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Gregg Murset I recently read the book entitled, “The Demise of Guys” and was totally shocked at the statistics reinforcing what I instinctively already knew in my head. As the author put it, “guys are flaming out”. Crashing and burning. Biting the dust. Well, I for one,...

Becca Carl & Caitlyn Green From the time I was six, both of my parents worked outside the home. The day care I attended took me to school and picked me up every day. When I was there, we played many games and went outside a...

Rachel Allison Moms and Dads, do your homework where your children are concerned…I wish I had. My young children spent their summers in southern Colorado surrounded by beautiful ten-thousand foot mountains, and near several streams where they fished for hours most every day.  If they weren’t fishing...

Kristi Kane Several years ago, my family was on vacation when my husband received a frantic call from his sister. She was crying so hard that my husband could not understand what she was trying to say. After several minutes, she was able to calm down...

Diane Robertson Many people have said to me, “It is inevitable. Why do you care?” Former speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, said to American conservatives, "It is in every family. It is in every community. The momentum is clearly now in the direction in finding some...

Maddi Gillel Editor’s note:  This is the third in a series on education.  To see “The High Water Mark,” go here, the second article, “The Nose Dive,” is here. The value of the second cycle is that many have learned the hard way what works to make...

Dear Mr. President: I understand that you’re making 2013 a year to highlight and legislate against gun violence in America. Well, I was thinking that maybe at the same time, you could spotlight and issue some executive orders against scalpel violence. The small scalpels abortion business...

Carol Soelberg The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will announce next week whether they will retain a long-standing policy of not allowing homosexuals to serve as volunteer leaders or whether they will now allow individuals who are openly homosexual to participate in the scouting program. The Boy...

Rachel Allison All four of my sons are Eagle Scouts.  I helped all four of them prepare for any situation as they packed for those monthly campouts and annual scout camps.  I watched them think through the “what ifs” of all the situations for which the...

Diane Robertson The purpose of government is to regulate human relationships-- society. A good government supports and protects the family as the basic and most important unit of society. An important part of protecting the family is allowing freedom of religion which in turn lends support...

A video created by Center for Reproductive Rights has been making the rounds in cyberspace.  It has met with accolades from the pro-abortion world and jeers of disgust from everyone else. “Happy 40th Anniversary, Baby” features an actor sitting in a chair in a well-appointed room...

Maddi Gillel Editor's note:  This is the second in a series on education.  To see "The High Water Mark," go here. The second phase began around 1887.  There were those who wanted to experiment with ideas to make changes in the system: 1-The populist movement demanded that the...

Mari Anderson & Marcy Cooper “I found out I was pregnant on my 21st birthday. It was not planned and, in fact, I never really planned on having children in the future. I am now eight weeks pregnant and so confused. I am very pro-life; I...

Rachel Allison Reading Ann Bailey’s article about the studies that have come out against the Federal Government’s Head Start preschool program must be discouraging to those whose intentions may have been positive and even altruistic.  But the years of time and effort and billions of dollars...

Kristi Kane Growing up, my parents gave me good advice. I didn't realize how good until I got married. From my Dad, I learned the importance of making wise financial decisions like “putting money aside for a rainy day,” (or saving), and “living within your means”...

Ann Bailey Emma surprised me with her comment.  “I think the lesson learned is government can’t replace the family.”  Not something I would have expected from a high-level public school educator.  I had sent her an article about the latest study showing that the 50-year-old Head...

Maddi Gillel “The strict discipline in educational preparation for professional life is described by John Adams.  By the time his son, John Quincy Adams was 18, the youth had become fairly proficient in Latin, French, and Greek.  He had also studied English and French literature, many...

Carol Soelberg Wednesday, January 16, commemorates the adoption of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom drafted by Thomas Jefferson back in 1786.  That document declared the freedom of religious choice and religious free exercise all thought to be “natural rights of mankind.” Fast forward to today.  Pres....

Rachel Allison This post may offend some of our readers.  If I say something that hits too close to home, just honestly evaluate your child’s involvement and if necessary ignore my observations. My children grew up during the skate-board craze in our neighborhood.  All of their friends...

Diane Robertson Last week in Boulder, Colorado a police officer shot a bull elk. The police officers involved in the shooting of the elk have been put on administrative leave and are under criminal investigation. On Sunday, hundreds of citizens in Boulder, Colorado held a candle...

Jessica Smith In early October as I was packing my car for my two-week long road trip I had no idea that my journey would lead me to the campaign offices to defend traditional marriage in Maryland. During the time that I spent in the offices,...

Maddi Gillel  “Lenin, and later Joseph Stalin, determined that in order to maintain control of the people it would be necessary to completely destroy the family and re-structure it. They passed a law that one could obtain a divorce simply by mailing or delivering a postcard...

Rachel Allison Last week I wrote about Hydeia Broadbent, a young woman’s crusade to stop HIV/AIDS. This week I want to write about some of the “lesser” sexually-transmitted diseases and other problems that are caused by “hooking up.” There are 19 million new infections of sexually transmitted gonorrhea,...

Gordon Jones This past summer my wife and I had the opportunity of traveling through much of Europe. We saw many cities, churches and museums. Of all that we saw, our visit to Auschwitz made the deepest impression. To walk on the grounds where millions of...

Rachel Allison At birth, Hydeia Broadbent was abandoned at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas where Patricia and Loren Broadbent adopted her as an infant. Although her HIV condition was congenital, she was not diagnosed as HIV-positive with advancement to AIDS until...