Janice Shaw Crouse

Posted April 27, 2011

It’s time for us to get “out front” by unapologetically talking about the good things that our nation does to combat the lies of despotic bullies.

Posted April 23, 2011

Just as Barack Obama wants to change what it means to be America, controversial author Rob Bell wants to change what it means to be Christian.

Posted April 05, 2011

The nation rightly worries about the fiscal crisis and its ramifications for domestic economic stability. Though less obvious, but nonetheless significant, is a sleeper issue: we haven’t come to terms with the crisis of modern male immaturity.

Posted March 17, 2011

Back in 1988, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared it could no longer “afford” to keep track of official marriage and divorce data.

Posted February 28, 2011

The wording of Obama's surprise DOMA reversal announcement suggests that the decision is another instance of this president’s politicizing the administration of justice.

Posted February 22, 2011

The “great man” theory of history — that strong, unique, and highly influential individuals shape history (for good or ill) through their commanding personal characteristics that imbue them with power and influence over a specific period of time or during certain circumstances — may not be as widely accepted today among professional historians as in the past, but for many of us there is no denying what our own experience shows us: An individual’s influence can have dramatic impact in specific situations or historic eras.

Posted February 06, 2011

Former President Ronald Reagan’s centennial is just around the corner--February 6, the date of this year’s Super Bowl Sunday. It is appropriate to review some of the reasons for his greatness.

Posted February 03, 2011

Former President Ronald Reagan’s centennial is just around the corner — February 6, the date of this year’s Super Bowl Sunday. It is appropriate to review some of the reasons for his greatness.

Posted January 28, 2011

President Obama’s State of the Union address was arguably his best opportunity since his mid-term “shellacking” to seriously address the debt and deficit issues that threaten America’s economic stability now and far into our grandchildren’s future.

Posted January 25, 2011

According to the White House, President Obama is planning to focus on “five pillars” during his 2011 State of the Union address — innovation, education, infrastructure, deficit reduction, and reforming government.

Posted January 22, 2011

In these times when irrational hatreds erupt in such terrifying tragedy, Rodney King’s nearly 20-year-old question re-echoes. Hard experience answers: No, not really. Not in this fallen world.

Posted January 12, 2011

All decent human beings mourn the heinous action that felled so many wonderful people and touches the lives of so many others. Sadly, some in the mainstream media, and liberal pundits on the cable television channels, are using this sad event to score political points, blaming the highest profile targets from the right.

Posted January 04, 2011

My overwhelming impression from this opening session is that The Bachelor is a cautionary tale for today’s young adults.

Posted January 01, 2011

The average age of first exposure to Internet pornography is eleven years old; often because of stumbling onto sites while doing homework.

Posted December 21, 2010

Every year around this time, we hear the classic Marty Robbins’ Christmas Song.

Posted December 20, 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama is launching a campaign to end childhood obesity along with legislation to back up the effort — the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Posted December 10, 2010

Despite the Democratic Party’s 2010 election “shellacking,” President Obama recently asserted that the election had nothing to do with ideology.

Posted December 04, 2010

Christianity Today recently documented the fact that America’s churches are not only “failing to attract younger worshipers,” but they are also “not holding on to the ones” raised in the church.

Posted November 22, 2010

According to the latest Census report, the number of cohabiting couples escalated from 6.7 million in 2009 to 7.5 million just one year later in 2010.

Posted November 13, 2010

President Obama told students in India that the 2010 election “requires me to make some midcourse corrections and adjustments,” but Americans are wondering whether he really understands that voters rejected his policies in the early-November mid-term elections.  Instead of acknowledging that his policies are behind the defeat, the president blames “faulty communication,” as though the election massacre were just a public relations miscue.