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Monday, March 31, 2014

Whom To Believe?

Last week, after President Obama met with Pope Francis, a controversy briefly erupted about what was or was not discussed between the two. Initial reports from the White House suggested Obama and Francis talked about income inequality and world peace, two issues Francis has emphasized.

The Vatican released its own statement saying the men discussed "questions of particular relevance … such as the exercise of the rights to religious freedom, life and...

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Obama And The King

After meeting with Pope Francis yesterday, President Obama is headed to Saudi Arabia today to meet with King Abdullah. Just as Obama's NATO meetings this week were meant to reassure nervous allies, today's meeting is meant to repair strained relations with the Saudis.

The Saudis have been very public in their displeasure with Obama's foreign policy, particularly his outreach toward Shiite Iran. One Middle East expert suggested that Riyadh's...

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Professor Obama Lectures Europe

President Obama wrapped up his meeting of NATO allies yesterday with a speech in Brussels that sounded more like a lecture from a college professor than a bold proclamation from the leader of the free world. For many Europeans, it seems their infatuation with Obama is over.

Obama told our allies that every NATO member "must step up." That must seem like an odd statement after Obama cancelled missile defense systems in Poland to...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Issue Is Religious Liberty

I want to revisit the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby case today in view of some of the news coverage and punditry from the talking heads (not to mention spin from liberal Democrats we will hear ad nauseam from now until Election Day). The central issue of this debate is not the legality or availability of contraception. It is religious liberty.

The left is trying hard to confuse Americans about that fact. A pro-abortion and fake Catholic group...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Government Mandated Contraception Vs. Religious Liberty

As Chief Justice John Roberts reminded us in upholding Obamacare two years ago, it is always risky to try to predict the outcome of a Supreme Court case based on oral arguments. But multiple reports suggest a clear majority of justices today were hostile to the Obama Administration's defense of Obamacare's contraception mandate, which would force religious business owners to pay for abortion-inducing drugs and...

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

Running Out Of Energy? Burn The Babies

The right to destroy innocent unborn children, a moral and cultural poison injected into the American body politic in 1973 by the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, has led to evils like Kermit Gosnell, the monstrous "doctor" who bizarrely displayed the arms and legs of aborted babies in jars in his office....

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Putin On The Prowl

Over these last few weeks, while Russia was violating international law, the leader of the free world did everything he could not to be "provocative." Obama responded to the invasion of a sovereign country with which we have treaty obligations by slapping sanctions on a list of Russian citizens. Obama's response amounted to: "You invade Crimea and we are going to make it impossible for Ivan Pavlov to come to Disney World!" I doubt Putin was...

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Obama Shows His Cards, Turns His Back

Everybody knows that in poker, you don't reveal your hand. A good foreign policy utilizes the same strategy.

When confronting aggression by a hostile power, one of the first principles of foreign policy is never to take options off the table. We hear it all the time whenever Iran's nuclear program is in the news: "All options are on the table."

Evidently Barack Obama was too busy filling out his NCAA bracket to...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Good Morning, Liberals!

Just kidding, really. If you were a liberal getting up this morning, ready to fight the battle against mean, nasty conservatives, the latest Obamacare headlines would probably have you reaching for the Maalox. For example:

·  A new report finds that health insurance premiums in the individual market are up nearly 40% and...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Our "Prankster" President

As we noted yesterday, the Obama Administration responded to the Crimean secession vote by imposing sanctions, which the White House was spinning as the toughest sanctions against Russia since the Cold War. That's not exactly how the Russians see it.

The sanctions are virtually meaningless and have no economic impact whatsoever. In fact, Russia's stock market went up after they were announced. That's because they targeted only a...

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