Republicans aren’t breaking the rules on Supreme Court nominees. They’re simply playing by the Democrats’. For years, the president’s party has insisted a vacancy on the Court should go unfilled in an election year — until now, when a Democrat has a chance to fill one. Suddenly, Senate liberals have had a change of heart, insisting all of the comments they made in the majority were somehow misinterpreted. So far, the only thing that’s been misinterpreted is the strength of the GOP’s stance.
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When voters headed to the polls Tuesday, they weren’t just deciding Americans’ fate — but the fate of hundreds of thousands of Christians around the world. As hostile as this administration has been to believers in the U.S., its overseas legacy is worse. Abandoned, displaced, and penniless, the Christians lucky enough to survive ISIS’s rampage have fled to other countries, living in refugee camps where there is just as much uncertainty. Even there, jihadists disguised as refugees are “killing inside the camps, and they’re buying and selling ladies and even girls,” aid workers are reporting.
“This is not San Francisco,” one man exclaimed. “This is Brevard County!” And thanks to hundreds of vocal parents and pastors in Florida, it’ll stay that way. After a five-hour meeting at the Brevard County School District, the community broke into cheers and “amens” after winning a huge victory over political correctness. While the media hasn’t exactly been eager to cover the story, moms and dads of Brevard County packed out last Tuesday’s school board meeting to fight a proposal that would have added “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” to the district’s anti-discrimination and “equal employment” policies.
The general election isn’t for another 252 days, but what happens tomorrow could be just as important. Campaigns have circled Super Tuesday on their calendars for months, knowing that the whirlwind of state primary voting could make or break their candidate’s chances for the nomination. With about a quarter of the delegates on the line, more than on any other single day, tomorrow’s primaries hold particular significance for the final Republican and Democratic tickets.
If you like the President Obama’s position on religious liberty, then Governor John Kasich (Ohio) is the candidate for you.
Thanks to many of you, Lands’ End is no longer a dead end for pro-lifers. The long-time clothing company mended its ways earlier this week after wading into abortion politics and feminist propaganda.
If the president wants to nominate a replacement for Scalia, the Constitution grants him the authority. But the same document also stands behind Senator McConnell’s decision to ignore it — which he’s determined to do. Asked last night if he’d back down, the Kentucky leader didn’t flinch. “There’s not a snowball’s chance in hell that’s gonna happen.”
Apparently, it wasn’t enough to invite terrorists into America as part of an unvetted refugee pool. Now the president wants to fly them here personally as part of his stubborn plan to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay.
The Supreme Court of the United States can be a somber place — but never more so than yesterday when the justices reconvened for the first time without the late Antonin Scalia. Absent its largest personality, the Court struggled to adjust to two weeks of oral arguments without its longest-serving member. Black drapery still hangs over Scalia’s empty chair, which is now the focal point — not just of the room — but of a fierce battle over the nomination process.
“We cannot depart here unchanged.” How right Father Paul Scalia was. His homily at the funeral of his father, perhaps the greatest Supreme Court justice of a generation, may have been one of the most powerful events Washington has ever seen. From the first minute of the ceremony, it was obvious to everyone that something was different. Chief Justice William Rehnquist’s funeral was not like it. President Reagan’s, though large and presidential and “stately,” was not like it. This was the Gospel of Jesus Christ on display in a service so inspirational that even the liberal media stood in awe.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation may like to pick fights with local school districts – but Chino Valley Unified is no ordinary place. Unlike a lot of schools boards in the country, this one isn’t afraid to stand up for what it believes—including the Christian faith that several members practice. A majority of the board’s members attend the church of a good Watchmen pastor friend of ours: Jack Hibbs’s Calvary Chapel Chino Hills (CCCH).
If there’s one thing President Obama has done for evangelicals, it’s motivate them. Frustrated by almost eight years of attacks on their faith and their values, America’s Christians are fired up to make a difference in the 2016 election. And with record turnout numbers, they are. In South Carolina, conservative voting was up 12 points — shattering the marks set in 2012. In the southern states where the race rolls next, schools in Virginia and elsewhere are so concerned about the number of primary voters that they’re canceling classes — a move usually reserved for the general election.
Now, in the six days since the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Americans are getting a front row seat to what may be the most intense congressional showdown in a generation: his replacement.
Cornell University law professors Sherry Colb and Michael Dorf agreed, writing in a CNN op-ed that “[T]he criminal prosecution of Daleiden and [his associate], even if they did break the law, could chill undercover journalists and activists everywhere.”
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia may be gone, but his impact on American politics is still very much alive. The passing of the beloved constitutionalist is already changing the 2016 conversation, as conservatives buckle down for one of the greatest tests of their leadership. Just yesterday, the president threw down the gauntlet over Scalia’s replacement, replying that “no,” he would not be appointing a moderate to the Court to gain Republican support. “I’m going to present somebody who indisputably is qualified for the seat and any fair-minded person, even somebody who disagrees with my politics, would say would serve with honor and integrity on the Court,” he said.
Texas AG Paxton is being investigated by an ethics panel for “possible violation” of professional conduct rules! Because the state’s chief law enforcer dared to enforce the religious freedom of Texas officials who object to same-sex marriage.
Liberals are bashing Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, for daring to talk about their family’s Christianity in a radio interview this week.
In debates where most of the surprising comments have come from Donald Trump, the single greatest surprise of Saturday’s was when Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Governor Jeb Bush (R-Fla.), and Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.), all fathers of girls, couldn’t point to a single reason why American women shouldn’t be forced to serve in the military. Among other things, it would mean assigning women to ground units with the mission to destroy the enemy through brutal means like hand-to-hand combat. With five daughters between them, their answers shell-shocked voters who struggled to understand what’s happening in our country when even Republicans would order women into harm’s way in a misguided attempt at parity.
Tired of being on the defensive when it comes to your beliefs? So is South Dakota — and yesterday, the state legislature decided to do something about it. State legislators have been working for weeks on a bill that would give South Dakotans the freedom they should already have under the Constitution: freedom to work and live according to their faith without fear of government punishment.
Police in one North Carolina county got a different kind of offering from Fairview Baptist Church: car decals. The stickers are part of a nationwide push to put “In God We Trust” on the fleets of law enforcers. From Florida and Texas to the Carolinas and Virginia, policemen are combatting the negativity about law enforcement by proudly posting “In God We Trust” on their fleets. No one knows quite how it started, but local communities have been pitching in and paying for the decals on tens of thousands of cars.
If you thought the Super Bowl was rough, you should have seen the contest the night before. Plenty of GOP presidential candidates took a bruising during Saturday’s Manchester debate, the eighth of the Republican race. Voters who were looking for some clear points of distinction between the front-runners got their wish, thanks to Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).
Chief Justice John Roberts said he isn’t bothered “at all” by the criticism of the Supreme Court — which is good, because there’s plenty of it.
While ISIS burns its way through the Middle East, major world powers have condemned the acts as “genocide” — including, the European Parliament.
Indicted by a Texas grand jury through the work of a DA with ties to Planned Parenthood, David continues to insist that the real wrongdoers walk free.
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