Alan Keyes column
On the establishment of religion: What the Constitution really says
When he ordered the removal of the Ten Commandments monument from the Supreme Court building in Alabama, federal judge Myron Thompson stated that the issue at stake involved the question of whether . . . [Click for more]
"Alan Keyes is Making Sense" ended a year ago
Award-winning show left void still felt in cable programming
June 27, 2003
RenewAmerica staff report
Today marks the anniversary of Alan Keyes' final appearance on MSNBC's acclaimed "Alan Keyes is Making Sense."
Viewers on the night of June 27, 2002, did not realize . . . [Click for more]
Dennis Campbell column
For liberals, politics and feelings trump principle and thinking
Conservatives are often baffled by liberals, finding it difficult to understand why they think and act as they do.
For example, why are liberals so fixated on confiscating the property of the well-to-do and successful and giving it to those less well off? . . . [Click for more]
Ecovangelism: Is Animal Planet the next PTL?
A common complaint of both Creation Science and Christian television is that these epistemological modalities seek to propagate a particular viewpoint. Secular documentarian programming, on the other hand it is argued, is neutral in regards to the presentation of the facts without the imposition of any bias upon them . . . [Click for more]
Jan Ireland column
Gussying up the gun show lie
What do you do if everything you stand for is a lie, and that gets found out? Anti-gun organizations often just rename themselves, and declare they're mainstream. They appear reasonable, and use cheery language. They choose one target — say, gun show loophole — and hint that fixing that one problem would by golly, fix America. Trouble is, the gun show loophole is a gussied-up lie. It doesn't exist . . . [Click for more]
Mary Mostert column
Millions in other lands are thankful for you
Greg J. Newell, who was Undersecretary of State during the Reagan administration, spoke last Sunday to a church gathering in my hometown about, what else, but Thanksgiving. His talk, however, was not about pilgrims and turkeys and getting together with family members, which is what we mostly hear these days about Thanksgiving. He actually talked about giving thanks . . . [Click for more]
Peter & Helen Evans column
Gratitude and Thanksgiving, 2003
Peter & Helen Evans
Sure, we all look forward to the long weekend, the turkey, the pumpkin pie and visits from friends and relatives. Perhaps we'll even hear stories of how the Pilgrims were thankful to the Indians for showing them how to plant corn and helping them survive their first winters in the new land. But, how much do you think we will we hear about Abraham Lincoln's proclamation of the first "official" Thanksgiving? . . . [Click for more]
Jonathan David Morris column
Pop goes the weasel
Jonathan David Morris
So the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is charged with molesting a child.
Let me put on my surprised face — which, strangely enough, looks just like the face I usually wear.
The allegation, in case you missed it, is as follows: Jackson manhandled a 12-year-old boy . . . [Click for more]
Ann Coulter in Napa
Right-wing Republicans who write books calling liberals traitors and defending Joe McCarthy are hardly synonymous with northern California. An outspoken constituency of virulent leftists exists in the Golden State, and three-time bestselling author Ann Coulter threatens their popularity more than they'd ever willingly admit. The stories of her books being hidden by disgruntled left-wing shopkeepers are rampant . . . [Click for more]
A greater danger: A new attack on America
Everyone knows what happened on the date September 11, 2001. But what about 11/18/03? On that awful day America was attacked again — by a more insidious enemy. That was the date that a Massachusetts court declared that marriage, as we have always known it, violates the state constitution. Of these two assaults on our nation, the court ruling has by far the greater potential for destruction . . . [Click for more]
Judson Cox column
The false legacy of JFK
Last week marked the 40th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Thousands gathered to memorialize the event and the media carried tributes, biographies and salacious conspiracy specials all week. JFK's death was tragic; however, so was Abraham Lincoln's. When was the last time thousands gathered to memorialize him? The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were certainly more tragic than JFK's assassination . . . [Click for more]
Doug Hagin column
A liberal's Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving! It means so many things. Turkey, giving thanks, turkey, football, more turkey, time spent with family eating turkey, reflecting on the blessings in our lives and of course Maalox moments from all the turkey.
This most American holiday has so many wonderful traditions, yet many people have genuine difficulties during this day . . . [Click for more]
Sean Turner column
Marriage and the state
The recent 4-3 ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Court regarding same-sex marriages has fueled emotions on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum. According to the ruling, written by Chief Justice Margaret M. Marshall, "It cannot be rational under our laws and, indeed it is not permitted, to penalize children by depriving them of State benefits because the State disapproves of their parents' sexual orientation" . . . [Click for more]
November 24, 2003
Barbara Stock column
Next left: The Twilight Zone
Rod Serling was on to something. Perhaps we really can take the wrong turn or have our cars break down in a strange neighborhood and leave reality behind and enter some new dimension.
Is there some strange place out there where reason, common sense, and logic are replaced with irrational visions . . . [Click for more]
David N. Bass column
Slouching towards a "living Constitution"
David N. Bass
According to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, making an "all important good impression" in the international community is more essential to the judiciary than upholding Constitutional law. At an October 28 awards dinner in Atlanta, Justice O'Connor was quoted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as citing two recent Supreme Court cases that demonstrate the increased willingness of U.S. courts to take international opinion and law into account in their decisions . . . [Click for more]
Hans Zeiger column
THANKLESS: A multitude of blessings for a secular generation
The Seattle Times
Of all the holidays in the year, Thanksgiving is perhaps most incompatible with the moral dispositions of Generation Y.
It is not that we refuse to partake of the turkey and mashed potatoes, nor that we refrain from watching the football games on television. Rather, we are ungrateful for most everything we have . . . [Click for more]
Edward Daley column
No use for useful idiots
Well, once again we hear the shrill, ear-piercing din of the anti-Bush crowd as they gather together to advance their faux "make peace, not war" agenda in the face of the most virulent threat to humanity since Nazi Germany. This time they're clogging up the streets of London in protest of President Bush's historic visit to Great Britain . . . [Click for more]
This week's RenewAmerica Forum
Multiply and replenish?
As a result, marriage has now come to be thought of as an unnecessary formality by a large percentage of the population
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