Tag Archive: America

Oct 09 2015

Rediscovering The Real Columbus

Christopher Columbus

Columbus Day is a national holiday. But it’s also a good time to confront the mythology about the heroic explorer who “discovered” America. Journalism should provide facts and help us to uncover truths. Yet, when it comes to Christopher Columbus, many reporters and pundits hold on dearly to myths. Meanwhile, historians who deal in documentation …

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Oct 09 2015

Syria: All Talk No Action

Interestingly enough, the Russian invasion of Syria was receding as a topic of public concern. Apparently there no longer seemed anything explosive in the tidings of Vladimir Putin’s slam-bang entry into that remote theater of conflict. This was notwithstanding those Russian airstrikes against the anti-Assad rebels whom the United States, supposedly, has been encouraging. When …

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Oct 04 2015

Top Five Tips to be a Savvy Health Care Consumer

Stethoscope with heart chart

By Tom Quirk People are taking a more active role in how they purchase and pay for health care, with consumers driving more of the decision-making process. With thousands of Texas residents purchasing health coverage on their own, and a growing number of people enrolling in consumer-directed health plans offered at work, understanding the health …

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Oct 03 2015

Give ‘Em a Break


By Scott LaFee It’s bad enough that two-thirds of American adults are considered to be overweight or obese, but there’s something particularly alarming about the fact that one-third of American children are, too. Obesity puts children at risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer and, well, a shorter life. Part …

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Oct 02 2015

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

U.S. Senator John Cornyn

By U.S. Senator John Cornyn ‘While protecting the sanctity of life is an ongoing mission that will never end, this week’s vote is an important opportunity to send a clear message that America is a nation that seeks to advance a culture of life and opportunity for everyone, especially our most vulnerable.’ Last November, the …

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Sep 20 2015



By William Cripe Sr A “Christian view” of immigration is challenging. I openly confess, sometimes my “Americanism” clouds my Christianity. Since the Scriptures tell the story of a nation whose very history is one of divinely directed immigration, the issue might seem pretty straightforward. In reality, the Bible does not deal with it directly. By …

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Sep 20 2015

Cornyn Statement on Anniversary of September 11th


‘Fourteen years later, as we remember the lessons of that day, we also must preserve the memory of the American heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow countrymen.’ U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement in remembrance of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001: “It has been fourteen years since …

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Sep 11 2015

Buying a President for 30 Bucks and Change


by: Jim Hightower For today’s report, I have a bunch of statistics for you. Wait — don’t run away! Where are you going? Come back here and sit still while I drill these stats into your head! It’ll be fun, and you’ll learn something. I realize that numbers can numb the brain, but this is …

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