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This week, Italy prepared to welcome a new prime minister: 45-year-old Giorgia Meloni, leader of the right-wing Brothers of Italy party since 2014. Meloni is a populist conservative on issues ranging from marriage to immigration; she is a nationalist by philosophy and combatively passionate …

Jesus faced great hostility and hate. His story in the gospels of the New Testament give us the details of His life. He went about doing good, healing the sick, delivering the depressed, freeing the demon-possessed, defeating spiritual enemies. The leaders of the community, the Pharisees and…

I started playing the piano when I was 6 years old. I played for my first revival meeting when I was 10 years old... choir specials, special music, congregational singing... all of it. I’ve been “doing” music my whole life.

It’s been awe-inspiring to see the bottomless generosity of Martha’s Vineyard residents after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent them 50 illegal immigrants from Venezuela last week.

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Forty years. 1982. I was a newcomer to Marshall, and had just finished up a two-year stint as publisher of the “Stuttgart Daily Leader” in Arkansas.

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President Biden and lawmakers in both parties have prioritized slashing Americans’ out-of-pocket spending on insulin. And they recently made significant strides by including a $35-a-month co-pay cap for insulin for Medicare beneficiaries in the Inflation Reduction Act.

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MONTREAL — Listen carefully at the most storied corner in Canada, right here where Atwater Avenue meets Saint-Catherine Street. Every hockey fan knows the intersection once was the site of the old Montreal Forum, the Wimbledon of the winter sport, 31 times the site of the Stanley Cup Final, …

All of us face choices, decisions — some great and life-changing, others small and minimal in impact and change. We can learn much from characters in the Bible and the decisions they faced. One of the great passages that considers the life-changing decisions made by different individually is…

Pet peeves. We all have them. Some of us more than others. A few have popped up within the past few weeks, so I thought I’d share and get your input and see if we have some of the same ones. If we do (or if we don’t), I’d love to hear yours: DLDplays88@aol.com.

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If there’s one hell-level worse than a the one occupied by hate-filled demagogue, it’s a demagogue mistreating people for personal, political gain.

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COTE SAINT-LUC, Quebec — If you need proof of the Anne Frank dictum (“In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart”) — if you doubt there is a poetry to paying it forward — if you wonder whether life can reveal a virtuous circle when on the cruel surface, it takes …

I was born in Fort Worth, but grew up (that is debatable depending on who you ask) in the mountains of East Tennessee, about 30 minutes from the birthplace of Alamo defender Davy Crockett.

Vice President Kamala Harris appeared in a pre-taped interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” last weekend. As is often the case with her interviews, Harris said a few awkward, ill-informed or downright odd things. For example, she claimed that the U.S.-Mexico border is “secure.” When asked if sh…

On the 21st anniversary of Sept. 11, President Joe Biden repeated the same tired nostrums we have heard for the past several years on the anniversary of the worst terror attack in American history: “We will never forget, we will never give up. Our commitment to preventing another attack on t…

Criminals will face God. God hears the cries of His people as they suffer under cruel and wicked leaders who take pleasure in persecuting and killing God’s people and His work. There is another important element in the history story of Acts 12.

Every family needs an Aunt Bess. My family was fortunate enough to have one. She was happy all of the time, never got in a hurry about anything, always had a bowl of lemon drops on her coffee table and just enjoyed life to the fullest.

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Between now and November, political ads — for and against a Hoss Cartwright hatful of candidates that will determine the future of our states and nation — will be slamming into voters and potential voters like Katrina hit New Orleans.

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Joe Biden may have been the right answer to the tumult in the country at the end of Donald Trump’s first term. His climate-change legislation is a substantial, enduring achievement. It will place the country on a new glide path on the environment, making a difference in the fight to save the Earth.

The National Football League season officially kicked off Thursday with a battle between this year’s Super Bowl favorites — the Buffalo Bills — and last year’s Super Bowl champion — the Los Angeles Rams.

Harriet Hageman is the environmental lawyer who defeated incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney by a landslide in Wyoming’s much-watched Republican House primary. Hageman, who will surely trounce token Democratic opposition in the general election, is now getting ready to take office. She was in Washingt…

There are great history stories in the New Testament book of Acts. Read Acts 12:1-11 for one of the greatest true stories recorded about the battle between good and evil. This story is related to what is happening in our day. So read and consider the following explanation about the criminali…

Oxymorons. We have a lot of these in life that we may not realize. In music, when we are singing and a note is flatted, that means the pitch goes down, but yet, in order not to sing flat (below the pitch), we have to think “up.” Terms like “jumbo shrimp,” “grown baby,” deafening silence” and…

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As students return to the classroom, school districts across the country are facing a historic number of teacher vacancies — an estimated 300,000, according to the National Education Association (NEA), the largest U.S. teachers union.

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is making an historic investment in the future of our rapidly growing state. During our August Texas Transportation Commission meeting, we approved TxDOT’s 10-year transportation program that includes more than $85 billion dedicated to improving…

This week, President Joe Biden — in search of a new label to pin on his political opponents after the failure of his “ultra-MAGA” branding, which prompted peals of laughter rather than shudders of horror — landed on a new slur with which to tar those who don’t support his agenda: they are, h…

History is what we remember and share from the past. With the passing of time there occurs the passing of many friends and family members leaving only memories and memorials. In this column I would like to recognize two of the faithful and finest who have graduated from this earthly life, cl…

How many of you got to witness the phenomenon that occurred last week in our area? I’m talking about RAIN! My dad always said that there is “no water like God’s water” when it comes to yards, gardens and plants, and I whole-heartedly agree. Our grass and flowerbeds instantly seemed to “green…

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Information: Sometimes there’s not enough flowing, not enough give-and-take communications to paint an accurate societal landscape; other times, consumers are hit with a fire hose deluge with the flow set at “drown them all” level.

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For most parts of the country, this has been a splendid summer, full of sunshine and sunscreen, the weather a welcome contrast to the political climate. Americans have flocked to the shore and the lakeside, wandered among the hills, lingered well after sunset at the state park or the backyar…

There has been a surge of optimism among Democrats lately when it comes to November’s midterm elections. The short version of the thinking is: Maybe we’re not going to get clobbered after all! But much of their hope is still likely in vain. For one reason: President Joe Biden.

On Friday, The New York Times published its latest op-ed calling for the end of the Constitution of the United States. The authors, Ryan Doerfler and Samuel Moyn, teach law at Harvard and Yale respectively. They argue that the left’s progress has been stymied by constitutionalism itself. “Th…

Over the summer I’ve made reference to several books that you might find interesting and insightful for a number of reasons. Many of these books come from the growing crisis politically, socially, economically and governmentally. These are all interrelated and linked. As summer concludes, I …