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This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. If you’re anything like me, you love good food. My family owns a pizza restaurant — I worked there for almost 15 years — and it allowed me to get creative with cooking. Through tons of […]


The radical Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) just can’t leave conservatives alone. Already under fire for their thoroughly discredited and bogus “hate watch” list, the left-wing group recently included former CIA analyst Stella Morabito and I as part of a recent “anti-LGBT roundup” in which they addressed our participation in an upcoming Child Protection League fundraising event […]


A group of polygamists and a “machinist” have filed a lawsuit against the State of Mississippi for allegedly violating the U.S. Constitution. They argue that by legalizing same-sex marriage and simultaneously forbidding other types of unions, the government is favoring one religious view over others. That, they say, is a violation of the Establishment Clause […]


Republican leadership’s failure to get on board with the Make America Great Again (MAGA) agenda has been a source of frustration to President Trump as he struggles for a legislative victory in Congress. If there is one thing that Trump needs out of the 2018 elections, it is the election of strong conservative candidates who […]


In the aftermath of the GOP’s summer collapse in which it failed to deliver on a seven-year promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, an unlikely but familiar face was working behind the scenes to salvage that promise, the GOP’s dignity, and the American system of governance: Rick Santorum. Santorum is one of the most underappreciated […]


There is a bill awaiting the 115th United States Congress, H.R. 899, which calls for an end to our dreadful U.S. Department of Education. The elegant simplicity of this bill is obvious. H.R. 899 is stated in its entirety as: “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.” If brevity is indeed the […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. The Second Amendment clearly grants the right to American […]


Last week, the odds of achieving pro-growth tax cuts in 2017 took an important step forward when Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin expressed his desire for tax reform to be retroactive. As I previously wrote, “retroactivity” is the question of whether tax cuts should be back-dated to January of this year in order to include income […]


According to new guidelines released yesterday, a leading international health organization is encouraging children under 16 who identify as transgender to undergo highly experimental hormonal therapies — such as puberty-blocking treatment and cross-sex hormones — aimed at making their bodies appear to be that of the other sex, despite the possibly damaging side effects of […]


On Monday, I went to the 9/11 anniversary ceremony at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. One of the most striking scenes of the day to me was not the chiming of bells or even Vice President Mike Pence on the verge of tears as he said he credited the passengers of Flight 93 with saving […]


This article was posted originally at Townhall. Out of the hundreds of amendments proposed to the National Defense Authorization Act, the defense policy bill on the Senate floor this week, one amendment put forth by Senators Kristin Gillibrand (D) and Susan Collins (R) has stood out in particular. It captured the media’s attention for two reasons: […]


Last Friday with the stroke of the presidential pen, the United States’ national debt hit $20 trillion for the first time in the country’s history. President Trump diverted from the path laid out by Republican Congressional leadership in order to make a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi […]


Last Friday, I wrote a piece for The Hill urging establishment Republicans to resist the impulse to abandon President Trump and instead embrace his agenda. If the Republican Party turns against Trump, I argued, “it would be a death blow to conservative resistance and revival in America.” It’s a simple argument: Trump is in sync […]


As Americans begin the unenviable task of trying to rebuild from the recent hurricanes, a silver-lining to these tragic events can still be uncovered under close examination: As devastating as the recent storms were, American capitalism and innovation prevented an enormous amount of suffering and untimely deaths. While any lives lost are too many, The […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. Most of Helen Krieble’s Liberty Minutes involve stories where she has heard of government interference affecting other people. However, in a recent installment, “GESC Fencing,” the government overreach hits a little closer to home: My home […]


This article was posted originally at The Hill. “Is Trump finished?” one of his savviest conservative supporters asked me recently. In other words, will restless Republicans, unable to achieve any legislative victories, turn on the president of the United States? Abandon hope all ye who succumb to this temptation. Turning on Trump is not the first, […]


Earlier this week, in a seemingly absurd statement, Planned Parenthood’s president Cecile Richards wrote that “every person has the right to live.” Given the lethal work her organization does, her supposed defense of the right to life is laughably ironic. However, it all suddenly makes sense when the context of the entire quote is considered: […]


Sixteen left-wing activist attorneys general have filed one of the dumbest lawsuits in recent memory. Attorneys general from New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia, and DC have filed a lawsuit to stop Donald Trump’s plan to phase out the Deferred Action […]


Immigration reform has come to the forefront of the American political conversation after President Trump announced on Tuesday that he would rescind former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. In his statement on the issue, President Trump stated: As President, my highest duty is to defend the American people […]


Jane Robbins recently did an excellent job of describing the “government-sponsored personality manipulation” likely coming to a school near you. It is now time to look at the details of the federally-funded means for accomplishing this Orwellian effort. The program is called PBIS, Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports. This benignly named program has been used […]