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Thursday, July 20, 2017

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: Does Our Democracy Work?

“The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet.  It requires a certain relish for confusion.”  So said the...

DICK BAYNTON: The High Cost of Immigration

Two types of migration seem to be fervor and fear. In the fervor category, a person or family or even a group of individuals...

JOHNNY ROBINSON: Lessons From The “Old Maids”

Miss Annie worked for my dad as a dental assistant for many years. She was quite a bit older than him, and she in...

DENNIS GARVIN: Symbols of The Confederacy

The removal of visible confederate symbols from our visual culture has become the latest dance craze, usually encouraged by the same folks who celebrate...

JOY SYLVESTER JOHNSON: Not Proving, Nor Protecting

We will know we are making spiritual progress when we no longer have anything to "prove or protect." Do you remember when you were losing...

DICK BAYNTON: Angels Among Us

Occasionally, this column features the biography of what might be considered a charismatic person.  This week, it’s a married couple. She is Carole and...

MIKE KEELER: The Fall of The Great Mosque of al-Nuri

This is about how a symbol rises, tilts, and suddenly falls. It starts with a man with the epic name of Nur ad-Din Abu al-Qasim...

LUCKY GARVIN: Farewell My Friend

It’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Sabrina and I call this numbering a ‘Snout count.’ Every time our six rescue dobies go outside or...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: The Importance of Silence

Is anyone else tired of television news?  You cannot turn on a cable news channel without being assaulted with “new” information.  The anchor person,...

DICK BAYNTON: The Mathematics of Mismanagement

The United States and its citizens have incurred national debt that is almost $20 trillion. That’s $61,500 each of us owes to holders of...