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Prosecutors investigating President Trump made big news recently, but it wasn’t about Russia. Rather, in their sentencing recommendation for fixer Michael Cohen, lawyers with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York wrote that in the final weeks of the 2016 campaign, …

“It was June 1, 2006. I will never forget that date.” That was the day Angela Jozwicki had an abortion. She had grown up with “a lot of screaming” around her, and was using drugs by the time she was 14. In 2006, she was 22 and found herself pregnant. “I knew in my heart that a baby would sto…

Shakespeare famously wrote of the “sceptered isle” of Britain acting as a moat “against the envy of less happier lands.” 

A word can be worth a thousand pictures. In the movie “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” the mild word “snip” describes what the camera, demonstrating the eloquence of reticence, does not show in gory detail: Kermit Gosnell’s use of scissors to cut the spinal cords of h…

The Parker County unit of Retired Teachers held their December meeting at the Doss Center this week. The nippy weather brought back many memories of the Dosses and their connection with the area. It was not really cold and warmed up a bit as the day wore on but that snap brought back a humor…

Many of you are shopping for children this Christmas. It can be mind boggling what to purchase. There are all kinds of electronics, games and toys. But you may ask what toys provide for function and have helped children to grow and develop.

Funerals can be filled with grief and, at the same time, be life-giving. Last Wednesday’s memorial service for George H. W. Bush, our 41st president, was that kind of service. It gave us a sense of what it was like for our nation to be united in spite of our differences. However, the thing t…

Advent is a season in the church year that was instituted so that Christians would heed the warning of the Prophet Isaiah. “A voice cries: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.’” (Isaiah 40:3) Several hundred years later, John the …

The press in America is even worse than we imagine. We sense that they’re biased and stunningly incompetent. They are those things, but so much more. Our media’s version of the news is mathematically and precisely the opposite of the truth.

‘Tis a puzzlement. Can anyone on the planet engage us to the degree that a 20th century icon did?

A friend recently said, “I cannot read another column comparing George Bush to Donald Trump.” We took that advice, and are simply remembering the more admirable qualities of the 41st president, who died last week at age 94. Any comparison to the 45th president is purely accidental. 

This morning Google told me that it would not allow my YouTube video “Socialism Leads to Violence” to be viewed by young people. It violates “community guidelines,” said the company in a computer-generated email.

WASHINGTON — My most special insight into the spirit of George H.W. Bush came in the early 1980s in an interview arranged aboard a plane he was taking between D.C. and Charlotte. He was still vice president then, but would soon be running for president.

Michael Flynn has been waiting for more than a year to be sentenced. The retired three-star Army general, who spent 24 days as the Trump White House national security adviser, pleaded guilty on Dec. 1, 2017, to lying to the FBI in the Trump-Russia investigation. He agreed to cooperate with s…

“We waited six-and-a-half years to have children, and within seven months we became a family of four.” That has been the real-life experience of Malka Groden and her husband, Mendel; they gained an “instant family,” much like Mark Walberg and Rose Byrne in the movie “Instant Family” currentl…

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s 2016 campaign pledge to bring back U.S manufacturing jobs suffered a big setback this week when General Motors announced it will close five factories and lay off nearly 15,000 workers.

WASHINGTON — Unanimity is elusive in today’s America but the Supreme Court achieved it last week. Although the dusky gopher frog is endangered, so are property rights and accountable governance. Both would have been further jeopardized if the frog’s partisans in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Se…

Mitch McConnell just did our constitutional order an enormous favor by burying the so-called Robert Mueller protection bill, hopefully never to rise again.

For those of us who were ecstatic the night Donald Trump was elected president, who watch election night videos over and over again, it used to be easy to defend him against the charge that he is just a BS-ing con man who would say anything to get elected.

Most adults are sitting about eight hours each day. We sit at work, we sit in the car, we sit while reading, in front of the television and on the computer and we sit while visiting with friends and family especially around meals. Important science-based research indicates that sitting too m…

For more than 15 years, I’ve attempted to write pieces to elicit smiles — however faint — and/or to inspire. I believe a great majority of them have been “upbeat.”

Anxiety plagues all of us. We would all like to live an anxious and worry-free life. Jesus said that Kingdom life is indeed worry-free! Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount is Kingdom Life. It is how Christians are to live now. Kingdom life is impossible apart from the God who provides. Jesus is the o…

E-cigarettes let people get a hit of nicotine without burning tobacco.

DENVER — Social scientists, say Colorado boosters, have plausible metrics identifying their state as the happiest and healthiest state, the former quality perhaps producing the latter. Or the other way around. Or maybe the tangle of causation cannot be unwoven. Be that as it may, 300 days of…

The news is filled with images of migrants massing at the U.S-Mexico border in California. Why haven’t they been able to enter the United States? Because a physical barrier prevents them from doing so.

WASHINGTON — Not surprisingly, the “riots” along the southern border this week, with hundreds of Central Americans throwing themselves against the “walls” of the United States, have frightened many Americans.

Wayne and Sean were the answers to a girl named Brittany’s prayers. Twenty-five years ago, as the 3-year-old granddaughter of a Philadelphian named Sharonell Fulton, Brittany watched children playing in the playground across from her grandmother’s house. She longed for the same companionship.

It’s roughly the three-week anniversary of CNN reporter Jim Acosta repeatedly telling President Donald Trump at a press conference that the migrant caravan is “hundreds and hundreds of miles away” and “not an invasion,” and objecting to a campaign ad that showed migrants climbing border wall…

WASHINGTON — Tyson Timbs made a mistake, but not one as important as Indiana’s Supreme Court made in allowing to stand the punishment the state inflicted on him. He was a drug addict — first with opioids prescribed for a work-related injury, then heroin — when his father died. He blew the $7…

In the systematic dismantling of common sense in America, Jared Kushner’s “sentencing reform” bill is the coup de grace — a Mack Truck hurtling down the highway about to take out thousands of Americans. The Idiot Army is already in place to fight and win this battle. 

If there should be an appeal for volunteers to search for innocence lost, misplaced or forfeited in recent decades, sign me up. The downward spiral has been gradual, unlike Dorothy’s sudden realization — upon her arrival at Oz’s Emerald City — that she and her friends weren’t in Kansas anymore.

Serendipity is one one those rare things that happen in life that sometimes can’t be explained but results in something very exciting.

This Thanksgiving week my thoughts have turned to Abraham Lincoln. Although Thanksgiving has its roots in the Pilgrim’s and Native American’s first shared harvest celebration in 1621 and in George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation, it was President Lincoln who, in the midst of the …

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” (James 1:17) Our nation has set aside one day to give thanks. Giving thanks implies that there is a giver. Whether God is acknowledged or no…

Many of us love family time during the holidays. It is time to visit, take care of family matters and just enjoy time together. Families that spend pleasant, quality time together find it easier to resolve problems and conflicts. Conflicts in all areas of life are unavoidable, and families a…

When we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I will give thanks for property rights.

Joe Biden is a gaffe-prone 75-year-old Washington veteran — who is exactly what Democrats need.

The world’s oldest political party has developed an aversion to discretion. The Democratic Party is manacled to an overcaffeinated base that believes that deft government can deliver parity of status to everyone while micromanaging the economy’s health-care sector, which is larger than all b…