Beth Underwood: Christmas decorating isn’t for the faint of heart, but ‘tree-mergency’ house calls help

It was about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday night when the tree specialist arrived at our house to diagnose the Christmas tree. Yes, you read that correctly. Our Christmas tree received a house call. The fate of our fir had been teetering on the brink for almost 24 hours at that point, and now, our moment of reckoning was at hand. Looking back, something seemed a bit off as soon as we brought it into the house...

Marcus Carey's on the Marc: Christmas tree is not a violation of the First Amendment

Well, it’s almost Christmas, which means it is that time of year when once again the debate continues whether to call a decorated coniferous tree a “holiday tree” or a “Christmas tree” or some other name in order to give atheists their moment in the sun.   They can’t be content with the absence of faith in their own lives, so they need to prance their belligerence before the world...