The “wish list” used to be a holiday phenomenon. It is now actually an everyday feature of places like Amazon, Best Buy, etc. There is even a wishlist.com for building you personal list for every purpose from wedding gift and baby shower registries to everyday “I want” lists. I understand the practicality of this in some places, but at what point did the expectation of presents, and the virtual obligation of buying presents, become the central purpose of Christmas? Whether we admit it or not, this is what has happened, even for most Christians.
We have seen how our Republican heroes melted like salted snails, selling out virtually every conservative or Christian principle imaginable in the recent Paul Ryan-led Omnibus bill. In secret back-room deals with leftists, the leadership caved on issue after issue, including one made central recently by the exposure of an infant body-parts trade: the continued […]
I have in the past written about billionaire businessman and philanthropist Charles Koch’s laudable views of business ethics, service, and free market economics. Today, he continues to delight with a critique of American politics based on consistent principle. In an interview with MSNBC, Koch answered how he felt about the alleged defenders of the free […]
It’s bad enough that Congress is about to pass a $1 Trillion-plus spending bill while simultaneously praising themselves for “thoughtful” decisions, “wise” investing, and “savings.” But under the guise of a concern “to protect farmers,” Committee members have included provisions that will provide essential bailout money for banks engaged in risky derivatives investing (you know, […]
There’s another furor over another “unilateral” ObamaCare mandate delay. This just shows what a dictator Obama is. He rewrites the law at his own whim. Shameful. Unprecedented. Problem is, G. W. Bush did exactly the same thing. No one said a word. Problem is, the authority to make such changes has been written into IRS […]