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 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    January 20, 2021 

What Really Matters

Before I address today’s topic, sincere and heartfelt thanks for the overwhelming show of support for these columns. Your calls, letters and personal comments to me and the paper in the last week...

 

The Silencing

The storming of the nation’s capitol was not only illegal and reprehensible, but the extent of damage done to the maintenance of a viable democracy is not yet known. That afternoon did more to...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    January 6, 2021

Your Papers Please

After months of misleading or outright lying to the American people about the COVID-19 virus, public officials and the media are expressing alarm and concern about the number of Americans who say...

 

A Year of Choices

We’re about to put 2020 in the rearview mirror. Most seem eager to do so as it’s been a year of significant challenges. A year ago we had record-low unemployment, a flourishing economy, relative...

 

Merry Christmas

As the world gets more complex, many question the relevance of Jesus Christ to our world. After all, he was born more than 2,000 years ago, they point out. His world and life experiences were nothing...

 

The Agenda

This is my last column about globalist agendas unless readers request more. To review, this is NOT conspiracy theory. Most of what I describe is out in the open for anyone to read on the World...

 

More About the Great Reset

Last week I said I’d write more on the coming Great Reset if readers requested it. You did. So here’s more. We can learn a lot about the Great Reset by reading its own material. It’s right...

 

What is the Great Reset?

When discussing the Great Reset, it’s vital to understand what it is, and what it is not. It’s not a conspiracy theory. It’s proponents say upfront what it is on the website...

 

The Pilgrim Experiment With 'Socialism'

Analysis of trends in American politics suggests more and more Americans are comfortable with socialism and seek its institution in the U.S. By definition socialism is recognized as an intermediary...

 

Why Trump Had to Lose

Why is Donald Trump so hated by the elites of society and establishments in government and media? Because he had the audacity to disrupt planning that had been underway for decades. A great global...

 

What Must Happen Now

Half the country is happy. Half is furious. And the days ahead are not likely to change that because if there’s one thing all Americans hate, it’s waiting. The media over the weekend declared Joe...

 

Platform or Publisher

If you missed the Senate hearings with the titans of Tech last week, you missed a classic Washington bleep-show. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey looked like an over-dedicated Civil War re-enactor....

 

Time to Choose

Voters will soon choose which of two flawed men will lead our nation the next four years. There are very strong feelings on both sides and no matter who wins, half the nation will be angry. Therein...

 

No Good Choices

I’ve made no secret of my independent political leanings in recent years. Over the course of my life I’ve held views that were alternatively considered quite liberal, quite conservative and...

 

Reprehensible

I spent nearly half my life working in TV and radio newsrooms. Much of that time was spent working as a weatherman, but often I was tasked with double duty. Over the years I worked as a producer,...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    October 7, 2020

Civil War?

There is open talk of civil war in America. The Washington Examiner last week published results of a poll showing 61 percent of Americans say the U.S. is on the verge of a civil war, and 52 percent...

 

Everyone Please Calm Down

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg (RGB) earlier this month and President Trump’s subsequent nomination of Amy Coney Barrett (ACB) to fill her seat has set in motion a chain of e...

 

Collectivism vs Individualism

The ideological war we’re witnessing in America is as old as civilization. We’ve see the pattern played out over and over throughout history. Prosperous and powerful nations become corrupt and...

 

Send Netflix a Message

My household canceled our Netflix subscription months ago. We’d been grumbling for some time about the increase in programming that mocked our values and was either borderline pornographic or...

 

Where Did We Go Wrong?

The great American experiment set about answering whether free people could govern themselves or not. If things progress as I fear they will, the answer will be no. Why? Because, as our second...

 

The Necessity of Objective Moral Truth

Perhaps you, like me, have seen or read with utter disbelief news reports in which a blatant and obvious lie is declared to be truth and fact. Maybe it was a reporter standing in front of burning...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    August 26, 2020

News You May Not Have Seen

Somewhere between screams of “ORANGE MAN BAD!” and prolonged shouts of “TRUUMMMMP!” in the national social discourse we find legitimate news stories that, had they occurred in a less...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    August 19, 2020

You Sure You Really Want to Do That?

While no one knows precisely how many Americans own guns, the figure that is most consistent in surveys is 30 percent. The number is likely higher because there are citizens such as myself who choose...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    July 29, 2020

Homeschooling? Yes, You Can

It was reported last week that filings to homeschool are up 21 percent in the state of Nebraska. It's a trend seen nationwide. And, according to an April study released by EdChoice, a national...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    July 22, 2020

Keep Decisions Local

The fight between collectivists and individualists continues to be manifested by those calling for and opposing “one size fits all” approaches in fighting the coronavirus. We see it in calls for n...

 

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