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A House Divided

A House Divided

COLUMN By Don Jans 22 Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the [a]blind and mute man both spoke and saw. 23 And all the multitudes were amazed and said, “Could this be the Son of David?” 24 Now when the Pharisees heard it […]

Power, Not Policy, Drives American Politics

Power, Not Policy, Drives American Politics

  by Thomas L. Knapp Claiming to speak for “we the people,” the framers of the US Constitution offered it as a tool to “form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” More […]

Lame Ducks and Zombies: How Congress Avoids Accountability

Lame Ducks and Zombies: How Congress Avoids Accountability

No matter which party wins on Election Day, capsule Americans are going to have to deal with a few zombies. That’s what I like to call the politically “undead” senators and representatives who lose their seats in November, view but get to shuffle around the halls of Congress (and keep voting) for a month before […]

Religion and Politics and Presidential Qualifications

Religion and Politics and Presidential Qualifications

. . By Thomas L. Knapp Religious belief as a qualification or disqualification for the presidency of the United States is an old can of worms. Dr. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon running near the front of the pack for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, cracked that can open and invited the body politic to […]

They Want to Talk About Israel. OK, Let’s Talk About Israel

They Want to Talk About Israel. OK, Let’s Talk About Israel

.   By Thomas L. Knapp In The Best and the Brightest, David Halberstam quotes US president Lyndon Baines Johnson on his desired qualities in an assistant: “I want loyalty! I want him to kiss my a– in Macy’s window at high noon and tell me it smells like roses.” Nearly every “major party” presidential […]