How Is Trump Different from European Leaders? The Answer Is Simple…

With the election of Emmanuel Macron as President of France, the two most powerful leaders in Europe — Macron and Germany’s Angela Merkel — now share a certain characteristic: they have no children. (Hat tip: Gatestone Institute) Doing the work of raising the next generation is hard. It consumes resources. It requires sexual discipline. It carries the possibility of enormous, unique satisfactions if one’s children do well and offer their tribute of love and respect. It also carries with it the possibility of enormous, unique heartaches when children fail, betray, or are simply hurt by outside forces. Virtually every human society

Pay Attention to What President Trump Does Next on Religious Freedom

The mixed reviews of President Trump’s religious liberty executive order reflect two simple facts. First, by itself the order doesn’t do or change much. The ACLU tweeted that it had expected to be in court today over the executive order but instead concluded the order did little or nothing to change the status quo: Trump’s assertion that he wished to ‘totally destroy’ the Johnson Amendment with this order has proven to be a textbook case of “fake news.” — ACLU National (@ACLU) May 4, 2017 Trump merely provided a faux sop to religious conservatives and kicked the can down the road

Catholic Hospitals Join the Killing Fields of Europe

It seems impossible, but the board that controls 15 Catholic psychiatric hospitals owned by the Brothers of Charity in Belgium has just agreed to help kill patients because of “unbearable suffering.” “We take seriously unbearable and hopeless suffering and patients’ request for euthanasia,” the board said. “On the other hand, we do want to protect lives and ensure that euthanasia is performed only if there is no more possibility to provide a reasonable perspective to treat the patient.” These are mental patients, mind you, who may not even able to clearly give consent. And these are Catholic hospitals. Nobody is more appalled

More Young Men Live with Parents than Wife, Says New Study

A new Census study shows one out of three millennials (age 18-34) are living with their parents. The majority of Americans (55 percent) no longer see getting married or having a child as an important marker of adulthood status. Only 26 percent see not living in your parents’ home as “very important” to adult status. In 1975, adults under 35 were twice as likely to be living with a spouse as living with mom and/or dad. Today, living with one’s parents is the most common living arrangement of the 35-and-under crowd. And men are leading the trend, being 12 percentage

Portland Cancels Annual Rose Parade Due to Left-Wing Death Threats

If you weren’t raised in Portland, Ore., as I was, you may not understand what a big deal this is. Portland is “the City of Roses” and for more than 80 years has celebrated by hosting a Rose Parade. When I was 5, I marched in that parade. Ten years ago, a business association decided to take advantage of this branding to host a local version of the Rose Parade on 82nd Avenue. But this year’s parade was cancelled, after it received death threats for permitting Oregon Republicans to host a float. The organizers asked the Portland police for extra protection. When the police

NEW VIDEO: Planned Parenthood Exec Haggles Over Price of Baby Brains, Lungs

The Center for Medical Progress has released another new video showing the head of the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Pasadena, Calif., haggling over the price of baby body parts: You have to see it to really believe it. At a reception sponsored by Planned Parenthood’s national federation, with a glass of wine in hand, Mary Gatter (who was elected president of Planned Parenthood’s Council of Medical Directors) engages in a gruesome conversation. “What kind of volume do you need and what gestational ages?” she asks. Then, the haggling over the price begins. “$75 a specimen, or $50 a specimen?”

NEW POLL: Hillary Clinton Would Still Lose to President Trump

The Democrats, like moths to the flame, can’t help turning Hillary Clinton into a martyr-hero. In Manhattan, she gets rapturous applause every time she goes to the theater, which she has taken to doing surprisingly often. Unlike George W. Bush or John McCain, she barely waited a few weeks before plunging into criticism of the President of the United States. She keeps herself in the limelight and drags her daughter Chelsea there too. Well, I’m not sure it takes much dragging. It’s not just the fawning cover of Variety as the face of woman power. This piece from a Democrat begging the Left to stop

Alarming New Report Reveals Christianity Under Attack Worldwide

In September 2008, a group of Islamists invaded the home of an Indonesian pastor, dragged him to the street, and demanded he convert to Islam. “When he refused, they cut off his finger,” reports Under Caesar’s Sword, a new study by 17 scholars of Christian persecution in 25 countries. “He still refused, so they chopped off his hand. When he refused again, they cut off his arms, and when he refused again they sawed off his legs, ending by chopping off his head. The pastor’s wife met the same fate.” It’s not just Islamists or Islam. “Communist regimes like China, Vietnam, Laos,