Columns/Opinions

Tue
17
Jun

Cantor’s loss is sign of things to come

As everyone has heard by  now, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican Congressman from Virginia, was soundly defeated in a primary election last Tuesday by an unknown Tea Partier Dave Brat. Various commentators from different news networks have tried to tie the loss to a dozen different things – amnesty support by Cantor, losing touch with his constituents, and other issues 
 
Tue
17
Jun

Wedding traditions: why June?

This writer may not be marrying in June, but there’s just something synonymous with the warm month that kicks off summer and weddings. I’ve never really known why this is until I came across a blog post by Christian fiction
author Cynthia Hickey, which was posted recently on the Christian Fiction Historical Society’s blog site (www. christianfictionhistoricalsociety. blogspot.com)
 
Tue
10
Jun

Remembering D-Day seventy years later What “

Seventy years ago last Friday, June 6, the Americans, British and Canadians stormed the beaches of Normandy in the largest amphibious invasion of Europe since the Persian king Xerxes invaded Greece in 480 B.C. Victor Davis Hanson, a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution and Stanford University, summed up the events of that era in a classic column that we’d like to share with our readers. 
 
Tue
10
Jun

What “city folk” don’t understand

This writer saw the following list posted on a friend’s social media recently and thought: “Wow, I can relate to about every single one of these!” And I thought many of you, readers, could too. So here’s the list of “20 Signs You Grew Up in a Small Country Town
 
Tue
03
Jun

As lawmakers complain, Jindal’s poll numbers climb

Last week when higher education officials were scrambling to figure out whether they would need a seed loan to cover cash-flow payments, Gov. Bobby Jindal was in New York attending a meeting of the Republican Governor’s
Association. The following day, when the Appropriations Committee passed a $75 million supplemental bill to re-balance the current fiscal year budget, he was in Florida speaking to the American Federation for Children 
 
Tue
03
Jun

Christians can’t endorse same-sex marriage

Rev. Franklin Graham, son of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, said that “true followers” of Jesus “cannot endorse same-sex  marriage” regardless of what President Barack Obama, the Congress, the Supreme Court,
or the media say about the issue, adding that marriage was “settled by God Himself” and cannot be modified by man 
 
Tue
03
Jun

Re-crossing “The Pond” - a year later

This writer has always heard that time flies when you’re having fun, but I’m pretty sure it passes quickly regardless. Either way, it’s been exactly a year now since I returned from Europe, so pack a bag and come with me
as I revisit my unforgettable U.K. trip. I’ve had the privilege of flying over the Atlantic or “Pond” quite a few times, but this time was extra special to me  
 
Tue
27
May

Finding humor in death – obituaries shared

Obviously, death is something we all must face one day and most people would not equate humor with this occasion - yet some apparently do.  This writer recently spotted two articles online regarding a man’s self-penned obituary and another obituary written by a man’s son. Both are witty, memorable and have become Internet sensations   
 
Tue
20
May

Statistical Frauds

The “war on women” political slogan is in fact a war against common sense. It is a statistical fraud when Barack Obama and other politicians say that women earn only 77 percent of what men earn — and that this is because of discrimination  
 
Tue
20
May

Remember veterans, troops on Monday

For 145 years, we have paused on the last Monday of May to remember and honor those Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. On May 5, 1868, the Grant Army of the Republic established
Memorial Decoration Day as the national day to decorate the graves of the Civil War soldiers with flowers 
 

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