As I Mark 80 Years of Age...

December 2nd, 2022 6:10 PM

Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures (Psalm 90:10). A TV ad for a dietary supplement features a woman who says, “Age is just a number and mine is unlisted.” Mine is not unlisted and a simple internet search can reveal it, so I will admit it. I was born Dec. 2, 1942, which makes me 80 years old on Thursday. President Biden and I now have something in common.…

Biden’s Misplaced Emphasis on One Gun

November 29th, 2022 10:20 AM

We now know at least one of the priorities of the Biden administration during the remaining weeks Democrats control the House of Representatives. The president says he would try to “get rid of assault weapons.” Speaking to reporters at his Nantucket, Massachusetts, holiday house, Biden said: “The idea [that] we still allow semi-automatic weapons to be purchased is sick. Just sick. It has no,…

Mike Pence: A Man of Integrity

November 22nd, 2022 11:59 AM

If former Vice President Mike Pence is ever in need of a character witness, he could not do much better than one statement former President Donald Trump made to him. In his new book “So Help Me God,” Pence quotes Trump as pressuring him to overturn the results of the 2020 election by rejecting electoral votes from the states. When he refuses, Pence says Trump told him “you’re too honest.” It…

A ‘Sure Thing’ Election That Wasn’t

November 9th, 2022 3:13 PM

MIAMI – If Republicans could not score their “red wave” victories predicted by many pundits – and even some Democrats – in these midterm elections, what’s next for them? All the issues were on their side – inflation, high gas and food prices, an open border, underperforming schools. If they couldn’t win with this gale wind at their backs, on what issues can they prevail?

Last Man No Longer Standing

November 2nd, 2022 5:05 PM

He called himself “the last man standing,” a reference to the rock ‘n’ roll icons of which he was among the most notable. Jerry Lee Lewis died last week at age 87. He was the last in a line of rock greats whose records I played as a 16-year-old disc jockey at a small radio station in Rockville, Maryland. Lewis, also known as “Killer,” was preceded in death by Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, and…

Biden’s Cynical New Border Policy

October 20th, 2022 7:01 PM

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – After refusing to do anything substantive about stopping the flood of migrants entering the country illegally, President Biden has acted, sort of. Only a cynic would say his order to deport certain Venezuelans, but not migrants from 40 other nations, is timed to influence the November election. Call me a cynic.

Christian Nationalism and Following the True King

October 18th, 2022 1:13 PM

The subject of “Christian nationalism” has again appeared in our political life, establishing residence in the Republican Party. It is nothing new, though, having taken many forms in the past, including Moral Rearmament, Prohibition, Christian Reconstructionism, Moral Majority, and the Christian Coalition. In each incarnation, people have been told that something approaching Heaven on Earth…

A Prophecy Comes True on Marriage

October 13th, 2022 1:27 PM

In 2015, when a Supreme Court majority ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that “state bans on same-sex marriage and on recognizing same-sex marriages duly performed in other jurisdictions are unconstitutional under the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution,” I wrote that the Court had an obligation to tell us if there were…

Free Speech vs. Banning Jews

October 5th, 2022 1:44 PM

The University of California, Berkeley is known for many things, some good and some very bad, even outrageous. In 1964, a ban on campus political and religious activities launched what was called the free speech and academic freedom movement that quickly spread to other campuses. To many of an older generation, it quickly got out of hand.

Meloni Baloney From the Left

October 2nd, 2022 10:43 PM

Italy has elected its first female prime minister. Normally that would be cause for celebration by those who promote diversity, but press reaction in Europe and the United States is treating Giorgia Meloni as the second coming of Italian dictator and Adolf Hitler ally, Benito Mussolini. The leftist press labels those whose policies they oppose as “right wing,” “extremist” and in Meloni’s case…

Looks Who’s Talking, Justice Kagan

September 24th, 2022 12:24 PM

Supreme Court justices return to work next month following a tumultuous last session in which the majority issued some controversial rulings, most notably the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Liberals in general and Justice Elena Kagan in particular, are upset by the decisions of the conservative majority. Justice Kagan recently spoke at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago.…

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MRC Honors Cal Thomas With Bulldog Award for Lifetime Achievement

September 22nd, 2022 4:41 PM

Wednesday night during the Media Research Center’s 35th anniversary gala, we were honored to present our friend, legendary conservative columnist, TV commentator, and longtime MRC Gala attendee Cal Thomas with the first annual Bulldog Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Immigration and Roosting Chickens

September 20th, 2022 4:29 PM

The saying “the chickens have come home to roost” seems to apply to the immigration policies of the Biden administration, sanctuary cities and states. Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) and Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ) have been sending hundreds of people who have illegally crossed the border into their states to Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., and Delaware. Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) sent 50 migrants to…

California Dream Could Become a Nightmare

September 14th, 2022 11:48 AM

“Well, they’re out there a-having fun In that warm California sun” – (1964 song by The Rivieras) California has become an example of what a state looks like when it is controlled by a single party – in this case Democrats – who are trying to impose a green energy secular religion on their people. State officials have banned the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035, but a preview of the…