On Christ the solid rock?

 Some Christians are choosing to find solace in politics “On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.” That refrain from “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less,” written by Edward Mote in the early 1800s, still rings true today for those of us who profess belief in Christ. Well, it should, but based on my […]

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POLITICS: DONALD TRUMP

Donald Trump, 70, announced his campaign for president June 16, 2015 at Trump Tower, presenting a picture of an America “in serious trouble” that “(doesn’t) have victories anymore.” Born in Queens, New York, Trump graduated with a degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania before beginning his career in real estate. He claims […]

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POLITICS: HILLARY CLINTON

Just as she was the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate from New York, she seeks to be the first female president elected as president of the United States. Prior to her run for president of the United States, Hillary Clinton was best known for her time serving as first lady to President Bill Clinton, a senator […]

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Guns and Gary

Students voice opinions on recent election issues College students have been involved in national elections and are known to sway the results because of the large number of votes in that demographic. At Liberty University, many political clubs have opened for students in order to get involved with their party of choice and stay informed about what is going on. […]

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THE FLARE

Zika Virus Update More than 400 people have been diagnosed with the Zika virus disease (Zika) in the U.S., and 36 of the victims have been pregnant women. One death of a Puerto Rican man is linked to the disease. Zika is a major concern for pregnant women because of the connection to microcephaly. For more information about the virus, […]

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Distrust clouds election

Hillary Clinton’s low favorability among voters is concerning many Democrats The most recent HuffPost Pollster reported that Hillary Clinton is now viewed unfavorably by 55 percent of the electorate, with just 40.2 percent of people viewing her favorably. In an election where there are no clear crowd favorites, this might not seem so bad. However, just to compare, then-Sen. Barack […]

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The Flare

Earthquake in Ecuador A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the coastal region of Ecuador Wednesday, April 20, leaving more than 500 people dead and thousands missing, injured and displaced. The South American country has since experienced even more intense aftershocks, reaching a magnitude of 7.8. The government has implemented a new tax policy in order to rebuild. Japan also experienced a […]

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Should Sanders drop out?

Democratic candidates fight for young voters as the campaign winds down Bernie Sanders, the former political activist and “armchair psychologist,” is in his armchair no longer. He has transformed his political activism into a career, and he is now running for president. Richard Sugarman, a former roommate of Sanders, was accustomed to his arguing of legislative dreams late into the […]

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PRIMARIES FOR DUMMIES

A continuing series Part 3 When the Republican Party held its first debate back in September, there were 15 candidates for the voters to choose from. However, the unequal influence wielded by early state primaries has caused that field to be narrowed to just four candidates based on the decisions made by voters in just three states. The current schedule […]

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Education on wheels

C-SPAN bus makes stop at Liberty’s campus to talk about political happenings The latest stop on the C-SPAN bus’ Road to the White House Tour was the same place many of this year’s presidential candidates stopped on their own road to the White House: Liberty University. The $1.2 million bus, which is 45 feet long and 13 feet high, rolled […]

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Politically engage

Discussing faith, politics with the school of divinity Liberty University’s School of Divinity is combining what some people might consider the two most controversial and heated topics — politics and religion. The school of divinity is set to host the second annual Everyday Theology Conference beginning March 31, which will focus on Christian political engagement. This year’s conference will feature […]

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The Flare

Welcome to The Flare, a weekly round-up of some of the top stories in news, politics, entertainment, sports and beyond. The goal is to keep you updated and informed, without taking up too much of your time. Like, share and learn something 1.Guantanamo No More? If President Obama has it his way, that will be the case. Obama isn’t letting […]

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GOP pushes tax reform

The Republican Party focus on new policies to promote economic growth A new buzzword being thrown around Washington nowadays is the term “reform conservatism.” Led by many of the top members of Congress, such as Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan, this ideology has been pushed into mainstream political thought. “At its core, at least as […]

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ISIS trumps Russian threat

Terrorism remains superior threat amidst other diplomatic tensions abroad When a disease is not fully treated, it can resurface with the same intensity, perhaps with even more intensity than its previous appearance. History provides many instances of this happening figuratively, and many Americans believe this is occurring today in the form of Russia. According to a Gallup pole shown in […]

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Hannity visits campus

Political commentator grapples with important national issues Renowned television and radio host and New York Times best-selling author Sean Hannity, as well as “Duck Dynasty” TV personality John Luke Robertson, spoke at Liberty University in Convocation Wednesday, Feb. 18. Hannity is the host of “The Sean Hannity Show,” as well as the host of Fox News’ cable news show, “Hannity.” […]

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