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We Can’t Have Kids Because Global Warming and Other Paranoias

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

As a Gen-X/Millennial crossover, I have a number of friends who claim they don’t want children of their own. None of them can give a solid reason why. Most of them express fear of puking while pregnant or screwing their kid up for life as if they’re living in a television-reality of their own making. […]

Stop the Professional Baby Killers of Planned Parenthood

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

As a Dutch Amerophile I will never understand why Americans are willing to let their youngest generation be slaughtered by the professional mass murderers of Planned Parenthood. Some accomplices in this genocide (ironically, mostly against black babies!) say that the victims aren’t actually babies, but they know better than that: the babies’ hearts are beating, […]

Rebecca Watson: ‘Planned Parenthood Is Not Selling Baby Parts, You F*cking Idiots’

Friday, July 31st, 2015 - by Megan Fox

An unknown (not for long) blogger by the name of “SkepChick” (or Rebecca Watson) has written a profanity-laced screed titled “Planned Parenthood is Not Selling Baby Parts, You F*cking Idiots,” accompanied by a snarky video to defend the scavenging of aborted baby organs by Planned Parenthood that by now, we have all seen on undercover […]

Boy Scouts Capitulate on Gay Leaders — Liberals Still Angry

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - by Tyler O'Neil

In yet another act of conservative capitulation, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) voted to reverse its policy against openly gay scout leaders last week, with an important exception for church-based troops, who can choose to keep excluding them. Unfortunately, this may alienate the Boy Scouts’ huge conservative constituency, without satisfying the Left. As an Eagle […]

What’s Driving the Outrage Over Cecil the Lion?

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Federal regulators are now saying they will investigate the shooting of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe. From the gravity of the rhetoric, you’d think they were responding to a political assassination. Many observers have noted the vast disparity in concern over Cecil’s death as opposed to concern over issues of human rights. Perhaps the most […]

P.C. Police Go After Mel Brooks’ The Producers

Monday, July 27th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

The murder of nine black people in a South Carolina church by a man who flaunted the Confederate battle flag spawned a campaign against Confederate symbolism and historical monuments. Now, the recent mass shooting at a Louisiana movie theater by a man who liked Hitler has prompted a campaign against Nazi symbolism, even when used […]

Why Have Americans Become So Sensitive?

Saturday, July 25th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

Over the last few years we’ve seen some seismic changes in our nation, and it’s tough to know where it began. We used to be a society with an attitude of “live and let live” and “agree to disagree” toward our differences, even when it comes to the most fundamental of disagreements. But these days, […]

Get Government Out of Marriage: How Would It Work?

Friday, July 24th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that states must issue marriage licenses to gay couples, the notion of “privatizing marriage” or “getting government out of marriage” has gained popularity. But how would that actually work? Writing for The Week, author Shikha Dalmia suggests that “privatizing marriage would be a disaster“: At the most basic […]

Drag Queens Not Welcome at This Pride Parade

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Try to unwind the political correctness in this headline — “Pride Parade Bans Drag Queens Because They Offend Transgendered.” It’s the kind of thing that prompts you to fold up the paper, fling it into the trash, and condemn society as irrevocably lost. A group of — honestly, I don’t know how I’m supposed to […]

Nicer Than the Terminator—But That is not Saying Much

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

Meet Buddy, a “family-oriented household robot…. inspired by robots from pop culture like R2-D2 from “Star Wars” and Disney’s “WALL-E.”  A French tech start-up is marking a machine that can hang around the house and make itself semi-useful or at least amusing. Buddy has more to do with movie killer-robots such as the Terminator than one might imagine.  War machines […]

Bill Cosby: Separating the Message from the Man

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Television columnist Brian Lowry has a great piece over at Variety articulating the complicated emotional response fans of Bill Cosby are having to “snowballing” accusations of sexual assault. He writes: Beyond working clean, Cosby tapped into these universal themes in a way that almost literally guided young men from seeing through the lens of a […]

After Ten Years of Marriage: An Open Letter to My Younger Self

Friday, July 17th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Dear 2005 Walter, This is your 2015 self, transmitting back ten years from the day you take your vows and wed Carrie. I know exactly what you’re thinking. I know what questions and doubts tug at the fringes of your mind. I know what self-assurances counteract those doubts. I know, because I was there. While I […]

Urban Chicken Coops: Should They Be Banned?

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

As a newly elected city council member, one thing that has stood out during my first months in office has been the inherent nosiness of municipal politics. When someone comes before us or one of our committees with a project they would like to pursue, the questions they face aren’t always germane. Too often, a […]

Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPY Speech and the Respect That Trans People Deserve

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce, accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during Wednesday’s ESPY Awards. Variety notes it was her “first formal award… since announcing her transition [from man to woman].” In her acceptance speech, Jenner called upon society to treat transgendered people with respect. From Variety: “Trans people deserve something vital,” she said. “They deserve […]

Actually, Women Do Regret Their Abortions

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 - by Brianna Sharbaugh

The headline of an article at Time this week screams: HARDLY ANY WOMEN REGRET HAVING AN ABORTION, A NEW STUDY FINDS. Time describes a study recently published in the “multidisciplinary academic journal PLOS ONE” that concluded: “Ninety-five percent of women who have had abortions do not regret the decision to terminate their pregnancies.” The study, which surveyed 670 women three […]

Is It Right for a Publisher to Accept Only Women’s Books?

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 - by Robert Wargas

The phrase “wheels of justice,” of shady proverbial origin, is a popular way both to celebrate and lament the process of law. These wheels do turn, we are told, but they turn slowly. Are there not also wheels of injustice, constructed of a much stronger alloy, and forever counterposed to the forces of equity and […]

Would You Rather Have Your Naked Pics Leaked or Your Financial Data Stolen?

Monday, July 13th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

According to a survey released by MasterCard last week, 55 percent of Americans would rather have naked pictures of themselves leaked online than have their financial information stolen. My husband and I were riding in the car together when we heard this news blurb and our conversation went something like this: Me: I don’t even have […]

A Word of Encouragement to Christians

Sunday, July 12th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

Recent events and trends explain why people of faith feel frustrated and even hopeless with the direction of the country. The shifts in our culture, both minuscule and tectonic, have marginalized many faithful Christians. But the truth is, Christians should have less reason than anyone else to feel hopeless and frustrated if they remember Jesus’ words. […]

Should We Tear Down the Pyramids?

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

The above photo comes courtesy of Chicks on the Right, who posted it to social media. Extrapolating from the ongoing controversy over Confederate symbolism in the wake of nine racially motivated murders in a South Carolina church, the meme asks when we will tear down the slave-built Egyptian pyramids. It would be interesting to hear […]

Christian Pastor: ‘We Have Reached the Limits of Democracy’

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Responding to the recent Supreme Court ruling mandating that marriage licenses in all 50 states be issued to same-sex couples, Christian pastor Jesse Johnson warns that the American church will soon be confronted by persecution. It may not entail the sort of physical danger faced by many believers in other parts of the world. But […]

Christians Don’t Owe Gays That Particular Kind of Apology

Saturday, July 4th, 2015 - by Michael T. Hamilton

In his July 3 article for PJ Media Lifestyle, “Christians Owe Gays a Particular Apology,” Christian brother Walter Hudson makes three true and extremely important claims about how American Christians have approached same-sex marriage (SSM) and responded to SCOTUS’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. Concurrently he makes several claims with which I cannot agree. In […]

Christians Owe Gays a Particular Apology

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

It’s been a week since the Supreme Court ruled that all states must issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples. The initial social media eruption has simmered down. Regardless of our opinion, we have each had time to digest what has happened and consider how to move forward. As a Christian who looks to the Bible […]

An Open Letter to Pretty Much Everybody About the Marriage Debate

Sunday, June 28th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

Dear America (and any of my international friends who may be reading this): Since Friday, I’ve seen many opinions on the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage everywhere in the nation. From the viewpoint of social media, people have never been so divided over any single issue. In the light of these […]

A Black Libertarian’s Thoughts on the Confederate Flag

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

In the wake of nine racially motivated murders in South Carolina, attention has focused on displays of the Confederate battle flag. Many retailers have pulled Confederate flags from their inventory. A bipartisan group of politicians and public figures have called for the removal of the flag from South Carolina’s capitol grounds. To some, the flag […]