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This Is Why Turning People Off Is A Terrible Idea

After Todd Akin’s remarks about “legeitmate rape” and “shutting the whole thing down,” the pro-life movement lost steam and the number of people identifying themselves as “pro-choice” is near record highs.

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Life As You’ve Known It Is About To Change

You have a choice. You can drive that change, or you can be swallowed by it. In a free society, people have liberty to do anything except a few prohibited things. In a totalitarian society, people have liberty to do nothing except a few permitted things. In a free society, the people have a black …

2012 Election

Turns Out The Guy Dumping On The Middle Class Is Joe Biden

  A couple weeks ago, Joe Biden made the news by declaring that the middle class in America has been getting dumped on ever since he and Obama took their oaths of office. The statement marked the first time Biden got something right since that day. What Uncle Joe failed to mention was that he …

2012 Election

Excellent Commercial by Ed Martin for Missouri Attorney General

Ed Martin’s new TV commercial is excellent for many fundamental marketing reasons. Ed’s energy, commitment, and love of people shines through. Still, the commercial is a waste of time and money unless people see it. Here’s how you can help:  buy air time. If you want an Attorney General who will protect Missouri’s sovereignty and …

2012 Election

How to Write Yourself Into the Great American Novel

A couple years ago, a lot of folks believed that victory in 2010 would be a cakewalk. Led by Tea Party activists, the GOP picked up over 800 legislative seats, state and federal, in the 2010 off-year election. Rumors of the Republican Party’s death had been greatly exaggerated. Or so it seemed. Novels and action …

2012 Election

The Karl Rove School of Sanctimony

When I read about Todd Akin’s unfortunate comments to Charles Jaco, my first thought was uncharitable.  “I could just kill him.” “I could kill him,” is an idiom. Its cousins include “wring his neck” and “poke his eyes out.” Idioms hyperbolize our emotional reaction to an event. I was angry because Todd Akin gave the …

2012 Election

Abraham, Isaac, and Todd

The story Isaac is about tests of faith. God commanded Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, his only son, born after Abraham and Sarah had given up hope of conceiving. Once Isaac was bound and placed on the altar, God stayed Abraham’s hand. “Now I know you fear God.” You know the rest. It just struck me …

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Part 3: Todd Akin Needs to Lead or Get Out of the Way

Part 3 of 3 |  Read Part 1 |  Read Part 2 Before we get too far down the Akin rally road, let’s get some solid advice to Mr. Akin. His principles, his spine, his grassroots do no good if Missouri turns blue.  He cannot advance his causes from his house in Wildwood.  Failure to …

2012 Election

Part 2: Here Is Todd Akin’s Real Crime

Part 2 of 3 | Read Part 1 | Read Part 3 What is Todd’s real crime? He’s a damaged candidate, sure, but he is not a damaged man. He was wrong, but he erred on the side of life. It says something about a society and political mood where a man can be disqualified …