• National security must remain a top priority

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • If you want peace, prepare for war

        Last week, I questioned Hillary Clinton’s tough talk about the Middle East and Iran. While I question her sincerity, given her general lack of candor, I think every politician running for national office who wants to talk tough about our relationship with any part of the globe needs to also be a supporter of a strong military. In fact, every national politician should support a robust military force.

  • Popular Pope Francis storms the U.S.!

        Not even the death of a legendary baseball player or the resignation of the powerful House Speaker could top last week’s truest history-making event: the U.S. visit of Pope Francis, world leader of Catholics.
        Never before has a Papal visit generated such excitement, as millions of Americans attended or watched on television as the Pope stopped in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York.

  • Ben Carson and Sharia Law

    By Bob Cornell
        Ben Carson has come under fire for his non-political correct statement.  ”I would never support any person as President who supported Sharia law, or any Muslim who failed to denounce Sharia law.  Sharia law is antithetical to our Constitution and our freedom.” 
        Let’s go beyond 60-second sound bites to understand the reasons for Carson’s statements.

  • The Pope reminds us of our obligation to our fellow man

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Last Thursday, Pope Francis addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress. It was a great honor to receive Pope Francis on his first trip to the United States. He is the first pope to ever address Congress, and I am grateful for his message of hope and compassion.


  • A little streamlining may be in order

        Hillary Clinton, who remains the “Democratic” Party’s front runner, has taken a rather hawkish stance on Iran, although she’s done it in the context of her support of President Obama’s nuclear deal with the mullahs who run that country.  Clinton promises to take a hard line in dealing with Iran if American voters are foolish enough to elect her.

  • Sanders offers LU new take on morality

        Bernie Sanders in Lynchburg, Va.? That’s an odd enough image and thought, but to see him at the national capital of “Christian conservatism,” Liberty University, well, that’s truly mind-blowing.
        But there he was, and he handled it brilliantly. Sanders accepted what is said to be a standing invitation at Liberty for presidential candidates of both parties. You couldn’t blame Democrats for saying “Why would we go?,” in light of what we know about politics at LU. But Sanders went.

  • Protecting life from the start
  • Constitution Day reminds us of our founding principles

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Last week, we marked the 228th anniversary of the signing of our United States Constitution. As we paused to reflect on the meaning of this remarkable document, we were again reminded of its vital purpose and the nation that our framers envisioned.


  • A matter of conscience

        I often urge people to read Rick Howell’s Liberal Agenda because he gives a good example of liberal thinking. His writing gives you a good understanding of why voting for the candidates he endorses is unwise. Last week he also backed up my contention that liberals are hypocrites.