Thanks for all you have done over the past year and thanks for all you will do in the future.
I meet many folks in my role as Missouri’s Republican Party Chairman, who are unsung. They are too little noticed as they toil away keeping the wheels of the party rolling. I do try to say “thanks” as often as I can, though I cannot possibly say it often enough. To a person they are gracious. Their work is not for their own aggrandizement, they are all working away for the cause of liberty. Continue reading
Fans of the Hunger Games know what “The Capitol” is. It’s the center of the nation Panem, the seat of all power, wealth, and comfort. The privileged people living there bask in a fullness of life while impoverished citizens of Panem’s twelve districts struggle to eek out a meager existence working in whatever type of labor they specializes in.
Some districts grow crops, some mine, others produce electronics. Since Panem is meant to refer to a dystopian North America, each district models a region of it. For example, the technology district is clearly modeled after Silicon Valley, while the coal-producing district 12 resembles the Appalachians. Continue reading
Like so many things progressives in government do, a program that is supposed to help citizens is found to be ripe for corruption, does little to help and is likely a snare for those people it is supposed to help.
James O’Keefe at Project Veritas has documented a number of cases where Obamacare “Navigators” have counseled citizens to engage in fraud when signing up for Obamacare. As millions of Americans are learning, even the “inexpensive” Bronze plans under Obamacare are very costly without subsidies. Obamacare Navigators are encouraging citizens to under report their income in order to qualify for greater subsidies. Continue reading
Let’s agree: health care is a very big deal. I have children, and their health and safety is a top priority for my wife and me. Let’s agree on this too: how the United States pays for and delivers health care is terrible – it is distorted almost beyond recognition. Even before Obamacare, we spent a fortune on health care – far more than many other industrialized nations – and yet we do not enjoy far better health outcomes in proportion to our spending. So, let’s be clear: every serious person knows that we are need some reform in health care. Continue reading
Ever get in an elevator with a man about 6’6” 320 lbs? This past weekend I did. I was at the Westin Hotel at Crown Center in Kaunas City for the Midwest Republican Leadership Conference. Coincidentally, the Dallas Cowboys were staying there too, hence my elevator ride with two men who had only one body. Continue reading
A dozen years have passed since a handful of terrorists awoke America to the true nature of both the world of radical Islam and the ugly underbelly of America’s political and ideological Left.
On one hand, the continental US has been free of terror attacks of the magnitude of those visited upon us in September of 2001. On the other, it is hard to imagine why it hasn’t happened again. Consider the Boston Bombers and the rampage of Major Nidal Hassan. Continue reading
How do you get the news? I’d like to know. Use the comments to tell me how you catch up with what’s going on in the world.
I thought of this when I read – online at Drudge – that the New York Times sold The Boston Globe to the owner of the Red Sox. The Times paid over a billion dollars a few years ago for the Globe and a handful of other assets and now sold it for $70 million. While this seems like a lot of money to get friendly coverage of the Red Sox on the sports page, the paper is worth a fraction of what the NYT paid. Talk about a fire sale – makes you realize that news is really changing. Or dying. Continue reading
Last weekend, my son Edward learned to ride a bike! Six years old and adept at scooter-travel, Edward made the leap to bicycling on Sunday after church. Sure, he fell a few times, but after the initial bumps and dumps, it was pretty smooth sailing. Fall, get up – try, try again. Before he knew it, off he went. He sailed around the park and up and down the alley behind our home. A great day for him and our family! About the only problem came Monday at 6 AM. He wanted to ride bikes before I went to work! Continue reading
How do you strike the balance between keeping your family away from wicked influences, and making sure they are prepared for the inevitable temptations of life?
A Christian’s spiritual growth is supported by having a friend, a mentor, and someone to mentor. Care to share your stories about these important relationships?