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Kudos to the organizers of Christmas in the Valley light show. It was double the size of last year and most enjoyable. We are so fortunate to have such a great light show here close to home. May it continue to grow!

Sean Parnell, the Trump-anointed candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania, dropped out of the race a week ago after a custody hearing that featured lurid details of his relationship with his ex-wife. Laurie Snell alleged that Parnell had struck her, choked her, left her by the side of the road a…

CNN's dramatic and insurmountable conflict of interest of using Chris Cuomo as a "news anchor" just keeps getting more ridiculous. On Nov. 29, thousands of pages of evidence emerged from the investigation of New York Attorney General Letitia James into ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Once again, it un…

If you are a longtime reader, you will know my wife has lung cancer. It is not from smoking or radon or any environmental cause. When we first got married, due to my wife's family history of breast cancer, she had a prophylactic mastectomy. Sixteen years later, having thought we dodged a bul…

I can tell you with certainty that right now attorneys for newly acquitted defendant Kyle Rittenhouse are working overtime. They are combing through every slanderous statement made about this young man. Every defamatory comment offered up before any facts were presented in a court of law is …

In the Bible, in the first real story after those concerning Adam and Eve and their family, God looks down on the earth and “it repented the Lord that he had made man...” He regrets creating man because, observing these human creatures, “God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the ea…

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Over the past year Critical Race Theory has became a household word. Contentious issues give birth to euphemisms — pretty words for ugly things — so accordingly, CRT proponents coined anti-racism. If you aren’t actively anti-racist, you’re a bigot who opposes teaching slavery, Jim Crow, or o…

Economists tell us that the current high rate of inflation is not forever. And it's not all bad, certainly not for workers whose rising wages play a part in the climbing prices. How seriously Americans are taking it may be reflected in this Wall Street Journal headline: "Retail Sales Rose by…

On June 23, 2003, Linden Labs unveiled a website called Second Life. It is a website wherein individuals can interact and live a second life as an online character, called an avatar. In 2004, several politicians held virtual press conferences in Second Life. The Maldives and Sweden opened vi…

President Biden has managed to do a host of things in a short period of time that he probably should not have done. The results are some of the worse polling numbers at this stage of almost any presidency. In addition, a new NBC News poll has found that 71 percent of Americans believe the co…

After what seems like 150 years of “Mommy Wars” in America, we haven’t solved anything. So we’re applying what we haven’t learned to a new front: We’re adding men to the fray. Welcome to the Daddy Wars!

As a student of both naval history and local politics I would like to offer the following observations on our recent election which saw exceedingly high voter turnout  the largest in recent memory. In the valley we have several “third rail” issues — firearms, the expenditure of your tax doll…

I love movies. They are my refuge during my workday — when I want to enter into a different space and lay down whatever burdens I’m caring. I maintain a rotating library of them on my DVR — a variety of films, so I can choose whatever flavor of experience suits my needs, whether a romance or…

The Sunrise Movement didn’t get what it wanted. Because its young climate activists have been led to believe they are supremely important to the Democratic Party, they are very disappointed that more of their demands were not met in the final infrastructure deal.

In response to Mr. William Shifflett’s defense of the unvaccinated [in Saturday’s NVD], he reveals HIS bias against those who express frustration on vaccine resistance. He does what many vaccine resisters and their apologists who do not understand science do. He cherry-pick bits of media to …

The assault on Paul Bush, their wife and their home may not be "what Strasburg is." Make no mistake, however; it is certainly what our country has become over the past several years. We have become a mean-spirited, bigoted, hateful collection of persons who have no compunction about opening …

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott talks big about his love, love, love for private enterprise -- how his state doesn't tax big incomes and regulates with a light hand. The actual performance of Texas companies -- relatively mediocre of late -- will not be helped by Abbott's lust to invade corporate boa…