Dave Duffy, My wife and I own a couple of smoothie/food shops. As small-business entrepreneurs, we take a lot of pride in providing 55 jobs while making payroll every week, all self-financed as saved- and scrimped-for investment capital. As owners, we choose to offer a 10 percent discount to first-responders and active-duty/reserve military and guardsmen.
Free Thought Project – by Matt Agorist Wichita, KS — In just a matter of a few days, cops in Wichita have proven their incompetent and dangerous nature and shown the country that they are in dire need of de-escalation training. Last week, an innocent man was murdered by Wichita police for the ‘crime’ of opening
The status quo in the US is an odd one. Gambling is one of the country’s most popular pastime, with $450 billion spent in 2016 on everything from casino gaming to sports betting. Gambling isn’t seen as being such as vice that it once was, and there is now more dialogue then ever surrounding the
Kurt Schlichter, With all the awful things happening now – the discord, the anger, the stupidity – at least those of my generation can rest easy knowing that the Millennials are going to suffer after we’re gone. Sure, I’m going to die a lot sooner than them – unless someone invents some sort of expensive
Pat Buchanan, “The Kurds have no friends but the mountains,” is an old lament. Last week, it must have been very much on Kurdish minds. As their U.S. allies watched, the Kurdish peshmerga fighters were run out of Kirkuk and all the territory they had captured fighting ISIS alongside the Americans. The Iraqi army that
Victor Skinner, MCCORDSVILLE, Ind. – An Indiana elementary teacher is worried that students who discuss God, Jesus, and the Devil in school could “upset a child/parent” with “different religions and beliefs” and she wants it to stop. Parents of students at McCordsville Elementary forwarded a letter to Fox 59 sent home by a teacher that
Michael Reagan, Houston is trying to dry itself out and recover from the historic floods of Hurricane Harvey. It will take years and unknown billions of dollars. Unlike New Orleans in 2005 after Katrina, the country’s fourth largest city was as prepared as any metropolis can be for a thousand-year flood. But unlike New Orleans,
Jack Kerwick, Faculty and administrators are reaping what they sowed. When I was a teenager, I spent much of my time getting involved in all sorts of things that I should have avoided, and knew then that I should have avoided. One of these activities was fist fighting. It’s been many years since I was
An illegal immigrant – who had been deported 15 times – is accused of seriously injuring a 6-year-old boy in a Saturday night drunken driving hit-and-run crash, authorities said. Constantino Banda-Acosta, a 38-year-old Mexican citizen, was kicked out of the U.S. 15 times in the past 15 years, with his most previous deportation coming Jan.
Jeffrey Fowle lost his job, feared for his life and wondered if he would ever see his family while being held prisoner by North Korea, yet the Ohio man considers himself lucky. A devout Christian and father of three, Fowle, 58, traveled to the secretive dictatorship in 2014, driven by a long-abiding curiosity about the
In D.C. Comic’s fictional “Bizarro World,” all things are done opposite of here on Earth. According to the “Bizarro Code,” inhabitants of the cube-shaped planet “hate beauty,” “love ugliness” and consider it illegal to “make anything perfect.” Ironically, here on planet Earth, many liberals – and a disturbing number of judges – subscribe to a
Ken Blackwell, President Donald Trump is nearing his 100th day in office. Unlike his predecessor, President Trump doesn’t spend much time on the golf course. He’s busy issuing executive orders, appointing strong conservatives, bombing Islamist terrorists, and safeguarding our borders. Some of the president’s critics didn’t think he’d make it through the first 100 days.