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My Children's Father

In January 1995, I made a list of 18 attributes that described the type of man I wanted to marry. The list included "wants children," "high family ties -- loves his mother," "secure in themselves" and "social."

Three years later, I married such a man. A man who more than met the criteria, Jimmy Cushman.

I first knew that we would marry when he...Read more

Skills Matter

Controversy erupted Tuesday over a comment made by economist Art Laffer regarding hourly wages.

Asked by Fox News anchor Sandra Smith if the minimum wage should rise, Laffer replied that many minimum wage workers "aren't worth $15." Some people latched onto the statement as though it was about a person's intrinsic worth, rather than the value ...Read more

Curiosity and Candor

This past Tuesday, Judicial Watch released a trove of emails about the settlement agreement between the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Robert Gordon, who was the department director, that show the lengths to which department officials fumbled with their messaging during the height of the pandemic.

The information came to ...Read more

Remember the Cost of a Free and Undivided Republic

If you open a paper this week, you will see ads for Memorial Day sales. Your inbox is probably being inundated with such ads. Along with sales, Memorial Day images include BBQs, parties and pool openings. It's the official beginning of summer. Many people travel to a beach, a lake or a mountain. Some traditions include visiting a memorial park ...Read more

Politics Should Be Sacred Work

When I was growing up, my mother would constantly tell me to mind my attitude. This most often occurred while I was doing household chores at her request. What she meant was for me to not only respect her but also be gracious and grateful, even while doing chores. I heard what she was saying but did not understand what she was asking, nor did my...Read more

No Time for Malaise

Crime is up. Prices are up. Border crossings in the southwest are up. Unemployment is still up. Our national debt is up. Gas is hard to find. Civil unrest surrounds us. And the Middle East is in turmoil. Sounds a lot like the '70s to me.

Last night, my husband, Jimmy, went to fill up my car with gas. He did this because our area of Atlanta has ...Read more

This Year, a Mother's Day Marked by Love -- and Loss

Becoming a parent was the most profound, all-encompassing event in my life. While I loved and still love my husband, Jimmy, the birth of a child ignited inside me a new type of overwhelming love: motherly love. Though I knew that parts of both of us had combined to create a new human being, I also knew that she was a new life, totally ...Read more

Do Something Unusual: Be for Bipartisan Actions

The never-ending media outrage machine is undoubtably focusing on the next soon-to-be crisis and amplifying anything that could possibly pit one of us against the other. Outrage drives ratings, but it also drives people apart. I've been focusing instead on causes that bring people together. Since this week we celebrate Earth Day, I want to focus...Read more

The Gaslighting of the American People

This week, Project Veritas released a video of Charlie Chester, a CNN technical director, talking to a woman who recorded him during what he thought were "dates"; she had purposely targeted him and videoed him surreptitiously. While you might not agree with her tactics, her videos reveal that CNN was involved in what proved to be a successful ...Read more

Grounded in Truth and Reality

In 1989, the Polish Solidarity used the slogan "May Poland be Poland. 2 + 2 must always equal four." While this might seem to be a simple factual statement, it was in fact a declaration that statements that had been passed off as facts were, in reality, lies. It was a declaration that truth had to be at the forefront of the movement to crush ...Read more

Better Communication

The fact is that 3.5 voters support voter identification laws for every 1 voter who opposes them.

But the news media and Democratic activist groups are equating voter ID laws with voter suppression. They are doing this at the top of their lungs and their screaming is drowning out the views of the vast majority of voters (75%), who "believe ...Read more

Republicans Are Dealing With a Shameless Competitor

Whoever is in charge of naming the Democratic bills in the House of Representatives must have a twisted sense of humor. Let's take a few examples. The so-called Equality Act is an Inequality Act. If the bill is passed, parents of minors who do not allow them to undergo medical transgender procedures could have their children removed from the ...Read more

 

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