Deal W. Hudson


Deal W. Hudson is publisher and editor of The Christian Review, president of the Morley Institute for Church and Culture, and former publisher and editor of Crisis Magazine.

Why Trump Won the Debate

by Deal W. Hudson

Regardless of the morning headlines, Donald Trump won the debate. Why? Hillary Clinton supporters, including most of the media, were betting on Trump self-destructing in the face of personal barbs thrown at him from Lester Holt and Clinton. Trump, however, didn’t take any of the hooks — at least, none of the important ones. Even […]


The president of the Catholic League, Bill Donohue, issued a press release today, “Trump’s Spokeswoman Must Apologize.” At issue is a December 8, 2011, tweet by Katrina Pierson: Just saw a commercial from Catholic Church stating that Catholic Church was started by Jesus. I bet they believe that too. #sad — Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) December […]


The Trump Bump Explained

by Deal W. Hudson

It’s been six weeks since Donald Trump made his incendiary remarks about Mexican immigrants in a speech announcing his intention to run for president.  Today, a Quinnipiac poll shows Trump far ahead of the GOP field, the choice of 20 percent of those surveyed as compared to 13 percent for Scott Walker and 10 percent […]


Bob Burnett’s HuffPo column on Jeb Bush contains an outline of how Democrats will be attacking the former Florida governor if becomes the GOP nominee. Burnett’s assumption is that just as brother George attempted to hide behind the “compassionate conservative” banner, Jeb will try and fail. Why? Because like his brother, Jeb Bush “is a staunch conservative. […]


Most voters aren’t really aware: Jeb Bush is a Roman Catholic convert. Raised Protestant, Bush converted 20 years after he married his Catholic wife, Columba, who he met in 1971 while teaching English in Leon, Mexico — they were married in February, 1974. Some might have the attitude that Jeb Bush just went along with […]


The Daily Beast reports on how libertarians are responding to what they see as Rand Paul’s attempt to re-brand the GOP as more purely libertarian and the practical problems that ensue: The more Paul is forced to speak out on positions, the more opportunities he has to turn off supporters. For example, David Boaz, executive […]


During a March 8 interview with Bret Baier, Senator Rand Paul was asked about same-sex marriage.  His reply is a study in self-contradiction: “I think marriage is between a man and a woman,” Paul said, adding, “ultimately, we would have fixed this a long time ago if we just allowed contracts between adults. We didn’t […]