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Tidings of comfort and joy: Why shoppers seeking comfort will be retailers’ joy

Roger Beahm,  After an exceptionally divisive election season and the ongoing fall-out, people are in search of the comfort and nostalgia that comes with the holidays, perhaps turning to some retail therapy. While the National Retail Federation estimates consumers will spend, on average, $935 shopping this holiday season (down 1.7 percent from last year), there’s

Allen West: The Dark Uncertainty of Transitions

My time in the military and studying military history and operations has taught me that transitions are always a vulnerable period. It is vital to have a solid team that is looking not just at the time before them, but is strategically focused on the future. One of my favorite passages in the Bible comes

Gen. Mike Flynn, Rep. Allen West, Dr. David Grantham: Yes, we can defeat terrorism

Michael Flynn, Allen West, Dr. David Grantham The legendary Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu rightly observed generations ago that “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” But he also taught that “if you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every

Allen West: The STEM education Challege in our country today

(Editors’ note: This column is co-authored by Chris MacFarland) New, robust partnerships between the public and private sectors are needed today to attract and educate the young scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians for tomorrow. A stem is the main trunk of a plant, and STEM — short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — is

The Real Skinny on Jobs in America

Curtis Ellis, Obama touts a ‘growing economy,’ but the kind of jobs his economy is producing aren’t made to last. The monthly jobs report for June is out and the administration’s apologists are spinning it as great news. The underlying reality is not so pretty. The offshoring of better-paying U.S. jobs and the replacement of American

Allen West: The Real Issue of Gun Control

(Editors’ note: This column was co-authored by Eve Stieglitz) In the aftermath of the second and third worst Islamic terrorist attacks upon America since 9-11, the socialist left, enabled by the mainstream media, has manufactured a false narrative of individual gun control being the issue. They went so far as to completely embarrass themselves with

Allen West: Economic Growth Policies and the Construction Industry in North and East Texas

(Editors’ Note: This column was co-authored by Meloni McDaniel) There is a saying in Texas, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as quick as I could.” That phenomena of population growth can certainly be evidenced in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. With a population boom comes increases in economic growth and expansion affecting

America’s drug crisis: When will we wake up to the tragedy of the opiate epidemic?

Nicholas Kardaras, M.D., It’s an old story but a very sad one. A celebrity is rumored to have died of a drug overdose and the world mourns. And, of course, media outlets and the public in general become aware—ever so briefly—that we, as a country, are in the midst of a drug crisis—more specifically an

Donald Trump disavows support of pro-Trump super PAC

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is disavowing support from a pro-Trump super PAC, saying he wants to continue funding his campaign himself. Trump has appealed to voters in part because he is using his own fortune to pay for most of his campaign, a fact he regularly reminds voters makes him independent and not beholden

Allen West: Service Members Deserve Better Health Care Options

Editor’s note: This piece was co-authored by NCPA Executive Director Allen West and Veterans Coalition of North Central Texas President Nekima Horton. In 2014, the four year old daughter of a serviceman stationed in Iraq nearly drowned in her family pool. She spent three and a half minutes under water before her mother found her

Disturbing trend of police snatching bystanders’ phones and deleting videos

Court Case: Cops Choked And Seized Phone Of Man Filming Arrest A federal lawsuit is underway against cops in St.Charles, Missouri, alleging that officers seized a phone from a man who was recording them using what he considered to be “excessive force” while making an arrest. Kyle Hamilton, has filed suit with the ACLU following

New report links longer congressional tenures to increased govt. spending

Teresa Mull,  A new study reports a direct correlation between the length of congressional terms and the size and growth of government. Our Generation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization, released the report, titled Congressional Tenure and its Impact on Government Spending. It concludes that: “the longer a Member of Congress remains in office, on average the