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Marco Rubio Calls For A Return To Thinking Stuff Is Important

“We must reinvigorate the role of values in our country,” Senator Marco Rubio said in a speech at a conference of the Faith and Freedom Coalition yesterday. He accused Democrats of failing to support values, saying that “they completely ignore the importance of families with values in our society.”

Values? Having values means having the [...]

The Judeo-Christian Superior Moral Teaching of the Day

The Christian Watershed on the superiority of Judeo-Christian morality:

“The Judeo-Christian worldview stands as a superior counterpart to naturalism. Naturalism does not protect humanity, even those who are conscious and self-aware, because naturalism can always shift what it means to be a “human person.” If the majority decides that having white skin constitutes an element [...]

Barack Obama and Benjamin Franklin: The Choice

Barack Obama said it recently:

Barack Obama discussed the idea of that choice in pledges he made in 2007 and then in 2008. As a candidate, many years closer to the attacks of September 11 2001, Barack Obama told us that we should reject the urge to choose between security and liberty:

As [...]

Watch What They Do: Republicans Talk Soft but Drive Hard Right on Immigration

In the news this week, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been issuing press releases as he hops around the country in a “listening tour” devoted to convincing non-white voters that the Republican Party actually cares about them.

Not mentioned in the newspapers and unfit for print, Representatives Randy Neugebauer, Sam Graves, Tom Graves [...]

Senate: If we don’t imprison people forever without charge, we’ll have to tell them what their rights are

Why did members of the U.S. Senate insist on voting this week on empowering the U.S. Government to imprison people forever without charge, citizens and noncitizens alike?

Because if the Government couldn’t imprison people forever without filing charges, it would have to tell people what their rights are.

I’m not kidding. The process of reading [...]

Amy Klobuchar’s Broken Patriot Act Promise. Minnesota Values?

It’s a funny thing, but I always had heard that Minnesota values included dependability and honesty. When Garrison Keillor talked his talk on Minnesota Public Radio, he always accented the folksy, reliable sincerity of Minnesotans. I’d thought that in Minnesota, a promise made would be a promise kept. But Senator Amy Klobuchar is eroding my [...]

Amy Klobuchar's Broken Patriot Act Promise. Minnesota Values?

It’s a funny thing, but I always had heard that Minnesota values included dependability and honesty. When Garrison Keillor talked his talk on Minnesota Public Radio, he always accented the folksy, reliable sincerity of Minnesotans. I’d thought that in Minnesota, a promise made would be a promise kept. But Senator Amy Klobuchar is eroding my [...]

AIG Spends Taxpayers' $100 Million to Retain Goofball Executives? No Surprise.

In order for insurance giant AIG to survive the consequences of its habit of speculative investment guaranteed by money it didn’t have, topped by investment insurance policies AIG couldn’t cover, the federal government has bailed out the monstrously big corporation to the tune of $170 Billion.

Remember when we all complained because we thought the [...]

Tom Ridge Explains Which Parts of Pennsylvania Have Values and Families

Republican former Governor and Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge explains to NPR’s Scott Horsley this morning why John McCain will actually win Pennsylvania, despite support for Barack Obama in the big cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh:

You got the values voters in the Northeast and the Southwest, these are men and women in families that [...]

Palin Says She Will Defend Families With Guns

But I have no idea at all what makes Sarah Palin think that having weapons around is more important to families than a good economy, a clean environment and health care. [...]

Secular Values Voter Guide Helps Confront Faith-Based Corruption

The guide tracks the statements and actions of Obama and McCain as they relate to the separation of church and state. Thanks to the Secular Coalition for the effort. [...]