Precious casualties of a cruel year

First, the bad news: the nation went markedly madder this year. The good news is that we’ve always recovered — even from draconian surges of madness and sadness. We seem to delight in recklessly pushing the limits of risk, then averting the cataclysm just shy of oblivion. Teenagers play chicken. Politicians play brinksmanship. Whatever the … Continued

All in a day’s twerk

I was looking forward to a break this week. I wanted to write something happy and not so focused on current events. I think that sometimes we all need breathing room. Alas, there is none to be found.  Local pastor Dr. Kevin Cosby has been in the news this week with controversial statements about black … Continued

Sony is so un-American

Well, Sony is a Japanese company, but that’s not what I mean. Sony recently wimped-out when they were taken hostage by cyber attackers, but that’s not the un-American part. Sony (Sony Pictures Entertainment to be specific) made a painful, yet rational decision to protect itself, its employees and potentially movie-going Americans from a possible terror … Continued

Senator Diane Feinstein: A real progressive hero

Today, I do not have time to grieve for the execution of 121 Pakistani school children by Taliban extremists. Nor, do I have time to empathize with the people of Sydney, Australia, who watched a Muslim fanatic terrorize his captives and cause the death of two innocent people. Unfortunately, I have had no time to … Continued

Sanityville

Elsewhere in this issue you’ll find some gentle, constructive criticism aimed at some of the loonier citizens who walk among us. So it seems only fitting to also recognize a few of the sane people in our midst. So often in our culture the delusional and depraved get most of our attention while sanity is … Continued

A tortured report

Serendipitous that the CIA torture report came out the week before LEO’s Louneyville, because the reaction has been nothing short of looney, and nothing less than shameful. A $40 million, 6,700 page report, which took more than five years to develop, and this is the debate our country is having?  The most disappointing revelation to … Continued

The feminism in pageantry

I believe that every female should participate in at least one pageant in her lifetime (particularly by her 18th birthday).   As someone that has competed successfully on local, state, national and international stages, I will explain why… The Feminist movement began because since our nation’s inception, women had been treated as second-class citizens. We did … Continued

The progressive war on Christmas

It is Christmas season and once again we are confronted with the intolerance of the radical left. Every year traditional American values and our Christian foundations are assaulted in a new and heretofore unimagined way despite the fact that Pew Research states that 78 percent of our population is Christian. This year the Montgomery County, … Continued

#sorrynotsorry

The events in Missouri have sparked debate about how we deal with race in this country. During protests across the nation, activists are being condemned and called animals. As well, we see those who oversimplify the issues and Band-Aid them with “can’t we all just get along?” The problem with these perspectives is at the … Continued