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Bryan Fischer

In Donald Trump’s conversation with Ukraine’s president Zelensky on July 25, he asked Zelensky to look into corruption in Ukraine. The issue was corruption, not Hunter Biden. If the corruption had involved somebody named Natty Bumpo, and Trump asked Zelensky to look into it, nobody would have had a second thought about it.

Because it involved Hunter Biden, however, all of a sudden it became an instantaneous impeachable offense. But nobody gets a free corruption pass just because your dad is running for public office. If people discovered that running for office was a get-out-of-jail-free card in corruption cases, our nation would be awash in wholly unqualified crooks running for office.

The United States signed an anti-corruption treaty with Ukraine in 1998, meaning Bill Clinton’s signature is on it. Joe Biden voted for it. Let’s remember that according to Article VI, Clause 2 “all treaties…which shall be made, under the authority of the United Continue reading

Steve Bates

On November 11, 1969, Operation Fulton Square in the Quang Tri Province was in full force with the 1st Marine Division, 101st Airborne Division and the 5th Infantry Division.

This was one of twenty operations active throughout Vietnam. There were over 500,000 United States Military personnel assigned to the Vietnam War Zone.

Yes, Veterans Day fifty years ago was very different than this year. While today we have troops assigned to operations in the Middle East, we must realize that in 1969, the Vietnam War was raging. 1969 was the second most deadly year of the Vietnam Era when 11,780 United States warriors were killed in action in 1969.

Over 58,000 of our troops died in Vietnam; 710 were from Oregon. Continue reading

Bryan Fischer

Mr. President, you and Jesus Christ have something in common. Politicians, lawyers, pundits, and cultural icons are out to destroy you just as they sought to destroy him.

Am I saying you are some kind of Christ-figure? Hardly. You are as fallen as any other man in America. Robert Jeffress and Franklin Graham count themselves among that number.

But there are some striking parallels between what you are experiencing right now and what Jesus went through on the way to being tried, convicted, and executed as a common criminal. For starters, the American people love you just as the ordinary people of Israel loved Jesus. In fact, the fierce loyalty of the people is what protected Jesus from the powerful and forced them to resort to wretched perfidy to go after him. Continue reading

“Sometimes I think the world is going crazy. The rest of the time I KNOW it.” – BT magazine

CHOOSING THE BEST NIHILIST QUOTATIONS OF ALL TIME ISN’T EASY, but here goes nothing:

“The era of big government is over.” — Wm. Jefferson Blythe Clinton

“No more deficits; no more debt.” — Nancy Pelosi (2006?)

“We have beaten the business cycle.” — WJBC

“We have to pass it so we can find out what’s in it.” — Nancy Pelosi (2009)

“Fox News is worse than al Qaeda. It’s as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan.” — Keith Olbermann

“This is the moment the earth began to heal.” — Barack Obama Continue reading

Frank Salvato

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“[T]he President must be held accountable for his betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security, and the betrayal of the integrity of our elections.”
– NancyPelosi, September 24, 2019

With all the “impeachment” talk captivating the news cycles on the usual suspect cable and alphabet news channels, it is well past time that we address what an impeachment is and the meaning of “high Crimes and Misdemeanors”.

If you ask the man on the street what “impeachment” means most often the response would be that it means removing the president from office. This common thought is incredibly wrong. Continue reading

Gordon J. Fulks, PhD (Physics)

The dog that took down Most-Wanted Terrorist Al-Baghdadi Source: public domain

We have a long history of celebrating our heroes. It defines who we are and what we want to be. Right now our greatest hero might be a Belgian Malinois canine who tracked down and cornered the most wanted terrorist in the entire world, Al-Baghdadi. You might think that we, with our superior intelligence, would be able to sniff out that stinking terrorist better than a dog. But the dog’s nose is far superior to ours. And with his unwavering loyalty, he is the perfect ally in the fight against terrorism. I have seen similar dogs sniffing for explosives at Reagan/National Airport in Washington, DC or sniffing for contraband at US Customs checkpoints. But none reach the status of a military dog that is trained to do his job under extremely stressful circumstances.

Under cover of darkness, the dog flew with his handler hundreds of miles across Syria through enemy territory, taking ground fire until his helicopter landed near the compound where Al-Baghdadi was thought to be staying. After US forces allowed those who wished to surrender out of the compound unharmed, American soldiers blew holes in the compound walls, killed a number of defenders both inside and outside the compound, and entered with the dog. He knew exactly who he was to track, because US forces had a piece of Al-Baghdadi’s clothing. The dog led soldiers to a dead end tunnel where Al-Baghdadi was cowering with three of his children as human shields. Rather than be captured, Al-Baghdadi blew himself up, killing the children as well. The dog sustained what were termed ‘minor injuries.’ Continue reading

Rachel Dawson, Policy Analyst, Cascade Policy Institute

TriMet has proven time and again that it is unable to live up to past promises. The MAX Green Line, which first opened 10 years ago, is no exception.

The Green Line is fifteen miles long and runs along I-205 from Portland State University to the Clackamas Town Center (CTC). It began as a portion of the North-South light rail alignment, which was canceled in 1988 after failing to secure voter funding. TriMet attempted to scale the alignment down to run from North Portland to the CTC, but the project was again rejected by voters in 1996 and 1998.

The plan for light rail to the CTC was later resurrected in 2001, and planning for the Green Line commenced in concert with the more recently implemented Orange Line to Milwaukie. Continue reading

Bryan Fischer

One of the seemingly interminable battlefronts in our cultural civil war is the battle over tax-payer funding for Planned Parenthood. Despite the best efforts of the pro-life movement, Planned Parenthood still receives $400 million a year of coercive funding from monies dug out of the pockets of pro-life citizens who believe that all life, even in its earliest stages, comes from God and should be protected as a matter of public policy.

Forcing American citizens to fund Planned Parenthood against their wishes and deeply held religious convictions is a form of what Frederic Bastiat would call “legalized plunder.” It’s a form of theft under color of law. And under this new law, that would no longer happen.

This year, pro-life leaders in Idaho shepherded legislation through the state legislature that offers the promise of putting a huge dent in Planned Parenthood’s coffers. It has been signed into law by pro-life governor Brad Little, and has the support of Idaho’s two Continue reading

By Paul Driessen

Green New Deal climate alarm socialism is really intolerant, totalitarian eco-fascism

Green New Dealers have convinced themselves that our planet faces an imminent, existential, manmade climate cataclysm – that can be prevented solely and simply by government edicts replacing fossil fuels with biofuel, wind, solar and battery energy. They achieve this state of absolute certainty largely by propagating constant scare stories, while ignoring and suppressing contradictory evidence and viewpoints.

They deliberately and deceptively talk about “carbon pollution.” Carbon is soot – what our cars, factories and power plants now emit in very small quantities. The honest, accurate term is carbon dioxide: the colorless, odorless, invisible gas that we exhale and plants need Continue reading

Wanda Alger

It is only when we look at the policies, rulings, and legislation that President Trump and his administration have initiated on behalf of biblical conservative values, that believers can rightly discern the effectiveness and impact of the White House. Here are ten reason, along with corroborating reports, why evangelical Christians can support this administration as they seek to uphold many of the values we hold most dear. We hope you not only study these for yourself, but share them with those who still struggle with this President’s agenda or actions. (Hyperlinks to original articles are embedded in text.)

1-This administration honors the sanctity of life

Since taking office, President Trump has championed numerous initiatives to defund Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry. He has repeatedly defended the sanctity of life and has vowed to champion the cause of the unborn. Not only has he stood by pro-lifers, his administration has rolled back the contraceptive mandate making it easier to get a religious exemption. The President has stated, “All children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God. Every life is sacred, and every soul is a precious gift from Heaven.” Continue reading

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