Tom Cruise Explains the Mississippi Republican Primary

Remember when we found out that Tom Cruise was crazy? For those who don’t, here’s a refresher: Note that he didn’t go crazy here. In actuality, he had been crazy the whole time. We just discovered that he was crazy after he fired his longtime publicist — a Hollywood pro who was good at keeping a lid on the eccentricities of her clients  — More …

The Gay Marriage Debate is Fundamentally about Freedom, but Not Like You Think

Rob Portman, Republican Senator from Ohio and one of the early favorites for the party’s presidential nomination in 2016 (how much longer til that election, by the way?), has reversed himself and thrown his support behind same-sex marriage. Reactions that I’ve read have ranged from skeptical to “Ruination!” But his decision, and the reasoning for it, just makes me think More …

Your Question for the Day

After Reagan, the Republican party had one convincing win when George Bush the Elder ran with the promise of being Reagan’s third term. Since then, the Republicans have eked out two skin-of-their-teeth wins–including the skinniest skin-of-their-teeth win ever in 2000, over an administration that had just exhausted the country with scandal and embarrassment, with a candidate in George Bush the More …

Republican and Democratic Platforms on Abortion

Justin Taylor points to Kevin DeYoung’s analysis of the Republican and Democrat party platforms on abortion in the post-Roe v. Wade era.  Needless to say, the party positions on abortion have just become more and more significant as time has passed. Taylor adds his own observations, including: …the Democrats have chosen a new tact this year in explicitly highlighting and More …

There’s No Such Thing as a Moderate / We Are All Extremists

Okay, with campaign season ramping up in earnest, we’re going to be hearing a lot of people talking about how moderate and sensible and middle-of-the-road they are, and how exxxxtreeeeeeeeeme! the other guy is. We’re going to be hearing the word “extreme” so much, it’ll make the X-Games look like a Baby Einstein video. So I thought this would be More …

Artur Davis Speech

My feelings about Artur Davis are quickly moving from respect to moon-eyed schoolgirl crush. Here’s his Republican Convention speech: “This sweet, blessed, God-inspired place called America…” Just soak that in for a minute. How nice it is to see a politician say something like that out in public.