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Monday, Oct. 10, 2016
You remember in 2008 when MSNBC’s Chris Matthews explained to his viewers, after listening to Barack Obama speak, that he “felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don’t have that too often.
Monday, Sept. 12, 2016
Manners tell us what to do and what to expect others to do in return. We say “please” and “thank you.” We don’t intentionally embarrass one another, or ask personal, prying questions. We hold a door open for someone, give up our seat in a waiting room for someone who needs it more than we do.
Monday, Aug. 29, 2016
But is prayer enough? The Bible tells us that faith alone, without works, is dead, “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?” And, yes, oh Lord, yes, we need both this year, if we ever needed them, for sure..
Monday, Aug. 15, 2016
They are not “comfortable” voting for Donald Trump, they say. Ted Cruz. John Kasich. Lindsey Graham. And now more than 75 Republicans have signed a letter urging that the Republican Party spend the party’s money on helping secure the Republican majority in the Senate, and not on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Monday, Aug. 1, 2016
Why do “fat chance” and “slim chance” mean the same thing? And why did Japanese Kamikaze pilots wear crash helmets? And why do we always press harder on the television remote when it needs new batteries? These are questions that many feel the mind is simply incapable of answering.
Monday, July 18, 2016
President Obama’s remarks at the memorial service for five slain Dallas police officers recently was a sad reflection of why our nation is so divided and why it’s not only important for us to do what is right in our communities but to do it for the right reasons and not just because of what’s in it for you.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Reclaiming our identity, pride, key to our own future

What is the EU? Well, I’m glad you asked, because it wasn’t exactly what I thought it was. For starters, the EU is an economic and political partnership involving 28 European countries. The idea began after World War II on the premise that countries that trade with one another are less likely to war with one another.
Monday, June 20, 2016
The horrific events at a nightclub in Orlando this month, where 50 people were killed, like those at an office Christmas party in San Bernardino or at a Navy Reserve recruiting station in Chattanooga, the bombing of the Boston Marathon, the attack on the U.
Monday, June 6, 2016
By now, many of you have heard about Louisiana state Rep. Barbara Norton’s comments about how the Declaration of Independence is “unfair” and “not the truth,” regarding her opposition to a bill in the state Legislature mandating that schoolchildren in Louisiana be taught the Declaration of Independence.
Monday, May 23, 2016
We pay attention to what Miley Cyrus twerks, what Jay-Z and Beyonce say, and a hundred other insignificant matters, but fewer than half of all Americans know that there are three branches of government, or can even name them.


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