The New Republic and other "progressives" are playing fast and loose with the truth by insisting that ten presidents before Barack Obama- including Ronald Reagan- changed the immigration law by executive action.
She was the woman who did what, when I was growing up, seemed impossible: defeated an incumbent Machine mayor, Michael Bilandic. and won the Democratic mayoral primary and the office on the Fifth Floor of City Hall as an independent.
She had more than the ordinary amount of help from God. A snow storm of historic proportions paralyzed the city just before the primary, and Bilandic- who had been elected by the City Council to fill out Mayor Richard J. Daley's term when Da Mare collapsed in his doctor's waiting room and died of a massive heart attack- did something his legendary predecessor would have been too astute to even consider: ordered the CTA's elevated trains to bypass the stops in the predominantly African-American wards surrounding the Loop and go directly to the white neighborhoods beyond. The city's black residents were understandably outraged, and Byrne- a disgruntled former …
A closer look at those famously changing demographics America is flashing these days shows that, with a little flexibility on the part of Republicans, those Democrats who are counting on immigration and social libertarianism to make theirs the party of the future might be in for a nasty surprise.
4. St. Louis
9. Newark, and
10. Kansas City(!)
Huzzah for the home team, I guess. Interestingly, New Orleans- the 48th most violent city in the world, according to the Mexican study- didn't make the list.
The Reformation slogan sola Scriptura (Scripture alone) is routinely misunderstood by Roman Catholics, who think it means that there is no source of legitimate authority in the Church besides Scripture. Actually, it means that there is no source of legitimate authority of comparable stature with Scripture, and unnormed by it. The teachings of Jesus and the Apostles trump those of anybody and everybody else.
So-called "Evangelicals," whose doctrine of justification often more closely resembles that of Rome than that of the Reformation in any case, are often equally confused about the concept. For them, though, sola Scriptura too frequently means that I get to interpret Scripture all by myself, and that my interpretation is by definition as good as anybody else's.
As is so often the case, a better acquaintance with Scripture itself might help. 2 Peter 1:20-21 clearly states,
We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay att…
Within the lifetime of our children, fornication will be the only state-sanctioned means for children to come into the world. That's the inevitable result of marriage being viewed by the courts, not as a means for children to be conceived and born in an institution protected by the law, but as merely an affectional relationship between two adults.
Quinnipiac said the race was a dead heat. The Des Moines Register's Iowa Poll gave Joni Ernst a seven point lead.
She won by eight.
I don't think anybody who supported Ernst really expected to lose. Joni had led from early on in the polls, and momentum remained on our side. What little nervousness we had came from the volatility of the polls as regards her margin.
For a change I spent the day telephoning voters and reminding them to vote rather than poll watching. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds, who were re-elected by an even bigger margin, stopped by to thank us. So did Adam Gregg, the sacrificial lamb the GOP had fielded against Iowa institution and Lutheran Attorney General Tom Miller.
Someone commented that Gregg resembled Clark Kent. He does. Unfortunately, he was unable to leap tall poll deficits in a single bound.
At length congressional candidate David Young stopped by. Young has been savaged throughout the campaign by attack ads claiming that he's a one-…
I had a chance to meet Joni yesterday when she stopped in at GOP headquarters in Urbandale (left), where I was working the phone bank. I'm even more impressed than I was before. She radiates empathy, sincerity and intelligence.
Deo volente, tomorrow she'll be elected as Iowa's first female member of Congress ever, and the Senate's first female combat veteran.
BTW, internal polling puts my congressional candidate, David Young, up by four points over Democrat Staci (Deer in the Headlights) Appel.