Columns

It would be hard to find a better dog than our little Maggie

    

Our family drove to Broken Arrow about 15 years ago in search of a Boston terrier puppy. We stopped at a modest house where it was obvious that the owner’s primary concern was getting cash for one of his puppies. He kept the momma dog in a small fenced area in his backyard, which is […]

Are Americans losing their interest in self-governance?

    

I have been thinking about what freedom means a lot lately.  It is more than obvious to me that Americans have lost its meaning, primarily because the Progressives have intentionally wanted us to lose sight of our Constitution and our Bill of Rights.  These documents are, after all, rather pesky things that get in the […]

And He Should Fight Back

    

It is not uncommon for people to suggest that President Trump tone it down.  Even many conservatives would like for him to give up on twitter.  The president can reach millions of Americans with his own message.  Without twitter, the message would be filtered through a very hostile press.  Why is this somehow not useful […]

President Trump has done a lot in his first year in the White House

    

As this is written, the first State of the Union speech by PRESDT is about 36 hours from taking place and already petulant members of Congress most, if not all, with a “D” behind their name, have publicly stated that they will “boycott” the joint meeting on January 30, 2018. What a bunch of sore […]

Life is simplified at the Sea of Galilee

    

I have written these articles from the four corners of the globe. No, it isn’t some part of a grand scheme to become a roving reporter, writing from third-world countries, jungles or even a small villa somewhere off the beaten path. Truth be told, I had to write my article from these places because I […]

The truth about so-called climate change

      

Now that the excitement over the news that 2017 was one of the hottest years on record have died down, it is time for a sober second thought.  Did the January 18 announcements by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that 2017 was the third-hottest year, and NASA’s claim that it was the second […]

Blagoveshchensk was quite an adventure 20 years ago

    

Twenty years ago, I traveled to Russia with three couples who were adopting babies. We spent a week in Blagoveshchensk (Blago) in the Russian Far East and then another week in Moscow. It was an amazing trip for a number of reasons. The newspaper I worked for paid for me to accompany the three couples, […]

Zoning codes have become tools for controlling people

    

One of the biggest quandaries that I face when examining our built environment and how we, as communities, shape it, is when laws and codes stop protecting citizens and begin to infringe upon their rights. In last week’s article I discussed how Skousen (the author of the book The 5000 Year Leap) describes how the […]

A Bridge Too Far

    

You may have read how a small group of Oklahoma City businessmen have gotten together to reform Oklahoma. Well, reform may be too much of a stretch since solving the budget crisis is more than raising taxes. The group formed an LLC and created an official name, “Step Up Oklahoma.”  It also set up a […]

Illegal immigration’s impact on the so-called government shutdown

    

While preparing to begin writing this communication, Rush Limbaugh announced that the Democrat minority in the Senate had ended their obstructionist partial shutdown of the federal government and voted to go back to work to – initially – debate and vote on the necessary budget matters. While the untruthful and demagogic leaders of the minority […]