One of the greatest gifts my hardworking, blue-collar father gave me when I was young was the belief that no one owes me anything. His wisdom carried me through some difficult times growing up and helped shape me into the person I am today. It seems that self-reliant attitude my dad instilled in me is all but lost in this country.
We should be thankful the Obama administration is nearing its end. This year is bound to have its share of surprises and grandstanding from a president who seems more enamored by regimes like Iran than America.
Over the holidays, Europeans were rudely awakened from their Utopian Dream of open borders and peaceful coexistence to discover as Oscar Wilde once wrote, "...nightmares are dreams too."
Because I once voted liberal, at the beginning of each new year I take it as my personal responsibility to pose a few suggestions to my liberal friends out there who are still living on the dark side.
Establishment Republicans gave Democrats a generous Christmas gift this year while at the same time stuffing conservatives' stockings with coal in the passage of the omnibus spending bill.
What is it about Christmas that stirs hope in the hearts of even the most cynical?
It is Christmas time, the season of good cheer where we celebrate Jesus' birth, but rather than doing that, a group called American Atheists invite us by way of their new billboard campaign to "Go ahead and skip church! Just be good for goodness' sake." As if that's even possible.
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."
What a dilemma we humans find ourselves in when we discover that fixing one problem serves to worsen another, something a group of Environment Canada researchers recently determined finding environmentalists caused global warming in their attempts to curb it.
It's almost Thanksgiving. The fireplace inside crackles while the snow outside falls, painting an exceptionally-Alaskan scene as I write, also reminding me that this is also the time of year I receive correspondence from thoughtful people asking how a particular American hero, a man who gave up his youth to serve this great nation under four presidents, is doing.
The Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attack was well-coordinated with suicide bombings, grenade attacks, deadly shootings and hostage taking.
Dear parents, when you vote next November, please remember which party wants your daughters to share their school locker rooms and showers with boys.
Apparently, integrity and critical thinking are not qualities found in today's mainstream media.
In the biography, "Churchill: A Life," author Martin Gilbert writes how Winston Churchill loudly voiced his grave concerns about the apathy shared by those seemingly impervious to the malevolent National Socialist Movement's intention to steam through Europe like volcanic lava, destroying everything in its way, including free speech.
After watching the first Democrat Party presidential debate, one can understand why the Democrat National Committee [DNC] has chosen to limit their presidential debates to just six.
Darkness abounds. Nonetheless wisdom beckons, reminding those who'll listen to make the very best of the dark days we're in rather than allowing these dark days to get the best of us.
What's a teacher to do if he sees a wired briefcase that looks like a homemade bomb in the classroom?
The Rowan County Kentucky elected official Kim Davis was jailed unjustly. Unjustly, because we live in a society which promotes "right" as "wrong," and wrong as right and laws are applied to some and not others.
President Obama told some whoppers the size of Mt. McKinley, I mean Denali, about global warming while he was here in Alaska.
Like the road to Hell, liberal ideas are usually paved with good intentions. But, as Ronald Reagan once said, "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so." And all that vast un-knowledge births monster government agencies like the EPA, which end up doing more harm than good.
Donald Trump's commanding lead in the polls is a solemn reminder that if we're not careful, another narcissistic good talker will be elected to complete the fundamental transformation President Obama began.
We are created with an innate sense of right and wrong and a desire for justice, so when we hear about maddening scandals like the one at the Veterans Administration last year, we expect those in charge to quickly take action to right wrongs. If only it were that easy.
President Obama told the BBC he's "stymied" because he's not gotten his way regarding gun control --yet. So, apparently we should just relinquish our guns during a Second Amendment burning ceremony on the National Lawn.
Like car parts chunked and sold in a junk yard, unborn baby parts have value too, according to a top Planned Parenthood Federation of America official as well as a company called StemExpress, which offers human fetal livers for up to $24,250 on their website.
As we witness the fall and likely deterioration of the small Mediterranean nation of Greece, it would be wise to understand that unless America makes radical corrections, Greece's fate will be ours.