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Celebrating Valentine’s Day: Let me count the ways

SAN DIEGO, February 12, 2019– Billions of people worldwide open their hearts while engaging in a variety of Valentine’s Day expressions of love. February 14th is the traditional day, dating back to the Middle Ages, in which people from all over the world celebrate Valentine’s Day. According to Wikipedia, it is thought that the first ...

Happy Birthday Benjamin Franklin – America’s Founding Father

SAN JOSE: This week we celebrate the birthday of one of the most important Founding Fathers to serve his country. Before and after it became a legitimate nation. Benjamin Franklin may have been the unofficial president of the United States. Sadly, Americans have never honored this great American as they have done for others less ...

Christmas 2018: Following the faith of the Magi in finding Christ

WASHINGTON: At the time of the Christmas holiday, Christians all over the world will celebrate the birth of Jesus, the savior. In the biblical story of that birth is the story of the Magi or “Wise Men.” The story of the Magi is often about the gifts given to the infant Jesus. However, that is ...

Chanukah and Christmas: Celebrating the defeat of darkness by the light

FORT WORTH, Texas: Christmas may define December in the minds of many. But it also hosts Chanukah, or the Festival of Lights. This year, Chanukah begins at sundown on December 2nd. It would seem and Chanukah and Christmas have nothing to do with each other. But that isn’t necessarily so. Raised as a Christian around ...

Russia claims it was a hoax, fuels moon-landing conspiracy theories

WASHINGTON: According to the Pew Research Center, 7 percent of Americans say Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin never landed on the moon in July of 1969. In Britain, that number climbs to 52 percent. But in Russia, a whopping 57 percent steadfastly deny it, according to a poll by the Russian Public ...

First Thanksgiving, Heart, Native Indians, Pilgrims,Thanksgiving, Division, America, Identity Politics, Allan Brownfield

Thanksgiving: A holiday whose history celebrates gratitude

SAN JOSE: The history of the Thanksgiving holiday has been romanticized to almost mythic proportions since the original event. As historical events fade into the past, the actual people and original events that occurred, take on mythic proportions. The First Thanksgiving Holiday The “First Thanksgiving” is one such event. If people were able to see it ...

First Thanksgiving, Heart, Native Indians, Pilgrims,Thanksgiving, Division, America, Identity Politics, Allan Brownfield

Calling all Americans to the communal table of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2018 is here just when we need it the most. The divisions in our society have been escalating over the last ten years because of intemperate political rhetoric. Rhetoric which casts those with whom we disagree on matters of public policy as “enemies.”   The growth of the left’s “identity politics.”   Politics that declare we ...

True Believer, Rev. JIm Jones, People Temple, Stephen Nemo

The True Believer: Remembering Rev. Jim Jones and his gospel of hope

WASHINGTON: Tyrants never seem to arise during times of plenty. The deprivations of war or economic collapse provide fertile fields for the propagation of community organizers; creatures born in the wake of a society or nation’s loss of creative and confident individualism. Creatures anxious to play off the fears of the mob, who seek direction off ...

Columbus, Christopher Columbus, Dennis Jamison

Columbus and Kavanaugh both fighting elite politicians of their day

WASHINGTON: As American citizens observe Columbus Day, they may be surprised that Justice Brett Kavanaugh has more in common with Christopher Columbus than they may know. The bitter and divisive political showdown over the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was a modern-day political smear job brought on by the Democrats. It was ...

Labor Day: An early foundation for the advancement of American Socialism

WASHINGTON: As we enjoy the three day holiday weekend to celebrate Labor Day, many are not fully aware of how this official federal holiday was created. In reality, Labor Day is not about labor union officials harmonizing with the government. It was not to honor the efforts of those who labored day in and day ...

Purple Reign: Healthy grilled eggplant for a summer cookout

SAN DIEGO: A member of the nightshade family, the eggplant is related to both the tomato and potato and is used as a vegetable.  Profusely purple eggplant is common in North America and is healthy and delicious. Its rich, savory flavor makes it a perfect substitute in dishes like eggplant parmesan (instead of chicken), diced for ...

More Dolley Madison: for whom the title of First Lady was coined

FORT WORTH: James and Dolley Madison were the golden couple of their era, but they were not without detractors. They had no children of their own, although Dolley had given birth during her first marriage. Enemies used this information to question James’ virility, indicating that he was impotent and was too feeble to lead the country. ...

Dolley Madison: for whom the title of First Lady was coined

FORT WORTH: When people think of Dolley Madison, one of two thoughts come to mind. Either that of a determined woman bent on saving national treasures from a British onslaught or a pastry company that made snacks for children’s school lunches. These are both true. However, this enchanting lady is so much more to American ...

A liberal assault on the Constitutional Ideals we celebrate on July 4th

Indeed, the words of the Declaration of Independence served as a powerful statement to the rest of the world why freedom itself was essential -- “…to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them…”

America’s Founding Fathers; what price did they pay for freedom?

FORT WORTH: We celebrated Flag Day last week and Independence Day is just around the corner. Americans from one end of the country to the other will celebrate with parades, barbecues, and cook-outs filled with food, fun, and last but not least: fireworks. The pyrotechnic displays remind us of what our forebears went through to ...