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Forgiveness and happiness illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Forgiveness is essential to happiness

In my previous column, I made a mistake about the date of last year's Transgender Day of Visibility. I'm sorry about that; factual accuracy is important. The Washington Times issued a correction, and onward we sail.

President Joe Biden stands with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., after speaking about lowering health care costs in the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, April 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

WATCH: Joe Biden ‘playing’ into ‘strategy of Hamas’

- The Washington Times

President Joe Biden said he's "outraged and heartbroken by the deaths" of aid workers in Gaza who were mistakenly killed by Israeli's military as they were providing food for civilians in the middle of the war-torn land. As are all -- even the Israelis. But let's not lose focus on the reasons these aid workers were killed.

Sharren Haskel, a member of the Knesset, discusses the problems with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) from her office in Israel on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. (Cheryl Chumley/The Washington Times)

UNRWA emerging as new terror headache for Israel

- The Washington Times

As backlash against Israel's attempt to eradicate Hamas grows, and the politics of governments shift from compassion for the Jewish people to compassion for the Palestinians in Gaza, UNRWA funding is buzzing once again.

A vote sign and American flag are shown outside a Michigan primary election location in Dearborn, Mich., Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024. Michigan is the last major primary state before Super Tuesday and a critical swing state in November's general election. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Dear American People: Your freedoms are being stolen from under your nose

This is the state of our nation that no is talking about -- not the politicians, not the courts, and not Congress: the government's power grabs are growing bolder, while the rights of the citizenry continue to be trampled underfoot.

Gail Farnham, longtime parishioner of First Baptist Church, rests her hands on her Bible as she follows along during the sermon given by pastor Ryan Burge in Mt. Vernon, Ill., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Are physical Bibles still relevant in a digital age? You bet.

As digital versions of books become increasingly prevalent, the tactile experience and tangible presence of physical Bibles offer a distinct sense of connection and reverence.

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden, wave from the Blue Room Balcony toward The White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 1, 2024. A huge crowd descended on the White House lawn for the start of this year's Easter egg roll, after the event was delayed by thunder and lightning for about 90 minutes. More than 40,000 people, 10,000 more than last year, were expected to participate in Monday's event despite light rain. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Christian tradition of Easter vs. Transgender Day of Visibility

It is not an overstatement to say that the United States has gone from being a nation-state undergirded by the Judeo-Christian worldview to one that is hostile to Christianity or any strong form of religion.

FILE - The HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Open enrollment is no one’s idea of a good time, but health coverage is a crucial part of your financial health. Whether you’re getting insurance through an employer or the Affordable Care Act marketplace, it’s important to ask the right questions before you choose a plan for 2024. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Healthcare choices are a matter of religious freedom

There are so many threats to our fundamental freedoms these days that sometimes peoples' eyes glaze over when we talk about healthcare-sharing ministries and their connection to religious liberty.