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13
Feb

Moral supremacy

By Pat Buchanan

Is Donald Trump to be allowed to craft a foreign policy based on the ideas on which he ran and won the presidency in 2016?

Our foreign policy elite’s answer appears to be a thunderous no.

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Mon
13
Feb

Couldn’t get use to all that snow

By Sammy J. Franklin

Bonita and I spent a few days in early February visiting our son and family – Charlie, Marissa, Judah and Jane - in Bayfield, Colorado, located just east of Durango.

As we were flying into Durango, you could see the landscape covered with snow. When we were on the ground and headed to their home, we found out the snow covered everything except the highways, streets and sidewalks.

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Mon
06
Feb

The media don’t get it

By Derek Hunter

In 1968, if you’d railed endlessly about how the United States would never, ever send men to the moon, you would’ve had some crow to eat the following year.

If you made your declarations not in your local pub, but on television and in the newspaper, and if you had bolstered your claim with credentials in the sciences, you’d be having a Thanksgiving dinner’s worth of crow to consume.

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Mon
06
Feb

Many benefits from owning a pet

By Sammy J. Franklin

There has been a pet dog in my life for as long as I can remember. When I was growing up, we always had one or two dogs. Although they were always good hunting dogs, they were pets at the same time.

The first dog I remember being really close to was a collie named “Ole Red”. She was a good squirrel dog, but as a lad growing up in the country, she became my constant companion.

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Mon
30
Jan

Second Civil War

By Dennis Prager

It is time for our society to acknowledge a sad truth: America is currently fighting its second Civil War.

In fact, with the obvious and enormous exception of attitudes toward slavery, Americans are more divided morally, ideologically and politically today than they were during the Civil War. For that reason, just as the Great War came to be known as World War I once there was World War II, the Civil War will become known as the First Civil War when more Americans come to regard the current battle as the Second Civil War.

Mon
30
Jan

When God chooses a leader

By Sammy J. Franklin

Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, delivered the inauguration message on Jan. 20th at St. John’s Church in Washington, D.C. The text of his message follows:

“President-elect and Mrs. Trump, Vice-President-elect and Mrs. Pence, families and friends, it’s an honor to be with you on this historic day.

Mon
23
Jan

One step at a time

By Ken Blackwell

Seven years after the tainted, party-line passage of Obamacare, Republicans are in position to repeal it. The GOP has pledged a speedy repeal, but remains divided over what to offer as a replacement.

Obamacare critics who imagine they must put together their own legislative plan numbering hundreds or thousands of pages are mistaken. Instead, they should build a comprehensive policy by passing a series of smaller, more digestible bills to deal with specific problems.

Mon
23
Jan

Reagan-Trump: American Nationalists

By Sammy J. Franlin

Since World War II, the two men who have most terrified Washington, D.C. by winning the presidency are Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump. And they have much in common. Townhall columnist Pat Buchanan compares the two men, one who served in the 1980’s, and the other who took office last Friday.

Both came out of the popular culture, Reagan out of Hollywood, Trump out of a successful reality TV show. Both possessed the gifts of showmen -- extraordinarily valuable political assets in a television age that deals cruelly with the uncharismatic.

Mon
16
Jan

Repeal and...

By Rich Galen

There is an oft-quoted proverb that may go back to the early Chinese: “Be careful what you wish for, lest it come true” or some close variant.

In out discussion today, it relates to the Republicans’ wish that the Affordable Care Act - Obamacare - be repealed. For thousands of former Democratic office holders around the country the wish was a little different: “I wish it had never been proposed, voted on, or passed.”

Mon
16
Jan

Remembering the earlier days

By Sammy J. Franklin

During my teenage years in the late 1950’s, things were a lot different than they are today. My, how times have changed, but it should bring a smile to your face as you look back at yesteryear.

Do you remember when….

It took five minutes for the TV to warm up? Nearly everyone’s Mom was at home when the kids got home from school? When a quarter was a decent allowance? All your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had their hair done every day and wore high heels?

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