Recent Viewpoints

February 4, 2015

Let me start with a troubling statistic. America has the highest corporate income tax in the world. When you think of all the countries of the world, some with free markets and many without, it is hard to justify a corporate tax rate of 35 percent. At the very least, many reformers are suggesting that we could have a tax rate in line with the average in other countries, which is about 23 percent. As I have mentioned in previous…

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February 3, 2015

Here is an interesting question. What if the best arguments used by atheists to prove that God does not exist actually prove that He does exist? This is a question that Frank Turek considers in his new book, Stealing From God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case. He is the co-author of the best selling book, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist. His latest book may be even more helpful to those of us who…

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February 2, 2015

On radio I have often said that presidents get too much of the blame for a bad economy and often take too much credit for a good economy. These policies might not turn around an economy as large as ours, but they do have an impact on individual citizens. Here is the possible impact of some of the policy proposals put forth by the president in his recent state of the union speech. The president would like to raise the…

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January 30, 2015

To coincide with the 42nd anniversary of Roe Vs. Wade, pro-lifers were promised, by House leaders they just helped elect and re-elect, that there would be a vote on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks — that’s five months —  gestation. It’s called the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act because there is now lots of research showing that unborn babies feel pain at 20 weeks, maybe earlier. One of the clearest trends shown in Gallup polling…

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January 30, 2015

How does God transform the lives of Christians? If you think the answer to that question is easy, perhaps you should talk with George Barna. Six years after beginning what he assumed would be a relatively typical research process that sought to better understand how God transforms people’s lives, he discovered he had tackled a deeply challenging and amazingly revealing journey. The end product was his book, Maximum Faith. After lots of research and exhausting surveys, he was able to…

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January 29, 2015

Anyone looking at the political landscape would probably conclude that gun control legislation would have no chance. Republicans control both the House and the Senate, and many members of Congress who supported gun control legislation lost in the last election. That is why gun control advocates are changing their branding and strategy at the state level. Genevieve Wood talks about sneaky gun control in The Daily Signal. She says that gun control advocates are using a strategy in the states…

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January 28, 2015

The fire department is supposed to put out a fire, but the mayor of Atlanta has decided to fan the flames by firing Atlanta’s Fire Chief. His offense? The mayor and some members of his department were angry over Kelvin Cochran’s book written for a men’s bible study that addresses sexual sin. Although the mayor insists that his decision to fire Cochran has nothing to do with his faith, most people don’t buy the mayor’s argument. The mayor’s office was…

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January 27, 2015

The eight Oscar nominations for “The Imitation Game” will no doubt encourage more people to watch the film and learn about the debt we owe to mathematician Alan Turing. After all, we all use a Turing machine in our daily lives. Today, we call them computers. He developed the machine for decrypting the Enigma machine that was used by the Nazi military. In the movie he asks the intriguing question: “What if only a machine could defeat another machine?” Indeed…

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January 26, 2015

This country has been at war with radical Islamic terrorists since the late 1970s. We may not feel we have been at war. The terrorists know they have been at war with us. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich argues in a recent column that we need to develop a clear mission and strategy by holding congressional hearings. He reminds us of the “Long Telegram” written in 1946 that outlined the nature of the communist threat. More than 13…

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January 23, 2015

The highest court in the land will either restore the freedom of the people to uphold marriage, as the union between one man and one woman, in their state laws — or not. Judges in courts across the nation have denied citizens their voice in this matter, striking down laws protecting marriage in 20 states. Appeals courts have upheld these rulings. But not the Sixth Circuit. This court upheld laws in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee that defined marriage as…

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January 23, 2015

Newsweek began 2015 with a cover story on the Bible. In the lead article, we get a heavy dose of liberal theory and secular skepticism about the Bible. But the author is correct in arguing that very few Americans are biblically literate. Many Christian ministries have documented this through various surveys as well as lots of anecdotal stories. Two writers with The Federalist decided to follow the lead of Newsweek and write about “The Eight Biggest Myths About the Bible.”…

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