Ideological Supremacy and the Death of Freedom

I remember years ago when I walked into a fabric store with a friend, and noticed a throw blanket hung on the wall. It had Barack Obama’s face on it—and, rolling my eyes, I turned to my friend and said something to the effect of “Geez, that’s a little much; it’s like he’s some kind…

Ladies, Please Don’t Be Like Ashley Judd

Living in Mexico, I remember sticking out like a sore thumb. Blonde hair, blue eyes, VERY white—I was the epitome of obvious. I didn’t have a car, so to attend school (and later on teach preschool) I was often walking miles at a time or taking buses. That meant that for significant periods of the…

Venezuela’s Hell: Could It Happen Here?

I want to challenge you.   Could the United States—the beacon of freedom, economic and military superpower, and perhaps history’s greatest anomaly—ever fall as far as Venezuela?   Before we get back to that, let me give you a brief crash course in what South American friends are currently enjoying. There’s no food. Imagine being so…

Dear Unborn Child: Yes, You Have A Gender

Dear Unborn Child of Mine: We’ve been waiting for this moment ever since the day we saw those beautiful pink lines.  In just two weeks we’ll walk into the doctor’s office to see your ultrasound that’ll answer the big question: whether you’re a boy or a girl. Yet today, an increasing number of people believe…