When America Paid off the National Debt

Winter has turned to spring and spring has turned to summer, but Congress and the White House are still debating how to handle the limit on our national debt.  In the 1830’s, however, President Andrew Jackson set about an even more daunting task: paying the debt off entirely.  America accomplished that feat in 1835, and […]

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A National Defense of Marriage

Recent attacks on the institution of marriage disregard the importance of married mother-father households to child well-being and the necessity of defending the institution of marriage for the good of civil society. At this week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on a bill that would repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), panelists supporting traditional […]

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Faith Leaders Meet with Obama to Protect Welfare State

On July 20, 12 Christian leaders met with President Obama at the White House to voice concerns about the prospect of budget cuts to government welfare. The group included Jim Wallis of the liberal social justice organization Sojourners and representatives from the National Association of Evangelicals, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Salvation Army, […]

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Iraq: Iran Crosses Boundaries as American Troops Pull Out

As the Obama Administration conducts its military withdrawal from Iraq, Iran has upped its involvement in the region, emphasizing how vulnerable American troops are now that forces are diminishing. News broke this week that Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces carried out cross-border military operations in Iraq against guerrillas of the Party for a Free Life in […]

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Iran Developing Bombs that Can Hit US East Coast

Elliott Chodoff, an American born political and military analyst and an IDF reserve major, spoke at the Middle East Briefing session of the sixth CUFI national summit in Washington this week. Citing Israeli military intelligence, Chodoff was quite forthright in his analysis of a possible attack by Iran. Israel cannot survive a nuclear attack. You […]

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Rep. Hensarling: I Will Do Whatever It Takes to Return to ‘Fiscal Sanity’

Conservatives are taking a stand in the House, and they’re making their liberal counterparts angry in the process. The Cut, Cap, and Balance plan passed with flying colors in the House (234–190) on Tuesday, and it is now up to the Democratic-controlled Senate to shoulder its responsibility. In fact, conservative House Members are holding out […]

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