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."
Giving businesses choice is not legalizing discrimination
The owner of a California gay bar should be allowed to refuse service to legislators he considers "crazy, ignorant or stupid." The problem is the popular double-standard that supports his version of "discrimination" while raging against anyone who disagrees with him but wants the same freedom.
Obama twists Constitution to cut U.S. military
President Obama's plan to slash the military to pre-World War II levels endangers the country, especially when our enemies don't know the war is over.
Benefits of hiking minimum wage are an illusion
The president's latest economic fantasy says raising the minimum wage will incentivize work, lower unemployment, juice the economy and may even lower taxes. All while businesses swallow billions of dollars more in labor costs.
Coastal residents should pay true cost of flood insurance
The environmental champions in Congress took a big break from their moral scolding this past month with a gigantic “Never mind!” after their constituents discovered the law requiring them to start paying the true cost of living in flood-prone areas.
Death penalty warranted in Boston Marathon bombing case
It's a good thing Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wasn't given over to the angry masses after he was arrested in Boston. It's also fair that, if found guilty, he should face the death penalty.
Complaints about code words a diversion to silence Obama's critics
Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman complains the label "thug" is racist code - as do supporters of President Obama. They're both wrong. Just as the politics of New Jersey shows, thuggery is colorblind.
Obama's battle plan against inequality: Hold back the successful
Wars declared on domestic ills - such as poverty, drugs and obesity - are losing battles. Now, President Obama is distracting himself with a "War on Inequality" that will only serve to make many of us poorer.
Why 'live to work' mindset wins out in US
Overwork is not good for productivity. If you're doing physical labor, you get tired. If you're doing customer service, you get cranky. If you're sitting at a desk doing so-called knowledge work, you get stale and unimaginative.
Unemployment benefits not just for emergencies anymore
As debate rages over keeping emergency unemployment at 99 weeks, a few things seem obvious, starting with the fact that this government benefit is no longer for "emergencies." Why even limit it at all?
Obamacare surprise: More Medicaid means more trips to the ER
Obamacare purported to save money by expanding Medicaid and prompting people to visit doctors instead of the more costly emergency room. Here's a shocker that comes as no surprise: People with Medicaid coverage make more ER visits - not fewer.
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