By Jordan Stephen The 2016 election cycle is likely to be remembered as the presidential contest that largely ignored the rulebook. For outs...
As many Americans sang "La Marseillaise" and expressed solidarity with the French after the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, Republicans rushed to seize political advantage.
We were all refugees once. The "City Upon a Hill" that Republicans so often quote because of Ronald Reagan was made famous by John Winthrop's sermon about the Massachusetts Bay colony, a city of Puritan refugees.
A new poll out of New Hampshire shows front runner Donald Trump gaining momentum while Dr. Ben Carson is losing ground. And herein lies the makings of Jeb Bush's path to the Republican presidential nomination.
If you were desperate to find a safe place for yourself and your family but were also presumed guilty of terrorist intent, how would you disprove the presumption?
After being persecuted by those who feared him, Jesus, a refugee himself, leaves us with a final commandment: "Love one another as I have loved you." Is closing our borders to thousands of refugees an expression of His love?
It's 2015 and much of the media seem to accept, still, that LGBT people can be talked about this way at an event attended by presidential candidates and that it's not news.
The 'open sores' wedding imagery was supplied by pastor Kevin Swanson, the organizer of last week's National Religious Liberties Conference, which was attended by the three GOP presidential hopefuls.
It's been a few weeks since I surveyed the Republican presidential field, but recent developments seem to indicate it's time to take another look. While much attention has been paid to Fox's reshuffling of who will appear on which debate stage, virtually nobody's talking about the complete collapse of Carly Fiorina's polling.
The poor dears didn't care for the questions! So now they want changes.
With all the real scares at home and abroad, it is strange that we take such pleasure in imaginary ones. Several Republican presidential candidates, for example, appear to suffer from demonic possession.
Organized religion, street gangs, fraternity hazing rituals and aggressive jocks who push weaker kids into their school lockers may be responsible for a horrendous amount of violence and bullying. But when one examines the root causes of their behavior, certain personality traits are easily identified.
The goal of such a propaganda campaign is to teach conservative Republican values like unquestioned obedience to authority, the ethical superiority of capitalism, and the sanctity of American exceptionalism, which is a given if one erases our shameful history of slavery, the genocide of American Indians, and Jim Crow.
The goal of giving equal time is worthy, but not if it defeats the very purpose of the debate. Admittedly the size of the field makes the effort difficult, but getting actual answers is the only way that it will be whittled down.
Governor Mike Huckabee informed his audience at the third Republican debate: "We" can solve our issues with Medicare. What a missed opportunity for leadership! In presidential campaigns from an older, more confident era, the candidate would have chosen this moment to commit the resources of the presidency to bold action.
US presidential candidates have been invited to participate in the first-ever US Presidential Candidates' Forum held abroad, focusing on foreign and defense policy issues.