Columns

Gambling with National Security

    

You may recall that in the 1990s, President Bill Clinton went on television to assure Americans that North Korea would never possess a nuclear weapon.  After all, American inspectors would find any attempt to get around the signed agreement. Twenty years later, President Obama is making the same assurances – with the exception that even […]

Mine spill shows the arrogance of the Environmental Protection Agency

    

In August, we received news reports about a “massive” spill of highly toxic liquids from an abandoned mine on the Western Slope of Colorado as a result of a “mistake” by a manager of a group charged with cleaning up the site of an old silver mine. It seems that in typical form, government employees […]

Tell kids about your spiritual heritage

    

Not long ago, I was sitting in the Dallas airport near a young woman and her son. He couldn’t been more than five years old. He was getting a little fidgety as we waited to board the plane. To calm him down, his mother reached into her purse, pulled out her cell phone and handed […]

God bless Clerk Kim Davis of Kentucky for her faithfulness

    

Kim Davis is a hero. She is the county clerk in Kentucky who told a federal judge that she would rather go to jail than to authorize homosexual marriages in her jurisdiction. And she went to jail for five days. The federal judge thought he would break her down by putting her in the slammer […]

‘Net zero water’ is the next extreme environmental cause

    

Most of us have heard of the movement to eliminate carbon as a source of energy, but now environmentalists are taking aim at water with a new set of principles: Net Zero Water. According to a Planetizen article, Net Zero Water, means “using only as much water as falls on your site and eliminating all […]

Beaten Again

    

If you ever wondered why Donald Trump is doing so well, please read the lead Wall Street Journal article by Carol Lee and Siobhan Hughes entitled, “Obama’s Path to Victory on Iran.”  Basically it tells the story about how the administration put the pants on the GOP leadership again. After reaching an agreement with Iran […]

The party primary system for the Republicans could be improved

    

It seems that we are now well into the campaign for the 2016 general election, where a president, vice-president, one third of the U.S. Senate, and all of the 435 House members will be selected by ballot from nominees, also selected by ballot. In addition in Oklahoma, there will be one member of the Corporation […]

Jesus understands what we go through

    

For more than 20 years, I taught two women’s Bible studies. Sometimes I would be embarrassed by the conversations I overheard, such as one of my students speaking in great detail about a childbearing experience. I would cringe at some of the things these women said, but all of the rest of the mothers would […]

Glen Campbell has entertained millions of us for decades

    

I have always had a host of reasons to be a big fan of Glen Campbell. I have enjoyed his music for over 50 years. He is a Christian and he has some wonderful Christian recordings. Many people know that Glen is having difficulty with Alzeheimer’s Disease after the airing of the documentary, Glen Campbell: […]

Constitutional rights are being violated all over the nation

    

Edmund Burke is famous for many quotes, but perhaps his most well known quote is, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Two court cases, both appearing on the Law of the Land website, caught my attention this week. The first one was “Federal District Court in […]