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Joni Eareckson Tada responds to California's legalization of assisted suicide

Joni Eareckson Tada became a quadriplegic as a teenager in 1967 after a diving accident. She went on to become an artist, painting by holding the brush in her mouth, a recording artist, and an author. Most importantly, she has served the church through a lifetime of Christian theological reflection on suffering. On Monday, Tada published the following brief statement of concern over California's legalization of assisted suicide.

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Vladimir Putin, the chess master

For sometime, I have been saying the last few years of the Obama administration would be a very dangerous time for America and the world because of the complete abdication of American leadership on the global stage. Now, it is coming true due to the mastery of the great game by Vladimir Putin.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is introduced by honors student Darnell Joseph, 18, right, before speaking at a campaign event at Broward College, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Medicaid expansion bad for taxpayers, patients, GOP hopefuls

At a campaign stop in Florida a couple days ago, Hillary Rodham Clinton didn't focus on her "mistake" of using a private email server to send classified information as Secretary of State or the fact that nearly two-thirds of the country thinks she is neither honest nor trustworthy.

Join our live conversation with Rep. David Brat

Join us this Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. EDT for a lively conversation with Rep. David Brat (R-Va). Our conversation will focus on the the intersection of faith and work -- particularly within higher education, business, and politics.

Pope Francis acknowledges faithful as he parades on his way to celebrate Mass Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, Pool) **FILE**

The Pope Francis phenomenon

Based on his writings, I have been admittedly critical of Pope Francis I. My principal observation is that he does not understand democratic capitalism as we practice it in the United States. His preconceptions of society and economics lead him inexorably to the conclusion that society's solutions to the macro problems of the world lie with big government. This view conflicts with the "bottom-up" democracy held dear by Americans.

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The communists among us

OK, watch out! Incoming! I'm going to let them have it, full bore. Having just spent a month in the former Soviet Union, specifically Russia and Ukraine, I'm going to say some things that many Americans won't want to hear. But these things need to be said. As the old saying goes, truth is the best medicine.

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Top 10 Jonathan Edwards books

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is considered one of America's first and most important philosophers and theologians. Here are the 10 best books by and about Edwards.