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Sep
24
2019

2.9 Billion Bird Deaths Linked to Solar, Wind

24, Sep

By Katie Kieffer

Red bird

Feathers at the foot of a wind turbine. Bird droppings at the base of a solar panel. A coroner could use these signs to establish the cause of mass bird death. And a novelist could pen a murder mystery titled: Death by Renewable Energy. Continue reading

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Jun
18
2019

Girl in a Red Balloon

18, Jun

By Katie Kieffer

Red Balloon

Two legs—jutting from a large red balloon—struggle to navigate between rows of gawkers. Women follow the red balloon girl—each covered from head to torso in a brightly colored balloon. They look like walking gumballs. Continue reading

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Feb
11
2019

When Murder Is Easy

11, Feb

By Katie Kieffer


Blood spilled first is more stunning than blood spilled second. Today, abortion is the primary type of murder that no longer shocks Americans. Why? Because we have – collectively – committed murder so frequently. Women accept and even laud abortion while men and religious figures have turned their heads.

We all need to recover a healthy dose of shock when an American doctor kills a sweet baby girl or boy with a fully developed heart, brain and soul—for profit. Continue reading

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Oct
08
2018

MoveOn.Feminist, ComeOn.Love

08, Oct

By Katie Kieffer

LOVE

Women are angry at Brett Kavanaugh. To them, I ask: do you know why you’re angry?

Suicide is on the rise in America, especially among our country’s girls. According to CDC data, suicide among teenage girls rose 70% in the past decade. This is a 40-year high. Across all genders and ages, suicide has increased 28% since 1999. Continue reading

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Sep
27
2018

The Rational Vote: Trump

27, Sep

By Katie Kieffer

Melania and Donald Trump

You and I know people who admit to being Democrats. I don’t know a single Democrat who will admit to believing in Democratic policies. No Democrat will ever say that they support: “unlimited power for politicians; murdering babies; declaring a man guilty of a crime without evidence; and stealing from the poor to aid criminals.”

May we conclude, then, that to be a Democrat in 2018 is to live in a fantasy world?

“I can’t believe the Democrats have gone so bad. And I used to be a Democrat,” my 87-year-old grandmother recently said. She sees a party that once stood for farmers and now stands for “democratic socialism”—a nice name for communism. Continue reading

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Jan
31
2018

Whose Life Is Yours?

31, Jan

By Katie Kieffer


On Saturday, I joined over 5,000 Texans who took to the streets of downtown Austin for the Texas Right to Life March. Marching feet remind us of battle, but for what are we really fighting when we say: “Right to Life?”

“Words matter,” a writing mentor of mine—who happened to be a pro-life attorney—once advised me. A core lesson that I gleaned from attending the 2018 Texas Right to Life March is that words—especially the words we use repeatedly; those words that roll off our tongue without thought—truly do matter. Continue reading

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Jan
08
2018

Crossing the Swamp

08, Jan

By Katie Kieffer


It’s not about “draining the swamp.” It’s about crossing the swamp—and overcoming the bog in a bold bout much like George Washington’s surprise attack in the Battle of Trenton after crossing the Delaware on Christmas Day, 1776.

Our first President was a good man. He led by example, enduring the cold alongside his men unlike generals of lesser mettle, who shouted commands from a warm tent out of range of fire. Washington took pride in keeping his commitments, personal and professional. Continue reading

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Oct
02
2017

A Heartfelt Note from Katie

02, Oct

By Katie Kieffer


For the past few Mondays, you haven’t heard from me. I had surgery to repair an injury and wanted to update you – many of whom have followed my columns for years – and let you know I still have a passion for the pen. My sincere thanks to all who sent prayers, texts and other forms of encouragement! I’m on track for a full recovery, and hope to return to writing soon.

But bigger than me, I wish address last night’s tragic shooting that left at least 58 dead and over 515 wounded at a country music concert in Las Vegas. A madman-turned-sniper smuggled hundreds of rounds of ammunition, 19 rifles, and two tripods into his room in the Mandalay Bay hotel. Around 10:08 p.m., the sound of gunfire cut through the evening air. Continue reading

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Aug
28
2017

Hearts of Stone: Statue Stories

28, Aug

By Katie Kieffer


Baby Jesus? Too wholesome for schoolchildren. Colin Kaepernick? Perfect hero material: effeminate; unsportsmanlike and willing to play the victim card. Is this for real? Yep.

A Catholic school is relegating a statue of the Christ child to the basement cobwebs while the National Museum of African American History and Culture is building a display to honor NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

What is a statue and what does it represent? Why do we erect statues? These are fundamental questions which we must ask before we surrender to madness. Continue reading

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Aug
21
2017

Wake Up-Mitch and Paul!

21, Aug

By Katie Kieffer

Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan

Waiter! Bring ice water! We need to wake up our lethargic congressional leaders, Sen. Mitch McConnell and Rep. Paul Ryan. Because when they snooze, America loses.

How do these two knuckleheads keep getting elected? It might be better if we had elected two La-Z-Boy armchairs to office. Neutrality is better than betrayal. Continue reading

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