Entries by Rod Thomson

St. Ambrose College’s Segregated Muslim Prayer Room Is A Chilling Reality

That St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa has opened a sex-segregated prayer room for Muslim students requires an explanation. On the surface, it seems totally bizarre. Why exactly do Muslims want to go to an explicitly Catholic college and why is that now-progressive Catholic college proudly violating normative standards of equal treatment for men and […]

Bible Professor Knocks Down David French’s Attack On Evangelical Trump Supporters

Writing in National Review, David French launched another attack on evangelical Christians who support President Trump, calling them out as sinful compromisers denying the supreme purpose of God in their lives. I wholeheartedly reject French’s rebuke as valid. It is wrong biblically, philosophically and, by extension, politically. By way of context, I became a follower of Jesus […]

Alienage Discrimination Is Now A Thing. And It’s Really Bad

“Alienage discrimination” is exactly what is sounds like; the discrimination against people specifically based on them being in the country illegally. It’s little known, but it is fatally dangerous for America. Right up front, the threat here is that if alienage discrimination gains the same legal civil rights protections as, say, racial discrimination, then we […]

Leading Economist Now Says Trump Policies Are Restoring America’s Economy

Sean Snaith is not a household name but he is one of the nation’s top economists and highly regarded in economic circles for the depth and accuracy of his projections. So much so that he is on multiple national economic forecasting panels, including The Wall Street Journal’s Economic Forecasting Survey, the Associated Press’ Economy Survey, CNNMoney.com’s […]

The Calamity That Was Obama’s Foreign Policy Is On Full Display

That President Barack Obama’s foreign policy was weak and destructive has been evident to most non-partisan observers for a long time. But with Israel’s bombshell announcement on Iran’s ongoing nuclear weapons program, the scale of the failure is coming into full light. Only his most ardent and blinded supporters can still be defending the Iran […]

The Real Costs Of Florida’s Hasty Parkland Legislation Are Coming Out

This is the price of letting the mob, even one led by sympathetic teens, rule over sound principles: the loss of Constitutional rights and wrecked budgets. After the deadly shooting of 17 people at a Parkland, Florida high school earlier this year that resulted in huge protests fronted by students of the school, the GOP-dominated […]

By The Numbers: Trump-Kanye Axis Could Mark A Tectonic Political Shift

Something just happened that may launch a political disruption that completely upsets the traditional calculation for political elections. And that’s not an overstatement, because the margins are so close in so many states that a small shift in the current predictable alignment could have a major impact. What happened? Grammy Award-winning rapper and producer and […]

Student Of Racist ‘Promposal’ Apologizes, Quits All School Events, BLM Enters

The Florida high school student who made a racist sign asking his girlfriend to the prom has issued a profuse apology. His family issued a more profuse apology. But the promposal brouhaha is forcing him to forgo all the rest of his high school activities — a decision made in conjunction with the high school administration. There […]

Washington Post Blunders On Trump Foreign Policy

Washington Post Senior Political Reporter Aaron Blake recently wrote an article that was run in newspapers around the nation under, Trump’s Foreign Policy Chaos. In related news, a recent CNN Poll reported Trump’s approval rating at 42 percent while his disapproval stands at 54 percent. These are related because one leads directly to the other, but both are wrong. Relentlessly […]

Constitutional Scholar KrisAnne Hall’s Open Letter to #Walkout Kids

Dear #NationalSchoolWalkout Students, I weep with you. I am also proud to see you standing for what you believe in. However, what you ask for will not bring the results you desire. These problems in society have never been a result of too much Liberty, and eliminating the natural rights of all people will never bring […]

Excellent Black American Role Models Are Being Erased From History

There is a tragedy of historical and philosophical ignorance that is benefitting a tiny handful of people at the expense and well-being of the vast majority of black Americans. This tragedy is the ongoing, purposeful scrubbing from the education system the history of successful, self-reliant black Americans before the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s, […]