Opinion

President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer have based the future of the entire Democratic agenda on a trick. And now many Democrats are increasingly concerned -- terrified, actually -- that the trick won't work.

Since our last visit, I have been busier than usual. Life’s parade includes events of joy, like a son’s wedding (exhilarating, but tiring). Life also throws you a curveball, such as the funeral for a beloved brother-in-law (COVID-19 strikes again). Mix in a full-time job, a couple of side gi…

Recently a new set of texts has started appearing to people. These texts announce that you have won a prize in a drawing for something like AirPods. The text has your first name on it and says you won first, second, or third prize. I get these about once a week and told I have won at differe…

My wife is an amazing woman in so many regards. She is most comfortable, though, in a classy dress and six-inch heels, in an office, working with a spreadsheet. She has been my secretary since shortly after we started the church in 1997, and her office, complete with three monitors, two comp…

Two leading House Republicans, Reps. Steve Scalise and James Comer, are asking the Food and Drug Administration for documents that might relate to GOP suspicions that President Joe Biden has politicized the process of administering vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among all the labors of mankind, nothing seems to say, “I am no longer a spring chicken” quite like that of heading to the lawyer’s office to update one’s last will and testament. We start life young and carefree, proceed into the exciting yet tumultuous teen years, make it into our young ad…

The events of Sept. 11, 2001, are so fresh in my mind. It’s hard to believe that today’s high school seniors were not even born when terrorists took so many lives, and changed our world forever.

At 9:05 Monday night, Aug. 30, State Department spokesman Ned Price issued a plaintive message to the new rulers of Afghanistan. “The Taliban needs to meet its commitments and obligations in Afghanistan,” Price tweeted. Those commitments and obligations include respecting freedom of travel, …

You could start with the fact that he still believes in slavery, I suppose, if you wanted to get a sense of what Chuck is really like. That all by itself would seem to be enough for everyone to steer clear of him. But there is so much more to this guy than that...

OK, I can’t hold it back any longer. These words have been threatening to spill out for some time, and this is the week. I think I’ve just exceeded my threshold of bizarre experiences. Folks, welcome to the horse trying column.

The Biden administration says it does not know how many U.S. citizens are in Afghanistan hoping to leave in the face of the American withdrawal and Taliban takeover. For days, Pentagon officials said they had no ability to venture outside the Kabul airport to find those Americans and bring t…

Regarding the national news media’s freakout over President Biden’s role in the Taliban’s seizure of Afghanistan, we haven’t seen such passionate unanimity among the Washington commentariat since they went all-in on invading Iraq back in 2003.

Obviously, we want answers as to where the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) came from. We know that it started in China, but where and how? We want China to come clean but Beijing continues to try to shift the blame, covering up the truth.

One year ago this week, I wrote a column called “Four Years Notice.” It was an open letter to Democratic and Republican party leaders, encouraging them to find fresh candidates for the 2024 presidential election.

There is, in almost any neighborhood, one house that all of the kids gather at to hang out and play. But way out in the country where I live, the paradigm changes a bit. Out here, there is usually a house where all of the neighborhood dogs hang out. And in our case, our house is that house.

President Biden ended the war in Afghanistan earlier this week, fulfilling the broken promises of the last three presidents, whereupon both the liberal and conservative media rose up as one to shout: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

There’s a fascinating question in a new Fox News poll that suggests the political dynamics at work in 2022 and 2024 will be far different from 2020. If that is the case, it is good news for Republicans.

Philippians 2:1-4 “If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vain…

It happened in a doctor’s office. It was during one of those awkward moments, when a medical assistant and I were awaiting the arrival of a doctor. We were running out of small talk about the weather, COVID, and lunch plans.

I wondered how long it would take before a Catoosa County deputy would ask why I was driving up and down North Nickajack Road in the Woodstation community.

“Nature is brutal.” Those words have been ringing in my head for the last week now, and in the voice of the gentleman at the North Carolina Aquarium who spoke them with such certainty.

It’s back to school time, at least for now. Can we be sure of anything these days? After the students return, if the new COVID variant starts spiraling out of control, will it soon be “back to home” time again?

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said that the blame for the surge in violent crime across the country was the “inevitable consequence” of Democrats focusing on guns instead of criminals. President Biden, who promised to go after illegal gun sales, said nothing about the criminals, who are being rele…

My family has had a summer full of activities: horse camp at our farm, art camp and swimming lessons. We’ve fallen into that late-season routine that makes vacation feel endless — staying up later than usual and getting up past our school wakeup time. We’ve had long, leisurely days where the…

As I survey the granite battlefield on top of my black walnut desk, the carnage is, to be blunt, breathtaking. One lone white king, utterly deprived of any other allies on the entire board, sits surrounded by my queen, two knights, one bishop, and two pawns. My king, four other pawns, and bo…