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The middle is bigger than we think

Most people are somewhere in the middle politically, I believe, not at the extremes. more

What now?

The State has taken childbirth decisions away from mothers: What now? more

Valentine’s Day remembered

Sudden gunfire! Chaos. Hands instinctively raised in front of faces in a futile attempt to stop the hail of bullets—70 of them. Blood splattered on the walls and puddling on the floor. A cry for … more

It’s past time to beat swords into ploughshares

The Old Testament prophet Isaiah foresaw a time when people could abandon violence and turn to prosperous peace: ”…and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and spears into pruning … more

The Brave New World of the Republican Party

The Republican Party has no policy platform. Yes, you read that correctly. Their agenda, however, is easy enough to discern, and it undercuts freedom for everyone. more

Millie’s right: ‘That’s not such a good idea’

To get started, let’s imagine a wife and husband, Millie and Fred, who had just opened the box of parts for a to-be-assembled bookcase and were ready to get to work setting it up before the dinner … more

Who wants the freedom to drive while drunk?

Like, I guess, a lot of other small-town residents, I usually skim through the Court Records section of the local newspaper to see whether anybody I know has done anything crooked for me to gossip … more

Is the replacement theory a theory?

The much-discussed Replacement Theory has a long and sordid history. It is as old as when the first Anglo Saxon settlers crossed the Atlantic and settled here in North America. They soon heaped … more

‘The talk’ on finding a nursing home

Being parents, we dread having to have “The Talk” with our kids once they reach that age. How about having “The Talk” with your parents once they reach a certain age. What is “The Talk” … more

Birds aren’t real

Birds aren’t real. Birds WERE real. They were real until a dark government conspiracy gradually replaced living birds with robotic spy “birds.” Don’t believe me? Look on the internet ( 60 … more

A brief history of gun safety

No, the government is not coming to abolish the Second Amendment and take our guns! It is simply not happening. Alarmists are using that false claim as a scare tactic to instill fear. more

Moms enjoy Long-term health benefits following a healthy pregnancy

Beyond the many joys delivering a child can bring, a healthy pregnancy can also bring long-term benefits to mom’s health. A woman’s body undergoes significant transformations during pregnancy and … more

One night in the not-so-distant future

Earlier this year, I wrote a column entitled “One Night in the Distant Past” about my memory at age 87 of an experience I had more than 80 years earlier, watching my mother suffer the dreadful … more

No more moments of silence

A moment of silence is one way we traditionally pay respect to military veterans or others who have acted heroically at great cost to themselves. more

Those troublesome exceptions

Life would be simple if all difficult choices were either completely black or totally white. Sometimes, a thoroughly unrecognizable genie steps up and throws a curve ball at the pillar of our … more

The Supreme Court betrays itself

The draft of an opinion that contradicts the past 49 years of established constitutional law in the United States was leaked in May 2022 from the Supreme Court, which is now set to return control of … more

SE baseball team disappointed in coach’s dismissal

Attention Southeastern Athletic Administration: more

Democracy in danger

The term “democracy” comes from two Greek words: “demos” (the people) and “”kratia” (power or authority). Power is not given to a monarchy or a dictator or the aristocratic elite but to … more

We must self-correct

“Democracy is the worst form of government,” Winston Churchill is reputed to have said. “Except for all the rest.” more

It’s a Sin to Kill a Mockingbird

Once upon a time in Depression-era Maycomb, AL, a single father tries to explain to his young daughter why it is wrong to ridicule people who seem to be different than they are. Their neighbor is a … more
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