Author: Alex Christy

Russell Moore and the Future of the Evangelical Movement

Although American conservatives may have disagreements here and there, there is a general agreement on what makes up American conservatism.  At least, there was general agreement until this last November.  Now, traditional Republican constituencies have seemed to abandon their principles entirely–including the evangelical movement What was perhaps the most disturbing and worrisome was the behavior of socially conservative evangelicals, which brings us to Russell Moore.  Moore heads the Southern Baptist Convention’s policy arm.  On Monday, the Washington Post ran the headline “Could Southern Baptist Russell Moore lose his job? Churches threaten to pull funds after months of Trump controversy.” What did...

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Government Healthcare Is Here to Stay

On Monday, House Republicans at long last revealed their alternative health care plan.  After seven years of campaigning on a “full repeal” of Obamacare, Republicans have come up with, to put to charitably, an underwhelming alternative. “Trumpcare,” or “Ryancare,” or whatever-you-want-to-call-it-care, leaves in place Obamacare’s most popular provisions.  This is a problem, because those provisions are a primary reason why premiums have skyrocketed under Obamacare.  What’s worse, the House GOP’s plan leaves in place the provision that health insurance providers cannot deny coverage or charge more money to those who have preexisting conditions. Now, we should expect that Democrats do not understand...

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End Presidential Addresses to Congress

On Tuesday, Donald Trump gave his address to a  joint session of Congress.  Hopefully it will also be his last.  While not technically a State of the Union Address it has been a tradition for Presidents to address Congress on prime time television to lay out their agenda to Congress and the public. Presidents George Washington and John Adams both issued speeches to Congress, but the practice was ended by Thomas Jefferson who felt that the address was too similar to the British monarch’s address to the newly elected parliament.  The practice was brought back by Woodrow Wilson in 1913 and was...

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Conservatism on Campus

Milo Yiannopoulos was recently invited to speak at CPAC.  Then some distrubing videos came to light and within 24 hours CPAC rescinded their invitation.  Good. CPAC does not need to be the place sexual relationships between adults and 13 year olds are defended. It is sad that CPAC even considered inviting Milo in the first place.  The first “C” in CPAC stands for “conservative,” something he does not even accept as an accurate description of himself.  His history of anti-Semitism should have disqualified him even before the pedophilia videos surfaced (hopefully he gets help on that front). CPAC is the Conservative Political Action...

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More Like Sweden?

Ask any Bernie Sanders supporter what their ideal society is and they would probably say the Scandinavian countries, especially Sweden.  Sweden is said to be a good socialist country, not like those bad socialist ones such as the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, North Korea, Cuba, or contemporary Venezuela. The current government in Stockholm prides itself, to Justin Trudeau’s eternal shame and disappointment, as being “the first feminist government in the world.”  When Donald Trump was signing various executive orders during his first days in office, Swedish officials appeared to mock the new President with a similar photo of the...

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