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Sadly, we're discovering that the IRS has been less than scrupulous in its treatment of conservative non-profits in recent years. About 75 groups with "tea party" or "patriot" in their names received extra IRS screening between 2010 and 2012.
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, who was elected to the House of Representatives in November by voters in Arizona's 9th Congressional District and sworn into office Jan. 3, is being touted as the first openly bisexual member of Congress.
An analysis showed that more than 98 percent of Planned Parenthood Action Fund's spending in election races produced the desired result, making Planned Parenthood No. 1 for effectiveness in the 2012 election cycle.
Homosexual advocates won ballot battles last month in Minnesota, Maine, Maryland and Washington state by crafting a public relations campaign that presented gay "marriage" not as a matter of equal rights and government benefits but as a defense of love and commitment.
Conservatives are feeling down. We lost a critical presidential election. We lost key constituencies within the electorate. We failed to elect very many conservatives to the Senate. Pro-marriage efforts failed in four states. We might take a lesson from Ulysses Grant.
Since President Obama won re-election, more than 750,000 Americans have petitioned the White House website to let their respective states secede, from Alaska to Iowa to Maryland and Vermont. Those leading the charge are framing it, observers say, in terms that suggest a deep-seated religious impulse for purity-through-separation is flaring up once again.
If the Obama campaign machine and the larger Democratic Party organization are correct, and America's fundamental identity is shifting from "one nation under God" to "many tribes under Caesar," then the implications for America's future are dire.
Finding a way to embrace minorities -- and their concerns -- could be key not only to strengthening political conservatism, but could strengthen the broader Christian community as well -- something that might be especially important during a second Obama term that bodes more challenges for Christian concerns.
Only God's intervention will turn America around, and that won't come through the political process. "Not by might, not by power, but by My spirit," He says. So if you want change for the better, not the kind of change we're seeing now, be obedient to what Jesus commanded and taught.
President Obama won last week with a voter coalition that was far more racially and religiously diverse than Mitt Romney's -- a phenomenon both predicted in the days before the election and confirmed in the days after. What the Public Religion Research Institute has concluded since, however, has farther-reaching implications: that relying on white Christian voters will never again spell national electoral success -- especially for the GOP.