From The Resurgent: Politico Demonstrates a Shortsighted View of the Book of Proverbs

The way the news media approach scripture is always interesting. Quite often, the only time you’ll see a reporter or author quoting scripture in the media is when they are using a verse against a conservative, to call him or her a hypocrite or to throw a verse or two in his or her face (often out of context).

The latest example? Over at Politico, Joel Baden, a professor of Hebrew Bible at Yale Divinity School, has noticed that Marco Rubio has been tweeting scripture verses lately, many of them from Proverbs. So Baden decided to hold forth on what he calls “probably the most Republican book of the entire Bible.

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From The Resurgent: California Woman with Cystic Fibrosis Shows How to Truly Live with a Terminal Illness

Cystic fibrosis is a terrible disease that robs children and young adults of their ability to breathe. I watched my cousin Meagan struggle with breathing treatments and feeding tubes while still doing her best to maintain a normal life before she lost her battle with CF 21 years ago.

So when I read the story of Claire Wineland, a 20-year-old from California who is facing CF with an incredible attitude and a measure of wisdom beyond her years, it resonated with me.

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From The Resurgent: Could a Newly Unearthed Photo Solve the Amelia Earhart Mystery?

Eighty years ago this week, pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean, and for all of those eight decades, their disappearance has been the source of plenty of speculation and rumors.

The theories surrounding the Earhart mystery include hypotheses that she became a spy for the American government, that she became the infamous Tokyo Rose, that she survived the flight and took on a new identity, and that her plane simply sank into the ocean.

But could a newly discovered photograph shed light on the truth behind her disappearance? The History Channel seems to think so, and they’re banking on it for a new special that they are broadcasting this Sunday.

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From The Resurgent: Steve Scalise Continues to Recover, Undergoes Surgery for Infection

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) continues to recover at MedStar Washington Hospital Center from the gunshot wounds he suffered last month. When doctors discovered an infection in the wounds, they downgraded his condition from fair to serious and placed him back in intensive care.

Scalise underwent surgery to remove the infection on Thursday, and doctors say he “tolerated the procedure well,” though he remains in ICU so that his medical team can monitor his progress more closely.

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From The Resurgent: Canada Agrees To Pay $10 Million To The Islamic Terrorist Who Killed An American Solider

Yesterday, as we Americans celebrated the birth of our country and the freedoms that our homeland affords, and days after Canadians celebrated their independence, the Canadian government agreed to pay $10.5 million to Omar Khadr, a Canadian-born Muslim who radicalized, became a terrorist, and killed an American soldier in a firefight in Afghanistan.

Canada’s Supreme Court ruled that Khadr, who was 15 when American troops captured him after a grenade he threw ended the life of U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Christopher Speer, deserved an apology and reparations for his treatment at Guantanamo Bay.

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From PJ Media: Robert Jeffress’ Church Choir Debuts ‘Make America Great Again’ Hymn for Trump

On July 1, a rally entitled Celebrate Freedom took place at the Kennedy Center in Washington. The event featured a speech by President Donald Trump and music from the orchestra and choir of First Baptist Church of Dallas…

It’s wonderful to love your country. It’s a great thing to pray for America. It’s perfectly understandable to view our freedoms as a blessing from God. But at the same time, it’s frightening that far too many people who claim to follow Christ are willing to allow Him to take a back seat to patriotism, nationalism, and Republican politics.

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From The Resurgent: Ben Sasse Brilliantly Weighs In On Trump-Vs.-The-Press

Sometimes I wonder if Ben Sasse tires of being the smartest guy in the room. The Republican Senator from Nebraska always seems to have the right things to say and delivers it in just the right way.

This time, Sasse has weighed in on President Donald Trump’s ongoing war with the media. He appeared on Jake Tapper’s State of the Union to discuss Trump’s attacks on various elements in the media. He shared his thought that the president’s words and actions damage America’s view of a free press:

“I mean there’s an important distinction to draw between bad stories or crappy coverage, and the right that citizens have to argue about that and complain about that, and trying to weaponize distrust,” Sasse told [Tapper].

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From The Resurgent: BREAKING: Greta Van Susteren Out At MSNBC – Details…

Well that didn’t take long.

Less than six months into her new gig at MSNBC, Greta Van Susteren is out.

Though Van Susteren didn’t elaborate on Twitter, Vanity Fair had more details:

The anchor, whose show struggled to gain traction even as the rest of her colleagues were buoyed by anti-Trump hysteria, has parted ways with the network. She will not appear on the show on Thursday evening. She will be permanently replaced by Ari Melber, the network’s chief legal correspondent and host of the The Point on weekends. He will continue to appear across NBC and MSNBC shows as he takes over the 6 p.m. slot next month. (MSNBC and NBC News declined to comment. Reached by phone Thursday afternoon, Van Susteren had no comment.)

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From The Resurgent: The Washington Redskins Get To Keep Their Trademark Rights, Thanks To The Supreme Courts…And An Indie Band

Good news for the Washington Redskins in their long trademark battle against the federal government. That’s right, the patent office has dropped their case against the NFL team over what Obama and his White House considered an offensive nickname.

Why did it happen? A recent Supreme Court case involving, of all entities, an indie band, led the feds to reverse course.

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