The Boy Scouts of America dropped the word “Boy” from its name this month following an earlier decision to begin allowing girls to participate in its programs. The organization will now be known as “Scouts BSA.”
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Gary Bauer is the president of American Values and the chairman of the Campaign for Working Families.
What would you do to save the planet?
The conventional wisdom among America's academic, corporate, media and political elites is that open borders and mass immigration are noble objectives.
Terrorism, defined by the use of fear and intimidation and the violent targeting of innocent human lives, is horrible. But America is not at war with terrorism.
Since well before Donald Trump was elected president, the media have been obsessed with his supposed Russia problem—stemming from the Putin regime’s alleged interference in the 2016 election and its purported ties to key members of Trump’s campaign.
It wasn’t so long ago that Christians were mocked, criticized and fined for refusing, for reasons of conscience, to participate in acts that violated their deeply help beliefs.
As the New Year approaches, it is heartbreaking to see what is happening to Christians in Muslim-majority countries around the world. The barbarism of ISIS is almost impossible to imagine. But the persecution is hardly limited to that satanic death cult. It is a defining feature throughout much of the Middle East and beyond. Sadly, too many of our political and cultural elites are in denial.
The recent attack in Columbus, Ohio, by a Somali Muslim whose family migrated to Pakistan and then to America once again demonstrates that we are not adequately vetting immigrants. This is not an insignificant issue.
Sports used to be a bastion of conservative mores and traditional values such as hard work, teamwork, competition and, yes, manliness. Today, while many athletes and coaches exhibit these values, much of the business and media surrounding the industry have embraced a liberalism that not only disapproves of these values but actively seeks to eliminate them.
Most Americans know that Michael Phelps won his 23rd Gold medal (and 28th medal overall) at the Rio Olympics, that Simone Biles became America’s newest gymnastics darling by winning four Gold medals and a Bronze and that Usain Bolt did what you’d expect somebody named Bolt to do and won his third straight Gold medal in the 100-meter, 200-meter and 100-meter relay.
The Obama administration and many journalists have been crowing about the success of the Iran nuclear deal, which was reached a year ago last week.
Can a nation survive when its founding principle is disconnected from God? It’s a question I’ve been pondering lately with each new poll suggesting America is moving away from its Judeo-Christian roots.
The media’s conventional wisdom holds that Republicans are in disarray and on the verge of imploding. Some pundits have even suggested that the GOP may soon stop functioning as a national party. That this conclusion comes from those whose would welcome the GOP’s failure should lead one to question such analysis. But the assessment is widely reported all the same.
When it was recently reported that Josh Duggar molested several girls as a young teenager, some of the media seemed almost delighted by the news. This is in part because Duggar stars in 19 and Counting, a popular TV show about a family of conservative Christians.
In his 2008 campaign book The Audacity of Hope, Barack Obama lamented that “instead of resolving [religious] tensions or mediating [religious] conflicts, our politics fans them, exploits them, and drives them further apart.”
When House Republicans scheduled the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act for a vote on January 22, pro-life leaders noted the powerful symbolism of holding the life-affirming vote on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing most abortions nationally.
The Democrats’ war on unborn babies has failed, and with it their “war on women” meme can finally be laid to rest.
In the world of Democratic political messaging, the dominant narrative is that women support abortion rights while men — specifically Republican men — seek to deny them. But that narrative is not only simplistic, it is also largely false.
Recently the New York Times Magazine asked, “Has the Libertarian Moment Finally Arrived?” The article set off a debate about whether libertarianism — which upholds liberty as its principle objective — is emerging as a political force to be reckoned with.