The Journalistic Malpractice of Touting 'Devout' Biden

Tim Graham, CNS News

After all this rampaging media activism against President Donald Trump, surely, the Democrat front-runner in the presidential race will face some tough investigative journalism? Instead, get a load of a badly disguised press release from the Associated Press headlined "Biden's bid touts faith, courts even religious conservatives." Former President Barack Obama was a great Christian. Hillary Clinton was a great Christian. And now it's whitewash time for Biden. It's more than a little bizarre when secular liberal journalists turn around and write gushy articles about "devout Catholic and person of deep faith" Joe Biden.

U.S. ‘Could Never Hope to Be Happy Nation’ Unless Citizens Imitated Christ

President George Washington, CNS News

"I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field. And finally, that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all, to do Justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility and pacific temper of mind, which were the Characteristicks of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy Nation."

Restoring the Great American Middle

Sen. Josh Hawley, The American Conservative

We need a new politics of national renewal. We must begin by rejecting old orthodoxies—unfettered trade at any cost; a permissive immigration system; a tax code that favors corporate tax shelters and corporate offshoring; economic policy that rewards concentration—and put American workers first. We must repair the torn fabric of our civic life. And we need a better understanding of liberty. For in the end, liberty is more than selling or buying or the right to be left alone. It’s the ability to have a say, to have a stake, and together, to set the course of our own history. That is the promise of our founding revolution, and that is the promise we must renew for this day.

Thanksgiving Amid the Patter of Reindeer Hooves

William Murchison, The American Spectator

The larger intent behind Thanksgiving cries out for wider recognition. The intent is that we should assess, with deliberation, the very real blessings that have come our way since the last Thanksgiving. And that we should then do one of two things: offer satisfied smiles or — such was the hope of our national leaders — give due thanks to God as the author of all genuine blessings.

America the Unserious

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Since 1962, this nation has dethroned its God and begun debates about which of the flawed but great men who created it should be publicly dishonored. Are we really a better country today than we were then, when all the world looked to America as the land of the future?

When the ‘Dogma Lives Loudly’ within One — What Judge Amy Barrett Can Teach Us

Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review

The truth of the matter is that people living, say, the Beatitudes loudly in the world — which they tend to do softly but earnestly, behind the scenes, not made for photo-ops — are a win for everyone, something that people of all faiths, including the secular liberal one, can welcome. And let’s debate the issues we actually disagree on out in the open, without euphemisms such as “Pro-Choice America.” That is, unless your ideology is stifling your magnanimity and true devotion to the common good.

Divine Providence and Independence Day

Quin Hillyer, PJ Media

There is a straight line of reverence for one true God that runs from the settlers writing the Mayflower Compact to the patriots of liberty declaring independence from the mighty British Empire, and from thence to the statesmen who hashed out the Constitution of the new United States. As we celebrate Independence Day, let us recognize that God's influence on our founders was crucial, and thank God for our freedom.

Kim Kardashian is No Virgin Mary

Bill Donohue, CNS News

We know that Kim K. and her family have been through a lot—their problems are mostly self-induced—but that is no excuse for ripping off Catholic iconography to make a quick buck and grab headline news.

Where’s the Conservative Leadership?

It is obvious that American culture and the moral foundation of our society are in free fall, but conservative leaders are all too often spending their time navel gazing or worrying about offending some politician rather than calling their grassroots adherents to stand against the great moral crises facing America, and indeed all of western civilization.

Hide the Women and Children: What A Vote For Donald Trump Really Means

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
As the Iowa Caucuses approach it is important that cultural conservatives and faith-first voters recognize what a vote for Donald Trump actually means.

China: Historic Empire Transformed, Fragile Leader In The Making?

The People's Republic of China is now freer, despite the recent crackdown on dissent. Religion is spreading despite attempts to reduce its visibility. Criticism is widespread, even though such views cannot be broadcast. The country is also much more prosperous than before, which increases Beijing’s stake in a stable international order.

From Our Big Surprise Department: Study Shows Religion Cuts Crime

Researchers asked respondents about eight varying types of delinquency including littering, skipping school or work, using illegal drugs, fare dodging, shoplifting, music piracy, property damage and violence against the person. The results of the research imply that the act of visiting a place of worship may trigger a significant reduction in the likelihood of involvement in certain types of criminal and delinquent behavior.

Cruz: We Need A Spiritual Revival

David Brody, The Brody File

While in Iowa, Ted Cruz said, "If we keep going down this path we’re risking losing our nation."

Rise in Non-Religious: Good or Bad?

Billy Hallowell, The Blaze

No religion, no moral compass. Have we lost our way without the Founders’ Christian values to guide us?