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Jun
19
2017

Green Flames: London’s Lesson

19, Jun

By Katie Kieffer

Forest Fire

Blue flames are products of extreme heat but “green” flames are products of extreme environmentalism, as we saw last week when fire engulfed London’s Grenfell Tower.

From skyscrapers in London to wild lands in California’s Sun Valley, so-called green policies that disregard basic principles of fire safety are sparking deadly infernos. This issue deserves our attention far more than Russian hacking myths and fairytales. Continue reading

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Jun
11
2017

Fathers Count: Who Were Hillary and Bill’s Fathers?

11, Jun

By Katie Kieffer


Hillary Clinton once wished her dad a Happy Father’s Day by commemorating her mother. And likely not by accident. Both Hillary and Bill Clinton were raised by fathers who set poor examples—a reminder of the crucial role fathers play in raising society’s future leaders.

Certainly, Jackie Robinson is an example of a man who developed himself into an upstanding leader in spite of a deadbeat dad. (Robinson’s mother raised Jackie and his four siblings alone after their father abandoned them.) So, the point of today’s column is to encourage men to be great fathers—not that an imperfect father determines one’s future. Continue reading

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Jun
05
2017

I Know What You’re Reading This Summer

05, Jun

By Katie Kieffer

Girl Reading Book

The average American child will spend 405 hours this summer watching TV and Internet videos: Be a great example and read. Reading is proven to make us healthier, happier and wiser. So grab a cold Corona (keeping this example to yourself, at least for now) and pick up a book!

One evening while staying at Sea World Orlando, I looked up from dinner to notice a family of four eating beside me. All four were peering at smartphones or tablets (including the children who both appeared to be under the age of six). Continue reading

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May
29
2017

Keep Your Word on War, Mr. President

29, May

By Katie Kieffer


“A big, fat mistake,” is how presidential candidate Donald Trump characterized the invasion of Iraq. Today, President Trump insists: “the destructive cycle of intervention and chaos must finally come to an end.”

Will President Trump keep his promises to prioritize “America first” over policing the world? Continue reading

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May
15
2017

Tick, Tock: EMP War Looms

15, May

By Katie Kieffer

Traffic jam.

If you want to cry after WannaCry ransomware attacked FedEx in the United States; hospitals in Britain; and telecommunications networks in Spain last Friday, you’ll want to bawl when North Korea hits the U.S. with an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). Let’s not go there.

Congressional reports and most security experts agree that America’s adversaries—from developed nations like China and Russia to dictatorships like Iran and North Korea—prefer to target our country with a triple threat combination of cyberattacks, physical damage and EMP. And EMP is the greatest threat of the three. Continue reading

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May
07
2017

Win Immigration Battle, or Lose in 2018

07, May

By Katie Kieffer

US-Mexico border

Make us so tired of winning that we beg you to stop winning, President Trump—especially on your signature issue: immigration reform.

“We’re going to win at the border. We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning, you’re going to come to me and go ‘Please, please, we can’t win anymore.” –Trump speaking at MetraPark Arena in Billings, Montana on the 2016 campaign trail Continue reading

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Apr
30
2017

Pro-Choice: Tunnel Vision

30, Apr

By Katie Kieffer

MN Pro-Life March. Photo copyright Amie Kieffer, AK Artistic Productions

Young women, new research finds, increasingly desire children—yet the pro-abortion movement still shrieks for subsidies. Ladies, strap on your stilettos: life is a cause worthy of digging in your heels.

The National Center for Health Statistics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that since 2002, 4% more women ages 15 to 44 say they anticipate bearing a child in their lifetime. A 4% increase is very significant considering that modern American women are inundated with pressures to “prevent” or “end” pregnancy. Rarely do women hear pregnancy described more as a blessing than a disease. But despite such propaganda—often subsidized by our federal and state governments—more women want to someday become mothers. Continue reading

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Apr
24
2017

End the Income Tax

24, Apr

By Katie Kieffer

Income Taxes

Tell President Trump to ask Congress to end the federal income tax so that you and I can reach our full potential for wealth.

This weekend, President Trump tweeted that a: “Big TAX REFORM AND TAX REDUCTION will be announced [on] Wednesday.” This is great news. However, as we go through the process of improving the tax code, we must encourage our politicians to do two things: Continue reading

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Apr
16
2017

Will Texas Cave like North Carolina?

16, Apr

By Katie Kieffer

Texas Longhorn

Let’s talk toilets—specifically, transgender-designated toilets in Texas.

Democrats are messing with Texas, pushing hard against SB 6, the Texas Privacy Act, which makes an individual’s biological sex the determining factor for accessing bathrooms, locker rooms and shower rooms in the Lone Star State. Continue reading

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Apr
03
2017

Why Isn’t Hillary Clinton in Jail?

03, Apr

By Katie Kieffer


She feels safe enough to “come out of the woods,” exactly the time for a Trump administration special prosecutor to launch a broadside.

Mentally strong people don’t need five months to overcome setbacks. Thomas Edison famously said: “I have not failed 10,000 times. … I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work.” Instead of dwelling on setbacks, true leaders are resilient and persistent. Their passion for their mission—or goal—is independent of external circumstances. Continue reading

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