He continues to appear on presidential straw polls. Now he is taking on politically correct culture and the bullies of the public realm. That would be Rick Santorum, CEO of the independent EchoLight Studios, which have already produced significant films that support faith and family values. Like Glenn Beck, Mr. Santorum has joined a growing group of feisty media folk who are bypassing Hollywood, and heading straight for the grassroots with their work. Religious freedom is at stake here, he says. And commercial theaters are an afterthought.
Mitt Mania continues, with potential: The public rediscovery of Mitt Romney may evolve into a renaissance for Rep. Paul Ryan if time and circumstance are right. But for now, Iowa loves Mr. Romney more than any other Republican: In a field of 14 potential GOP presidential candidates, a USA Today/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday find him in the very far lead.
Well, there you go. Dr. Ben Carson had a heartland victory with a "whopping" 62 percent of the vote in a presidential straw poll conducted at the Polk County Republican Party Dinner on Sunday night, which took place in Des Moines but drew attendees from as far away as Minneapolis, who were anxious to yell "Run, Ben, Run" and witness the good doctor's stirring speech.
The Democrats may not have a lock on the potential 30-million member Hispanic voting bloc, this according to conservative Cuban-American scholar and author Mike Gonzalez, who advises Conservatives to make the moral case to Hispanics on several fronts rather than 'cede this ground to the Left'.
Yes, dogs get jealous. Dog owners, and even Darwin, have observed this emotionally charged phenomenon among pooches over time. Now a University of California at San Diego study confirms that canines also are affected by the complicated, possessive scenario - the first research to do so.
Pot vending machines, cannibis-centered news organizations, weed-friendly party planners - the culture of marijuana legalization increases every week. But the public may not be keeping up. Voters in yet another state are confronting the complicated reality of legalization, both pro and con.
It's business as usual. True to his word, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is forging ahead despite his indictment for abuse of power which has mesmerized the news media. He will, in fact, be in the nation’s capital this very Thursday. Then it's on to New Hampshire for the weekend.
Americans agree that the street corner practice of catcalling is bad, and a harassment. Then there's the nature of the offense. "Should the police give tickets or even arrest people who make catcalls?" a poll asks.
It's football diplomacy, and even Steve Forbes is impressed. The onetime presidential hopeful is amazed that a few U.S. entrepreneurs have brought the gridiron to China, where the potential sports audience could number a billion people, he says.
An ongoing cultural grapple and a lawsuit over Ronald Reagan's historical legacy continues, pitting a conservative author against a mega-publisher and media critics who claim the disagreement is a 'fake controversy'.
He is a former clandestine officer who's gone into Lone Star politics. That would be conservative Will Hurd, who has joined the list of "national security" candidates who've caught the notice of John Bolton. Indeed, Mr. Hurd is challenging Democrat Rep. Pete Gallego in the 23rd District of Texas, which includes much of the Mexican-American border, in a pivotal area where voter support is much coveted by the GOP.
Maybe it can be blamed on alarming media coverage, maybe not. A new Harris poll finds it can be tough to trust anyone with your personal information these days. Harris finds that 60 percent of Americans don't trust the federal government to handle their information confidentially and securely - a sentiment that has grown by eight percentage points in the past year alone.
There are three books on the current New York Times top-10 bestseller list that that have something to do with Bill and Hillary Clinton. Those who seek to write a best seller - or even just a snappy paperback with a cool cover - might consider penning something on the Clintons, for better or worse. The numbers back this idea up.
Some conservatives are done with cautious reactions and ready to rumble. Their culture has changed, and there's disinfectant involved. "Our times do not call for timid, poll-tested solutions. They call for a bold agenda that delivers opportunity for all but favoritism to none," declares a new conservative policy agenda, a project of Heritage Action for America, the feisty grassroots offshoot of the Heritage Foundation.
Media coverage is intense and often alarming on the Ebola outbreak in Africa, and the recent arrival of two patients in the U.S. to receive treatment. Is the nation worried? A new survey finds that 58 percent of Americans are concerned personally about the threat of Ebola disease, and a substantial number are aware of shrill press coverage.
NASA truly has the 100,000 feet viewpoint on this one. The nation’s space agency his noticed an inconvenient cooling on the planet lately. Atmospheric scientist Norman Loeb now asks: “The recent pause in global warming: A temporary blip or something more permanent?”. Mr. Loeb's reasoning “explores how global warming may be on vacation,” NASA helpfully explains.
The Washington Beacon has shed its privately owned non-profit status and gone over to the free market, the news organization announced Monday. Founded in 2012, the precise and often lethal collection of investigative journalists began as a project of the Center for American Freedom, targeting the realms of public policy, government affairs, international security, and errant media. Now there will be investors and advertisers for the newly realized for-profit journalistic enterprise.
The planet still puzzles over this question: Is the United States in a new Cold War with Russia? President Obama already told journalists this week that there is no new version lurking. Maybe it’s just a Cool War now. Or even a tepid one.
Oh, the humanity. A veritable tempest, a storm of coverage and one f-bomb have erupted after a Washington Times story this week that pointed out a little case of global warming irony during a big EPA public hearing in Colorado this week.
The nation is keenly interested in the immigration issue; Americans consider it a serious matter, say it is personally important to them - and a majority disapprove of the White House role in it all.