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Columns

  • Why we’re thankful

    By James F. Burns

        An Ohio farm girl’s 1895 ride over a mountain is a metaphor for why we’re thankful for being Americans.  In a letter back home to her parents, Mary tells the story of her trip—from ”trial and tribulation” to triumph—tracing out our nation’s own exceptional journey.
        Mary was traveling to Virginia to take up a new job as an art teacher.  Her train arrived at Cumberland Gap at 5 a.m., only to find the tunnel through the mountain had caved in.

  • The bloody results of religious fanaticism

        In the wake of the latest terrorist attacks, word came before press time about the death of the instigator of the events in Paris. One can’t help but wonder. Did death bring him what he expected?
        He had committed himself to a violent path of extremism in the name of Islam, but violated the real teachings of that religion by killing a lot of innocent people. He met his own death before the age of 30.

  • Nous sommes tous français

        We are all French.

  • Being thankful

        Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100:4-5 KJV

        We truly have so much to be thankful for.
        Times may be difficult, but we can all find something this year to bow our heads for and give thanks to the Giver of all good gifts.

  • Caring for our veterans

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • A victory for the Constitution & the American people

    Put down the pen and phone, Mr. President. That was the message from a federal appeals court just a few days ago. In a victory for the Constitution and the American people, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction preventing President Obama’s executive amnesty on immigration from being implemented.

     

  • Good Brother Ben Carson: Is he truthful?

        Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is the religious right’s latest heartthrob. The neurosurgeon fits the space left open by the collapse of two other “Christian conservatives.”
        Mike “Hillbilly Huck” Huckabee is not faring well in the polls. It became so obvious that he is not seriously interested in the presidency, but only in another well-paying gig at Fox News or some other right-wing media closet.

  • He won’t risk his rickety navy

        It seems that President Barack Obama has so many foreign policy troubles buzzing around his head that he must feel like he’s blundered into a nest of killer bees.

  • Thanking our nation’s veterans

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • A new culture of leadership

    The American Idea – it’s what guided our Founders in creating a system of self-government. It’s at the root of American innovation, and the push by generation after generation to go places we have not before gone. The American Idea is about opportunity and freedom to prosper. As a Congress and as a nation, this Idea is something we cannot afford to ignore.