Hobby Lobby

As the Hobby Lobby decision goes . . . so should the country.

If Hobby Lobby doesn’t have to go against its convictions, neither should anyone else. Over two years ago, a small business owner’s life was turned upside down by seemingly simple request: “We’d like you to bake us a wedding cake.” Despite turning down financial gain and simultaneously setting himself up for legal woes, Jack Phillips…

Brazile 1

The Art of Circumvention

As children, we are masters at the art—or at least the attempt of—circumvention. Simply put, kids are in the business of getting what they want. Parents in the business of running block against some of those (often ill-planned) things that children want. Enter the Art of Circumvention. The child will either bypass the more “difficult”…

ChickFilA

Kindness in Chicken

As a resident of arguably one of the coldest states in the lower 48, I can attest to the fact that winter can be miserable. Here, we can go weeks at a time with temperatures solidly below zero, and days on end of relentless, howling north winds. As we skate—almost literally—into work or school every…

Margaret Thatcher

A Tale of Two Leaders, Part II

Yesterday (or rather . . . Sunday), we spoke of two starkly different leaders; one who overcame societal odds to later lead her nation away from economic collapse, and another who also overcame societal odds to change his nation . . . but by drastically different means.  One fought with ideas; the other with necklacing…