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President Biden likes to blame inflation on the COVID pandemic and the war in Ukraine — or, as he says, “Putin’s price hike.” But the fact is, Biden’s own actions, and those of his party, have also contributed significantly to the rise in the cost of living that is making it harder and harde…

Our community has many great leaders, Christian men and women. One of the good men who has greatly blessed and benefited our community is Dr. Israel Nandamudi. He has just finished a year as the president of the Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA) that he has served for many years…

Women... have you ever been telling your husband something VERY important, only to look up and find he is either glued to ESPN or he has his earbuds in and hasn’t heard a word you said?

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Editor’s Note: Today we welcome George Smith back to our Opinion pages. He will write a weekly column. Smith is a former publisher of the Marshall News Messenger. He has been writing columns and editorials for more than 55 years.

Sadly, Americans do not go walking much anymore. The average American walks around 6,000 steps a day, and in this activity, it pays to be above average. Walking is a part of healthy living, and doctors are confident that it increases life expectancy. Most of us should walk more.

Small town life is slower. I’m reminded of what I traded when I left Ashdown for big city life. Here’s a message I received this morning:

One of the mysteries of the Hunter Biden matter is how the president’s son, with no obvious sources of income, manages to maintain a grand lifestyle. For the last year or so, he has been living in a $20,000-a-month rental house in Malibu, California. (The taxpayers are footing the bill for t…

There are words that simply do not go together. Indeed they cancel one another out at best, or should it be stated, at worst. Many years ago now I read a book by Gene Edwards with the title “Crucified by Christians” that fit this description. Could anything be more incongruous than Christian…

Last week, when we had some very heavy rains, I pulled through the McDonald’s drive-thru to get a sweet tea. (McDonald’s has the best sweet tea!) As I drove up and rolled my window down to order, I got soaked! Not a great way to start my morning.

When the draft Supreme Court opinion overruling “Roe v. Wade” leaked on Monday, my first thought was: WHY COULDN’T THEY WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR? (“Roe” is in quotes because Planned Parenthood v. Casey already overruled Roe, but “Roe” is still used to describe the nonexistent right to abortion.)

One way to shut down debate on a contentious subject is to declare that there is no debate on the subject. Everyone, absolutely everyone, agrees with one side, so why are you even trying to argue? It’s settled.

This week, an anonymous leaker violated generations of Supreme Court norms by passing on to Politico a draft decision by Justice Samuel Alito in Dobbs v. Mississippi, the case considering overturning Roe v. Wade (1973).

I want to share with you some thoughts about the tongue and human language for you to think about today. What we say — verbally and non-verbally, orally or in writing is important to consider.

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8. In case you didn’t realize this, here’s your reminder. I remember when my brother and I were younger, we asked our dad... ”Dad, what are you getting mom for Mother’s Day?” His reply: “Nothing. She’s not my mom!” Of course, he did get her something and actu…

2022 is an election year, a chance for Texas voters to tell the people who represent them what the state needs and what it doesn’t need, to bear down on the biggest problems we face together and to ignore the distractions that keep us from that important work.

I want to send flowers and chocolates to the Twitter employee who permanently suspended The Babylon Bee. Maybe a car. Apparently, it was the inanity of that decision that incensed Elon Musk, whereupon he decided to purchase the entire platform to stop the censorship.

Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father.

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One was gracious, the other garrulous. One was severe, the other soft. One was rail-thin; the other carried a spare tire around his waist. One never touched alcohol; one was a prodigious drinker. One was a Mormon, the other a Catholic. One spent his adult life in the cold winds off the Wasat…

New Twitter owner Elon Musk is vowing to reform the social media platform. “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk said in a statement after his $44 billion bid to buy the …

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This week, in one of the most shocking business moves in recent memory, Twitter reversed itself and decided to sell itself after all to Elon Musk, who paid some $44 billion for the privilege. The move was made, at least in part, for ideological reasons; Musk has been vocally critical of Twit…

Art and artists are important in life. Unfortunately art, especially “the high arts,” can often be pushed aside in our lives and given little support financially or personally. When there are economic difficulties in most parts of the world, you will find two things that suffer — the church …

We had two very special birthdays in the Dillard family this past week. Jerry turned 65 on April 22, and Daddy Jack turned 90 on April 24. Both are milestone birthdays in their own way.

One parable about problem-solving is about how to load rocks into a truck, or a big box. Start with the boulders, then the stones, then the pebbles. Get the order wrong, and the container gets full before the rocks are all in. Get the order right, and the pebbles fill in spaces around the st…

With the mind-boggling rise in violent crime since the Democrats turned all policing policies over to BLM, the media have become obsessed with convincing us that it’s all the fault of the pandemic. (At least they’re not blaming it on Putin this time.)

Originally from Morehead City, North Carolina, Evangelist Adrian Burden was saved in a junior service. At the age of 16, while at camp, God called him to preach. He followed God’s call to Pensacola Christian College, from which he graduated with an undergraduate degree in ’06 and a master’s …

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Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois (1860). Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon of California (1968). Hubert H. Humphrey (1968) and Eugene McCarthy (1972) of Minnesota. John Lindsay and Shirley Chisholm of New York (1972). Pete DuPont and Joe Biden of Delaware (1988). Paul Simon a…

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary race was a bidding war in which the various candidates advocated spending trillions of dollars to enact sweeping progressive agendas. Some agendas were a bit more sweeping than others, but they all amounted to unprecedented increases in federal spending.

We are living in an age of casualties and cowards. They are everywhere these days, from beaches to movie theaters, cities to deserts, lone ranger assassins to institutional magnates, and from organizational elitists to national presidents. Casualties and cowards are often interlinked and eng…

Advertising. It’s a part of everyone’s life. We watch commercials on TV, we see them online, they interrupt our YouTube experience. Most of us tune advertising out (unless it’s during the Super Bowl, where most people pay more attention to the commercials than they do the actual game.)