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Thursday, March 20, 2014
Rand Paul's Vision for a More Inclusive Republican Party
Sen. Rand Paul In an effort to expand his party's base of support, Sen. Rand Paul is urging fellow Republicans to "find a place for young people and others who don't want to be festooned by" issues like traditional marriage.

Is he serious? Does he actually think this is a winning strategy? And can he truly believe that this is a way for Republicans to advance their cause?

I'm afraid so.

As reported on March 14, Paul stated, "I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, will have to agree to disagree on social issues."

What a self-defeating, misguided strategy, for quite a few reasons.

First, the very concept of expanding a party whose platform includes a strong, conservative stand on social issues by weakening that stand is contradictory and wrong-headed. It would be like Planned Parenthood deciding to agree to disagree on abortion, actively recruiting pro-lifers into their ranks (or the reverse, with pro-lifers expanding their base by agreeing to disagree on abortion and welcoming pro-abortionists into their ranks). Who ever heard of such nonsense?

Second, we've already seen in recent elections that by catering to the left-of-center Republicans, the party's most important voting base gets turned off and fails to vote in force. And make no mistake about it: What Paul is referring to does cater to the left-of-center voters (more on this shortly).

Third, has Paul learned nothing from the success of the Democrats in 2012? Their platform, highlighted during the Democratic National Convention, put forth a radical social agenda (from the most extreme pro-abortion stances to the wholesale embrace of gay activist goals, most particularly redefining marriage), and the Democrats did so unashamedly. read more
Watchman on the Wall
Beyoncé
Feminists Want to Ban 'Bossy' But Don't Mind the Other B-Word

Beyoncé has decided "bossy" isn't an appropriate way to describe the gentler gender. This is the same Beyoncé that uses an even more offensive B-word in her song lyrics.

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Opinion
Moon and the stars
7 Things That Prove God Is Real

When I look at all the evidence, I think atheists have a weak argument.

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Dan Cathy
Chick-fil-A CEO Regrets Making Chain a Symbol in Same-Sex Marriage Debate

The debate about same-sex marriage isn't likely to end soon, but the president and CEO of Chick-fil-A won't be chiming in again. Dan Cathy recently said the company has no place in the culture wars.

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