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Can Pandemic Usher In New Era?

To fight the coronavirus at home, France is removing all military forces from Iraq. When NATO scaled back its war games in Europe because of the pandemic, Russia reciprocated. Moscow announced it would cancel its war games along NATO’s border. Nations seem to be recognizing and responding ...

China’s Lies And Our Lies

This is a tale of two governments. Both were faced with a potential disaster — a new and deadly epidemic. Both made choices that the world will judge. China. The virus made its first appearance in a Wuhan “wet market,” an emporium (apparently common in China) that featured live and ...

Beware A Government Of Fear

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” — Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) One of my Fox colleagues recently sent me an email attachment of a painting of the framers signing the Constitution of the United ...

A Glass Half Full Of Poison

This virus turmoil brings to my mind a character named Turk. He was a regular in my father’s saloon. Turk always made us laugh. But he used his humor to camouflage his criticisms. To hide the barbs. Yes, he entertained us. But after a while you had to realize something. That while he ...

How To Handle Insurance, Changes After Being Laid Off

Question: What about insurance and other changes now that I just was laid off and I am over 65? Answer: Life is changing for many of us right now. All of us hope to some day retire, but many of us are having to address that life change sooner than we ever expected. You said that you are ...

Chutzpah: ADL Wants A Federal Bailout

When I think of “essential” workers in America, the smear merchants of the Anti-Defamation League are at the bottom of the barrel. For decades, they’ve demonized conservatives and Christians as agents of “hate” and treated our very existence as incitements to violence. The ADL’s ...

Going Viral: Publicizing This Pandemic Gets Us Nowhere

By now the tropes have become almost typical. Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus, drumming up irrational fears in the media, and causing an economic meltdown, all in hopes of bringing down the president. It has even been floated that climate change activists are actively hyping the ...

The Good News Is We Are Going To Get Through This

Corona virus is the biggest story in the world. We, in the United States, are likely going to have a hard time in the near future, as shut-downs and restrictions strangle the economy. We, however, are starting off from a fairly high level of economic prosperity. Many other nations are not so ...

Staying Both Busy And Healthy

I was going to outline 50 neat things to do while you’re all sequestered in your homes, but it doesn’t feel fitting somehow. While at first the virus seemed like a great way to get to know your family again and tackle spring cleaning projects, I think the excitement of endless free time ...

Sheltering In Place With Kids

SOS from the front lines of Coronavirus Isolation with kids: 00:01:00 The schools have been closed. The store shelves are empty. We've been shopping. We've been preparing for this. We are fine. We are safe. We are healthy. This is just an extended vacation — an inside, isolated staycation. ...

Life With A Troublesome Cat

Small Black Furry sits next to me. “You continue to write about that annoying dog. When do I get a column? You know,” she sniffs, “when you aren’t looking” (oh, but I was!) “dog barks at me and, yes, even chases me. Oh, well, I do run and mostly hiss but she couldn’t catch me in ...

Only Time Will Tell

ı ı ı “Only time will tell, If I am right or I am wrong, Only time will tell, is there a message in this song. Will it ever make sense, will it ever ring a bell, Only time will tell.” ı ı ı These are the chorus lyrics of Jimmy Buffett’s hit song, “Only Time Will ...

During Quarantine, Find Things To Pass Time

Today as I was on my way home, I listened to the radio. I heard a song that brought the present dilemma into perspective. The song said, “He is in the eye of the storm, He is in the middle of the war, He is the anchor.” That is how I sincerely feel. God is in control. Will people get sick? ...

Cat Watching Has Become A Favorite Activity

Last summer, a feral cat had kittens and my neighbors started feeding them. At one point, I was asked how to get rid of the cats. “Stop feeding them,” I answered. Since that was not an option for them, they trapped all the cats, including the mother and father, and had them all spayed or ...

April 1st, A Day For Practical Jokes

April 1st is a day for practical jokes in many countries around the world. In honor of this, I have decided to list a few of the pranks I carried out at work. One day I super glued a quarter to the floor in front of the coffee machine in the lunch room. My buddies and I then sat down at a ...

The Red Tape Pandemic

Coronavirus is frightening. I’m working from home, practicing “social distancing.” Experts say it’ll help “flatten the curve” so fewer people will be infected simultaneously. Then hospitals won’t be overwhelmed. But the infection rate grows. Doctors and hospitals may yet be ...

The Good Life: Quarantines, Then And Now — Yuck

Geezer columnists throughout the country are writing “I was quarantined as a child” columns. Some details might be relevant, even useful, to today’s younger readers. We have been told a lot about how to supposedly stay healthy during the lockdowns revolving around the COVID-19 ...

Open Borders Dems Threaten U.S. Health Care System

Coronavirus will be the coup de grace of the Democratic Party, as sensible Americans of all backgrounds understand amidst a highly contagious global pandemic that the United States needs more border enforcement, not less. It simply makes no sense to permit millions of people from all over ...

When This Pandemic Ends

A favorite book I try never to be without is by the late Irish poet and priest John O’Donohue. It’s on my bedside table, on my Kindle and on the Kindle app on my phone. One needn’t be Catholic (I’m not) or Irish (I am, but I try not to brag) to appreciate O’Donohue’s calm and ...

Progressive Cities And Education

A recent report by Chris Stewart has shed new light on some of the educational problems faced by black youth. The report is titled “The Secret Shame: How America’s Most Progressive Cities Betray Their Commitment to Educational Opportunity for All.” Stewart is a self-described liberal and ...