Encouraging thrift just makes cents

by Rebecca Hagelin -- Ask 10 people to define capitalism. Chances are, eight or nine will stress the importance of buying things. They're making a common mistake – equating capitalism with consumerism. more…

Marriage: Tarnished in the Golden State

by Rebecca Hagelin -- If you've ever wondered why liberals fight tooth and nail whenever it comes to confirming judges, just look to California. There, in another outrageous example of judicial over-reach more…

Climate-control absurdity

by Rebecca Hagelin -- Think energy is expensive now? Wait until Congress plugs in the "Climate Security Act of 2007." That's the leading piece of legislation on Capitol Hill designed to combat more…

No, our kids are not animals

by Rebecca Hagelin -- Who could argue with the idea that, when it comes to sex education, our teenagers should be taught to say "no"? Considering what's at stake (their health, their more…

Pray for America – today!

by Rebecca Hagelin -- What do inmates at 166 federal prisons; an estimated 40,000 groups of various sizes meeting around the country in places like Mount Rushmore, churches and state capitols; and more…

Let Reagan go?

by Rebecca Hagelin -- I have one question for anyone who would have us "let Ronald Reagan go": Are you kidding? Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a long-time Republican leader and public servant, more…

Congress: Butt out

by Rebecca Hagelin -- Americans are a compassionate people. Faced with media reports about the rising tide of foreclosures, it's understandable that many feel tempted to applaud federal action – to agree more…

Shot down for freedom's cause

by Rebecca Hagelin -- "The ocean is black, not blue. It is very dangerous, sister. Never let anyone you know cross that ocean the way that I did." Pablo Morales wrote those more…

The porkers in Washington

by Rebecca Hagelin -- You know the expression "The numbers don't lie"? Well, after you spend a few minutes perusing The Heritage Foundation's new "2008 Federal Revenue and Spending Book of Charts," more…