Sunday, September 12, 2004

Political and Cultural Resources


Resources for learning about the issues (note: this list is very brief and certainly not exhaustive):


General: Partners and Issues Page
American Conservative Union
The Heritage Foundation
American Enterprise Institute
The Hoover Institution
The Claremont Institute
Minnesota politics: Center of the American Experiment
Media Research Center

Books to read:
Politics and Public Policy: A Christian Response, edited by Timothy J. Demy & Gary P. Stewart (more)
Conservative Book Club

Foreign policy, the Iraq War/War on Terror, and national defense:

Understanding the war against Islamo-fascism

The Center for Security Policy
The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
U.S. Department of Defense News About the War on Terrorism

Freedom Alliance
Mark Alexander archive
On the Iraq/al Qaeda connection: The Weekly Standard and NRO
Background on the Oil-for-Food scandal
Jean Bethke Elshtain on Just War theory and the Iraq War, March 24, 2006

Books to read:
The Case For Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror, by Natan Sharansky
The West's Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations?, by Tony Blankley
What Went Wrong? Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response, by Bernard Lewis
Tower of Babble: How the United Nations Has Fueled Global Chaos, by Dore Gold
Bush vs. the Beltway: How the CIA and the State Department Tried to Stop the War on Terror, by Laurie Mylroie
The Connection: How al Qaeda's Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America, by Stephen F. Hayes.
Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, & Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores, by Michelle Malkin
In Defense of Internment: The Case for 'Racial Profiling' in World War II and the War on Terror, by Michelle Malkin

Economic issues:

Citizens Against Government Waste
The Heritage Foundation
Poverty: CURE

Books to read:
Basic Economics and Applied Economics by Thomas Sowell
The Road to Serfdom, by F.A. Hayek

All social issues:

Family Research Council

Breakpoint Online
Stand to Reason
Focus on the Family

Life issues:

The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity
The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform
National Right to Life
Justice for All

Books to read:
Why Pro-Life?: Caring for the Unborn and Their Mothers, by Randy Alcorn
ProLife Answers to ProChoice Arguments, by Randy Alcorn
Three Approaches to Abortion: A Thoughtful and Compassionate Guide to Today's Most Controversial Issue, by Peter Kreeft
Natural Rights and the Right to Choose, by Hadley Arkes
Pro-Life 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Case Persuasively, by Scott Klusendorf

Pregnancy Centers - Care Net
Pregnancy help: Click here.
What the abortion debate is really about
Euthanasia Q & A
Stem cell research/research ethics: Do No Harm
Stem cell research: Breakpoint

Essays on the ethics of abortion
Life Dynamics
Klan Parenthood
The Contraceptive Pill
Roe v. Wade for men?

The Moral Question of Abortion, by Dr. Stephen Schwarz
Abortion: Questions & Answers, by Dr. & Mrs. J.C. Willke
Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortions? by Randy Alcorn

Capital punishment:

Reasons for Capital Punishment
The Bible and Capital Punishment


Love Won Out
Responding to Pro-gay Social Arguments
Pro-gay Revisionist Theology
Responding to Pro-gay Theology: General Religious Arguments

Books to read:
101 Frequently Asked Questions About Homosexuality, by Mike Haley
Straight & Narrow?: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate, by Thomas E. Schmidt
The Homosexual Agenda: Exposing the Principal Threat to Religious Freedom Today, by Alan Sears and Craig Osten

Same-sex marriage:

Same-Sex Marriage: Challenges and Responses, by Greg Koukl

FRC resources
What's wrong with letting same-sex couples "marry"?

A conversation with J. Budziszewski
Will gay marriage weaken marriage as a social institution? by Maggie Gallagher
Stanley Kurtz:
The end of marriage in Scandinavia
Effect of same-sex marriage in the Netherlands

Books to read:
Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting, by Glenn T. Stanton and Dr. Bill Maier
Why Marriage Matters: Reasons to Believe in Marriage in a Postmodern Society, by Glenn T. Stanton
Love and Economics: Why the Laissez-Faire Family Doesn't Work, by
Jennifer Roback Morse
The Feminist Mistake, by Mary Kassian
Marriage Under Fire, by James Dobson

Judicial tyranny:

Books to read:
Men In Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America, by Mark R. Levin
The Supremacists: The Tyranny Of Judges And How To Stop It, by Phyllis Schlafly
Scalia Dissents : Writings of the Supreme Court's Wittiest, Most Outspoken Justice, by Kevin A. Ring


Books to read:
Tyranny Through Public Education, by William F. Cox


Michael Fumento (articles here)

Books to read:
Meltdown : The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming by Scientists, Politicians, and the Media, by Patrick J. Michaels

The Clinton presidency:

“What actually happened during the Clinton presidency? No one can remember anything about it except the bimbos, the lies, and the felonies.” - Ann Coulter

From a liberal Web site: The Clinton scandals and The Clinton legacy

Books to read:
Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years, by Rich Lowry
Because He Could, by Dick Morris
High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton, by Ann Coulter
Their Lives: The Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine, by Candice E. Jackson
My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror, by Louis J. Freeh
Ron Brown's Body : How One Man's Death Saved the Clinton Presidency and Hillary's Future, by Jack Cashill

The Bush presidency:

Books to read:
A Matter of Character: Inside the White House of George W. Bush, by Ronald Kessler
God and George W. Bush: A Spiritual Life, by Paul Kengor

Senator John Kerry:

Swift Vets and POWs for Truth

Election 2008:

Books to read:
The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She'll Go to Become President, by Edward Klein
Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House, by R. Emmett Tyrrell
Rewriting History, by Dick Morris

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