Amanda Gorman, the young woman who read her highly celebrated poetry at Joe Biden’s inaugural two years ago, has proven herself to be quite adept at writing fiction in addition to her laureate skills.
Rising temperatures and summertime often mean fun family vacations.
And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about. And under the brim of it round about there were knops compassing it, ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round a…
A man cannot serve two masters, reads a verse in the Gospel of Matthew.
On behalf of Omar Posada and family, we would like to thank everyone for the prayers, kind words, meals, etc., and for all the love and support that you all have given Omar.
This week, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and President Joe Biden cut a deal to raise the debt limit. The breakthrough came after three months of Biden pledging not to even negotiate over the debt limit. Instead, Biden was forced to concede to a 1% cap on increases for non-mi…
And these are their names: The son of Hur, in mount Ephraim: The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Beth-shemesh, and Elon-beth-hanan: The son of Hesed, in Aruboth; to him pertained Sochoh, and all the land of Hepher:
Something is usually better than nothing — and that’s certainly the case with the debt ceiling compromise.
It’s a positive trend that I hope continues: the resurgence of summer picnics.
As I have mentioned in previous columns, I look forward to bathing-suit shopping with my daughters almost as much as major dental surgery without anesthesia. But that’s exactly where I found myself recently when my youngest daughter informed me that we were a few days away from an upcoming h…
The following editorial published on May 26 in the Chicago Tribune:
And his house where he dwelt had another court within the porch, which was of the like work. Solomon made also a house for Pharaoh’s daughter, whom he had taken to wife, like unto this porch. All these were of costly stones, according to the measures of hewed stones, sawed with saws, within …
Since 2013, the Federal Reserve has conducted an annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking (SHED), which seeks to measure the economic wellbeing of U.S. households. In October 2022, 11,000 adults across the country were asked a variety of questions about their financial situati…
Pols and pundits puzzle over Donald Trump’s seemingly unshakable hold on Republican voters. Each time the former president is investigated or indicted – or most recently, found liable for sexual assault – experts ask if Trump’s grip on the GOP could loosen. Yet he continues to poll as the le…
The following editorial published on May 26 in the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
U.S. companies are struggling to find workers, with 1.6 open jobs per available unemployed worker.
And he hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the sons of the king, and Abiathar the priest, and Joab the captain of the host: but Solomon thy servant hath he not called. And thou, my lord, O king, the eyes of all Israel are upon thee, that thou shouldest …
This summer might be a time to grow your genius.
Every year, polls show that a large number of Americans don’t know why we celebrate Memorial Day.
Keep fighting public corruption: The US Supreme Court keeps weakening the prosecutors’ tools to pursue crooks in government
In two unanimous decisions handed down this month, the U.S. Supreme Court did exactly what was unfortunately expected and tossed out convictions won by famed corruption-buster former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. The justices didn’t like what both Bharara and the trial court had agr…
Just reflect for a few minutes on the lives lost and the families left behind.
Democrats in Philadelphia just came through a bruising mayoral primary, which is basically the city’s general election.
And while he yet spake, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came: and Adonijah said unto him, Come in; for thou art a valiant man, and bringest good tidings. And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, Verily our lord king David hath made Solomon king.
I still remember one of the houses that my parents almost bought back in 1970.
Politicians and activists reacted with dismay last week upon the news that the FBI illegally tapped into foreign intelligence data looking for dirt on U.S. citizens. But given this news emerged just days after the release of the Durham report, which fingered the FBI as knee-deep in the bogus…
And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart. Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house; but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house unto my name.
In a much anticipated chess match in February, 1996, the world champion Garry Kasparov faced IBM’s Deep Blue, the most advanced chess-playing machine. Kasparov lost the first game but went on to win the match in Philadelphia, 4-2. It was humanity’s proudest moment in competition pitting man …
Not many people are shot twice with an AR-15 during a mass shooting and live to talk about it, but Arnulfo Reyes has. And we should all listen to what he has to say.
Moreover the LORD thy God will send the hornet among them, until they that are left, and hide themselves from thee, be destroyed. Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.
The very mention of “Texas” conjures vivid images of wide-open spaces, gushers, cattle drives, cotton fields, and other stuff of legends.
Yesterday, the House of Representatives did the right thing in rejecting a resolution to expel serial liar Con(gressman) George Santos by sending the matter to where it belongs, the Ethics Committee.
Restful Atmosphere makes it popular with vacationists and those who desire quiet
The U.S. nursing workforce is shedding workers. About 100,000 nurses quit or retired during the pandemic, while another 800,000 have signaled an “intent to leave” by 2027. And yet, the country is failing to tap an available group of qualified health-care workers: immigrants. While there’s no…
Once upon a time in a small village, there lived a group of young owls who were preparing to leave the nest and embark on their journey toward the vast, open sky. They gathered every day in the village square to learn from their elders and to share their dreams and aspirations with one another.
There is a loneliness epidemic in the United States, but there are some simple ways we can address it.
Meme: “A cultural item in the form of an image, video, phrase, etc., that is spread via the internet and often altered in a creative or humorous way,” explains Dictionary.com.
If Texas’ economy was a fire, it would be one of the biggest, brightest and hottest the world has ever seen.
Fifty-one years ago, the national Democratic Party and its presidential nominee were characterized as the party of ”acid, amnesty and abortion” in one of the more devastating, effective and enduring slogans in American political history.
The following editorial published on May 17 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Editorial: New nuke plant could re-energize power industry, but regulators must proceed with caution
South Texas is lucky to be the future home of a newest-tech cluster of nuclear reactors that are planned for Seadrift, just a half-hour from Victoria by car.
Then she said, I desire one small petition of thee; I pray thee, say me not nay. And the king said unto her, Ask on, my mother: for I will not say thee nay. And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother to wife.
Firearms and the (young) man: A federal judge gets it very wrong in knocking down limiting gun purchases to those 21 and older
When it struck down New York’s century-old gun permitting statute last year, the Supreme Court’s conservative bloc and Justice Clarence Thomas created a world in which firearm laws were to be judged based almost entirely on whether or not the government can “demonstrate that the regulation i…
Every year in late spring, parents of college students all over America travel to university campuses with stylish IKEA storage bags or (in our case) cardboard boxes that once held bulk orders of toilet paper and tortilla chips. When the parents arrive, they joyfully greet their academically…
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