Kevin Dawson

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Post-Labor Day marks the start of general election season, and the ads are starting to flow. Amidst a flurry of activity this past week, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton each released a new commercial going after their opponent’s perceived weakness. The Clinton ad, titled “Agree,” highlights Trump’s poor favorability with members of his own party, […]

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” US Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendment I, first line. There was a time when most Americans could agree that protecting the free exercise of religion was of the utmost importance. Now, the US Commission on Civil Rights is trying […]

President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services proposed Rule RIN 937-AA04 on Wednesday morning, in an attempt to further weaken safeguards preventing taxpayer funding of abortion. Focusing on the exclusion of Planned Parenthood from these grants, this move by the Obama administration could be seen as trying to set a precedent for the eventual […]

If you haven’t noticed today, the American media is going nuts about Donald Trump’s $25,000 donation to Pamela Bondi’s re-election campaign. Bondi, the Florida Attorney General, is said to have been considering investigating Trump University at the time that the donation occurred. Don’t get me wrong. NBC, CNN, the Washington Post, and basically every other […]

Donald Trump may be losing in the polls, but he is winning in an area that could tip the scales in November — new voters. According to Politico, Republicans are picking up steam among voters in key battleground states, specifically Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Iowa. In Pennsylvania, for example, more than 85,000 voters have […]

In April, Target announced it would be changing its bathroom policy to allow transgender customers to use whichever bathroom they choose based on their gender identity. As a result, many consumers who had previously been loyal Target shoppers boycotted the company, and as a result, the corporation has lost nearly $10 billion. Target CEO Brian Cornell […]

If you waste your time watching The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, you may have heard this “brilliant” analogy from him last night during a tirade over the fight to combat the Zika virus: “I don’t understand how any man thinks that he has the right to dictate to a woman what they should do with […]

“Libertarian” presidential candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein received bad news on Friday when Federal Judge Rosemary Collyer threw out their lawsuit aimed at entering the general election’s presidential debates this fall. Johnson (former Governor of New Mexico) and Stein (physician) sued the Commission on Presidential Debates after both “failed to […]

Now that we’ve all caught our caught our collective breaths after an exciting week in Cleveland, it’s time to turn our attention to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, which starts today. In anticipation of another eventful week, here are three predictions for the 2016 DNC: 1.) There will be no ‘Ted Cruz Moment.’ Look, […]

This week, the Supreme Court denied a writ of certiorari for Stormans, Inc. v. Wiesman, in a move that should cause great concern for those who value religious freedom. Those are Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito’s words, not mine. Refusing to hear this case and issue a ruling has left Washington state pharmacists in […]

Marco Rubio is back. Senator Rubio (R-Fla.) publicly announced his intention to run for reelection to the U.S. Senate this morning, saying that he’s “frustrated by what’s happening here in the Senate.”  Though his approval numbers were driven down during the months of the 2016 GOP presidential primary, Rubio is still considered to be the front […]

Last week, the California Assembly voted to pass AB 1671, a state bill which would make it illegal to covertly record a health care professional and publicize that recording without the consent of all parties involved. Although the bill has yet to pass the California Senate, it is already generating a great deal of controversy […]

The Donald Trump brand is to win. To do that, he has claimed that he will assemble “the best people.” When he won New Hampshire, Trump declared about his staff: “. . . they were all out today and it was amazing. . . So thank you, Hope and Corey and the entire staff. Incredible […]

On Thursday, America’s “most influential conservative Christian thinker” announced his support for Sen. Ted Cruz in the GOP primary race. Professor Robert George once taught Sen. Cruz when Cruz was a student at Princeton University, where Prof. George holds the McCormick Professorship of Jurisprudence. George has more than personal reasons to support Cruz, however, as […]

After Thursday night’s GOP presidential debate, CPAC would have been a perfect opportunity for Donald Trump to change the primary conversation. Sadly for conference-goers, the front runner won’t be present. In a statement posted to Facebook on Friday afternoon, the Trump campaign said this: The Donald J. Trump for President Campaign has just announced it will […]

Perhaps lost in the noise of the South Carolina primary, Governor John Kasich brought the pro-life movement a significant victory in Ohio. On Sunday, Kasich signed a bill that “effectively defunds Planned Parenthood in his state.” The summary of the bill, HB 294, states that the General Assembly of Ohio moves “…to require the Department […]

How Can Rubio Recover?

by Kevin Dawson

Before the New Hampshire polls close tomorrow night, Marco Rubio should do two things — first, he should clarify his “robo line,” and second, he should move on from it. Although Chris Christie hounded Rubio on Saturday night for repeating the same line about Barack Obama several times, Rubio had the right point but the wrong delivery. Rubio needed to […]

On Monday night, Iowa was surprised to find that Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were locked in a literal 50-50 battle for Democratic voters.  Now, the Associated Press marks the official results as Clinton – 49.9 percent, and Sanders – 49.6 percent (with Martin O’Malley taking 0.6 percent before dropping out of the race altogether). […]

Donald Trump took a 13-hour break from Twitter after Monday’s Iowa caucus results where he finished second to Senator Ted Cruz. But now he’s back and . . . oh boy: My experience in Iowa was a great one. I started out with all of the experts saying I couldn’t do well there and ended […]

Yesterday in Iowa, Sarah Palin announced her endorsement of Donald Trump in a twenty-minute speech that rejected the legacy of President Barack Obama and identified Trump as the agent of change for American conservatives. Mr. Trump, for his part, looked the part of dignified, honored candidate, standing next to former Governor Palin with a large smile […]