Life is a bridge issue, not a wedge issue.
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Obama has never called abortion wrong. He says he wants to reduce abortion — when he’s talking with the Pope — but most of the time he says he simply wants to reduce the need for abortion. To accomplish this, he wants to open the floodgates of federal funding to Planned Parenthood, the world’s largest traffickers in abortion.
This is why Jim Wallis’s position is so precarious. For liberal activists, abortion-on-demand, fully funded, constitutionally protected, and no longer called wrong is the sine qua non of any national health care scheme. Jim Wallis will learn this to his sorrow.
(A special thanks to Robert Morrison of the Family Research Council for assistance with this column.)
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?