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JOEY COTTLE: Be anxious for nothing

JOEY COTTLE: Be anxious for nothing

Don’t worry. Of all the instructions in the Bible, I think that one in particular is possibly the most difficult to fulfill. Maybe it’s not like that for you, but it certainly is for me. I never used to be that way. I was a professional shrugger. When people asked me if I was going […]

GEORGE WILL: America needs a conservative internationalist as president

With metronomic regularity, there is a choreographed minuet of carnage. Israel is attacked. Israel defends itself. Perfunctory affirmations of Israel’s right of self-defense are quickly followed by accusations that Israel’s military measures are disproportionate. Then come demands for a cease-fire, and the attackers replenish their arsenals. The accusations and demands are ascribed to something fictitious, […]

JIM HIGHTOWER: Perry imperils his own  roadshow

JIM HIGHTOWER: Perry imperils his own roadshow

Gosh, the 2016 primaries are a long way off, but look out: Here comes Texas Governor Rick Perry — riding his state’s taxpayer dollars into another GOP presidential bid. Technically, he’s not campaigning. Yet he’s popping up from New York to California, holding press conferences, running TV ads, meeting with money people, and telling everyone […]

JIM CREES: Whatsoever you do …

JIM CREES: Whatsoever you do …

So, the folks at FOX & Friends continue their fear-mongering with regard to the “hordes” of potential illegal immigrants amassing at the border and preparing to wreak doom and destruction on this nation. Woe is us. Woe. These “illegals” are not only draining our nation of (fill in your blank), they are most certainly milking […]

BOB EASTLEY: Mungo’s Revenge

BOB EASTLEY: Mungo’s Revenge

When I was growing up, we had a next door neighbor named Jerry Sietsma or Rietsma or some good Dutch name. Anyhow, we just called him Mungo. He was a nice enough guy, pretty quiet and not brimming with pizazz (I like that word because it has three correct spellings). Anyhow, as far as I […]

RON WITBECK: Made in God’s image

RON WITBECK: Made in God’s image

Summer temperatures are here at last, with the latest summer wear on display in stores, which seemed to have been there long before the arrival of summer weather.  Now some people are concerned with how their bodies look after the long, cold winter, realizing that their New Year resolution of getting into shape has faded.  But now, […]

GEORGE WILL: Kashkari could be California’s Goldwater

Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in 14 months. Besides, his don’t-fence-me-in libertarian conservatism was ahead of its time. […]