Scottie Hughes

CP Op-Ed Contributor

The Horrible, Irresponsible, Catastrophic Default That Never Will Be

If you believe Bigfoot roams the Pacific Northwest, you might be gullible enough to believe Barack Obama's claim that the United States will default on its creditors if Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling. But if you can see the President's propaganda for the scare tactic it is, you know there was never any chance the United States would default on its creditors.

Why Is Violence Against Teachers Being Covered Up?

Baltimore teacher Jeff Slattery struggles with fear every day. He literally has to force himself out the door as he heads to his classroom. In December 2010 at Baltimore Community High School Slattery stopped a student without a hall pass. The student got physical. Slattery let him go

Casino is Bad for Wisconsin, Nation, Indians

For some people gambling is a harmless diversion. A fun way to play with – and usually lose – one's hard-earned money. For others, it is a fool's errand. Overcome with a sort of sickness, they see gambling as the chance to strike it rich, to make something out of almost nothing based on one role of the dice or the turn of a single card can leave a person set for life.

The Blood of Christians on Obama's Hands

Thirty-five miles northeast of Damascus is a small Christian village built into the mountains of Syria. Until yesterday, the most interesting thing about this town called Maaloula was that its 6,000 residents are among the last in the world who still speak Aramaic – the language Christ spoke as a boy in a carpentry shop, as man giving a sermon from a mount, and on the eve of his death and resurrection when he broke bread and poured wine and said, "This is my body…. This is my blood."

Grow Up Mr. President

Between my six-year-old son and Barack Obama, I've been having a hard time of late telling the two apart. When President Obama gives a press conference, it's like watching a child in the middle of a temper tantrum.

Christie vs. Paul: Act One

If the 2016 presidential election were an opera, Act One began last week with sparring between two of the leading GOP candidates, New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

The Absent Outcry of a Murdered Mother and Her Son

I imagine the morning of June 16, 2013 started off like any other traditional morning in Amy Gibbon's house. A young single mother trying to provide the best life possible for her 5-year-old son in the small town of Calumet, Oklahoma, the everyday stresses of being a parent on her own probably vanished at the smile, which usually dominated her son's face.

Obama's Order to the Military: Stand Down

In closed door hearings on Capitol Hill today, Congress will ask military commanders with responsibility for forces in and around Benghazi who exactly relayed that order and why. But a closer look at this administration's record reveals that standing down is a recurring theme. It is an implicit order that is given to the military every day in the Obama administration.

What I Learned From Vince Flynn

Names like Palin, Breitbart, Coulter, Malkin, and Rumsfeld are just a few which I choose to put on my mantel; however, tonight, as I looked at these books, my eyes fell upon Consent to Kill by Vince Flynn, and for the first time all day, I allowed myself to cry.

Michele Bachmann Should Lead the IRS

The IRS has wronged Conservatives. The only way to restore a semblance of trust in the institution is to appoint someone that can be counted on to clean house and keep the rogue institution from overstepping its bounds again.