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    • Racial politics may determine who controls Senate in 2016 - 21 Jul 2014
      posted in Columns

      It is no accident that rhetoric about race has been ramping up at a time when racial politics can be the key determinant for control of the Senate this year. At least three states — North Carolina, Louisiana, and Arkansas — are red states with vulnerable Democrat Senators up for re-election that have large black […]

    • Despite liberal howls, Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling was right - 14 Jul 2014
      posted in Columns & Property

      Senate and House Democrats are outraged by the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of Hobby Lobby in the firm’s lawsuit seeking exemption from the Obamacare mandate that employers provide, free of charge, contraceptives to employees. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid called the Supreme Court decision “outrageous” and Democrats have introduced bills in the Senate and […]

    • Stop sending US taxpayer funds to Palestinian terrorists - 07 Jul 2014
      posted in Columns

      On June 2, the Palestinians announced a new unity government, which included Hamas, an organization designated by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist group. American aid to the Palestinians since the mid-1990’s, according to a Congressional Research Service report, has exceeded $5 billion. In recent years it has averaged $500 million per year. The […]

    • McDaniel blows it in Mississippi by ignoring blacks - 30 Jun 2014
      posted in Columns

      Incumbent Republican Senator Thad Cochran’s successful game plan, which drove his run-off victory over Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel for Mississippi’s Republican Senate nomination, was unconventional. But most incredible was the success of this game plan – to reach out to liberal black churches and get Democrat black voters to turn out and vote for […]

    • In today’s America, “mainstream” means left - 16 Jun 2014
      posted in Columns

      Just when Tea Party obituaries were being sounded around the country, Washington fixture of 42 years, Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, loses to upstart Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel. And one week later, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, in the blockbuster of this year’s political season, is booted out of office in the Virginia Republican primary […]

    • Why are establishment Republicans supporting Thad Cochran? - 09 Jun 2014
      posted in Columns & Politics & Govt

      Anyone that wants to know what is wrong with today’s Republican Party need only look to the state of Mississippi. A 76-year-old Republican Senator, Thad Cochran, who has been serving in the United States Congress for 42 years, is running yet again for another six-year term. This, while his dementia-ridden wife has been sitting in […]

    • Blacks, Evangelicals will continue fight for traditional marriage - 19 May 2014
      posted in Columns & Culture

      In 1831, a French aristocrat named Alexis de Tocqueville arrived in America and spent several years travelling and studying life in the communities of the new nation. He produced a book called Democracy in America which Harvard professor of government Harvey Mansfield calls “at once the best book ever written on democracy and the best […]

    • Tea Party alive and well — and influencing blacks - 12 May 2014
      posted in Columns & Tea Party

      What’s all the crowing about regarding North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis’ victory in the North Carolina Republican Senate primary this week? I’m talking about the crowing that this is some kind of defeat for the Tea Party. Sure, Greg Brannon was the Tea Party candidate and endorsed by Rand Paul. And, yes, the Republican […]

    • The Dividends of Racial Politics - 05 May 2014
      posted in Columns & Culture

      Suddenly we can’t seem to get race out of the news. Congressman Paul Ryan’s tour around America’s cities, trying to get a handle on America’s persistent problems with poverty, turns into a racial incident, as a member of the Congressional Black Caucus calls remarks he made in a radio interview “a thinly veiled racial attack […]

    • Unhealthy trends in nation beg for conservative leadership - 28 Apr 2014
      posted in Columns

      A new, sweeping demographic snapshot of the United States, “The Next America,” has been produced by the Pew Research Center.The data and graphs present a stunning picture of how dramatically the United States has changed and how dramatically it will continue to change. The big themes that one walks away with is that America is […]