Before Donald Trump shocked the world this morning with his upset victory, becoming the 45th president of the United States, The New Republic wrote a piece in expectation of Clinton’s win. Senior Editor Jeet Heer bemused that Election Day “would not be a day of victory”—but not because
If there is truth in Ben Franklin’s precept that “tyranny begins” with “ignorance,” a poll commissioned by Just Facts shows that the U.S. may be in deep trouble. While most polls measure public opinion, this unique poll measures voters’ knowledge of issues that affect their lives in tangible ways.
On March 30, 2016, the National Enquirer released a bombshell report, accusing Sen. Ted Cruz of having 5 mistresses, and the mainstream media was all over it, pressing him on the accuracy of the charges, reading between the lines if he didn’t explicitly deny every detail of
If you care about the freedom-to-disagree in America, keep your eyes on the gubernatorial election in the Tar Heel state. In “North Carolina Governor could lose election over bathroom bill” (adn.com, 10/9/16), Dana Millbank writes, “North Carolina’s Republican governor, Pat McCrory, was a good bet
Al wrote this piece for Credo Magazine in 2000. We’re sharing it today to add to our conversation during Open Line. Credo tries to report honestly. Fair and accurate was a phrase we’ve used before there was an multinational news organization made it it’s motto.
Churches concerned about Internal Revenue Service intervention if they engage in political speech should take a look at a proposed federal bill that promises fewer restrictions, the bill’s backers say. “No tax exemption can be based on a requirement that a church or any other
A little over a decade ago, I sat behind a one-way mirror in a nondescript office building outside Denver, watching a focus group go through the motions with a skilled moderator. The session started off with the usual general questions before focusing on the issue at
In an hour and a half of barbs, bluster and blarney, very little substance emerged in what took place on Monday night, September 26, 2016. The two nominees for the Presidency of the United States took the stage in the most watched political debate in
One of the great impediments to understanding the progressive ideology of our age is the fact that it lacks a founding charter. There is no single, comprehensive, and authoritative document that clearly states the end goals of progressivism and ties together its disparate strands. Progressivism’s
Last week, the University of Chicago’s dean of students sent a welcome letter to freshmen decrying trigger warnings and safe spaces—ways for students to be warned about and opt out of exposure to potentially challenging material. While some supported the school’s actions, arguing that these