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Thursday, December 26th, 2019 15:58:37

Happy Almost New Year

Christmas is a special time in our family. Our daughter, Maggie, loves decorating the tree, and her brother, Robert, is now tall enough to decorate the top third -- that Maggie and I cannot reach. The highlight of the season....

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019 14:50:49

Be a Blessing, and Stop the Holiday Outrage

This is the season of Advent for Christians. The season is not just about the event but about the expectation, the waiting, the preparation, the everyday events through which you can see God's grace shine. In today's polarized political environment,....

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Thursday, December 12th, 2019 12:48:10

Gearing up for 2020

By Tuesday night, the week's national political news was already too much to grasp. On Monday, the Justice Department's inspector general, Michael Horowitz, released the 436-page report "Review of Four FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Applications and Other Aspects of....

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Thursday, December 5th, 2019 15:12:10

Outrageous Outrage — Take a Ride

In today's narrative-driven, social media-focused world, it's easy to slip into outrageous outrage. Let's take this week's social media commotion over a Peloton commercial that, according to Bloomberg News reporter Joshua Fineman, led to a drop in stock price.

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Thursday, November 28th, 2019 15:27:22

Thanks and Giving

This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for learning about and working with Our House, a homeless shelter for newborn babies and their families. I first became involved in this organization after the birth of our second child a few months before....

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Thursday, November 21st, 2019 12:47:16

Thankful for Inefficiencies

The political world is mired in must-watch political impeachment theater in Washington, with a second focus on this week's Democratic presidential primary debate in Atlanta.

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Thursday, November 14th, 2019 14:25:31

National Drama: An Opportunity

With the public phase of the House of Representatives' impeachment hearings beginning this week, the national drama meter is going to accelerate exponentially.

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Thursday, November 7th, 2019 13:18:28

Life is Messy; Be Cautious of an Orderly Narrative

Here's what you can expect to see between now and the 2020 elections, which are less than a year away: an endless parade of so-called experts who will strain each day's political events through their ideological sieves in attempts to....

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Thursday, October 31st, 2019 15:27:40

The Start of the Argument

While many in our country are following the daily national soap opera of Washington Democrats attempting to throw President Donald Trump out of office, Newt Gingrich, my father, is attempting to raise our collective vision to focus on a national....

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Thursday, October 24th, 2019 14:22:23

We Should Take Heed of Germany’s Utter Failure, Even if They Didn’t

German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged that more should have been done to make immigration and refugee assimilation successful. "Germany's attempt to create a multicultural society has 'utterly failed,'" she told members of the Christian Democratic Union party in a speech....

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