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President Trump sold voters with the ‘America First’ slogan that his every decision would be for America’s best interests. However, his rhetoric and behavior reveal his number-one priority has always been his self-interest. […] Read More

Contravening decades of official U.S. policy and international consensus, President Trump unilaterally recognized the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, a move that the U.N. Security Council soon denounced. […] Read More

On June 4, 2009, about eight months after he took office for his first term, President Barack Obama addressed the Muslim world from Cairo, Egypt. His remarks were titled “A New Beginning” and were delivered from the stage of the University of Cairo, at the joint invitation of the Universities of Cairo and Al-Azhar. The title […] Read More

Every four years, U.S. citizens choose the next president. We undertake an enormous responsibility. We must choose a leader who not only best represents us but who will also make the decisions necessary to work toward our best interest. During these days, the economy, jobs and social issues are usually at the forefront of many […] Read More

America’s foreign interventions over the last century arise from deeply held religious motivations. The source of these motivations reaches back to the end of the 19th century and the invention of the “social gospel.” A gospel that would redeem not only individual souls but groups and even nations, the social gospel took root in the […] Read More

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., used a text from the biblical book of Genesis at a recent conference sponsored by the Republican Jewish Coalition to argue that the United States should take a particular political stance in relation to the modern state of Israel. “I am convinced in my heart and in my mind that if […] Read More

Every minute the United States government spends $200,000 in Iraq, as human suffering worsens, not counting the violence of suicide bombers and roadside bombs. So, where is the United States spending its tax revenue in Iraq? Ending malnutrition among children isn’t an answer. Providing an adequate water supply isn’t an answer. Ensuring decent sanitation isn’t […] Read More

When all the arguments for a failed war collapse, make God your argument. After no weapons of mass destruction, no mission accomplished, no functional democracy, no progress in Iraq, no stopping Al Qaeda from rebuilding strength to threaten the American homeland, President George W. Bush has no real argument for continuing the war in Iraq. […] Read More

What are the results of President Bush’s surge of more American troops into Iraq, beginning Feb. 1, 2007? Here’s a snapshot of a few of the news reports from Monday and Tuesday: 9 U.S. soldiers were killed and 20 were wounded in a suicide bombing at a military base in a province north of Baghdad. […] Read More

Just war rules and claims of a just war share a common word with completely different meanings. Placing the word “just” before the word “war” doesn’t make war morally just, contrary to the feelings of pro-war American Christians. Some American Christians think that their nation’s cause is always a just one, always morally right. Therefore, […] Read More