Reading the news

Questions & Answers: Politics and Fake News

This question comes from someone in the UK. It is in response to my article “Leftist Anarchy, not Trumpian Fascism, is the Real Threat to Democracy” recently published in The American Spectator. I’m guessing this reader forwarded the article to a friend and received an unhappy reply. He then sent that reply to me.  Dear Mr. Taunton, … Read more

Paul Reid

Trump & Churchill: Similarities? (Video)

Paul Reid, author of the New York Times bestseller The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm, has fun with the idea of comparing/contrasting Winston Churchill with President Donald Trump. He bases his thought experiment on not only his extensive knowledge of Churchill, but also his personal interactions with Trump. This talk is full of wonderful … Read more

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The Uprising of the Scorned

I am currently in Southern California for a speaking engagement.  Sitting in my hotel room watching Alabama steamroll Mississippi State at 9:30 this morning (Pacific Time makes for early kickoffs), I got a little bored and read this superb article by Melanie Phillips.  Melanie is, in my opinion, a rock star columnist.  She gets it.  She … Read more

I Voted

Man Cannot Live by Voting Alone (The American Spectator)

On election day The American Spectator published this column.  It is a follow-up to a piece I published with them last week.  In both I essentially argue this: The American church is a sleeping giant, and its strategy for cultural transformation must include more than voting. This is not an anti-voting message.  I am in favor … Read more

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The American People Have Spoken. What Did They Say?

It’s almost 2 a.m. on election night and Donald Trump has won the Presidency of the United States.  The message from the American people seems clear: They do not like being bullied by media, Hollywood, and Washington elites. Moreover, this historic victory was a resounding rejection of an administration that has governed arrogantly; that has sought … Read more