J.C. Derrick

J.C. is WORLD’s deputy chief content officer and WORLD Radio’s managing editor based in Dallas. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.

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DOJ issued unanswered call to action on Boko Haram

Nigeria | Justice Department wanted to designate Boko Haram a terror group in 2012
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 12/23/16, 10:30 am

WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice (DOJ) forcefully argued the U.S. government should designate the Nigerian group Boko Haram a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) in January 2012, nearly two years before the State Department finally acknowledged its threat.

Documents obtained by WORLD show some Obama administration officials recognized the militant group’s deadly potential and add weight to still unanswered questions about why the State Department under then-Secretary Hillary Clinton refused to acknowledge the terrorists for what they were, even as their victims multiplied.

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Supporters rally to Russell Moore after Trump criticism

Politics | Head of ERLC has been one of president-elect’s most vocal opponents
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 12/22/16, 12:44 pm

A reported backlash against Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore has turned into an outpouring of support for one of President-elect Donald Trump’s leading evangelical critics.

“Dr. Russell Moore does a good job of leading the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission [ERLC] in speaking out on the moral issues of the day in the public square,” Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., a Southern Baptist, told me. He called the ERLC an effective advocate for family values, life, religious freedom, and other issues important to Baptists.

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The faces of Team Trump

Presidency | President-elect Donald Trump is assembling a mix of old and new players to run his administration
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 12/16/16, 11:00 am

Donald Trump’s surprise election in November drew predictions that only loyalists would populate his Cabinet. But the first month of his transition revealed a more nuanced picture of the man who vowed to “drain the swamp” in Washington. Among the emerging themes: Trump values life experience above political experience.

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