Crystal Willcuts
11/23/14

After Keystone XL Pipeline legislation was narrowly defeated in Congress, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), incoming Senate Majority Leader, promised to pass the bill in January when Republicans take control of the Senate. They already control the House of Representatives....

Crystal Willcuts
10/17/14

Sometimes bravery is the smallest of things, a grain of sand lying under a mountain of regret. This, I felt as I watched my mother die. Exactly two years before the moment she left this world, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. It started with a pain in her breast that wouldn’t go away....

Crystal Willcuts
10/1/14

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this was written to honor my mother and every life touched by this devastating disease....

Crystal Willcuts
4/26/14

In following the Washington football team mascot controversy, I read with interest, Gyasi Ross’ latest article, “Hush Money and Ransom: An Open Letter to Dan Snyder, the Idiot”....

Crystal Willcuts
4/17/14

In Lakota stories, one of our traditional characters is a spider named “Iktomi." He got himself in all kinds of predicaments because he was selfish, greedy, and told lies. Iktomi is a trickster....

Crystal Willcuts
7/3/13

Paula Deen’s N-word controversy is misguided and blown out of proportion. In a deposition for a lawsuit against her, she admitted to using the N-word 26 years ago....

Crystal Willcuts
9/8/11

Have you noticed how much anger there is in the world? As I was driving my car one day, I found myself behind a car with two bumper stickers. One had a cheeky boy peeing on Obama’s name. The other made mention of people being ignorant for voting for President Obama....

Crystal Willcuts
7/28/11

Some fathers don’t realize how important they are to their children. Whether they are involved parents or not, their role is critical. If they aren’t there anymore or were never there at all, children miss their dads even if the child doesn’t know what it is they are missing....

Crystal Willcuts
6/20/11

Do you know what it means to be un-American? I’ll tell you. To be un-American means to be respectful, humble, spiritual, truthful, caring, and selfless. To be American means to be immature, greedy, deceitful, disrespectful, arrogant and egocentric....