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I enjoy Frank Capra movies. Watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) every year at Christmas is a must. Another favorite Capra film for me is Academy Award winning “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (1939), the story of young, wholesome Jefferson Smith – played by Jimmy Stewart – who goes to Washington as senator of a western state. As we see in the film, a significant component of the political culture of Washington is deception and manipulation. I could not help think of Capra’s movie as I read Sen. Ted Cruz’s recently published book A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America. (more…)

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Recently in Washington, D.C., Senator Ted Cruz attempted to deliver a keynote address at the Inaugural Summit of the organization In Defense of Christians. His speech to an audience composed mostly of Christians was on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, a humanitarian crisis that he cares about. Cruz ended his speech early when a minority of listeners continued to heckle and boo him. (more…)

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