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Thanks, St. Stephen, for so much fun

Thanks, St. Stephen, for so much fun

Happy Birthday, St. Stephen! What a pleasure it was to spend most of Saturday in your celebratory city. Leaving my house near Rice that morning, I was almost certain I would have to drive back home [...]

No political party owns the IRS

No political party owns the IRS

The 16th Amendment to the Constitution was passed by the Congress in 1907 and ratified four years later in 1913. This amendment established the income tax, which then created the need for the Internal Revenue Service. [...]

Fear-filled kids living in limbo

Fear-filled kids living in limbo

Imagine, after days of terror on a long train ride, you arrive in another country where you are placed inside a big building and you do not know from one minute to the next what will [...]

We miss you ‘center stage’ Bobby Vee

Paul Ritzenthaler, St. Joseph “My tears are falling since you’ve taken her away.” Nine words that were the preamble to one of the greatest ballads of the early rock ‘n’ roll era and a constant reminder [...]

Control the rhetoric, control the conversation

Control the rhetoric, control the conversation

What do you think is happening at our southern border? Some 50,000 children have been dumped and abandoned for us to take care of, and it’s going to get a lot worse. Estimates are at least [...]

Verdict’s in: ObamaCare is working

Verdict’s in: ObamaCare is working

The proof is in the pudding, and the glass is half full. The verdict’s in: The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is working quite well, according to researchers from the University of Minnesota’s State Health Access Data [...]

Shredded carrots in green gelatin and other peculiarities

Shredded carrots in green gelatin and other peculiarities

While we are one country with one language, there are obvious differences. Winston Churchill famously said Brits and Americans were one people separated only by a common language. People from Louisiana often speak English differently from [...]

IRS scam surely cost a chance to golf with President Obama

Paul Ritzenthaler, St. Joseph “Be afraid! Be very afraid!” It was Chachi, on the wonderful show Happy Days who warned the world of incoming disaster. However, there are, out there, those who will use fear to [...]

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