When you publish almost 90 blog posts in a year, some are going to be more popular than others with readers, some are going to be remembered more fondly by the author and some should undoubtedly have never been written in the first place.
Here is a Top 14 List for BeeLine for 2014 that factors in both those posts that had a lot of views and/or were a personal favorite of your author.
If you missed reading these "favorites" the first time around, here's another opportunity to get to "the shortest route to what you need to know" to start 2015 off right.
Toil, Training and Talent
What is the surer path to success? Possessing great talent or having a great work ethic?
You Don't Build Up The Poor by Pulling Down The Rich
"You can't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong." "No person was ever honored for what he received but what he gave." Calvin Coolidge had a way with words.
Seen and Unseen
It is easy to see what is right in front of you. It is harder to see the unseen issues and effects which should be foreseen. See how Democrats and Republicans see issues in different ways.
Personal observations on my visit to the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta to see how innovative teaching is getting results in the classroom.
Blocking and Taxing
It is time to go broad, flat and simple with our tax system.
Is Hillary Too Old To Win?
If Hillary Clinton is elected President of the United States she would become the 2nd oldest President who ever took the oath of office. History says that it is not going to happen. Will she make history in more ways than one?
I love to visit California. I just could not live there. Unfortunately, that could become a bigger and bigger problem for the state if they continue their liberal, tax policies. Is California the next France?
Interest In Immigration
All the facts you ever wanted to know about immigration in the United States of America. For example, did you know that despite having less than 5% of the world's population, 20% of all international migrants reside in the U.S.?
It's About The Children
In politics it always pays for it to be "about the children." See how the Obama administration used the influx of children over our southern border for crass political purposes.
Songs and Goldfish
See Google's amazing interactive tool that shows the rise and fall of different musical genres since 1950.
A Government That Is Not Spending Any Money On Government, Is Not A Government
77% of federal government expenditures are for payments to individuals and interest on the federal debt. Only 23% is being spent on traditional government functions like defense, roads, education, parks, public health, the post office and the like. Do we even have a government any more or is it just a redistribution system?
Why ISIL, Not ISIS?
Why does President Obama refer to it as ISIL and not ISIS like most everyone else? You will not like the answer.
Everything Is Fine Until It Isn't
We are heading for a date with destiny that is most predictable but which will nonetheless shock the populace and pundits who will marvel at how unpredictable it all was once it actually occurs.
The Shores Of Tripoli
You may think that our country's challenges from the radical Islamists is a rather recent development. You would be wrong. See how Thomas Jefferson dealt the the problem over 200 years ago.