The lost art of political persuasion

Religion loses clout: Why many say that’s a bad thing

Forgetting stem-cell history

District judge finds Ohio’s prohibition of campaign falsehoods violates First Amendment

Why Sweden’s election matters for American conservatives

Building legacy, Obama reshapes appellate bench

Pro-life group wins as judge strikes radical law prohibiting pro-life free speech

Americans link violence with Muslims, but Obama says ISIL is not Islam

Ohio law banning campaign lies is struck down

Federal judge rejects Ohio campaign statements law

Federal court strikes down Ohio ‘truth commission’ law

After 4 year court battle, judge strikes down Ohio law

Political sermons in American history

Christian Right not responsible for people leaving church, study finds

Religion and same-sex marriage debates take center stage in Brazil elections

Why do many pro-life Catholics vote democrat?

Pro-life groups use ‘war on women’ to target vulnerable Democrats

Beyond Obamacare, it’s time to take on the great society

Religious freedom nominee’s record prompts worry

Marco Rubio: Intolerance in the name of tolerance is hypocrisy

So far, the media is failing on covering Democrats’ falsehoods about contraception mandates

Like Cleveland, Mitt Romney may be on a comeback

There used to be bipartisan support for religious freedom. What happened?

Why same-sex couples divorce more than straight couples

Supreme Court unanimous in ‘Ministry of Truth’ case

At the U.S. Supreme Court, a key victory for free speech

In ‘right to lie’ case, SBA List told truth on abortion funding

Nancy Pelosi cites Pope Francis to dissuade San Francisco Archbishop from joining March for Marriage event

Supreme Court: Americans have right to speak up for free speech

Four obnoxious things about Terry Gross’ same-sex marriage Hillary Clinton interview

    The Federalist: “Yesterday NPR’s Terry Gross won accolades from the political and media establishments for her interview of Hillary Clinton. And Hillary Clinton was disparaged by the same people for how she handled this interview. And as much as it kind of makes me die inside to say it, Hillary Clinton handled this interview really well — if you’re assuming she wants to run for president of an America that does not uniformly march in lock-step with the folks inhabiting most newsrooms.”

  • Posted: 06/13/2014
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GOP panel vote to keep marriage platform clause

PM ‘undermined Christianity’, marriage poll reveals

McConnell, Graham push abortion ban at 20 weeks

Obama unleashes the Left

Democrats want the government to monitor the Internet for “hate speech”

Why liberals think conservatives are racists

‘Ministry of Truth’ case before high court

Sen. Rand Paul’s comments on abortion spark concern from pro-life supporters

SBA List case is about liberty, not lies

Supreme Court has Free Speech concerns in SBA List case

Pro-marriage Illinois politicians replaced after opposing Pat Brady’s support for the redefinition of marriage

IRS revokes tax exempt status for Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty

Jennifer Rubin: “Anti-gay marriage sentiment fading”

SBA List to argue at Supreme Court

Rubio expresses “concern” over still-vacant State Dept. religious freedom post

Judge stays most of Ohio marriage ruling

How the president got to “I do” on same-sex “marriage”

“Pro-gay marriage Republican super PAC raises $2.75 million”

Lyle Denniston: Broader same-sex “marriage” ruling in Ohio

    Lyle Denniston at SCOTUSblog: “The four couples, who originally sought only to have both parents’ names entered on birth certificates for children (already born or on the way), later asked the judge to widen his ruling and strike down as written — that is, for all circumstances — the ban against recognizing existing marriages. Turning to that wider issue, Judge Black declared: ‘There can be no circumstance under which this discriminatory classification is constitutional, as it was intended to, and on its face does, stigmatize and disadvantage same-sex couples and their families, denying only to them protected rights to recognition of their marriages and violating the [Constitution's] guarantee of equal protection.’”

  • Posted: 04/15/2014
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Federal judge orders Ohio to recognize out-of-state same-sex “marriages”

Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortion, same-sex “marriage”

Federal judge set to issue key Ohio marriage ruling

Sebelius resigns after troubles over health site

The Federalist interviews Ken Cuccinelli

    The Federalist interviews Ken Cuccinelli: “On our side I would say that a lot of people, including many on our side meaning conservative/liberations, forget we’re a natural law country. That that is the foundation on which we built the greatest country in the history of the world and that that foundation comes from God. And a lot of people have a real problem with that. And people on our side, many are embarrassed of it. The other side I will tell you, when I use those kinds of arguments I have never had the other side do anything other than sort of sit there dumb and mute. And they don’t have a retort to it because it’s so rather obvious in the founding history that there’s really no denying it, that it was a critical element on building the foundation we’ve got.”

  • Posted: 04/10/2014
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Watchdog finds IRS employees promoted Obama in 2012

    The Hill: “Internal Revenue Service employees encouraged taxpayers to vote for President Obama during his 2012 reelection campaign and disparaged Republicans, a federal ethics watchdog said Wednesday. One IRS customer representative urged people calling into the agency to vote for Obama by ‘repeatedly reciting a chant based on the spelling of his last name,’ the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) said in its announcement.”

  • Posted: 04/10/2014
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Billionaires push Republicans on Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Ohio governor reaffirms opposition to redefinition of marriage

Ohio Rep. repeats call for impeachment of Judge Timothy Black over marriage rulings

Andrew Sullivan: The quality of mercy

Obama now outpacing George W. Bush on judges

The Left has its own law factories

Jim Geraghty: The Progressive Aristocracy and their separate set of rules

    Jim Geraghty at National Review: “What kind of a country do you get when political leaders are driven by a desire to feel that they are more enlightened, noble, tolerant, wise, sensitive, conscious, and smart than most other people? The evidence before us suggests progressives’ ideal society would be one where they enjoy great power to regulate the lives of others and impose restrictions and limitations they themselves would never accept in their own lives. Very few people object to an aristocracy with special rights and privileges as long as they’re in it.”

  • Posted: 04/02/2014
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Pro-life, pro-marriage planks pulled from Clark County GOP platform

Do 60 percent of women use “birth control” for something other than family planning?

Social conservatives are mobilizing in France, leading to talk of a tea party

GOP wrestles with its stance on same-sex “marriage”

Evangelical leader shows how GOP can finesse same-sex “marriage”

GOP donors back Adelson on online gambling

    Associated Press: “Govs. Rick Perry of Texas and Nikki Haley of South Carolina have submitted letters in recent days to congressional leaders stating that gambling in the virtual world compromises the ability of states to control gambling within their borders. Weeks earlier, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana wrote that he would do everything he could to stop Internet gambling from spreading in his state.”

  • Posted: 03/28/2014
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Liberals’ Hobby Lobby scare campaign hopes to intimidate Supreme Court

NYT reporter: Obama administration “greatest enemy of press freedom” in a generation

    Daily Caller: “New York Times reporter James Risen called the Obama administration ‘the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation’ on Friday, explaining that the White House seeks to control the flow of information and those that refuse to play along ‘will be punished.’”

  • Posted: 03/24/2014
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N.J. chief justice could fall victim to political tides