Cute Conservative

Writer, editor, and adventure-lover currently residing in Central Oregon. I strive to write about hot-button issues, culture and politics in a way that is opinionated and graceful, humorous and optimistic.

I love Jesus, America and my husband dearly (close runner-ups for the love list were strong coffee, old cookbooks, breweries, cowboy boots, grammatically correct e-mails and a clean kitchen).

Football isn’t evil and neither are men; but Ray Rice is

Ray Rice, former Balimore Ravens running back, was seen on video this week beating his then-fiancee and now-wife Janay Rice. The NFL and the Ravens both responded poorly to this obvious evil, and... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

New on Trochia: What If, and Romans 12

The front door creaked as I opened it, the wind made the windows sigh and groan. The tree in our front yard cast a deep, sinister shadow in the porch-light. My front porch flag blew ominously in the.. ....more

Is Country Music Really All Bros and No Soul?

Last week, I saw this article: Kira Isabella’s ‘Quarterback’ and country music’s progressive outliers in the Washington Post. This quote perhaps best sums up the common critique of modern country... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

Why the Impeachment Conversation Matters

Democrats and Republicans alike are mocking the crazy right-wingers (namely folks like Sarah Palin) who recently brought up the case for President Obama’s impeachment. Concerned conservatives... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

A House, A Neighborhood, A Border

Let’s talk about home-ownership for a minute. Study after study shows that home-ownership is a sign of a good economy and a thriving neighborhood. When families can afford homes and wish to buy.. ....more

In which I stick up for “judgey” people

Today’s Victim is the woman who drove her husband’s Mercedes to pick up food stamps, and, according to her, was (gasp!) judged for it. She tells a moving and quickly-going-viral story of... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

Louie Zamperini, American Hero, Died at Age 97 Today

My husband and I listened to Unbroken on CD in the car, barely breathing as we were riveted to Louie Zamperini’s story. It almost seems unbelievable – how could one man endure so much?... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

How Dare You Speak For Me

“Today’s decision from five male justices is a direct attack on women and our fundamental rights. This ruling goes out of its way to declare that discrimination against women isn’t... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

Little girl kicked out of KFC is a hoax, because OF COURSE IT IS

My fellow Americans, I have gathered you here today to ask you something very simple. STOP BELIEVING EVERYTHING YOU SEE ON FACEBOOK. When the little girl mauled by a pit bull and consequently kicked.. ....more

Miss Manners is not enough

Have you guys noticed this? Lately, the articles, videos and posts that make everyone dream of sparkly Klout scores and weep for joy at the truth and beauty within are nothing more than bloated Miss... [[ This is a content summary only ....more