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This week, I filed a brief before the United States Supreme Court challenging the election procedures in the states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin. This lawsuit, which was filed by the State of Texas, outlined how the governors and state election officials in the four states...
To the Editor:   I have a brother who drives a truck for a living and for the past five years or so, he has (at my request) brought me newspapers from different cities, large and small. I am of the opinion that your paper, the Howell County News, is the best of them all. (Although I do wish...
Dear Editor,   For some time, I have wanted to write to the Willow Springs newspaper  about my friend Etcyl Dee Smith. Smith was a genuine character.   A colorful character, it was reported, with some collaboration, that as a youthful teenager he threw a horse shoe, tied to a rope, across...
This week many Americans rightfully expected the House of Representatives to be completely focused on relief to small businesses, but that’s not what Speaker Pelosi had in mind. Instead, she held votes on bills to subsidize recreational marijuana and sided with animal rights activists to protect...
Anyone who has ever crafted a household budget or written a business plan knows how difficult it is to anticipate unexpected expenses. This is especially true during times of upheaval, when nothing goes as planned. Imagine then, how difficult budgeting must be for a state government. It's hard...
I think of myself as a compassionate person. It’s the reason why I find the idea of an abortion repugnant. So, how do I answer the pro-choice side’s call for compassion for a desperate mother who “exercises her right to choose?” How do I respond to intelligent women, many of whom are my...
As I sit and watch the drama over the election played out, I can’t help but consider that “We the People” have been ill served by our elected representatives.  They pass legislation every year without prioritizing what is important to our nation. Remember, keeping the nation strong, free, and not...
The dishes have been cleared and the leftover turkey is packed away. For many Americans, that can only mean one thing: It’s time to shop. The Friday after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Supposedly, Black Friday is the day retailers begin to turn a...
Once again, American ingenuity, determination, and grit are on full display for the world to see. In the history of modern medicine, a vaccine has never taken less than four years to develop. In fact, on average, the development timeline for a vaccine is between eight to ten years. Thanks to...
In the first installment of this series, I made the argument that allowing women to buy into fear and doubt about whether they can effectively raise an unexpected child is an affront to what women can accomplish. It’s a sexist idea. A logical rebuttal is some women who choose not to have their...

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