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Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

Brexit and Beyond

Jun 24, 2016

What looks to be a great victory in the UK, despite what all the pundits and pollsters said, has ramifications for other places around the globe. I am thinking here especially of the forthcoming Australian and American elections. But first,

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All You need Is Brains

Jun 23, 2016

Contrary to the popular Beatles song, sometimes we need far more than just love. Having some brains would be a good place to start when dealing with complex and vital issues such as national security and foreign affairs. Yet some

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On Choosing Leaders

May 21, 2016

It has become overwhelmingly clear to me over the past few months that way too many conservatives do not seem to give a rip about core conservative principles anymore. And worse yet, way too many Christians do not seem to

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First Principles, Catholics and Trump

May 13, 2016

It might just be me, but it seems really strange to find those claiming to be good Catholics apparently abandoning core principles of Catholic social teaching as they engage in contemporary political debate. I hope theirs is not just a

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An “Evolving” Trump?

May 13, 2016

It is getting downright scary how otherwise sensible and sober conservatives are jumping on board the Trump bandwagon because of just one issue or just one thing he recently said or did. Despite the overwhelming mountain of evidence of how

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Londonistan is Now Here

May 7, 2016

Ten years ago English commentator Melanie Phillips wrote a very important book entitled Londonistan. It was a prophetic volume, a jeremiad against a sleeping England and an aggressive Islam. British self-loathing and loss of confidence coupled with advancing Islam

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Against Christian Fatalism

May 6, 2016

There are many vital Christian doctrines which are so grand and so majestic that entire libraries are filled with large tomes discussing them, and even all that is not fully sufficient to do these themes justice. Thus it may be

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Clear Indications of Trump Cultism

Apr 30, 2016

Cults are real, and cults are dangerous. Every day people get sucked into various cults – often religious in nature – and once in, they can be very hard to win back. That is because deception plays a very big

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The Big Picture, the Long Term

Apr 18, 2016

There are various reasons why the secular left seems to win so many battles, while their opponents are not doing so well. Obviously in the West today the mainstream media is by and large well onside with the various secular

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Dismantling the Trump Myths, Part One

Mar 31, 2016

The cult of Trump has dished up more nonsense, falsehoods and flip-flops than I have seen from any recent presidential candidate. Despite the fact that Trump is a life-long progressive, and one who has supported and financed leftist and Democrat

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Dismantling the Trump Myths, Part Two

Mar 31, 2016

Part One of this article looked at various issues of concern to conservatives. It should be clear from all that, that Trump is no conservative. But there is so much more foolishness being pushed by the Trumpites about his money,

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Dismantling the Cruz Myths

Mar 30, 2016

Those who hate Ted Cruz, and those who love Donald Trump – usually one and the same person – have peddled so many porkies, falsehoods, and just plain moronic nonsense about Cruz that it seems now is the time to

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Time for a New Conservative Party?

Mar 26, 2016

Throughout much of the Western world we are seeing all things political shifting leftwards, so that one-time conservative political parties are now usually simply middle-of-the-road parties, while leftist parties have become hard-core leftist parties.

If we simply look at America

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