Makenna Acker, 7, of Palm Desert, Calif., is one of about 400,000 Americans with Down syndrome-a number that is now dropping. Read more
There were many bad times for God’s chosen people throughout the history of the Old Testament, but this was the worst bad time imaginable. This was a time when God was about to unleash on them the furious armies of the East, the invaders who would overrun the Promised Land, devastate Jerusalem, and sweep the people into captivity. It was all because the Israelites would not heed God nor listen to His prophets nor turn from their wickedness. Read more
One of the important trends in politics these days is the swift rise of Libertarianism, a movement that will edge its way to center stage as the 2016 presidential candidates begin to jockey for position after the mid-term elections. Read more
IN A CORNER: Jonathan and Elaine Huguenin are intensely private people. But they hope their case can make a difference for the country. Read more
Just a reminder: The scandal at the IRS over its intimidation of Tea Party-style groups isn’t the worst free-speech problem the IRS inflicts on a lot of us. There is a worse one, it has been festering a long time, and Congress so far has been unwilling or unable to fix it. Read more
CLASS IN SESSION: Hannelore Romeike (in light blue) leads her children through a day of homeschooling at the dining-room table in their new home in Tennessee.
TAKING AIM: Stephanie and Mark Swindell of Arizona faced an IRS audit after adopting their third child in 2010. Ultimately, it did not affect their return. Read more
Early this summer, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy had strong words for those of us who believe marriage should be an institution between one man and one woman. He changed the nature of the debate, and possibly, the future of the struggle. Read more