Homosexual activists blast man who posted warning to families
A promoter of tourism in a Colorado ski town has stirred up a controversy among local residents after posting a warning to potential visiting families about the city's Gay Ski Week . . . [Click for more]
If Hillary Clinton is to be believed, a "vast right-wing conspiracy" exists in America and exerts inordinate control over vital elements of our country. She made the comment during the height of the Monica Lewinski controversy in 1998, blaming conservatives for the many scandals that plagued her husband's presidency . . . [Click for more]
U.S. top judge concerned about criticism of judges
WASHINGTON - U.S. Chief Justice William Rehnquist expressed concern on Saturday that criticism of federal judges had increased in recent years, particularly for "judicial activism" . . . [Click for more]
Evangelical leader threatens to use his political muscle against some Democrats
New York Times
COLORADO SPRINGS - James C. Dobson, the nation's most influential evangelical leader, is threatening to put six potentially vulnerable Democratic senators "in the 'bull's-eye'" if they block conservative appointments to the Supreme Court . . . [Click for more]
Deal with it: "U.S. a Christian country"
Geopolitical expert Jack Wheeler predicts widespread civil disobedience
Dr. Jack Wheeler, creator of an acclaimed intelligence website dubbed "the oasis for rational conservatives," predicts Christian civil disobedience is going to become a major social movement in America, "with refusal to obey pro-ACLU edicts more and more widespread" . . . [Click for more]
Religion in 2004: Faith comes to the forefront
If 2004 had one code word, it might be "values." But as Humpty Dumpty said, a word can mean whatever one chooses it to mean. Indeed, nuanced voices on values often were lost in the clash of extreme sound bites . . . [Click for more]
Efforts to save Terri Schiavo fail again
How five newcomers could change the Senate
Staunch GOP conservatives shift from the tightly organized House to the prestigious club of 100
Christian Science Monitor
WASHINGTON – Call them the five horsemen of the Republican Revolution: incoming US Sens. Richard Burr of North Carolina, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, Jim DeMint of South Carolina, John Thune of South Dakota, and David Vitter of Louisiana . . . [Click for more]
Morris: how Hillary becomes president in '08
Longtime presidential strategist Dick Morris had words of caution yesterday for those who say Hillary Clinton can't generate the kind of national support she needs to put herself back in White House in 2008 . . . [Click for more]
Al-Qaeda nuclear capability analyzed
Enormous technical, logistical obstacles in the way
Of all the clues that Osama bin Laden is after a nuclear weapon, perhaps the most significant came in intelligence reports indicating that he received fresh approval last year from a Saudi cleric for the use of a doomsday bomb against the United States . . . [Click for more]
Ukraine completes vote count, Yushchenko wins with 52 percent
The opposition candidate in the Ukrainian presidential election, Viktor Yushchenko, has won with 51.99 percent of the vote. The Central Election Commission has finished counting all the ballots . . . [Click for more]
Terri Schiavo's husband won't participate in part of legal battle
Still seeks to overturn "Terri's Law"
Britons' belief in God vanishing as religion is replaced by apathy
To say that Britain is rapidly becoming a godless country would be too strong, but a YouGov survey provides overwhelming evidence that the British are now a largely irreligious people . . . [Click for more]
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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]
Adam Graham column
The sin of divorce
The words were said countless thousands of times last year as a minister concluded the ceremony. "What God hath joined together, let no man put asunder." But so often man and woman do.
While gay marriage has been roundly condemned in most churches (and rightly so), you will not hear much about divorce . . . [Click for more]
Paul Weyrich column
Electromagnetic pulse: an avoidable disaster
Although the risk of your house catching fire and burning to the ground is remote, are you willing to risk not having fire insurance?
That's a question that Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) poses, and the answer that I think you and I would give without hesitation is "no" . . . [Click for more]
Jonathan David Morris column
Pay up, sit still, and damage your bladder: theater economics
Jonathan David Morris
You know how sometimes, when you're so hungry that you're borderline delusional, all you see when you look at someone is a nice, juicy turkey? Well, all right, I'm probably confusing real life with Looney Tunes again. But the point is, I think that's how movie theaters see moviegoers nowadays. They're so money hungry, these theaters, that they don't see a human when you walk through the door . . . [Click for more]
Frank Gaffney column
A few weeks ago, two Republican Congressmen — Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin — were widely denounced for defying the will of the majority. These respected legislators, who chair respectively the House Armed Services and Judiciary Committees, had the temerity to insist that several recommendations of the 9/11 Commission that had been adopted by the full House of Representatives be included in the final version of controversial "intelligence reform" legislation . . . [Click for more]
Judson Cox column
A few months ago, I announced plans to start a conservative, state wide newspaper in my home state of North Carolina. The outpouring of support was overwhelming. The North Carolina Conservative is now a reality!
First of all, we would like to thank our contributors . . . [Click for more]
Barbara J. Stock column
Bin Laden's warning: obey or die
Barbara J. Stock
Once again, Osama Bin Laden, hero to many in the Islamic world, has spoken. What did he say? Basically he said, "Do as I say or die." If Iraqis dare to vote for their own future, they will be considered "infidels" which in Muslim-speak means that they will become fair and legal targets. Not only will those voting be fair game but so will their children, wives, parents, and probably the family dog as well . . . [Click for more]
Matt C. Abbott column
Attorney: Bernardin lied, visited crime scene
Matt C. Abbott
The late Joseph Cardinal Bernardin was a controversial figure. Beloved by some and scorned by others, the cardinal for many years exercised immense influence in the Catholic Church in the U.S. He died of pancreatic cancer in 1996.
In 1993, Bernardin was accused of sexual abuse by a former seminarian, Steven Cook, who died of AIDS not long after "recanting" his allegation, saying his memories were "unreliable" . . . [Click for more]
Vincent Fiore column
The tsunami and George W. Bush
Have you heard the news? America, under the leadership of George W. Bush, has managed to raise the very oceans against humanity — unintended of course — as a direct result of Americas' failure to recognize the hazards of capitalism and the driving of it — via their millions of SUV's . . . [Click for more]
Curtis Dahlgren column
A 60-second seminar on "Why do such things have to happen?"
"If there is no God, what makes the next Kleenex pop out?" — anonymous
"If God allows such things to happen, He must be cruel." — anonymous
"non sequitur, n; (Latin) it does not follow" — Webster . . . [Click for more]
Rudy Takala column
Video games: Hitler's mentors?
Just about a week prior to Christmas, the governor of Illinois felt compelled by the spirit of the season to propose extensive prohibitions on the sale of video games. As an article on the state's governor's Website explained, Governor Blagojevich took "an aggressive stand to protect Illinois children" . . . [Click for more]
Sharon Hughes column
These are the times (and tough questions) that try men's souls
A little over three years ago Americans faced one of the biggest violations in our history — the terrorist attack of 9/11. Because of it we have a heightened empathy for the victims of the 12/26 earthquake- generated-tsunami in southern Asia. The world has committed millions of dollars of aid, with Americans pledging the greatest amount of $350 million, so far . . . [Click for more]
John Plecnik column
The free speech congressman: Walter Jones v. Lyndon Johnson
In a world where most politicos are content to toe the Party line and few dare violate the precepts of political correctness, one congressman has taken a stand. U.S. Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) has chosen to make free speech a defining issue of his career, and he is campaigning hard to extend First Amendment rights everywhere from college campuses to religious congregations . . . [Click for more]
Edward Daley column
In no uncertain terms
I'm getting damned tired of being made to feel like I have to defend the United States of America against accusations made by people from other countries who consistently prove themselves to be lacking in any respectability or honor whatsoever, and I think it's about time I expressed a few of my more contentious views concerning the "international community" in general . . . [Click for more]
Steve Kellmeyer column
Cutting loose baby
"Fetus Cut From Slain Woman's Body" the headlines screamed, as schizophrenia became the order of the day. Virtually every article on the latest incident of in vivo tissue-knapping vacillated on correct terminology. Should they refer to the contents of the uterus as a fetus or a baby? Was Bobbi Jo Stinnett, the murdered woman, a mother or a mother-to-be? . . . [Click for more]
Fred Hutchison column
The extinction of deism: Historical riddle solved & lessons for today
Deism had a rapid rise to popularity and an even more rapid fall into oblivion. The rapid extinction of the once popular and politically influential Deism in the early nineteenth century is an old riddle of history — which has now been solved by Avery Cardinal Dulles with important lessons for today . . . [Click for more]
Chris Adamo column
Will Republicans seize the opportunity to govern?
Political operatives on both sides of the aisle are discussing the 2008 election as if it is only days away. But hardly a dismissal of the important issues facing President Bush in his second term, this talk of the next presidential race is representative of the pivotal changes in the political landscape that occurred last November . . . [Click for more]
Isaiah Z. Sterrett column
Paris Hilton in '08
Isaiah Z. Sterrett
WE'RE ALL huffing and puffing about the best, brightest, and most memorable players of 2004 — and we're all apparently obliged to include Paris Hilton. I don't know why. Is it the sheer novelty of stripping for fame that attracts us? (Personally, I've never heard of such a thing.) Or is it the amazing fact that Ms. Hilton, a rich woman, proved herself as classless as a background-dancer in a Madonna video? . . . [Click for more]
Nathan Tabor column
Doctors kill more people per year than guns
Back before the November election, many mainstream media pundits — trying desperately to get John Kerry elected — began to harp on President Bush's unwillingness to stop certain federal gun control laws from expiring as scheduled. But their propaganda efforts came to naught because this issue was a non-starter with the American people . . . [Click for more]
Doug Hagin column
What 2005 should be like!
Ah yes, the new year of 2005 is here and ahead lays 365 days of tears, laughs, love, hate controversy, pride, shame and who knows what else for us all. In addition, if you write a column, as I do, you are expected to write one dedicated to New Years Day. Moreover, typically that column will either be a look back, as in reviewing the preceding year. Alternatively, it will be a look ahead at what might happen in the newly born year . . . [Click for more]
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