- Vladimir Putin defends Russian conservative values
- Tea Party Patriots call key GOP firing a declaration of war
- 68,000 more file for unemployment — in one week
- Michigan bans in-state insurers from covering abortion
- Nancy Pelosi tells Democrats to pass budget: ‘Embrace the suck’
- Key Obamacare official: Last two months much harder than anyone hoped
- Sen. Mike Lee: We must stop ‘the prez’ from acting like the queen
- George Bush consoles Alabama kicker Cade Foster: You will be stronger
- Megachurch pastor with ties to Obama commits suicide
- WaPo to readers: Send us your ‘gun violence’ stories for Sandy Hook anniversary
By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Thomas Nelson
Humility is a virtue that often gets a bad rap, especially when an unctuous hypocrite like Dickens' Uriah Heep lays claim to it. Moreover, living as we do in what David Bobb calls "an age of arrogance," humility can be seen as weak and passive, while "greatness seems strong and energetic — anything but humble." He quotes Muhammad Ali: "It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am." So, the basic questions are: Is it possible to achieve greatness, but be humble at the same time?
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a parable is "a short story that teaches a moral or spiritual lesson." Andy Andrews, a writer who lives on Alabama's Gulf Coast, writes novels, not short stories, but he tells parables nonetheless. And, I believe they're parables worth reading — and heeding.
Even if you've never met him, Max Lucado has a message for your darkest hours: "You'll get through this." That, in fact, is the title of the newest book from the well-known Christian author and the "preaching minister" at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio for the past 25 years.
Tuesday morning, at a worship gathering held near Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the speaker stopped short as he began to give an instruction familiar to generations of Protestants: "Please open your Bibles and turn to ... "
In the face of unbridled liberalism's latest push, conservatives stand confused. Some want to modify basic conservative positions and target spending and programs to appeal to demographic groups. Others insist on better tactics, louder advocacy and more of the same.
William J. Bennett and David Wilezol's "Is College Worth It?" asks and authoritatively answers one of life's biggest questions.
Eric Metaxas' project here, in limning the notable lives of seven Christian men, is to hold up all seven as models of right behavior and commitment. He senses — well, I mean, how could he not? — that "young men especially need role models.
Moishe Rosen led a career of preaching the message of Jesus that made an impact on his generation and far beyond. His Jews for Jesus organization says it "exists to make the messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people worldwide."
In recent years, the American left has increasingly styled itself "progressive." This trend reflects the public repudiation of the moniker "liberal" -- a term U.S. social democrats had previously expropriated and shorn of its original commitment to economic liberty -- but also harkens back to the early-20th century Progressive Movement that sought to expand the federal government's role vis-a-vis the states, businesses and individuals.
President Obama won re-election last month by a larger margin than even his most fervent supporters had expected, though with fewer popular votes than he received in 2008. Most commentators initially opined that not much had changed in Washington. The president would remain in the White House for another four years, the Democrats would keep control of the Senate, and the House would stay in Republican hands. Most Republicans re-elected to both houses of Congress had publicly pledged not to vote to raise taxes under any circumstances. Most of those Republicans have adhered to that promise -- until now.
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is the popular senior judicial analyst for the Fox News Channel and the former host of "FreedomWatch" on Fox Business Network. The youngest judge with life tenure in the history of New Jersey's Superior Court, he presided over more than 150 jury trials between 1987 and 1995.
Former first lady Nancy Reagan observed the eighth anniversary of her husband's passing Tuesday, sitting quietly by his grave site before a granite wall inscribed with a quote from Ronald Reagan that articulates the optimism so many Republicans now seek.
Most politicians prefer platitudes and happy talk. Think "The fundamentals of the economy are strong," "Prosperity is around the corner" and President Obama's ill-fated "recovery summer." Sen. Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, is different.
"They love him, gentlemen, and they respect him, not only for himself, but for his character, for his integrity and his iron will, but they love him most for the enemies he has made."
During the birth of the United States, the Founding Fathers discussed, debated and devised two crucial documents: the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. As any school-aged child is fundamentally aware, these two democratic pillars set out everything from the laws of the land to the individual rights and freedoms of all citizens.
He told her that he had something to show her on a computer in a partially hidden cubicle in the back of his office.