For the past ten years, we have enjoyed a holiday tradition on the Ringside Politics program, bestowing the "Turkey of the Year" award on the most deserving politician or celebrity.
While all of the former winners have been worthy recipients, this year's honoree is the most deserving of all time. No one fits the bill of "Turkey of the Year" more than President Barack Obama.
Last week, the President was pardoning official White House turkeys for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, we cannot pardon Barack Obama for his actions as President. He has presided over the dismantling of our country's economy and our standing in the world. more >>
The day before Thanksgiving, President Obama assured Americans all was well and he knew "of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland" based "on the latest information I just received in the Situation Room."
A week later, in San Bernardino, California, America experienced the most serious terrorist attack on American soil since September 11, 2001. Yet, during his Oval Office speech December 6, President Obama appeared more upset about his unattained ideological dream of gun control than what happened in San Bernardino.
Those watching his speech in the room I was in corporately exhaled a sigh of relief that President Obama finally joined the FBI and the majority of Americans to call the attack for what it was, an act of terrorism. more >>
With all the craziness happening on university campuses, how do we prepare future collegians before they get there?
For many students and their parents, the pressure is on: college application time. Essays, recommendations, SAT scores, etc.
And if you're a parent or grandparent, there's even a bigger worry: the insane developments on campuses across the country may have you re-thinking the whole college thing. If not, you should. more >>
Americans always have welcomed those fleeing danger and oppression abroad. Some of the earliest Americas crossed the Atlantic to escape religious persecution in Great Britain.
We should continue to offer sanctuary to those in need. Christians, especially, should be compassionate to those who face death for their beliefs. But in today's world we must be cautious as well. After all, the first responsibility of the government in Washington is to those who already are here. We can enjoy our liberties only when our lives are secure.
True horror has befallen the Syrian people. Hundreds of thousands have been killed, millions have been driven from their homes. After years of warfare they see little hope for the future. Our hearts should go out to them. more >>
To really help the poor, we must not only change their mindset and worldview — but ours as well!
Peace Corps volunteer Josie Kornegay was in the West African nation of Sierra Leone teaching a class on microbiology for ten nursing students. As related in Darrow Miller and Stan Guthrie's book, "Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Cultures," "[a]fter the final exam, one student raised her hand and said, 'Miss, I know that you taught us about polio, but do you want to know how people really get it?'"
Josie's heart sank. "How?" she asked the student, who replied, "It's the witches!" . . . They are invisible. They fly around at night and bite people's backs!" more >>
Back in the Sixties, President Lyndon Johnson tried to wage the Vietnam War and launch the welfare programs known as the "Great Society" at the same time.
In a classic example of the "guns and butter" tradeoff, the president was unwilling to make a decision between guns or butter. He would not reduce domestic spending and he would not cut back the growing Vietnam War.
Nor did he wish to risk popular support by increasing taxes to pay for his ambitious agenda. He simply ran budget deficits. more >>