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November 12, 2014

Republicans had a very good Nov. 4; this much we know. But merely looking at the GOP’s likely nine-seat gain the Senate and its double-digit gains in the House doesn’t really do its wave justice. While the GOP is likely to control 54 percent of all Senate seats and 56 percent (or so) of the House come January, it also will…

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November 12, 2014

LOS ANGELES (November 3, 2014) – The Parents Television Council called out ABC for exposing children and unsuspecting families, who had just finished watching the “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” special on October 30, to graphic sex in the opening scene of the following program, “Scandal.” The clip can be viewed here: http://vimeo.com/parentstv/ptc-scandal-cvb. DISCLAIMER: This link contains sexual content…

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November 12, 2014

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem has been closed to all visitors – Muslims, Jews and Christians – because of an attempted assassination on one of the leading Jewish Temple Mount activist. Jim DeYoung, Jr.: Rabbi Yehuda Glick who founded and heads the LIBA initiative for Jewish freedom on the Temple Mount was shot in the chest on Wednesday night outside…

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November 12, 2014

For those who say network scheduling isn’t a big deal anymore thanks to DVRs, we turn your attention to what happened Thursday night on ABC. In a very jarring transition, the adorable end of the annual special “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” segued into “Scandal,” which happened to kick off with a very steamy sex scene. Source: Emily Yahr,…

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November 11, 2014

Purpose Therefore we do not lose heart. – 2 Corinthians 4:16 I may finish the race and complete the task. – Acts 20:22 All of us need a purpose • Work without purpose can become mindless, heartless drudgery. • The great purpose of Moses was to lead the Hebrews out of Egyptian slavery and into the Promised Land. • Had…

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November 11, 2014

Recently,  Barack Obama — a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance, a Pericles sent to ameliorate our rhetorical impoverishment — spoke at the University of Michigan. He came to that very friendly venue — in 2012, he received 67 percent of the vote in Ann Arbor’s county — after visiting a local sandwich shop, where a…

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November 10, 2014

The Bible tells the stories of many leaders and managers: Jacob Joseph Moses Joshua Samson David Solomon Job Daniel Jesus Peter Paul Timothy Honesty and Integrity An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips – Proverbs 24:26 Judge me, O Lord according to my integrity. – Psalm 7:8 James Kouzes and Barry Posner surveyed thousands of people and…

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November 10, 2014

Imagine you have Lou Gehrig’s disease. You know you are dying. But your struggle is made even more difficult by advocates who claim: 1) You should commit suicide if you want “death with dignity;” and, 2) Your society should help you do it. That was the circumstance in which my hospice patient–nay, good friend–Robert Salamanca found himself in the late…

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November 10, 2014

Michael Landon, the hugely popular television star of Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, and Highway to Heaven, died in 1991 at age fifty-four. Landon’s last act—if you will—was widely hailed as his best: He publicly announced his diagnosis with terminal pancreatic cancer, appeared on the Tonight Show to openly discuss his pending death with Johnny Carson (almost unprecedented back…

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November 10, 2014

The San Francisco Chronicle columnist, Debra J. Saunders (my wife), has a really good piece out about the Brittany Maynard tragedy. The Hemlock Society Compassion and Choices wants to exploit her assisted suicide as a crow bar to pry open California and other states to legalizing doctor-prescribed death. That would be profoundly unwise, writes Debra. Source: Wesley J. Smith, nationalreview.com

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November 7, 2014

Beware movements that word engineer and deploy gooey euphemisms to further their agenda. It generally means there is something very wrong with the agenda. In the wake of Brittany Maynard’s death, suicide promoters are now using the word “dignity” as a synonym for suicide, more than implying that dying naturally is not dignity. That is not only cruel, it is wrong.  Source: Wesley…

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