Progressive Pretzel Logic

By Autry J. Pruitt

This article originally appeared at The Hill.One of the problems with modern progressive thought in America today is that it lacks cohesion.  Big ideas conceived to usher in some sort of better, fairer, more equitable America ultimately collapse under the weight of implementation. What passes for logic in these progressive schemes ultimately twists itself into an ideological pretzel as th

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In Defense of Pence

By Autry J. Pruitt

This article originally appeared at American Spectator.Here is a sad but true confession. With every single political candidate, no matter the political party, I have to ask myself, “Do I believe in my heart that the candidate is a racist?”  The process is remarkably consistent, election year after election year. Some news outlet will report on some obscure blog or Tweet that

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Associated Press Hides Democrats Hatred of African Americans

By Autry J. Pruitt

This article originally appeared at Townhall.The depths to which “respected” journalists will stoop in seeking to create a narrative to sway elections and poll numbers defy comprehension. False allegations, slanderous innuendo and general hit-job reporting, which were once relegated to angry bloggers and unhinged writers, have been steadily creeping into what many regard

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Civil Forfeiture: A Civil Rights Violation

By Autry J. Pruitt

This article orginally appeared in Forbes Magazine.At the core of the American founding is protecting the civil rights of the people. The list of “repeated injuries and usurpations,” by King George III, as delineated in the Declaration of Independence, were never far from the minds of those who drafted the Constitution—and for good reason. They wanted a government that genera

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3 Life Lessons I Learned on a Psych Ward

By Steve Austin

~3 Life Lessons I Learned on a Psych Ward   FacebookFacebook LikeTwitterEmailIt’s been more than three years since my life nearly ended. For the longest time, I thought my week on the psych ward was pointless. I saw it as a frustrating waste of time.Now, I can recognize the value of what we did during those days.As a first-timer on the psych ward,

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How to Deal with Dysfunctional Families

By Steve Austin

~~“Toxic relationships not only make us unhappy; they corrupt our attitudes and dispositions in ways that undermine our healthier relationships and prevent us from realizing how much better things can be.” — Michael JosephsonWhen I was about fifteen, Mom was cleaning out the deep freeze. There was a box of freezer-burned fish she asked me to take out to the back side of t

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I'm a Pastor, and I Attempted Suicide

By Steve Austin

~~Every September 21st, I wonder where my notes went. The secrets they held, the deathbed confessions, the pain I was finally releasing. It was all on paper. But they are gone, and I am here, unsuccessful in my attempt to die.Those letters still haunt me. How do twenty pages of yellow legal paper just vanish? Later, when I was able, I called the hotel, the hospital, the ambulance service,

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Blacks Must Refuse to Accept Form Over Substance

By Autry J. Pruitt

this article orginaly appeared in Townhall MagazineI refer specifically to the largely hollow discussion over the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the state capitol in Columbia, South Carolina. While removing the flag might make some guilty whites feel a bit better about themselves, provide another scalp for those who earn their living in the racial grievance industry

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12 Suggestions To Increase Charitable Donations in 2017

By James Feldman CSP

12 Suggestions to Increase Charitable Donations in 2017By James Feldman, CITE, CPIM, CPT, MIPThe new motto of innovative organizations should be catch me if you can. With companies closing, world wide competition increasing, employee commitment disappearing, a world wide recession, and credit tightening your organization is confronted with a constantly shifting array of donors, competitors

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Yes men don't Know.

By James Feldman CSP

Centuries ago, kings and other royalty had  many “yes-men” by their side. The 'yes men' played an important role; they simply reinforced the kings choices. But the wisest kings employed fools who had special permission to make fun of and criticize the king’s policies without fear.Present day CEOs have “yes-men,” but they are in dire need of someone to

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