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Apples to Apples Gary Begin
What is the benefit of being a "Compassionate Conservative"? It shows that you understand those less fortunate who do certain things to get by in life, but some of those "things," may be hard to swallow. I am a dual Canadian-American citizen, but served in the American military and have spent 59...
After the Philadelphia Eagles’ thrilling victory over the New England Patriots in the 2018 Super Bowl, faith was front and center. In response to being awarded the Lombardi Trophy at the post-game ceremony, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson thanked “my Lord and savior Jesus Christ.” Tight end Zach...
Watergate is ancient history to most American voters. Apparently, it has also been forgotten by some of those who lived it. Carl Bernstein was the Washington Post Reporter who was made famous by the “worst political scandal of the 20th century.” Now he dismisses the greatest political scandal of...

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Getting ready for a new year causes all of us to take stock and look at what we need to change. The same is true for our business. Carol and I will be starting our 18th year as owners of NCW Media in 2018. We have been through a lot of changes during that time but the most significant change is...
I was born into the wrong family at the wrong time in the wrong place.  Broth instead of soup so to speak. Six months later another family picked me up, dusted me off and started my voyage into the dysfunctionality of American suburbia. I was surrounded by first and second generation Germans,...
Judge Ray Moore is guilty. He’s never had a trial. Hasn’t had a chance to make his case to a jury of his peers, but he’s guilty. He’s been accused by a number of women of the crime of being a sexual predator. He’s a man so he’s guilty. Women would never bring such a charge if it just weren’t true...
e details of their tax plan last week. President Trump called it a Christmas present to the American people. Democrats and most journalists called it a gift to the rich. I am disappointed to say that in my 30 plus years in the news business I have found it extremely difficult to find a reporter...
Police manuals across the land need to be rewritten to include charges filed for "DBR" - Death By Robot. Industrialized nations will need to move fast to set legal sentencing guidelines for guilty verdicts. Judges worldwide will need some quick continuing education credits, probably every few...
Grizzly bears are impressive animals. When standing upright, male grizzlies can reach a height of 8 feet and weigh from 250 to 600 pounds. You can always tell a grizzly from a black bear by the distinctive hump of its high shoulders. These truly magnificent predators are at the top of the food...
By Pastor John SmithThe executive order to temporarily halt immigration from some Middle Eastern countries has almost split the nation in two. Celebrities, news media, bloggers and even friends and co-workers have all weighed in and shared their opinion on this issue. For or against, it is...

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