The Corner

NRO & Marriage

This, I promise, is our last day of looking like PBS (minus the taxpayer subsidies!). I couldn’t resist sharing this one from a $20-contributing mom: 

Thank you for consistently challenging me and my reasons for *why* I believe *what* I believe; for making me laugh;  for pushing me to dig deeper; and reminding me to never give up but keep fighting the good fight and never losing sight that God, family, country are the greatest gifts we have in this life.  

Heh, from my description above, NRO (especially The Corner) sounds pretty similar to my husband …except he’s hotter.    

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