My Irish-American blood recoils whenever I hear the word “Fredericksburg.” So many young Irishmen were sent to a needless early death because of the slaughter that occurred in that Virginia city 53 miles south of Washington, D. C., during the American Civil War in December 1862. The forces of Robert E. Lee grabbed the high ground at Fredericksburg and waited. By the time the Union forces got there, the best […]

Categories: 2018 Columns, Columns

Topic: Abortion, Gosnell movie In 2013, an independent film producer from Ireland was in Pennsylvania because of a documentary he and his wife were making related to fracking. He had a little time to kill, and he noticed in the newspaper that there was a trial going on of an abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell. The producer dropped into the courtroom to hear a little of the trial, and he was […]

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Topic: Trump and the Economy “Trump’s Federal Pay Freeze Will Mean a Raise for the Rest of Us,” so writes economist John Tamny in an article in RealClearMarkets.com. Tamny observes, “That the federal government costs $4 trillion per year means that Americans (and realistically, people around the world…think about it) in the private sector earn less. Government is a cost that limits savings and investment.” Tamny of FreedomWorks is also […]

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Topic: Forced Equality Jarrett Stepman, opinion journalist for the Heritage Foundation, recently wrote an article at dailysignal.com, entitled, “Norway’s Boardroom Gender Quota Didn’t Work. California May Try It Anyway.” Jarrett Stepman is also the co-host of “The Right Side of History” podcast. Stepman notes: “From making war on straws to policing speech, California leads the nation in adopting half-baked ideas from Europe. The latest craze is a bill that would […]

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Topic: The Origins Debate Books can change your mind, if you read them with an open mind. Bruce Chapman, the Chairman of the Board of the Discovery Institute in Seattle, notes that there are examples of this in the realm of the issue of origins (evolution vs. intelligent design).  Discovery Institutes writes: “A prominent Catholic intellectual writer and editor has just admitted he was wrong on evolution.” That takes a […]

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Topic: Sexual Assault “It’s Time for a National Conversation on Sexual Assault” is the title of a recent article by federal prosecutor Sidney Powell. She is also the author of the best-selling book, Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice. Commenting on the recent hearings in the Senate of Christine Blasey Ford vs. Brett Kavanaugh and the uncorroborated allegations of sexual assault, Powell notes, “If any good […]

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Topic: Religious Freedom In a retirement community in Fredericksburg, Virginia, there is a religious freedom case brewing. A resident in his mid-80s and his wife are facing the possibility of eviction from their senior living community. Why? Because they want to have a Bible study there, and the powers that be don’t want to allow that. Attorney Lea Patterson, associate counsel for First Liberty—a type of Christian counterpart to the […]

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[Photo by Jerry Newcombe of Churchill (U.S. Capitol), who is quoted in this piece] The recent Kavanaugh kerfuffle underscores an important lesson for all of us: Your integrity is your most important asset. Period. What else does anyone have, ultimately? Meanwhile, there are trolls amongst us who don’t care about truth and other people’s reputations. Writing for thecollegefix.com (10/5/18), Daniel Payne notes, “A website allegedly run by University of Washington […]

Categories: 2018 Columns, Columns

D. James Kennedy Ministries writes: “What happens when people can no longer trust their own government to protect and defend them? We’re seeing the results all around us. There is a crisis of integrity in agencies that wield enormous power over all of us. On today’s program, we’ll take a deeper look at the crisis in the American government and how it affects you–and we’ll offer biblical solutions.” Watch the feature […]

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TOPIC: Man-made climate change alarmism Gregory Wrightstone is a scientist in the field of geology with more than “35 years of experience researching and studying various aspects of the earth’s processes.” He is troubled by the claims of what have been called the man-made climate change alarmists. Wrightstone wrote a book filled with facts and pictures and graphs, called Inconvenient Facts: The science that Al Gore doesn’t want you to […]

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