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 By Adrian Smith    Opinion    November 24, 2021 

Giving Thanks in a Time of Great Challenge

There are no shortage of challenges facing Americans right now with our country reaching the highest level of inflation in three decades, a lack of workers to fill job openings nationwide, record...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    November 24, 2021 

A Time to Stand

Last week I wrote about ESG scores and what they mean for business now, and soon could mean for individuals. ESG scores are just the latest mile marker on the road to a utopia planned by collectivist...

 

Even in the Storm, Be Thankful

We’re now hours from the feast that is designed historically for a time of giving thanks. Homes will have the designated cooks scurrying around the prep table in the kitchen making sure the turkey...

 

Code of the Rest

Below is a poem I wrote about 15 years ago. I saw then that some of what has hit this country in the last few years was already in the works. I never thought the poem would be such a correct...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    November 24, 2021 

Straight Talk from Steve

The American economy isn’t doing so well. A new poll shows that seven out of every ten Americans now admit that rising prices are causing them to change their spending habits. This is not good news...

 

Amendments

Senators and Representatives first met in Congress, under the U.S. Constitution, on March 4, 1789, in the Federal Building in New York City. Six months later, on September 25, James Madison, a...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    November 24, 2021 

Happy Thanksgiving

In September 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, bound for the New World. The ship’s 102 passengers and 30 crew members – an eclectic mix of religious families fleeing...

 

What's Your ESG Score?

I had an exchange with my editor in the last week during which he remarked how things I’d written about months ago are only now starting to be covered on the fringes of mainstream media channels. Sp...

 

It's Only a Few Ounces

One of the home “fast food” go-to meals is burgers, or most any sandwich, and a plate of chips. No, it isn’t usually very healthy, but it is quick and light. I still recall a time — it feels...

 

The Ruling Class

Humans tend to have a rather bad trait that often raises its nasty head. Shortly after God created the human race certain members of this new creation determined that they were better than anyone else...

 

Incredible Overreach

Several weeks had passed since President Biden announced he’d be instituting a mandatory vaccine enforcement measure through the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health...

 

Guns and Ghosts

Sometimes I’m glad ghosts and ghouls aren’t as rampant aas television networks say they are. Quite honestly, if ghosts and other-worldly personalities could go in and out of dimensions that...

 

Straight Talk from Steve: Veterans Day

This week we honor and celebrate out veterans. These are the men and women who have put their very lives at risk in order to keep the rest of us safe, to protect our God-given liberties, and to...

 

Sky-High Energy Prices

While President Biden was criss-crossing Europe, Americans have been watching inflation spiral out of control. The cost of electricity has surged to the highest level in decades, and it’s expected...

 

More Than a Lady

She’s a real lady and for as long as men have gone to the sea, they continue to fall in love with her. For quite a number of men she was their first love. She is built. I mean really built! Her...

 

Milton Hershey School, Part 2

Last time in these pages I began a review of a recent book, Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American City.  Its author, Andrea Elliott, focused on a middle school girl named...

 

We Said We'd Never Forget: Will We?

On November 11, 1918, Ralph Lindsey wrote from his hospital bed in France “Armistice signed at 11 o’clock. Grand celebration all over France. War is at last over and I am still alive!” Later in...

 

A Different Look At Climate Change

Before I dive in to today’s topic, a bit of background is in order. I’ve been involved in weather on a professional level for more than 40 years. Previous jobs include broadcast, online and print...

 

Biggest Man in My World

Allow me to tell a wee bit about the one person I feel was the biggest man in the world. Big, large, great, grand, impressive, distinguished, striking, and exceptional are used to describe people we e...

 

Straight Talk from Steve:

As I write this article today the count remains at 26 Nebraska State Senators who are willing to sign the petition to call for a special session of the Nebraska State Legislature to deal with the...

 

Honoring and Supporting Our Veterans

“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.” – President John F. Kennedy America is the greatest country in the world because...

 

EDITORIAL:

Behind every agency reaching out to those in need are the costs of meeting those needs. The buildings that house the dry goods and refrigerated products are kept cool by the cost of utilities paid each month. From basic clothes to essential food for...

 

Why The Push for Electric

If you’ve not yet heard, there’s a major push to rid the world of internal combustion engines by the year 2030. You read that right, get as many vehicles powered by fossil fuels off the road as...

 

Stop Being a Fan

On occasion I’ve watched parts of the Tour de France. It might have been moments of “what if,” but it was just as much curiosity. What does it take to not just race but speed through villages, v...

 

A Serious Political Discussion

After watching evening news commentators from both sides of the fence, I’ve concluded that few, if any of them really know what kind of national governmental system we have in this country. Far...

 

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