As we look back on the last year and a half during the pandemic, it’s easy yet disheartening to see what a uniquely challenging time this has been for students and teachers. According to a rec…

The question comes up constantly in everyday conversation: “What’s happening to our country?” For many Americans, that’s becoming a very real concern – a nagging feeling we can’t shake – reinf…

Raising three daughters has come with many delights, challenges, prayers and moments standing in that certain aisle at Target trying to figure out the differences between “ultra,” “Infinity Fl…

I am not sure what I expected our country to look like in 2021, but I certainly did not expect it to be so fractured and so bogged down in hate. My oldest son was a year old on Sept. 11, 2001.…

The Census Bureau has just issued its latest annual report, "Income and Poverty in the United States: 2020," and American Enterprise Institute economist and blogger Mark Perry has extracted an…

Will America survive? Will the earth survive? We, Americans – we, humans – are going through some pretty rough times. The human race has gone through tough times before, and it has survived an…

One year ago today, 30 Americans were known to have died from COVID-19, triple the death toll of only a week before. The disease was clearly no longer contained to China; it was spreading fast…

For weeks, national media floated ominous predictions that last Saturday’s planned, permitted rally in Washington, D.C., intended to call attention to our government’s extraordinarily harsh tr…

Plumbers make sure that their piping repairs are leak-tight by testing them under pressure. Engineers pressure test vital nuclear plant systems to ensure public safety. And in everyday life we…

As you climb the wide, well-worn steps to the U.S. Naval Academy’s magnificent Memorial Hall, the first thing you see is Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s famous battle flag emblazoned with the …

Without a doubt, the best way for the U.S. to end wars is not to start them. Our withdrawal from Afghanistan is the huge news of the day/week/month. But, there are also the COVID-19 pandemic, …

When we lived in rural England, my wife Peggy and I enjoyed attending local farm-country events. A favorite was the sheep-herding competitions.

President Biden’s latest executive order calls for 50% of all cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. in 2030 to be “zero-emission.” Credit Biden for a push in the right direction – clearly, we…

In 1787, when our constitution was under construction in Philadelphia, Ben Franklin was asked “what kind of government will we have?” His answer was “A republic – if we can keep it.”

It’s very simple. We have a serious problem, a hyper-contagious disease that is taking lives and destroying livelihoods worldwide; and we have a solution, vaccines proven to be extraordinarily…

While writing this column, I felt like the little Dutch boy must have felt putting his finger into a hole in the dike to prevent Holland from flooding; it was a mission impossible. There were …

Thirteen years ago – inspired by a Ugandan priest temporarily assigned to St. Gerard’s Catholic Church here in Aiken – my wife Peggy founded a nonprofit organization called Uganda Spirit to he…

It is one of the unfortunate ironies coming out of the Biden administration that, with all the obsession about so-called equity, policies they are putting forth will only hurt the very low-inc…

The Biden administration is all-in for preventing discrimination against the LGBTQ community. The president’s inauguration-day executive order and related policy directives put the full force …

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