Byline: By JOHN BLASIAK

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof … Yet the government orders churches...

One human race

8/10/20

Human “races” originally reflected nationality; there was the German race, the English race, etc. When science got involved in the 17th century...

Children flourish when they engage with the wonders of nature. So, we tell them that all those miraculous creatures are facing extinction, and...

When stories about a new disease appear, it’s unsurprising that frightened people rush to bad decisions. Now that we know more about COVID-19...

COVID-19 is having some dangerous effects on the country. I don’t count its lethality among them. While any death is a personal tragedy for the...

Plants take up atmospheric CO2, reduce it, and employ the reduced forms for energy and structural needs. The leakage back into the atmosphere by...

Since Sonny Crawford asked (“Trump and the Environment”), someone should answer.The primary Constitutional responsibility of the president is to...

Race, gender and politics

9/30/19

There have been a number of opinions expressed, including by our City Council President Karen “Rudy” Renaud, about the correlations of race and...

People hold differing opinions

6/19/19

Usually, criticism is best left unaddressed. People hold differing opinions, and those differences should be respected. People are pretty good...

I had a friend who was remarkable, not only for being an honest cop in Louisiana, but for being a devoted husband and an adoring father of three...

Abortion rights have been a rallying cry among progressives for generations now. As a young man who confined sex to the woman I married and who was...

Do we really value diversity?

7/4/18

“We value diversity” has been stated so often that it’s become a virtual truism throughout the U.S., but do actions really confirm it? There is...

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