US Navy “sent by God” says Iranian Hostage Sailors

US Kidd sailor and Iranian sailor hug Amid growing tension between the US and Iran, the US Navy vessel U.S.S. Kidd rescued 13 Iranian sailors who were held captive by Somali pirates for more than 40 days. The dramatic rescue occurred just days after Iranian commanders ordered US navy ships not to return to the North Arabian Sea. The extraordinary rescue also follows President Obama’s signin... More
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It’s Not All War

Josh, I think “exerted our influence” can be more — or less than, rather — war. It can be support for dissidents. It can be a cultural exchange. It can be helping with rebuilding. It can be educational. Santorum’s shtick — arguably what contributed to his reelection defeat in 2006 — is that we are not taking the radical Islamic threat seriously enough. It’s a serio... More
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Rick Santorum lost me on Iran

As Thomas noted, Rick Santorum gave a great answer on abortion in last night’s debate. And I know that Kathryn and Thomas are rooting for Santorum in tomorrow’s Iowa Straw Poll. But his continued support for challenging Iran is a deal breaker for me. Let’s remember that every candidate on the stage in last night’s debate is pro-life. On marriage, only Ron Paul (in favor of ... More

Just a Reminder: No One Here Is Executed for Apostasy

Rhetoric gets pretty heated here in the States every now and then. One side accuses the other side of betraying America’s founding principles and being brainwashed by religious beliefs, and the other side accuses the first side of the same. But we’re not at the point where a civil court is sentencing someone to death for apostasy. Like Iran. So while the country is headed for a fiscal ... More

What about Lebanon, Mr. President?

In his State of the Union Address last night President Obama said: Recent events have shown us that what sets us apart must not just be our power – it must be the purpose behind it.  In South Sudan – with our assistance – the people were finally able to vote for independence after years of war. Thousands lined up before dawn. People danced in the streets. One man who lost four of his brothe... More

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