Tag: opinion

Has Samford University become a ‘safe space’ for communists?

"Communism" isn't usually associated with Samford University. In fact, the data-crunching company Niche recently ranked it as the 18th most conservative college in America, and number one in our state. So you can imagine my surprise after seeing several headlines accusing Samford of going red. "Samford University becomes a safe…

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Should conservatives stay in the GOP or should they go?

A song from the Clash has been echoing in my head since Donald Trump won the Indiana Republican Primary six months ago and effectively seized my party's nomination for president: Should I stay or should I go? I joined the Grand Old Party, as it's affectionately known, shortly after graduating…

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Millions of unborn children could die under a Clinton-picked Supreme Court

Prolife voters in both parties should seriously reflect upon the following number before voting – or not voting – in the presidential election next month. 14,395,482. If Hillary Clinton wins, that's approximately how many unborn children could become victims of abortion before conservatives have another opportunity in the mid 2030s…

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Hillary Clinton’s ‘dream’ is a dystopian nightmare

Your local public library's fiction shelves are likely stocked with many dystopian novels whose settings include a massive North American super-state comprised of the remnants of what use to be the United States, Canada, Mexico, and other nations. Authors frequently use this common setting as a character of sorts, something…

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Win or lose, Trump must not be linked to conservatism

During the modern conservative movement's delicate beginnings – when a tactical blunder could have had massive strategic implications – writer William F. Buckley drummed the heresies of Objectivism and Bircherism from our movement's ranks. Disciples of Ayn Rand and Robert Welch were effectively banished to the margins and Americans began…

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Conservatives should avoid media-only moderated debates

It's just like Lucy with the football. Every election conservative candidates cannot resist rushing into debates solely moderated by the mainstream media, only to have the football yanked away at the last moment, sending them hurling into the air like Charlie Brown and tumbling onto their thick, block heads. Not…

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Alabama law may help end ignorance about abortion

They say that ignorance is bliss, but it's also the only thing that's keeping abortion-on-demand legal in our nation. Truth is, most people simply don't know – or don't want to know – what actually happens inside abortion clinics. Most gladly accept the lie that only a small, unidentifiable clump…

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How should true conservatives vote in November?

I've been genuinely agonizing about what to do with this November's general election ballot, as have many of my fellow movement conservatives. To borrow the Democrat nominee's recent description of the electorate, it's a menu of deplorables: a creep, a crook, and a couple of crazies. Those are some depressing…

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However upsetting, we must never forget September 11, 2001

A few years ago country music artist Darryl Worley recorded a song to remind some – and shame others – who had apparently forgotten the horror our nation experienced on September 11, 2001. The song was ridiculed as simplistic and sappy, but "Have You Forgotten?" rose to the top of…

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Could the new state school superintendent help repeal Common Core?

Alabama's conservative State Legislature should have severed our connection to Common Core years ago, but thanks to a rather muddled opposition effort and lack of responsiveness from our lawmakers, the disastrous scheme not only survived initial repeal efforts but it's now on the verge of becoming a settled issue. Just…

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