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Wholly owned and operated by God

I’ve seen advertisements for businesses that were wholly owned and operated locally. These are generally smaller, independent, family-run businesses that, although they make all the decisions based...

 
 By Tampa Bay Times    Opinion    July 21, 2021 

Trump should advocate for vaccinations

Dear former President Trump, We have an important request, one that only you can pull off. It will take some salesmanship, but that’s in your wheelhouse, “The Art of the Deal” and all of that....

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    July 21, 2021 

Facing reality of virus saves lives

Last week Ron DeSantis, the fantasy-oriented governor of Florida, said Dr. Anthony Fauci should not be believed or heeded because he was not elected. Huh? It is still true, I think, that the last...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    July 21, 2021 

Cuba revolution a courageous one

It’s not easy to run a hideous dictatorship and still have fans and defenders in fashionable quarters, but the Castro regime has managed it for decades. The mass, spontaneous protests that broke...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    July 14, 2021

Generational guilt: Real, but treatable

The current race debate highlights the issue of generational guilt. Does it really exist? What should be done about it? One side is sure it exists,...

 

Proposal needed fine-tuning, not rejection

Work on the results of the decennial census in New Mexico has gotten off to a rocky start, and the members of the newly appointed Citizen Redistricting Committee missed a golden opportunity to boost i...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    July 14, 2021

Hope people see opportunity here

I spent the best part of last week in Clovis, where I am taking on temporary editing duties for Clovis Media, the company that owns the Quay County Sun. I live in Tucumcari and the contrast between...

 

Berry should remember black patriotism

When hammer-thrower Gwen Berry turned her back on the American flag at the Olympic Trials, it made me think of Sgt. William Carney. Berry probably doesn’t know who Carney was. Neither, I bet, do...

 

United we stand; divided we fall

Over this past weekend, Americans celebrated that, for 245 years, we’ve been free of governmental tyranny. Throughout our history, we’ve continued to fight against one form of tyranny or another,...

 
 By Bloomberg News    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Donald Rumsfeld personified idea of never quitting

In the mid-2000s, I spent two years as senior military assistant to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, acting essentially as his military gatekeeper and translating his orders to the U.S. military...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Reasonable climate measures can't hurt

It’s Friday and it has been raining in Tucumcari for three days straight. While I would have welcomed the thrill and sense of risk that comes with a thunderstorm, the rain we’ve been getting for...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Revolution undeservedly under fire

It’s been a hard time for the American Revolution. It’s been smeared by The New York Times 1619 project as a fight to preserve slavery. Juneteenth, a worthy event in its own right, is considered...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    June 30, 2021

We should study principles of liberty

Bible believers should take a hard look at libertarianism. I’m not talking about joining the Libertarian Party, which spends a lot of time masquerad...

 

Ruling in favor of cheerleader a good step

Sometimes the Supreme Court protects constitutional rights best when it doesn’t establish what lawyers call a bright-line rule applicable to every possible future situation. That was the case last...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    June 30, 2021

Racial inequality something to deal with in present

I get it. I see the long way we have to go before we achieve race-blindness. We are making progress, and while I can’t stand the term “woke” (with its implication that you belong to this very...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 30, 2021

'Defunding' police not going well

WANTED: Trained security professionals to deal with elevated levels of crime and mayhem at risk to their own life and limb, while getting called racist oppressors and potentially thrown under the bus...

 

Sin still sin, and sin bites back

My, how times are changing! Actually, they’re not, because there’s nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9). Kids will still be kids, but the mischief I got into seems nothing compared to what...

 

No border stop is abdication of leadership

Pressed by NBC’s Lester Holt earlier this month about why she hasn’t visited the U.S.-Mexico border to personally witness the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the unforgiving desert, Vice Presiden...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    June 23, 2021

Break from masks worth the risk

I don’t want to discuss the Biden-Putin talks of last week or critical race theory. I know only enough about Biden-Putin to venture that their chess game will continue, that it won’t be friendly...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 23, 2021

No excuse not to pursue defenses

Joe Biden isn’t known for his austerity, except when it comes to the nation’s defense. As part of his welcome emphasis on competition with China, the president cajoled reluctant European...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    June 16, 2021

This is how our side gets the win

I’ve spent a couple of columns trying to encourage my brethren in Christ to realize that God has given us the victory. We are not destined, as a wor...

 

Issues faced by administration predictable

In 2012, Pew Research asked 1,008 Americans to describe then-Vice President Joe Biden in one word. The responses ranged from “Good,” the most common answer, to “Goofy.” But almost five months...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    June 16, 2021

Still need guidance of scientists

Scientists start with the unknown. Then they apply the known to the unknown, thoroughly. Then, armed with that knowledge, they propose hypotheses, which form the basis of experiments to gain new...

 

Biden weakening US on world stage

Joe Biden is taking his first trip overseas as president. After stopping in England he’ll summit with European leaders in Brussels and then move on to his mano-a-mano meet-up with Vladimir Putin in...

 

Rallying around the flag

Next Monday is National Flag Day, which commemorates acceptance of the American flag’s design on that date in 1777. Although celebrated for decades, Flag Day wasn’t a holiday until 1916, and it...

 

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