We live in the greatest democratic republic around, but the method we use to elect the leader of the free world is among the most foolish.
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Interim charges are the issues that the Speaker asks committees to study during the time between regular legislative sessions in order to make recommendations for legislation for the following legislative session. This week I will discuss the interim charges recently issued to the House Committee on Culture, Recreation, and Tourism. Often referred to as the “Bubbas and Ballet” committee, it has oversight of Texas Parks & Wildlife, the Historical Commission, and the Texas Commission on the Arts. The committee also will study issues pertaining state parks, such as the Eisenhower State Park, the Bonham State Park, and the Cooper Lake State Park.
Oh, my is it spring yet? Please tell me it is on its way. When I started this new year, some 30-plus days ago, one of the things I said I was going to do this year was to live in the moment more.
Recently someone was talking about the question, “What Would Jesus Do?” and said, “Grabbing a whip and turning over tables is within the realm of possibility.” This comes from the cleansing of the temple, when Jesus was angry that they had corrupted true worship by making the temple a market place (Matthew 21:12-13). Jesus was also angry with the unbelief and “stubborn hearts” of the Jewish leaders (Mark 3:5).
Nate Beeler cartoon about Donald Trump after the Iowa caucus.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both almost 70.
With a septuagenarian and soon-to-be septuagenarian contending for the Democratic nomination and a 69-year-old man with admitted weight problems leading the GOP field, one can only wonder why the nation’s press corps hasn’t zeroed in on the health of presidential candidates.
It was really hard for me to make it to work a couple of days last week because I was battling a cold. I really wanted to just stay home under a blanket on the couch and watch TV until I felt better, like I would do when I was a kid.
On a hot July day in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a Latina business owner addressed a crowd at an event billed “Happy Hour with Hillary,” urging them to caucus for Clinton.
It’s not like American Presidents haven’t been to mosques before. George W. Bush not only went to one shortly after the September 11 attacks, but he used his platform to tell America that Islam was “a religion of peace.” But while Barack Obama has been to mosques, and of course spent part of his childhood in a Muslim-majority country, he’s never visited to an American mosque.