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Prescriptions for salvation

I had influenza A recently, and although the meds my doctor prescribed were effective, I was still weak with no appetite for a few days. To justify not eating, I read up on feeding colds and starving...

 

DACA recipients deserve path to citizenship

On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama stood in the White House Rose Garden and changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. By his executive order, the Deferred Action for...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Opinion    June 22, 2022 

Poor choices can be entertaining

Do you ever get to the point where you feel like sitting back and watching the show while people suffer the consequences of their bad choices? I do, and I remember the biblical story about Jonah...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    June 22, 2022 

Title IX giant step in opportunity

Credit the Albuquerque Journal for launching a series on Title IX and its impact on sports, as this culture-shifting law turns 50 this year. The series is just getting started, and the Journal says it...

 
 By Gordon Runyan    Opinion    June 15, 2022

We must stop downward slide

It can’t keep going like this. I mean, it can’t, right? Something’s got to give. The divisions in this country get deeper, and then the threats hurled across the chasm get darker. Tragedies...

 

Inexplicable not to detain student carrying a gun

The same day an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, two students were found with guns at Albuquerque-area schools. The boy who allegedly...

 

Government crushes individuality

Everyone has their own unique personal preferences. This is probably a good thing since it makes life interesting and keeps us from all fighting over the exact same stuff. Think how boring it would...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    June 15, 2022

Fight inflation with green energy

We’ve been living with inflation all our lives. That’s why old folks can remember when a gallon of gas cost under a buck and bread cost about a quarter a loaf. But now it’s getting out of hand....

 

Thoughts about the concept of hope

New Mexico’s primary election will be over by the time this article is published but, while the outcome isn’t known as I write, the results have likely been widely reported on radio, television...

 

Study: Lockdowns cause more harm than good overall

An analysis of studies of the effects of lockdowns on COVID-19 mortality has just been released by a team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University, and their conclusion is depressing. “Our study...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Opinion    June 8, 2022

People's rights are not negotiable

Politicians speak most passionately about things they understand the least, like guns. This is especially dangerous when they talk about what they believe your rights are. President Biden has...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    June 8, 2022

Found classics among cassettes

We Americans like to accumulate stuff through most of our lives, then somewhere around old age we start trying to get rid of it. At least that’s true for me. I’ve been working to downsize my...

 
 By Gordon Runyan    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Grace should be seen in us

In Acts 6, the first Christian martyr, Stephen, is described as a man full of grace. For your future Bible trivia conquests, note that there are only two people described as “full of grace.” The...

 
 By Patti Dobson    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Hoping toads, frogs come back for sprinkle or two

June … it’s June. Usually by now, the toads and frogs are back.  It’s oddly quiet out here at Head Acres. I don’t know if it’s because it’s so dry or if there’s some other toad/frog thi...

 

Taiwan stability must be carefully maintained

“Strategic ambiguity” is what U.S. diplomats call America’s policy on Taiwan and China. The strategy is to keep the peace by maintaining ambiguity over the degree the U.S. would go to defend...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Opinion    June 1, 2022

New laws won't solve problems

Senseless aggression toward innocent victims enrages me. No matter who is harmed or who commits the act. But to intentionally target children? Rage doesn’t begin to describe what I feel. Are you...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Look for common ground on guns

Fatigue seems to have set in over Americans following the latest mass shootings, and for good reason. The numbers are staggering. So far this year, we’ve had 27 school shootings, according to...

 

What counts and who's counting

It seems my articles in the Quay County Sun this year often have fallen close to holidays, which gives me plenty to write about, but I don’t remember it happening much in the past. Next Monday is Me...

 

Cooperation may help nations identify UAPs

They don’t try to communicate, and they don’t respond when we try to communicate with them. They speed away if we get too close. They move faster than anything known in this world and violate the...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Opinion    May 25, 2022

Censorship not the answer to evil

People like the murderer in the Buffalo, N.Y., grocery store will always find justification to be evil losers. He would have found some excuse even if no one had ever suspected that government is...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    May 25, 2022

Big Tech is the new Big Tobacco

If you want to understand the impact that technology is having on us, consider the history of tobacco. Perhaps you know that Native Americans first introduced tobacco to Europeans, who turned it into...

 
 By Gordon Runyan    Opinion    May 18, 2022

Acts 5: Tactics of tyranny defeated

In Acts chapter 5, we have the second confrontation between the church and the centralized government of the day, the Sanhedrin council. The first clash came (in chapter 3) in the wake of a...

 
 By Las Vegas Sun    Opinion    May 18, 2022

Need to take steps to limit future pandemic deaths

We have reached a grim milestone in U.S. history. One million people in the United States have now died as either a direct result of, or complications due to, the COVID-19 virus. Disputes rage over...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Opinion    May 18, 2022

Disinformation board is Orwellian

The federal government’s hastily thrown together Disinformation Governance Board was a predictable reaction to the “threat” this government sees in freer speech on social media. Of course, free...

 
 By Tina Dziuk    Opinion    May 18, 2022

Minor's decision has major consequences

I am pro-life. I am a woman of faith, but I have a story to tell. When I was 16, I became pregnant. It was the summer of 1987. My then boyfriend, Tom, had just graduated high school. Neither one of...

 

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