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Todd Starnes takes on John Piper…and it’s truly disappointing

Todd Starnes takes on John Piper…and it’s truly disappointing

Editor’s note: Mr. Starnes reached out to The First to refute Mr. Heck’s claims that he was tweeting about John Piper. “It’s a long-standing line I’ve used to question Never Trump Evangelicals,” Starnes said. “The entire column is false.” We regret the error and appreciate Mr. Starnes’ feedback, time, and response. *** One of the …

Unity, Australian style

Unity, Australian style

Nothing like the last election cycle and this one highlight the fact that America’s national motto of “e pluribus unum” should be “e pluribus duo.” Instead of “out of many, one,” in practical operation, we live under “out of many, two.”

The courts aren’t a winning campaign issue for the left

The courts aren’t a winning campaign issue for the left

Though you wouldn’t know it if you watched the final presidential debate of 2020 Thursday night, one of the major closing issues in the campaign is the one over court packing. After weeks of bizarre stonewalling over the fairly straightforward question whether he supports the far-left’s proposed plan to increase the number of justices on …

COVID is Biden’s closing pitch, and I’m not sure it’s a winner

COVID is Biden’s closing pitch, and I’m not sure it’s a winner

With the final presidential debate upon us, it’s clear that the Biden camp, along with their surrogates and public relations wing that is commonly referred to as the mainstream media, have settled on COVID response as their silver bullet to bring down Trump. It’s understandable. Biden is an exceptionally weak candidate himself. Every flaw of …