Daily Archives: March 22, 2019

March 22 A Full Harvest of Victory

Scripture Reading: Matthew 13:3–9

Key Verses: Galatians 5:22–23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

There is something special about biting into a piece of fresh fruit. While Christians should make a habit of offering thanks for every meal, a juicy green apple almost seems to deserve an extra word of appreciation.

Most food requires preparation from many people before it is ready to be consumed. Breads are mixed, kneaded, and baked. Meats are carefully selected, sliced, and preserved. Fruit, however, seems to go straight from the tree to the market. It does not require any preparation; it is perfect the way God made it.

Just as God cultivates apples and oranges, He works to produce a ripe crop of spiritual fruit within His people. In Galatians 5:22, Paul listed the nine specific fruits of the Spirit as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. As with food, the quality of these things can surpass any personal characteristics that you may develop on your own.

If God is the planter and the Spirit is the seed, what is missing? The soil! Fruit—even spiritual fruit—cannot grow without something in which to sink its roots. For Christians, that soil is often adversity.

The believer’s response to pain provides a fertile field from which God can raise a cornucopia of fresh fruit. Trust Him with your adversity. There will be a full harvest of victory on the horizon!

Help me, Lord, to remember that when life is most difficult, Your truth is rooting itself deeper in my life in order to produce richer fruit.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 85). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

March 22 Heir to an Immeasurable Fortune

Scripture Reading: Psalm 19

Key Verse: Acts 20:32

So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

If only I were a Rockefeller or a Vanderbilt, my future would be secure.” Most of us have probably dreamed what our lives would be like if we were heirs to such massive fortunes.

How would your thinking and living change if today you understood that you are the heir of treasures beside which even the wealthiest earthly estates pale?

The amazing truth is that God has named you an heir of His holdings: “And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able … to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified” (Acts 20:32 nasb).

What does He own? He owns it all. As Creator of heaven and earth and all that is in them, God is the sole proprietor of the universe. It is in His hands to bestow His unspeakable wealth upon you.

God is your Father. You are His son or daughter. All that is His belongs to you. You have an inheritance that will never fade or tarnish because you are an heir of the Father’s immeasurable fortune.

O God, You are my Father. I am Your child. All You have belongs to me. Thank You for an inheritance that will never fade.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 85). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

March 22, 2019 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)


The United States said on Friday it was imposing sanctions on 14 people and 17 entities connected to Iran’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND), a body it said had played a central role in Iran’s past nuclear weapons effort.

Indonesian airline Garuda plans to cancel a $6 billion order for Boeing 737 MAX jets, it said on Friday, saying some passengers would be frightened to board the plane after two fatal crashes, although analysts said the deal had long been in doubt.

The Democratic head of a U.S. congressional investigative panel on Thursday pressed the White House for information on whether President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, used the unofficial WhatsApp messaging tool to communicate sensitive or classified information with foreign leaders.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, examining potential conspiracy between President Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia, is leading the latest in a series of high-profile U.S. investigations conducted by prosecutors outside usual Justice Department channels in recent decades.

Italy and China want to revive the spirit of the ancient Silk Road by deepening their trade and investment ties, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday during a trip to Rome that has raised eyebrows in Washington.

Ukrainians casting their vote in this month’s presidential election will need to be sharp-eyed: two candidates with the same name and initials, Y.V. Tymoshenko, will be next to each other on the ballot paper.

An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China has killed 47 people and injured more than 600, the latest casualties in a series of industrial accidents that has angered the public.

Schools in Charlottesville, Virginia, remained closed for a second consecutive day on Friday as police investigated a threat of racist violence against non-white students that had been posted online, officials said.

Women all over New Zealand put on headscarves on Friday to show solidarity with Muslims a week after 50 people were killed at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.

President Donald Trump is set to meet with five Caribbean leaders on Friday who have sided with the United States and most Western countries in backing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as head of state.

AP Top Stories

Large parts of the U.S. could experience a “potentially unprecedented flood season” through May as forecasts anticipate record levels of precipitation, according to a report released Thursday. More than 200 million people in 25 states are at risk.

Two American service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, the U.S. and NATO forces said, providing no other details on the combat deaths.

The DoubleTree Colorado Springs has issued an apology and terminated two employees for refusing service to members of the military attending a post-deployment celebration at the hotel earlier this month. A sign displayed by the hotel’s bar that read: “NO LONGER SERVING MILITARY PERSONNEL & THEIR GUEST(S).”

Cyclone Idai battered Beira, a low-lying port city of 500,000 residents, with strong winds and torrential rains last week, before moving inland to neighboring Zimbabwe, where it flattened homes and flooded communities, and Malawi. Idai killed 242 people in Mozambique and 259 in Zimbabwe.

Top US diplomat Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Wednesday to counter Iranian “aggression” as the two met in Jerusalem just weeks ahead of Israel’s elections.

Gov. Kim Reynolds is warning Iowans what millions of Midwesterners have come to understand in recent days – the severe flooding that has swamped much of the region may be a long way from over. Reynolds said the snowmelt and spring rains could create additional flooding in the weeks ahead because of compromised levees.

The Catholic Church has failed to disclose more than 200 names of clergy accused of abuse in the US state of Illinois, a law firm claimed Wednesday.


North Korea has withdrawn from the inter-Korean liaison office which was opened amid a warming of ties last year to facilitate talks with the South. The pullout follows a failed summit between the US and North Korean leaders in Hanoi last month.

The governor of Mississippi has signed a law banning abortion after a foetal heartbeat can be detected, which is about six weeks into a pregnancy.

The descendant of a black American slave has sued Harvard University, claiming the college profits from images of her alleged ancestor. The pictures, commissioned in 1850 by a professor seeking to prove that blacks were an inferior species, is believed to among the first photos of US slaves. Tamara Lanier’s lawsuit says the school is “perpetuating the systematic subversion of black property rights”.


Immigrant advocates charge that the release of 50 migrants from Border Patrol custody in McAllen, Texas, was “intended to create chaos at the border and further President Donald Trump’s argument that there is a national emergency there.”

Scientists and ethicists from around the world are warning of the consequences of failing to implement a temporary global halt on gene editing of human eggs, embryos, and sperm.

Destiny Church’s Brian Tamaki has slammed the Muslim call to prayer which will take place at 1.30pm today. The prayer would take place to recognize the lives lost in the Christchurch terrorist attacks last Friday.”Two minutes of silence is okay but the Islamic prayer will sound? it contains this line ‘there is no God but Allah’, well I disagree,” Tamaki wrote on Twitter. “Jesus Christ is the only true God … this is not us!”

Mid-Day Snapshot · Mar. 22, 2019

The Foundation

“Public opinion sets bounds to every government, and is the real sovereign in every free one.” —James Madison (1791)

Trump Acts to Protect Free Speech at America’s Universities

His EO threatens to withhold research grants to schools that don’t promote and protect free speech.

Another Front in the War on the Electoral College

Now leftists are resorting to misquoting James Madison to undermine the system.

Family Leave and the Federal Government

Senators Ernst and Lee pitch the Republican proposal: Tap into Social Security.

Victory Over ISIS?

The caliphate may be gone, but the toxic and radical ideology remains a threat.

Pro-Abortion Lobby — The Real White Supremacists?

More black mothers are aborting their babies than any other racial demographic in America.

‘Racism’! What Are We Missing?

If it weren’t for double standards, the Left would have no standards at all.

Video: Fixing America’s $1.5 Trillion Studen Loan Mess

Tucker Carlson weighs in on the nation’s real college-admissions scandal.

Today’s Opinion

David Harsanyi
Why Democrats Fear the Electoral College
David Limbaugh
Liberalism Is Dehumanizing
Mona Charen
More Misconceptions About College
Erick Erickson
President 0. Dead Man 1
Jeff Jacoby
Gavin Newsom’s Death-Row Betrayal
For more of today’s columns, visit Right Opinion.

Friday Top News Executive Summary

Free-speech EO, fake bomber, renewable-energy’s GND quibble, MS abortion restriction, Islamic State “defeated,” and more.

Friday Short Cuts

What could possible go wrong? “We must follow New Zealand’s lead, take on the NRA and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons.” —Bernie Sanders

Today’s Meme

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Today’s Cartoon

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News – 3/22/2019

IT’S OVER: ISIS Soldiers Have Surrendered To US-Led Troops As Last Terror Stronghold In Syria Is Now Liberated And Caliphate Destroyed
During the Obama years, ISIS grew by leaps and bounds, their power seemingly unstoppable as they slaughtered their way across Iraq and Syria. President Obama sat at the helm of the world’s strongest military, and yet was unable or unwilling to order the type of operations needed to vanquish ISIS. “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” Barack Obama.  President Donald J. Trump has not been hindered by the same loyalties to Islam that his predecessor was, and because of that, was able to systematically destroy ISIS in a little over a 2 year period. The ISIS caliphate has crumbled, and the final offensive is over. While the official announcement hasn’t yet been made – Fox News has been told that this village, the last ISIS stronghold, is liberated.

EU leaders agree to short-term Brexit delay, granting PM Theresa May a lifeline
European Union leaders on Thursday night agreed to a short-term Brexit extension in order to allow British Prime Minister Theresa May more time to get her withdrawal agreement through Parliament — just a week before Britain was scheduled to leave the bloc.

Clinton, in newly revealed emails, discussed classified foreign policy matters, secretive ‘private’ comms channel with Israel
A newly unearthed batch of heavily redacted, classified emails from Hillary Clinton’s personal email server revealed that the former secretary of state discussed establishing a “private, 100% off-the-record” back channel to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and that one of her top aides warned her that she was in “danger” of being “savaged by Jewish organizations, in the Jewish press and among the phalanx of neoconservative media” as a result of political machinations by “Bibi and the Jewish leadership.” The 756-page group of new documents, revealed Thursday as part of a transparency lawsuit by Judicial Watch, seemingly contradicted Clinton’s insistence under oath in 2015 that she had turned over all of her sensitive work-related emails to the State Department, and included a slew of classified communications on everything from foreign policy to State Department personnel matters.

After eight years of civil war, can Syria be reassembled?
The figures are blurred, but it’s clear that it will take a lot of effort and treasure to put the country back together – if it’s to happen at all.

German leader meets with Hezbollah, supports terrorism against Israel
A delegation of far-right extremist European politicians, including a German neo-Nazi leader, met with Hezbollah’s foreign affairs chief Ammar Al-Moussawi in Beirut to express support for the Lebanese terrorist organization’s fight against the Jewish state. The right-wing extremist party, Alliance for Freedom and Peace, organized the delegation to Beirut that included members of German parliament and members of the European parliament from Britain, Italy, Belgium and Croatia.

City of David Excavations Reveal Jar Fragment from Period of Later Prophets
The shard is thought to date from the Persian rule of Jerusalem (fourth and fifth centuries BCE) and was found alongside other less impressive pieces from the same period. “Pottery from this period was exposed in the past in the City of David, but this is the first time that such a vessel has been found in archaeological excavations in Jerusalem or anywhere in the Judean highlands,”

UNHRC votes 23-8 for arms embargo and war crimes suits against Israel
The United Nations Human Rights Council voted 23-9 for an arms embargo against Israel and the prosecution of Israelis for war crimes for IDF actions along the Gaza border last year. Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Fiji, Hungary, Togo and the Ukraine all opposed the resolution. The vote was held on Friday in Geneva, as the UNHRC wraps up its 40th session.

New Zealand minister lands in Turkey for ‘substantial’ talks over shooting
New Zealand’s foreign minister arrived in Turkey early Friday for what he called “substantial” talks after comments made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan over the killing of 50 people at mosques in Christchurch a week ago sparked a diplomatic spat between the nations. “We are looking forward to commemorating and grieving with the Turkish people as to the event, and to some substantial talks when we are here,” Winston Peters told reporters…

Democratic presidential candidates will not attend AIPAC
Some of the Democratic candidates for the US presidential elections said on Thursday they would not attend the annual AIPAC conference in Washington, D.C. next week. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former House of Representatives member Beto O’Rourke and Senator Kamala Harris of California, all of whom announced they would run for the Democratic primaries next year, decided not to attend the conference.

North Korea quits Kaesong liaison office with South Korea
North Korea has withdrawn from the inter-Korean liaison office which was opened amid a warming of ties last year to facilitate talks with the South. Seoul said it was contacted on Friday and informed that the North’s staff would be leaving later in the day. It has expressed its regret at the decision and is urging staff from the North to return as soon as possible.

Another Defense Agency Migrates Data to Amazon Cloud
The Defense Health Agency, which supports the delivery of health and medical services to millions of Army, Navy and Air Force personnel worldwide, is Amazon’s newest cloud customer. Amazon Web Services will now host DHA’s Armed Forces Billing and Collection Utilization Solution in GovCloud U.S. West region, a cluster of data centers built specifically to host some of the government’s most sensitive data.

Connecticut Assisted Suicide Bill Would Allow Doctors to Kill Mentally Disabled Patients
..the bill concerns the authority of doctors. It sets forth the circumstances under which a doctor could actively prescribe lethal drugs to directly cause the death of a supposedly willing patient without fear of liability.

Central US to remain underwater for weeks to come as historic river flooding continues
The flooding disaster that continues to unfold over the central United States is likely to continue well into April, putting more communities and farmland at risk.

Australia Threatened by Two Tropical Cyclones This Weekend
Two tropical cyclones, Trevor and Veronica, are expected to bring heavy rainfall, flooding and damaging winds to parts of Australia into this weekend.

Cyclone Veronica rapidly intensifies off WA’s Pilbara coast, expected to reach category five
A severe tropical cyclone brewing north of Western Australia has intensified more rapidly than expected, reaching a category four severity and prompting warnings of heavy rainfall, damaging winds and a destructive storm surge along coastal areas.

Cyclone Idai: Death toll surpasses 500 in southern Africa
A week after Cyclone Idai lashed southern Africa, flooding still raged Thursday as torrential rains caused a dam to overflow in Zimbabwe, threatening riverside populations.

Death toll rises in Mozambique as extent of ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ from devastating Cyclone Idai becomes clearer
The total number of fatalities rose above 350 across three countries as communities remain isolated by devastating flooding caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai.

OPINION: Opioids Have Killed As Many Americans As World War II, But Cable News Still Won’t Talk About It
America has been engulfed by the opioid epidemic for nearly two decades, and today, more people are dying as a result than ever before. From 1999 to 2017, almost as many Americans died of an opioid overdose as died fighting in World War II. While it is more critical now than ever before that we draw attention to this epidemic,  the media — and cable news in particular — has continually ignored the magnitude of the issue.

House Dems Brought in a Soros Group to Fix Anti-Semitism, It Made Anti-Semitic Jokes
How disastrous are the attempts to rein in leftist anti-Semitism in the Dem House? The Washington Post, in between providing space to Islamist anti-Semites, did a sympathetic piece on a session, largely focusing on Rep. Tlaib’s crocodile tears. Media pieces have had the same focus. But here’s what they chose not to dwell on.

BREAKING: Judicial Watch Uncovers MORE Classified Emails on Hillary Clinton’s Private Server – LOCK HER UP!
Thank God for Judicial Watch. Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Thursday it discovered at least 5 more classified emails on Hillary Clinton’s private server system.

WATCH: President Trump Signs Executive Order to Protect Free Speech on College Campuses
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday requiring colleges that receive federal funding to comply with the First Amendment’s protection of free speech.

Middle School Student Punished For Recreating Battlefield Cross For School Assignment
…Carlin told Fox News that his teacher knew he would be making the replica and said it would be alright. But when Carlin showed up to his Ohio school with his project — made from a helmet, boots and a Nerf dart gun — it was promptly taken away. He also said he was given a 3-day in-school suspension.

MI5: Far Right Terror Cases ‘Absolutely Dwarfed by Islamist Cases’
The number of far-right terror cases the authorities are faced with is “absolutely dwarfed” by the number of cases related to radical Islam, according to Britain’s Security Service, better known as MI5.

Headlines – 3/22/2019

Trump says time has come for US to ‘recognize Israel’s sovereignty’ over Golan

Israeli leaders gush over Trump’s Golan statement, ‘a Purim miracle’

Israeli lawmakers welcome Trump’s Golan recognition as ‘historic, brave’

Arab League calls US decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights ‘illegal’

Turkey blasts Trump’s announcement on Golan Heights

Russia says it will ‘never recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights’

Syria silent amid muted international criticism of Trump Golan recognition

Trump denies Golan recognition timed to boost Netanyahu at polls

Pompeo to Rivlin: Israel has no better friend than the United States

Pompeo to Rivlin: US has ‘moral obligation’ to secure Mideast stability

Thanks to Trump, diplomatic taboo around Western Wall comes tumbling down

In significant first, Pompeo joins Netanyahu for Western Wall visit

Jordanian king says pressured to alter custodianship of Jerusalem holy sites

Jordanian king vows to protect Jerusalem holy sites

Israel says U.N. Gaza war crimes report biased against it

U.K.’s Foreign Minister: We Will Oppose Every UN Human Rights Council Measure Against Israel

Jewish Groups Laud UK, Austria and Denmark for Opposing Notorious ‘Israel-Only’ Condemnation at UN Human Rights Council

Simmering West Bank on verge of escalation

IDF: Palestinian killed in West Bank may have thrown rocks in ‘internal dispute’

Israel shells Hamas post after explosion of balloon-borne bomb from Gaza

Pompeo warns US could curb security ties with Israel over China relations

Netanyahu facing new police probe into massive payout for shares in sinking steel company

Netanyahu said to have made over 700% profit on stock sale under scrutiny

Netanyahu tries to sink Gantz in election war over phone hacks & submarine sales

Pompeo denies US seeking to bolster Netanyahu’s re-election bid

Multiple 2020 Democrats say they won’t attend AIPAC summit

17 UC Berkeley Professors Warn ‘Discriminatory’ BDS Campaign Poses ‘Clear and Direct Threat to Academic Freedom’

Pompeo to head to Lebanon, where Hezbollah is at peak strength

ISIS caliphate has crumbled and last stronghold liberated

US-backed force denies report of final ISIS defeat

Iraq ferry sinking: ‘Nearly 100 dead’ in Tigris river

US may soon pause preparations for delivering F-35s to Turkey

Iran Determined to Boost Defense Capability Despite U.S. Pressure, Khamenei Says

Pompeo vows to pile economic, political pressure on Iran

Iran struggling under reimposed sanctions, country’s leaders say

Iran leader dismisses Europe trade mechanism as ‘bitter joke’

US envoy blames stalled Yemen peace deal on Houthi ‘delays’

Afghan officials: 5 killed in blasts at Kabul Shiite shrine

2 Islamic Groups Target Nigerian Christians – 300 Killed While 72 Others Supernaturally Saved from Firing Squad

South Sudan spends millions on cars, homes instead of peace

Police, tradesmen rush to prepare ravaged New Zealand mosque for Friday prayers

New Zealand bans sales of assault weapons days after mosque bloodbath

Dutch suspect in tram shooting to face terrorism charge

Kremlin accuses U.S. of stoking tensions by flying bombers near its borders

Revolutionary group that raided North Korean Embassy establishes contact with FBI

UK firms step up ‘no-deal’ Brexit preparations

EU offers Brexit delay until May 22 – draft statement

Revoke Article 50: 1 million people sign petition for Brexit to be stopped

Military to be deployed for next round of Yellow Vest protests

Venezuelan opposition aide is seized, US and allies protest

U.S. threatens to derail meeting of Latam lender if China bars Venezuela

Marine Corps commandant warns of dire fiscal situation after funds are rerouted to troops at border

Trump backs call to nuke filibuster in drive to pass border wall $$, as shutdown looms

Comey hopes Mueller report shows rule of law, doesn’t think Trump should be impeached

Trump Says Public Should See ‘Ridiculous’ Mueller Report

Clinton, in newly revealed emails, discussed classified foreign policy matters, secretive ‘private’ comms channel with Israel

Trump signs executive order to promote free speech on college campuses

Facebook admits storing millions of users’ passwords in plain text

Facebook explains why its A.I. didn’t detect the New Zealand mosque shooting video before it was viewed 4,000 times

Possessing, distributing video of mosque massacre a cause for criminal prosecution: N.Z. officials

Michael Cohen warrants show how the FBI can unlock your phone and track your movements

Google’s Work with China Eroding US Military Advantage, Dunford Says

US Marines are practicing seizing small islands as a possible China fight looms in the Pacific

Kim Jong Un under fire for flagrantly violating sanctions with his mysterious, growing fleet of luxurious vehicles

Shocking ‘Terminator-like’ liquid metal developed by scientists

Fireball Above DTLA Not an Alien Invasion, Just a Film Shoot, Police Say

A solar storm hits Earth this week, pushing northern lights south

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Sumbawanga, Tanzania

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 29,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft

Planchon Peteroa volcano in Chile erupts to 15,000ft

Manam volcano in Papau New Guinea erupts to 15,000ft

Tenggar Caldera volcano in Indonesia erupts to 10,000ft

Death toll rises in Mozambique as extent of ‘humanitarian castrophe’ from devastating Cyclone Idai becomes clearer

Death toll from Cyclone Idai surpasses 500 in southern Africa

‘Women, babies trapped in trees’ after deadly Mozambique storm

Australia Threatened by Two Tropical Cyclones This Weekend

Cyclone Veronica rapidly intensifies off WA’s Pilbara coast, expected to reach category five

Australia moving 2,000 people from powerful cyclone’s path

Early spring snow, rainstorm to strike northeastern US and may become another ‘bomb cyclone’

Central US to remain underwater for weeks to come as historic river flooding continues

Spring flooding could be ‘unprecedented’ with 200 million Americans at risk

Midwest flooding could be costly: In Nebraska, tab is $1.3 billion and rising with waters

Mass funeral for Papua flood victims as death toll passes 100

Canned air and water-spraying drones: Smog remedies

US judge halts hundreds of drilling projects in groundbreaking climate change ruling

DRC Health Officials Announce New Ebola Case Detected In City Of Nearly 1M

Fentanyl deaths skyrocketed more than 1,000% over six years in the US. Here’s who it’s killing

ADHD drugs can lead to psychosis in some according to new study

Computer scientists create programmable self-assembling DNA

House Democrats have now voted 19 times against protecting born-alive babies

Mississippi Gov. Bryant signs ‘heartbeat bill,’ enacting one of strictest abortion laws in nation

Connecticut Assisted Suicide Bill Would Allow Doctors to Kill Mentally Disabled Patients

Japan Urged to Stop Requiring Sterilization for Altering Gender on ID Cards

Bolsonaro vows to fight gender ideology as Brazil’s president, talks ‘God’s protection’ with Trump

Chick-fil-A responds to controversy over charitable donations, denies seeking out groups with anti-LGBTQ views

Houston Library Officials Apologize after Registered Sex Offender Reads During Drag Time Story Hour

A Shortage of Women in China Has Led to the Trafficking of ‘Brides’ From Myanmar, Says a Report

Catholic Priest Accused Of Groping Texas Woman During Last Rites

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Trump: ‘Stone-Cold Crimes’ Committed by Obama Officials

There were “stone cold crimes” committed by Obama officials concerning the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and much more, President Donald Trump said during an interview airing Friday.

Source: Trump: ‘Stone-Cold Crimes’ Committed by Obama Officials

CrossTalk on Democrats: RIGGING THE SYSTEM

There are calls to end the Electoral College, lower the voting age to 16, allow non-citizens to vote, and to pack the Supreme Court with more and partisan judges. What is happening here? Well, it would seem if you can’t win on the merit of ideas, then all you need to do is radically change the system.

The Fed’s In Over Its Head…And Chaos Is Mounting by Ron Paul

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With each passing month, we’re greeted with more evidence of a fact that The Federal Reserve has no idea what it’s doing. For many of us, this is not the least bit of a surprise. Central planning of the economy cannot work. Yet, never ones to admit that they’re wrong, the main job of a central planner is to find just one more way to kick the can down the road. Eventually, they must run out of schemes. Ron Paul discusses on today’s Liberty Report!

‘Final Batch’ Of Emails Clinton Tried To ‘Delete Or Destroy’ Uncovered: Contain More Classified Material

Nearly four years after filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking all emails sent and received by Hillary Clinton and her staff via her unsecured private email server when she served as Secretary of State, Judicial Watch has finally received what appears to be the “final batch”

Source: ‘Final Batch’ Of Emails Clinton Tried To ‘Delete Or Destroy’ Uncovered: Contain More Classified Material

The Real Reasons American Evangelicals Support Israel — National Review

Jewish worshippers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, September 16, 2018. (Ammar Awad/REUTERS)

The bulk of Evangelical support for Israel rests on faith, wonder, and a conviction that evil must not prevail against the Middle East’s democracy.

Faith in ancient promises, wonder at modern miracles, and a deep conviction that evil forces must not prevail against the Middle East’s most vibrant democracy

It never fails. Whenever a Republican president makes a controversial or contentious move to support Israel — such as moving the American embassy to Jerusalem or yesterday’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights — you’ll see various “explainers” and other stories that purport to inform progressives why the American Evangelical community is so devoted to the nation of Israel.

The explanation goes something like this — Evangelicals believe that the rebirth of Israel is hastening not just the second coming of Christ, but a particular kind of second coming, one that includes fire, fury, and war that will consume the Jewish people. The pithy, tweet-length version of this analysis comes from progressive Young Turks host Cenk Uygur:

You know what’s REAL anti-semitism? Right-wing Evangelical Christians supporting Israel because they think it will bring about the End Times where all of the Jews die. Worst anti-Semitism in the world!

— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) March 7, 2019

Thus, the political marriage between American Evangelicals and Israelis represents a cynical form of mutual exploitation. Evangelicals support Israel to hasten the apocalypse, while Israelis (who obviously don’t believe Christian eschatology) are happy to humor the Evangelical community and milk that support for tourist dollars and political power.

But the true narrative of American Christian support for Israel is substantially different. The intellectual and theological roots of Christian Zionism do not rest in end-times prophesies but rather in Old Testament promises. Last month Samuel Goldman at Tablet wrote an outstanding piece explaining the centuries-old history and legacy of Christian support for Jewish claims to the Holy Land. After tracing Christian support for a Jewish Israel to the Reformation, he writes this:

Read more: The Real Reasons American Evangelicals Support Israel — National Review

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