more anti-constitutional than Obama’s. That would be all the government needs to completely vacate the vestiges of our Bill of Rights
 February 10, 2016 at 11:02am
I don’t think he’s capable of restraining his coarseness or shallow thinking.If the American people choose him as “the most powerful leader in the world,” what does that say about us? (Hint: probably about as much as Hitler’s election “said” about the German people at the time.)
When Lester Holt asked Trump if his language was presidential, Trump implied he would use more restraint as president. I wonder.
 February 10, 2016 at 10:55am
She has trampled on our military and her own State Dept employees, why should we expect her to respect the national flag? She’s in it for the power…to corrupt.
 February 9, 2016 at 7:27am
And the award for best, outstanding analysis of Superbowl (supposedly subliminal) propagandized ads and entertainment goes to…Matt Walsh! Bravo, sir!
 February 8, 2016 at 12:10pm
The real “significant risk” comes from Obama’s deliberately destructive meddling with the economy.
 February 8, 2016 at 12:09pm
I can’t understand what abortion has to do with “women’s health”, other than to threaten it, along with killing her child. But then, reason isn’t relevant any more.
February 7, 2016 at 7:43am
I’ve read a lot of articles about conservatism and what it means. This is among the best I’ve seen,especially because it was written by someone too young to have learned it when such principles were actually taught to any practical degree in schools. It should be posted on high school and college bulletin boards, in churches, and in town and city halls across this country. She probably could have gone further in her analogies and descriptions, but the attention span today is typically too short to appreciate or absorb it anyway.