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Americans regularly make reference to “this great democracy” (we aren’t technically a democracy, by the way) or “the republic, for which it stands” (that’s more like it … kind of) or “the last great hope against Communism/Muslim theocracy/you-name-it-ism.” For some reason, we think that our form of government is eminently exportable simply because it is…

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Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ) introduced a bill on April 26 banning most abortions in Washington, D.C. after 20 weeks. He introduced a bill requiring this same restriction last year that failed to pass. The Susan B. Anthony List (SBA) and other pro-life groups are praising the move by Franks. They see it as a viable way to…

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Republican Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina will vault into the Senate in January, and that makes some supporters of abstinence education very happy. Scott began his political career as an outspoken 30-year-old virgin, and his appointment is seen as a boon by some members of the abstinence education lobby. National Abstinence Education Association President and CEO…

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Obama beat Romney with an obvious demographic edge, but there is one minority group backing Obama the media isn't mentioning: hipsters. There are all sorts of hipsters: anarchist hipsters, libertarian hipsters, apolitical hipsters and maybe even just a few conservative hipsters. But overall, hipsters lean left. Even Christian hipsters. Author of "Hipster Christianity: When Church…

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On the 13th of August, after returning from the Rally in Norfolk, Virginia where Mitt Romney introduced Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential running mate, I wrote an article entitled "Romney Goes Bold: Pro-Life Catholic Paul Ryan Chosen as Republican Vice Presidential Candidate." I made clear I was writing that article as a private citizen.…

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Am I my brother’s keeper? Conservatives and churchgoers are far more likely to say “yes,” research shows. A major survey by the Chronicle of Philanthropy confirms that residents of states that lean Republican and are most religious donate more of their money to charity, while more secular regions — and areas that tend to vote…

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A Republican congressman said Tuesday that "every American is reluctant to vote for somebody who's different than they are" while discussing Mitt Romney's Mormon faith. Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), who is Mormon and Hispanic, said Romney faces a unique challenge in his bid for the White House. “You know, I think every American is reluctant…

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millennials

Four years after younger voters headed to the polls in record numbers, helping to send then-Senator Barack Obama to the White House, a new national survey of more than 2,000 18-24 year old Millennials provides new insights about the challenges both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face in reaching the newest group of young American…

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In an election cycle focused primarily on the economy and the creation of jobs, the controversy surrounding Obama’s contraception mandate and the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s funding of Planned Parenthood remind us that social issues can still hold tremendous political force. That this is the case can be largely credited to Jerry Falwell, the fundamentalist…

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The Rev. R. Philip Roberts, the president of a Southern Baptist seminary in Kansas City, Mo., is an evangelist with a particular goal: countering Mormon beliefs. Mr. Roberts has traveled throughout the United States, and to some countries abroad, preaching that Mormonism is heretical to Christianity. His message is a theological one, but theology is…

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A high school test blatantly lauds Islam while slamming Christianity. A seminary in California plans to train Imams and Rabbis along with Christian Pastors. In his book "Slavery, Terrorism and Islam" Peter Hammond notes that the level of governmental control increases in direct proportion to the Islamic population percentage. We are in a culture war…

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