Commentary

Wed
04
Feb

Depression: Make It Go Away! Part I

Depression affects 1 in 10 Americans at some point in their life. The sad thing is 80% of the people who suffer from depression do not receive help for their depression. Each year the number of individuals diagnosed with depression increases 20%
 
Wed
21
Jan

The Family: Cohesion or Corrosion Part IV

The family is changing in the 21st century but some things remain constant in how problems with adolescents and children are handled in the home. There has to be clear boundaries for each child in the home with clear expectations and stated consequences for disrespect for authority.
 
Wed
21
Jan

New Year's Irresolution

President Barack Obama's absence from the great gathering in Paris of national leaders from other countries, to show
their solidarity with France in its opposition to Islamic terrorists, was another sign of the Obama administration's continuing
irresolution in the face of terror
 
Wed
14
Jan

Summing Up Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is a major public-health problem, due to its affecting more than 2 million women and 800,000 men and resulting in homelessness of victims, billions of dollars in health-care, and lost work productivity. While domestic abuse strikes couples of all races, religions, social economic status, and sexual orientations. Risk factors for men or women becoming victims or abusers include poverty, lack of a high school education, witnessing family violence as a child, and attitudes of male domination and substance abuse, especially alcohol abuse.
 
Wed
14
Jan

The 'Equality' Racket

By Thomas Sowell

 

Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: "RICH BASTARDS." Those two words captured the spirit of the politicized vision of equality — that it was a grievance when someone was better off than themselves. That, of course, is not the only meaning of equality, but it is the predominant political meaning in practice, where economic "disparities" and "gaps" are automatically treated as "inequities." If one racial or ethnic group has a lower income than another, that is automatically called "discrimination" by many people in politics, the media and academia.
 
Wed
07
Jan

A Year of Anniversaries

2014 has been a year of anniversaries. It was the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War — a war which many at the time saw as madness, and predicted that it would be the harbinger of a Second World War a generation later
 
Wed
07
Jan

Are Facts Obsolete?: A Column by Thomas Sowell

Some of us, who are old enough to remember the old television police series "Dragnet," may remember Sgt. Joe Friday saying, "Just the facts, ma'am." But that would be completely out of place today. Facts are becoming obsolete, as recent events have demonstrated.
 
Tue
30
Dec

Who's Responsible?

The cold-blooded murder of two New York City policemen as they sat in their car is not only an outrage but also a wake-up call. It shows, in the most painful way, the high cost of having demagogues, politicians, mobs and the media constantly taking cheap shots at the police.
 
Tue
30
Dec

The Family: Cohesion or Corrosion Part I

The Global and American family has experienced many changes since the turn of the 21st century. Those changes will be examined over the next few weeks in our family series. For those of us who grew up in the 1950’s or before have seen drastic changes occurring over time, some have been good and some not so good.
 
Wed
24
Dec

Pilgrim Reflections: “The Elephant and the Emperor”

Sometimes you have to just bite the bullet and deal with the obvious. But you have to do so in love, realizing it’ll be painful— both for you and the one with whom you’re dealing;  yet, such is necessary if there’s to ever be a change.
 

 

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