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  • Knights of Columbus holding on to hope for Ukraine

    NASHVILLE – “We don’t have refugee camps in Poland,” Szymon Czyszek explains. Instead, Poles have welcomed Ukrainians into their private homes, despite often speaking different languages.

  • Huge Increase: IRS to get 86,852 new employees

    You’ve probably heard Republicans say the Inflation Reduction Act – the massive spending bill just passed by Senate Democrats – includes provisions to hire 87,000 new Internal Revenue Service agents.

  • Conventional wisdom not always wise

    We are living a Brock Lovett moment. Brock Lovett? Reel your memory back a quarter century. Summon the most dramatic moment in the 1997 film “Titanic.” And recall what Brock Lovett, the “treasure hunter” played by Bill Paxton who searched for sunken ships, had to say about the captain of the doomed vessel:

  • No taxes, cookies a great political platform

    Looking around at all the yard signs and hearing politicians tell us on television what a lying crook their competition is, I have to admit I miss Guv Reeve.

  • RIP Ron Sider: An evangelical caught in political crossfire

    It was the kind of Pope John Paul II quotation that was powerful and prophetic – but hard to print on a political bumper sticker. “America will remain a beacon of freedom for the world as long as it stands by those moral truths which are the very heart of its historical experience,” he said, during his 1999 U.S. tour. “And so, America: If you want peace, work for justice. If you want justice, defend life. If you want life, embrace the truth – the truth revealed by God.”

  • A pup named Piccolina: A new found friend - Classon

    I was walking down an old street in an old part of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

  • China’s takeover of American farmland - Dusty Johnson

    The 360,000 acres of American land owned by the Chinese Communist Party is just the start. The CCP is purchasing more and more farmland and has a plan to drastically increase their ownership in the next few years. It’s become a growing concern of mine, and I’m working to put an end to it.

  • Misinformation superhighway creates communities of lunatics

    Notice how you never hear anybody talk about “the information superhighway” anymore? The creation of the internet marked a big advance in human ingenuity, yes. As a lifelong reader who feels claustrophobic in libraries, it’s been an enormous boon to my existence. I spend hours online every day.

  • Building a sense of security is not easy

    I’ve been thinking about “security” lately. It’s defined as “the state of being free from danger or threat.” Are you kidding? In the world we live in, can anyone feel “secure?”

  • Starting the conversation

    Hope has power – it drives us to achieve incredible things that we never thought possible or endure difficulties that previous seemed insurmountable. Unfortunately, for the same reasons, hopelessness can hold tremendous power over a person’s life, too.