2014: It's a new year!

by Ben Kinchlow -- Happy New Year! You will hear it a thousand or more times in the next day or so. Friends, acquaintances, TV hosts, newscasters, store clerks and banners, not more…

Just say it: Merry Christmas!

by Ben Kinchlow -- Pre-Christmas shopping riots, a Salvation Army bell ringer punched for saying "Happy Holidays!," a national newscaster (jokingly or otherwise) who says (in response to a black columnist suggesting more…

'The middle class must not fail,' Part 2

by Ben Kinchlow -- (Editor's note: This is Part 2 in series on Taylor Caldwell's commentary, "The middle class must not fail or all will be lost." The following includes an excerpt more…

'The middle class must not fail,' Part 1

by Ben Kinchlow -- (Editor's note: This is Part I in series on Taylor Caldwell's commentary, "The middle class must not fail or all will be lost.") What? I received my property more…

Kids, here's real meaning of Thanksgiving

by Ben Kinchlow -- Well, it was the day after: Black Friday, huge sales, long lines, finding space in the fridge for leftovers, pre-Christmas Christmas shopping for some, for others, the day more…

Shalom Aleichem

by Ben Kinchlow -- OK, I admit it. I was stoked! My business associates and I were in a cab headed for the second Israel Allies Foundation Caucus, held at the five-star more…

Can 2 people rewrite the First Amendment?

by Ben Kinchlow -- How would this work for you? Two vegetarians are offended by meat eaters, so they sue. Any restaurant, club or public facility where the public is invited to more…

The times they are a-changin'

by Ben Kinchlow -- Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on your political viewpoint, I have friends whose views encompass an extremely wide spectrum. I have engaged in in-depth conversations with folks ranging from more…

Put the book down! This is required reading

by Ben Kinchlow -- We recently experienced a governmental shutdown and despite all the prognostications of calamity and forecasts of doom issued by the media, America apparently survived and no lasting damage more…

GPA or R-A-C-E?

by Ben Kinchlow -- Can we agree on this? America offers greater opportunity to more people than any other country. America is not perfect; there are no perfect places because there are more…