Commentary

Erick Erickson

ERICK ERICKSON: From Tent to Glory

In the beginning was a garden. And in that garden were two people and their God. God had created the man and woman in his image and set them above the rest of creation. But Adam and Eve sinned and thereby severed their personal, direct relationship with their Creator. God cannot tolerate sin. ...

Brent Bozell

BRENT BOZELL III: Cultural Winners and Losers of 2017

The first year of President Trump stirred the makers of popular culture into a frenzy of resistance. Any list of the year's cultural winners and losers revolves around how the entertainment elites offended Americans in the red states by trying too hard to correct their outdated patriotism and ...

Michelle Malkin

MICHELLE MALKIN: Time for Trump Makeover of Lib NPR and PBS

At the close of 2017, no less than seven prominent male hosts and editors of influential government-sponsored radio and television shows are out of work amid claims of sexual harassment. According to their accusers, the alleged Malevolent Seven are powerful pervs and creeps who've been ...

Pat Buchanan

PAT BUCHANAN: Republicans bet the farm with tax-reform bill

President Trump, every Republican senator, and the GOP majority in Speaker Paul Ryan's House just put the future of their party on the line. By enacting the largest tax cut since the Reagan administration, the heart of which is cutting the corporate rate from 35 to 21 percent, Republicans ...

ben shapiro

BEN SHAPIRO: Does ‘yes’ ever mean ‘yes’ anymore?

Over the weekend, Jessica Bennett, gender editor of The New York Times — yes, that’s a real title — wrote a piece titled “When Saying ‘Yes’ Is Easier Than Saying ‘No’.” She argued that in many cases, women say yes to sex but actually don’t want to do so: “Sometimes ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The First Christmas

King David had descendants, too numerous to name. One of them was Joseph, who would gain lasting fame. Joseph was engaged to a woman named Mary. God said to her one night, “My child, you shall carry.” All that Joseph wanted was to do that which was right. He considered leaving her, but ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reader shares a poem written to him by his granddaughter

A reader shared a poem written by Courtney Doyle to her grandfather with the following message: If the following love and caring of a grandchild like this for her grandad could be transported into ALL OF OUR HEARTS there would be no need for riots, war, dishonesty because we would react to ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What has Christmas become — can we get back?

Christmas used to be about peace on earth and goodwill to man. Now, the “holiday season” is characterized by revelers looking for fun, shoppers looking for bargains and bums looking for handouts. Apparently, drunkenness, greed and violence have replaced peace and goodwill among human ...

Kerry Hubartt

KERRY HUBARTT: Traitor to traditon? Perhaps, but it’s a lot less stressful

My wife and I both enjoyed live Christmas trees in our families when we were growing up. So it was natural that we would continue that tradition after we got married. And we did — for 46 years — until this year. We’ve had all kinds of trees over the years. Tall ones, short ones. Fat ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Honoring Bud Mendenhall was right thing to do

Rep. Carbaugh, With the Franklin School Park Pavilion opening behind us and all the speeches about all the hard work everyone did to get the Franklin School Park finished, it’s time to really say thank you for making the day very special for Bud Mendenhall. Thank you doesn’t seem big ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reader questions Mike Braun’s political affiliation

If I told you someone voted to raise taxes, and either voted for Obama or Hillary, would you say they were a Republican or Democrat? Most folks would say he or she was a Democrat. But there is one problem. Mike Braun, the guy with all of those TV ads, is supposedly a Republican. He claims to ...

Rep. Luke Messer

LUKE MESSER: Senate needs to act on concealed carry. Where is Donnelly?

The House of Representatives recently passed legislation to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners across state lines. This is a crucial win to defend Hoosiers’ 2nd Amendment rights, and it’s long overdue. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which I cosponsored, would require states ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Call it what you will, but late-term abortion is wrong

After vetoing a bill Monday that would have banned late-term dismemberment abortions in his state, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf accused Republicans of trying to impose the “most extreme anti-choice legislation in the country.” The bill he vetoed, in fact, would ban abortions after 20 weeks ...

dave ramsey new

DAVE RAMSEY: The past can haunt you

Dear Dave, My wife co-signed on a loan for an old boyfriend five or six years ago. Now, a collection agency is after her for the remaining $5,000. We make about $90,000 a year combined, and our attorney recommended we file Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The idea of filing bankruptcy scares me. Is there ...

Robert Rinearson

BOB RINEARSON: Christmas must be a call to action on opioid problems

The image of children in need is always highlighted this time of year. The bell ringers for the Salvation Army endure the cold wishing everyone that passes by a Merry Christmas, even to those who refuse to donate. Police officers are busy, giving up their free time to provide the children of ...

Kerry Hubartt

KERRY HUBARTT: Sugar cookies are a staple of Christmas celebrations

One of my fondest memories of the Christmas season (that I hope is never ONLY a memory) is of Christmas cookies. The earliest I remember is sugar cookies — cut in the shapes of bells and Christmas stockings and snowmen and Santa Clauses and sprinkled with colored sugars. Those were the ...

Stossel

JOHN STOSSEL: Liberate Food Trucks

Laura Pekarik bakes cupcakes and sells them from a food truck. Her truck provided a great opportunity, letting her open a business without having to spend big to hire a staff and rent space in a building. "Instead of renting a whole brick and mortar and managing a team of people, it was ...

Star Parker

STAR PARKER: Let’s liberate blacks from left-wing politics

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows yet another perspective on the deep racial division in our country. According to the poll, 86 percent of blacks compared to 50 percent of whites say that President Trump does not "respect people of color as much as he respects white people." However, ...