As 2014 draws to a close, we can look back at many instances when an out-of-control federal government wasted tons of the money it took from us, deceived us about its activities, and trampled on the rights of its citizens. In short, it’s been a very bad year for the U.S. Constitution.

Some of us, who are old enough to remember the old television police series Dragnet, may remember Sgt. Joe Friday saying, "Just the facts, ma'am." But that would be completely out of place today. Facts are becoming obsolete, as recent events have demonstrated.

There is much that American educators could learn by studying how Finland, South Korea, and Poland were able to achieve their high educational standings.

Americans are without a doubt the most generous people in the world. We give more of our time and money to others than any other nation.

I’ll have some specific stats to share with you in a moment, but there are also a bunch of folks who give charity a bad name.

There is no way out of this increasingly grim fiscal situation but a sharp cutback in federal spending.