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If you wanted to write a book that, because of the subject matter, was guaranteed to be published and even to be a best-seller if it were salacious enough, but you were too lazy or irresponsible or agenda-driven to check facts and determine the reliability of every story, what would you do to just let yourself off the hook for that?
President Trump has the knack for packing a lot of commentary into just a few words, and his use of nicknames is one preferred tactic. “Crooked Hillary” is right on the money to anyone who’s been paying attention to her exploits over the years; the word “crooked” pretty much says it all. And now, Steve Bannon has the distinct honor of being renamed “Sloppy Steve.”
Do “smart diplomats” ever get tired of saying stupid things? Former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice did it twice this week alone. She claimed that if President Trump, who voiced strong support for Iranian pro-democracy protestors, wants to help them, he should “be quiet.”

End times?

January 5, 2018

Tuesday was the first day back after a much-needed holiday break, the first work day of the New Year, and because the media had to take Monday off, Tuesday brought us a double dose of hair-on-fire freak-outs over President Trump.
I haven’t read Michael Wolffe’s new book on the 2016 Trump Presidential campaign (it's not officially out yet), but one look at the long excerpt printed in NEW YORK magazine tells me it’s quite an imaginative work of fiction. A number of people closely associated with the campaign and in the best position to know have already said as much, strongly denying statements they’re quoted as saying.

A little Churchill quiz

January 3, 2018

Over the holidays, I saw the new film, “Darkest Hour,” about Winston Churchill’s early days as British Prime Minister, when he was trying to warn his countrymen of the rising danger from Germany and battling liberal leaders whom he thought were too weak in the face of Hitler’s aggression.

Oh Christmas Tree

December 30, 2017

This week, I’m recounting “Simple Christmas” stories shared with me a few years ago by my radio listeners. One thing we all learned from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is that it’s not how fancy your tree is that matters, it’s the love it represents. A radio listener of mine named Vicky from California sent me a beautiful story that illustrates that as well as Charles M. Schulz did.
A few years ago, inspired by my book “A Simple Christmas,” I asked listeners of my radio show to share their favorite family Christmas memories. Today’s story shows us that Dr. Seuss was right: Christmas is not something that comes from a store. Christmas means a whole lot more.

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas! I hope this holiday and the coming year bring happiness and good health to you and your loved ones. I also hope you’re enjoying these “Simple Christmas” stories shared a few years ago by my radio listeners.

A special Christmas story...

December 24, 2017

First, a reminder: while we work a little less this coming week, I have some very special holiday newsletters prepared for you, and I will have brand new shows on TBN, both this weekend and next! Join me tonight for our Christmas special, featuring Larry Gatlin, Irlene Mandrell, comedian Bone Hampton, the music of Streetcorner Symphony and a whole stocking full of holiday surprises!

Fantasy worlds

December 21, 2017

A recent poll found that due to the media credulously repeating the left’s hyperbolic attacks on the new tax reform bill (which even some honest liberal outlets have admitted aren’t true), only 17% of Americans believe they will pay less or get bigger refunds, even though nearly 80% actually will.

A diet of poison

December 19, 2017

Have you been so busy with last minute work before the Christmas break, holiday shopping, putting up the tree and decorating the house, and all the other end-of-year activities that you missed the latest hair-on-fire OUTRAGE by the anti-Trump left? If so, then thank God: it means you have a life.
Democrats hoped that the Robert Mueller investigation of “Russian collusion” in the election would be like a stick that they could use to whack President Trump. Instead, it’s turned into a piñata that keeps dropping surprises every time you poke at it, and most of them are not harming Trump.

Project Cassandra

December 18, 2017

For those wild-eyed conspiracy mongers who think that Obama holdovers are desperate to destroy President Trump because he might uncover some shocking and nefarious abuses of power that they were counting on Hillary to keep buried…well, you’re probably right.

Net Neutrality is history

December 15, 2017

The FCC voted along party lines to roll back “net neutrality,” the set of Internet regulations imposed under Obama that requires service providers to treat all traffic equally without slowing or blocking content, and not providing faster lanes for sites that are willing to pay more.

Trump accusers & Lisa Bloom

December 15, 2017

The Hill newspaper has uncovered documents, emails and text messages showing that lawyer Lisa Bloom (daughter of Gloria Allred) sought to arrange donor cash for women willing to make public sexual harassment allegations against Donald Trump.  The deals also included offers of paying off one woman’s mortgage, a six-figure payment for another, and an offer to sell the alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in exchange for a commission. 

Bloom acknowledged the documents were real, but claimed she wasn’t trying to pressure or entice women to make false claims, just to help them move or hire security if they felt unsafe.  Also, the commission deal is just a standard thing lawyers do to help cover office expenses.

Maybe you don’t buy that and suspect you smell a rat, perhaps a politically-motivated one chasing an ambulance.  Or maybe you started to get that feeling in the first paragraph, when I mentioned Gloria Allred.  But if you want to read all the details, they’re at the link.  One very interesting quote is saved for the second to last paragraph.

 

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Roy Moore loses

December 13, 2017

Republicans in Alabama voted their consciences yesterday, and the result is that, for the first time in 25 years, Alabama has a Democrat in a Republican Senate seat that should have been the safest safe space this side of UC-Berkeley.

Calling out CNN

December 12, 2017

The President’s spokesperson (full disclosure: we’re related) had to give a remedial lesson yesterday to CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta on the difference between an “honest mistake” and the big, steaming piles of baloney

California is China Dreaming

December 7, 2017

When Paul Begala expressed his admiration of President Obama for abusing executive orders to circumvent the Constitution, the Congress and the will of the voters, he famously summed it up as “Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kinda cool.” That could easily replace California’s state motto...
Hamas is trying to get Palestinians to abandon peace efforts and launch a new uprising against Israel in response to Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. They’re calling for “opening the gates of Hell” and “three days of rage” (Only three? They are mellowing.)