What are homophobes to do when their anti-gay rhetoric loses its power? They try a new tactic: God may do nothing, but the gays will hurt you directly! Unprovoked, gays will lash out! Gays are walking time bombs! Gays are murderers! Beware the killer gay!
The Values Voter Summit makes clear how completely the Religious Right's leaders are working to merge their activists' anti-abortion and anti-gay zeal with the anti-government extremism of the Tea Party. Actually, it goes beyond that.
The identity and ideal of America is so noble to us, no matter how many bad actors we have to face from time to time. From this goodwill and principle woven into our national fabric, our high expectations of fellow Americans can leave us vulnerable to deceit.
Even with 14 million Americans out of work and an economy still searching for light at the end of the tunnel, the EPA is poised to enact a series of back-door mandates that will stifle economic growth.
The president has just pulled the rug out from underneath every vulnerable Democratic candidate running for Congress this fall. They stood with him for all that stimulus spending, and took his word that there were "shovel-ready" projects.
With the general election less than a month away and the Democrats reeling from one bad poll after another, the time is ripe for them to spring an "October surprise" in an attempt to shift the odds in their favor.
Why has the Obama administration dug in its heels on the Joint Strike Fighter? Is it an example of successful lobbying? Could a single defense contractor really have that much influence over the Obama administration?
What we see in this administration is the most selective defense of religious liberty in our history. Only Muslims' religious liberty is being protected. Only their beliefs are respected by President Obama.
Gen. James Jones is a well-educated, respected military professional. He is President Obama's National Security Adviser. Ordinarily, that would be good news for all Americans. But here's why we should worry.