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Don't give up on church attendance

Winston Churchill said we should, “never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense.” Giving in often leads to giving up. Our recently retired preacher taught from the Book of...

 

Dems should be more prudent with spending

As they prepare to spend $1.2 trillion on a bipartisan infrastructure deal, along with a vastly larger sum on a party-line social-policy bill, Democrats might be expected to defend their ambitions on...

 
 By Walt Rubel    Opinion    October 13, 2021 

Voting has power to shape decisions

Every four years, Americans flock to the polls in droves to elect a new president. Last year, more than 155 million people cast their ballots, most of them just happy that the campaign was finally...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    October 13, 2021 

Progress should be for greater good

“Progress” is a word liberals grabbed to avoid the “liberal” label that those on the right have soiled so effectively. Feel free to call me either; better that than to embrace the stagnation...

 

Advance in this critical season

We’ve begun a new series at our church, preaching through the Psalms. It’s a good time to come and get in on the ground floor. Last Sunday we walk... Full story

 

Audit will only encourage lies and disruption

Thoughtful news consumers might have read last month’s announcement of an audit of the 2020 election results in four Texas counties and pondered its purpose. Why would former President Donald Trump...

 

Helps to put human face on crime issue

The other day I attended a special meeting on crime. I came away thinking that we’re actually making progress. I say that despite reports that show a sharp increase in violent crime these days. FBI... Full story

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    October 6, 2021

Del Rio lie more useful than what really happened

How does a stupid and ridiculous lie come to be embraced and promulgated by top officials of the United States government? Well, as it turns out, it’s easy. You start with an easily misinterpreted... Full story

 

When misery doesn't love company

My Sept. 15 Quay County Sun article was titled, “When misery loves company.” While the term usually means that people feeling down want to be around others who also are depressed for mutual consol...

 

Must be better way to catch tax evasion

President Joe Biden’s administration says the intention for proposing a controversial plan to monitor private bank accounts is to catch tax cheats. But when looking at the actual language of the pro...

 

Youths can change vaccination trend

Youth is often a time of awakening and engagement with social movements. From the civil rights movement of the 20th Century to climate change and racial equality movements of today, young people have...

 

Take elections away from politicians

I remember an old poster from my college days that asked, “What if they gave a war and nobody came?” That’s kind of what happened Sept. 18 in Washington D.C. Capitol Police who survived the...

 

Don't be such a Boromir

In the movie “The Fellowship of the Ring,” a fascinating scenario plays out in multiple scenes. The titular ring is a magic item that gives its...

 

Things can be done to prevent abuse of children

Is it just easier for us to create bogeymen than face harsh realities? In the 1980s, it was the Satanic Panic, as if roving devil worshipers were terrorizing small towns and kidnapping children....

 

Bidding Tucumcari fond farewell

As of last weekend, one of the words that up until recently identified me for this column is a lie. That word is “Tucumcari.” I have moved to Clovis with my wife for personal and professional...

 

Afghani students are hardly stranded

I was reading news on the internet, when the following caught my eye: Dozens of students from the San Juan Unified School District in Sacramento...

 

When misery loves company

Most people likely know the phrase, “misery loves company,” because it’s been used in various forms since at least 400 B.C. I’ve always understood the term meant that when someone is...

 

Pandemic politics is putting freedom on the front lines

You know government is out of control when different entities start talking about suing each other over the best way to control people. Freedom lovers are outraged, for example, over the latest...

 

Best to follow your doctor's advice

Everybody knows that ivermectin, a horse de-worming medicine, should not be used by humans to fight COVID-19. That’s what everybody in the media has been saying. Even a shallow dive into the...

 

Biden doesn't much resemble LBJ

Not too long ago, supporters imagined Joe Biden might be the next LBJ, and perhaps they were right — just not how they thought. Biden bears no resemblance to the Lyndon B. Johnson who entered office...

 

Conscience should not be coerced

As you’re reading your Bible, note the instances in which people try to coerce, bribe, or threaten others into complying with their will. I think...

 

Answer muddled on America's safety after war

Is America safer after its 20-year war on terrorism in Afghanistan has resulted in the Taliban’s victory? The answer, like the war itself, is muddled. The lack of resolution should cause...

 

Divisions weakening democracy

In three days, we will mark the 20th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center that killed more than 3,000 Americans who were peacefully going about their business. As the nation watched in...

 

Scheller an example of leadership

By now, most readers will have heard the name of Marine Lt Col. Stuart Scheller. He is the infantry battalion commander who went on Facebook to...

 

Labor Day reminder of accomplishments

Next Monday will be Labor Day, the national holiday celebrated each first Monday in September since the late 1800s to commemorate the social and economic achievements by American workers that led to...

 

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