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Much to learn from raid that killed ISIS leader

There is much to say about the raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and even more to learn. Begin with congratulations to the unknown military and intelligence personnel who...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    November 6, 2019 

Freedom doesn't have to be pretty

Facebook and Twitter are social media platforms that set the world-wide gold standard for their particular brands of dialogue-inducing software. Their inventors set them up as neutral media for...

 

Monopolies bad for energy consumers

Tens of thousands of acres scorched by unstoppable wildfires. Thousands of people evacuated from their homes near San Francisco and Los Angeles. Electricity shut off to millions to prevent hurricane-s...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    November 6, 2019 

Love defined by the law of God

Jesus said the two greatest commandments were commands to love. We are supposed to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves. How would you answer...

 

No need to fear Satan on Halloween

It’s Halloween time with all its symbols from various sources, even some based in Christianized pagan rites. Much of the Christianized component originally was associated with the fear of death and...

 

Impeachment should be fully authorized

President Trump can be expected to denounce the House’s impeachment inquiry as a “witch hunt” or a “coup” attempt no matter how fair and transparent the process is. But House Speaker Nancy...

 

Dark humor won't encourage violence

My introduction to “black humor” was a book called “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller. I fell in love with it and enjoy this guilt-inducing brand of humor even now, a half-century later. In “Catch-...

 

Trump winner of Dems' debate

Twelve presidential wannabes standing in a row on stage for three hours. Three friendly liberal journalists under-handing softball questions to them. Tons of BS about free government healthcare and...

 

Self-government is the Biblical model

Founding statesman John Adams wrote, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of...

 

Stay focused on God's word

Oct. 12 historically was celebrated as Columbus Day in most of the USA because on that date in 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on one of the Bahama Islands. This event’s celebration was made a...

 

Governor has better things to campaign on

Apropos of nothing, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson decided recently to not-so-boldly wade into the three-year-old controversy surrounding NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. While questions...

 

Parties can't keep ignoring 'Flyover Man'

New York Times columnist David Brooks, a thinking conservative, wrote what I consider a brilliant piece that sympathetically explains the loyalty of President Donald Trump’s base. Brooks, who is as...

 

Biden dealings the bigger scandal

Please help me get the importance of this infamous Trump-Zelensky phone call. The Democrats and their soulmates in the liberal media are seriously getting ready to impeach the president — again ...

 

We should serve God in the marketplace

Here’s my hot take for the day, which I will defend below: One of the best ways to serve the kingdom of God is to start a business. Offer goods or...

 

Take care not to wrongly identify evil

Recently, I wrote about picking up trash along U.S. 54 and that on one such occasion, I found a pair of unmatched left-handed work gloves. I threw them away because they didn’t match, and I don’t...

 

Owl protection decision should be more just

A recent U.S. District Court ruling over the Mexican spotted owl is halting all “timber management actions” in New Mexico’s five national forests. That means no new permits will be issued for...

 

Hoping impeachment move wise

Whether to impeach President Donald Trump, which seemed clear cut to me only a week ago, has gotten muddier since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced last week that impeachment inquiries would...

 

Congress, president stuck in past

I remember when every office in Congress had at least one calendar on the wall. That is either not the case now or, if they have calendars, no one is turning the pages. Democrats currently running Con...

 

Science is justified by belief in God

Science is a bad excuse for atheism. In fact, science cannot be a servant to unbelief at all, since atheism cannot provide the philosophical underpinnings that make science a valid pursuit. I mean, th...

 

Steps can be taken to lessen officer suicides

Chicago police Officer Paul Escamilla liked corny jokes. He had three children, coached his son’s little league team and played golf. A former supervisor called him “the guy that everybody could...

 

Taking steps against online addiction

Like the people in Alcoholics Anonymous, I sometimes feel like I should stand up and say, “My name is Steve, and I have an online addiction.” Making an income through journalism, which the...

 

Democrats ruined the Golden State

Donald Trump visited enemy territory last week. He came out here to the deep blue state of California to raise a few million bucks at private fundraisers in Silicon Valley and Beverly Hills. He also...

 

Permanent fund bad solution for new money

Budget analysts in New Mexico expect the Legislature will have an incredible $907 million of so-called “new money” when it convenes in January. A vast majority of that money comes from the boom...

 

US' sanity could hang in balance

I have two brothers who think I’m crazy. I think they’re nuts, too. My other two brothers are smarter. They don’t talk about politics. The two who think I’m crazy are ardent supporters of...

 

Dems have no real plan for US

It’s too bad for America that CNN’s seven-hour town hall on climate change was such a rating disaster. If 20 times as many viewers had tuned in Sept. 4, about 22 million Americans today would have...

 

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