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What do evangelicals and other social conservatives have in common with liberal feminists and the secular left? More than either side would like to admit. Once upon a time, the religious right thought sexual misconduct - certainly involving … more
You wouldn't know it in coastal South Carolina, but some state lawmakers are still open to offshore oil exploration. That needs to change. Testifying before an ad hoc House committee on offshore drilling this week, Sen. Stephen Goldfinch, … more
WASHINGTON - The phrase "the truth will out" has always been at home in American newsrooms where journalists dedicate their days to making it so. Sometimes Truth needs a little nudge, as was the case recently when an anti-media organization, … more
In the entire ruby-red state of Alabama, there was only one reliably conservative Republican candidate who could have lost the race for the U.S. Senate to a Democrat who was portrayed as a Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer liberal. And Roy Moore was … more
Turnout would be the key to which of the wildly conflicting polls would best presage the result of Alabama's special Senate election, wrote Republican consultant Patrick Ruffini earlier this week. That proved correct. Statewide, turnout was down … more
I am not nearly so coldhearted and unsympathetic toward the mainstream media as some of my conservative friends, such as Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Chris Plante and Ann Coulter. In fact, my heart goes out to them. As … more
WASHINGTON - American democracy's comic opera frequently features collaborations of "bootleggers and Baptists." These entertainments are so named because during Prohibition, Baptists thought banning Demon Rum would improve public morals (oh, well) … more
The Grinches are back ... As I watched the run up to Christmas, I was not surprised when I checked news programs on the tube Friday morning and turned to MSNBC and caught some of the "Morning Joe" show featuring Joe Scarborough and his girlfriend … more
Asked what he did during the French Revolution, Abbe Sieyes replied, "I survived.'' Donald Trump can make the same boast. No other political figure has so dominated our discourse. And none, not Joe McCarthy in his heyday in the early '50s, nor … more
In general, Republicans are not getting along too well. That's true at the state, as well as the national level. All one need do is watch the battle between some respected members of the U.S. Senate and the Commander-in-Tweet. So maybe it should … more
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