Undated — Last week's Keith Kappes column sharing a story from an Arkansas buddy about a young girl who unawaredly held upside down the "M" in Christmas at her school's winter pageant, changing the spelling to "Christ Was Love," attributed the details to a wrongful source. The story originated in 1999 with author Candy Chand, who attended her son's Christmas pageant dress rehearsal and observed the unintended but inspirational events. She wrote about the details in the book titled, "Christmas Love, a True Story of a Holiday Miracle."
Liberals listening to Pope Francis - selectively
Pope Francis' recent critique of capitalism and America makes him a darling of the political left. But those embracing the pope's ideas surely don't want to hear his take on social issues including abortion, gay marriage or female clergy.
'Tis the season to beware
Now that we (thankfully) have dispensed with our obligatory giving of thanks, we can launch into our month-long orgy of conspicuous, unrestrained consumption.
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50 years can't fade a day to remember
I don’t remember what I had for lunch last Wednesday or Thursday, but I do recall what I was doing and what I was eating on Nov. 22, 1963, when I learned that President John F. Kennedy had been shot.
EDITORIALS: Economic war with China; Ban on trans fats
The hemorrhaging of U.S. industry is due to a wound inflicted in an economic war with China that we refuse to fight. / Never mind the critics, the government is doing our health and our wallets a favor by banning trans fats.
Americans see through Obama's lies
All presidents lie and the public is forgiving. But President Obama's lies are intentional and self-serving - including one about being able to keep your health plan and doctor - and Americans can easily see through the fog.
EDITORIALS: NFL players are people too; Get serious on financial crimes
Pro football has never been more popular, but our society is beginning to have serious discussions about the game and its future. Or at least it should be having them. / The U.S. Department of Justice has taken a serious and significant step to finally treat financial crimes in the same aggressive way it would treat drug cartels, environmental abusers and anti-trust cases.
Most elders can afford smaller increases in Social Security benefits
Let’s have an honest conversation about Social Security. Just kidding. What I really mean is that I want to declare my views on the matter and have everybody else nod in assent and refrain from any uncomfortable, “divisive” questions or comments.
EDITORIALS: Move forward on immigration reform; SNAP cuts impact all
The chance of serious immigration reform passing in these closing weeks of Congress depends on how optimistic you are. / The 6 percent, or $5 billion, cut to the nation’s food stamp program will harm more than those individual recipients.
Health care choice another of Obama's broken promises
In selling Obamacare, the president told Americans they could keep their doctors and their health care plans. MIllions of Americans are now finding out that was a sales line - not the truth.
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