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How We Lost Marriage

David Bozeman

So, where did the defenders of true marriage go wrong? First, by not asking with a contemptuous groan, when did the left start caring about marriage? They have, through enacting lax divorce laws, establishing an entitlement subculture that renders fathers obsolete, and social mores that embrace the Playboy Philosophy and radical feminism, decimated marriage -- the very institution they are now selling with warm homilies as a right for everyone.

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Making the Moral Case for Capitalism

David Bozeman

The American Right has yet to fully make the moral case for capitalism. Too many conservative writers and politicians focus on its practical aspects, but details of order and efficiency do not sway the hearts of voters, compassion does. Not surprisingly, the party most hostile to our founding economic principles has won the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, in large part, by claiming the moral high ground for wealth redistribution and more centralized power.

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Fast Food Workers: What’s Worth Protesting

David Bozeman

If Americans take to the streets, as they arguably should, they should be demanding not a higher minimum wage but leadership with clarity, optimism and regard for individual initiative that inspired prosperity in generations past.

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Opportunists of Either Party Are a Threat to Liberty

David Bozeman

In a nutshell, if you’re a liberal, why all the centrist posing? Embrace your progressive ideology. Shout it from the rooftops. Moderates and opportunists of either party are insidious threats to liberty, as they are too hard to predict.

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Faux Conservatives: More Dangerous Than Liberals

David Bozeman

Ted Cruz bears the label of an out-of-touch extremist because few if any on his side will rally to his defense. Ted Cruz is a victim of the high school social network mentality, where the cool clique decides who it’s ok to laugh at and make fun of. The senator, of course, wears a giant kick-me sign on his back, and the Kathleen Parkers go along, deathly afraid of not fitting in, uninterested if the dork in the hallway might possess a redeeming quality.

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We Desperately Need Some ‘Extremism’

David Bozeman

Productive discourse requires reason, authenticity and passion, and, in showing passion, one does not walk on eggshells worrying about how the self-appointed etiquette experts will perceive him. The voters can discern the heat of the moment from the cold, hard facts. The next great Republican leader will offer choice, contrast, charisma and principle, and if the water carriers for the D.C. status quo label him an “extremist,” hopefully he (or she) will wear that charge as the proverbial badge of honor.

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Sarah Palin: An Ignored Example for the GOP

David Bozeman

Sarah Palin’s days as governor were marked by her “pragmatic, postpartisan approach to solving problems” How, in one short year, did she morph into the hideously inept caricature created by the smart people in media and entertainment? Obviously, this isn’t about policy or performance. This is personal. The Republican Party could use her backbone, spirit and buoyant sense of self identity.

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The Death of Virtue

David Bozeman

Our public servants crunch numbers and flush founding principles and the values of their law-abiding, traditional-minded constituents down the toilet. With not nearly enough jobs to go around and state and local budgets buckling under massive debt (and let’s not forget ever-increasing health care costs), self-serving politicians are placing party before country, with Democrats, at least, sharp enough not to destroy themselves by empowering the other side.

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Seeking a Cure for Conservative Malaise

David Bozeman

Those who cherish Constitutional self-government and capitalism must not only hold onto those ideals, they must unite and forge onward to create a true national renaissance. The future may well depend on it, because the statists are banking their continued dominance on your never-ending burnout.

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Leftist Target of the Week: Hobby Lobby

David Bozeman

We could make this a regular feature. Just recently we profiled Papa John’s Pizza, whose founder and CEO remarked that Obamacare might force franchises to cut employee hours. They, of course, have been enduring threats of boycotts and verbal spitballs from various precincts of the left. This week’s focus of derision is a seemingly benign arts and crafts chain named Hobby Lobby.

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GOP Adding More to the Welfare Rolls?

Robert Romano

This is welfare reform? The way out of poverty? Have Paul Ryan and House Republicans given up on creating jobs? Do they accept the new normal of slow growth and therefore the necessity of an ever-expanding welfare state?

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South Dakota Belatedly Notified of Immigrant Children Placement

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South Dakota officials learned today that, since the beginning of this year, 21 unaccompanied immigrant minors have been placed in South Dakota by federal officials.

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The Case for Israel: Have You Lost Your Minds?

Bob Ellis

In this day and age of massive deception at the hands of the Left and their mouthpiece known as the "mainstream" media, it is important that we look back over the course of recent history to see what has happened since Israel was reborn in 1948. When we cut through all the hyperventilation, anti-Semitism and outright propaganda, it becomes boldly apparent that Israel--the only democracy in the Middle East--is being thrown to the wolves by most of the world.

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Why Have a Bill of Rights?

Dr. Robert R. Owens

Today we endure levels of control and taxation that make the causes of our own Revolution pale in comparison. It is hard not to believe that if Washington, Henry, and that generation were with us today, they wouldn’t be issuing declarations and raising the alarm, “The Totalitarians are coming! The Totalitarians are coming!!”

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Confessions of a Closet Calvinist

A.J. Castellitto

Does Jesus love everyone? It's a belief I may have taken for granted when I made this declaration on my Facebook page: "The most potent thing you can say to a rebel is "Jesus loves you!" Those three words can cut through the coldest of hearts...."

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"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964