Trump fumbles badly on abortion: His speech was a wake-up call for those who defend the unborn

The Trump campaign had been hinting for weeks that the former president would release a statement on abortion. Over the weekend, Trump teased the issu...

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Fortieth Anniversary of the ‘Griswold’ Decision: A Legacy of Legal Disaster

Yesterday marked the fortieth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the case, Griswold v. Connecticut, striking down laws prohibiting the sale or use of contraceptives. The Griswold decision set the stage for the court's disastrous 1973 ...

June 8, 2005

Yikes! The Hot Debate Over Deliberate Childlessness

My commentary for today,"Deliberate Childlessness: Moral Rebellion With a New Face," has incited a good bit of controversy. The essay was originally published last year, but when the Web site BeliefNet.com reprinted the piece recently, my mail box be ...

June 7, 2005

An Argument Among Atheists — Always Worth Watching

Dylan Evans and Salman Rushdie offer competing concepts of modern atheism in a recent pair of dueling newspaper articles. Evans was first to strike, writing in The Guardian [London] that atheists should strike a softer pose, acknowledging, in essence ...

June 7, 2005

Cremation Gains Ground in Colorado — Why?

The Sunday Denver Post is available at newsstands on Saturday, so I picked one up as I passed through Denver International Airport. The main headline story concerned the surging popularity of cremation in Colorado. In 'Ashes to Ashes' Wins New Respec ...

June 6, 2005

Charles H. Spurgeon on Preachers and the Power of God

Charles H. Spurgeon delivered a timely and honest message to preachers on May 15, 1890. Spurgeon's text was Ezekiel 37:9 and his concern was the preacher's dependence upon the power and blessing of God. The passage seems particularly appropriate for ...

June 5, 2005

The Washington Post’s Secular Fundamentalism

The Washington Post delivered an almost unbelievable demonstration of secular extremism in its June 3 issue, publishing an editorial that many readers must have hoped was a parody. Regrettably, the editorial appears to be genuine. In "Dissing Darwin, ...

June 4, 2005

Art Among the Philistines–A Controversy in Broward County

Complaints about an explicit piece of art displayed as part of a tax-supported exhibition roiled Broward County, Florida in recent days. The art piece, known as "Yahoo!," is a painting that graphically depicts President George W. Bush being sodomized ...

June 3, 2005

The Hardy Boys and the Rainbow Party

Paul Ruditis' new book, Rainbow Party, is establishing a new low point for the sexual exploitation of young people. The book is about teenagers who plan an oral-sex party and ask each of the girls to wear a different color of lipstick. Welcome to the ...

June 2, 2005

The Dutch Turn Down the European Union Constitution–By a Landslide

Just days after the French people stunned the world by rejecting the proposed European Union Constitution and humiliating the Chirac government, Dutch voters turned the constitution down in a landslide vote. At least 61 percent of Dutch voters reject ...

June 2, 2005

Among the Unbelievers–Atheists and ‘Universists’

In today's commentary I look at George Weigel's book, The Cube and the Cathedral, that laments and analyzes Europe's descent into secularism. America is different, of course, at least for now. At present, some of our more colorful rejectionists are a ...

June 1, 2005