On the morning of March 3, 2020, I fell in my driveway while taking out the garbage can. Your delivery person, Angelica Viernes, got out and called 911 for me. She then went in and found my purse and retrieved the garage door opener to close the door and put the opener in my purse. Angelica …

President Donald Trump signed the final version of the economic stimulus package on March 27. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provides financial assistance to individuals and businesses and contains a number of provisions which are aimed at granting temporar…

Governments in the United States are restricting freedoms to unprecedented degrees in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. As dangerous as this expansion of power is, in some ways, federal, state and local governments are also reducing their intrusions into our lives by cutting many reg…

President Donald Trump is extending the nation’s shutdown at least until the end of April. He’s largely basing his decision on predictions from the University of Washington that even if the nation sticks to the shutdown, 83,967 Americans will die of coronavirus by early August, including 15,…

I’m not sure whether COVID-19, first identified in Wuhan, China, in the U.S. qualifies as a true disaster. Putting the disease in perspective, we might look at current influenza illnesses. According to Centers for Disease Control estimates, between Oct. 1, 2019, and March 14, 2020, there hav…

Today I was to be visiting D.C. and Congressman Gohmert to ask for help in fighting Alzheimer’s. The coronavirus changed those plans. My father has Alzheimer’s. I want to do everything in my power to make sure this disease stops with my generation, or at the very least my children’s.

COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continue to escalate, and just as with any disaster, the number of scammers preying on your fear and your pocketbook grows along with it. The Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas warns consumers about scammers impersonating government officials who are…

It’s easy to feel depressed and scared these days. News about the impact and death toll of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, is constant. Government responses have been chaotic, ranging from near-indifference to suddenly shutting down the economy, with politicians offering to pay for everything.

Caring for an aging parent or a loved one who is ill or disabled is deeply rewarding, but it can also consume a lot of time, as well as physical and emotional energy. Especially in times such as we are seeing unfold with COVID19. The most important thing I can tell you is to care for yoursel…

A recent report by Chris Stewart has shed new light on some of the educational problems faced by black youth. The report is titled “The Secret Shame: How America’s Most Progressive Cities Betray Their Commitment to Educational Opportunity for All.” Stewart is a self-described liberal and CEO…

When I still lived at home with my parents I went to see my grandparents often. After I moved away from my hometown I made it a point to call my grandparents at least weekly.

As government officials, news outlets and health officials are keeping the public apprised of the COVID-19 situation, consumers are finding the cost of high-demand items such as hand sanitizers, tissues, face masks and other products skyrocketing. Over the last few weeks, the Better Business…

A Feb. 2010 Reuter’s News report on the 2009 “Swine Flu” (H1N1) virus noted that in the USA 300,000 were infected, 60,000 hospitalized and 18,000 died. There were no runs on toilet paper, no school closings, no travel bans, nobody too scared to go to church and no media-induced hysteria.

I wish I was writing this from the perspective of a person who had just lived through a traumatic event. That way I would have more peace of mind. Unfortunately, I am writing at the beginning of such an event. It gives me peace, though, to look back at the history of our country, our communi…

With the recent events related to the coronavirus, you may find yourself still in shock and disbelief. Trust me, I am right there with you. While caring for my mother-in-law, whom we all call “Momma Kay,” she looked at me from her hospital bed in my home, whispering in her frail voice, “Don’…

While many of us turn to the government for answers to the COVID-19 pandemic, others rightfully seek solutions from the private sector. Last week, the Hoover Institution’s Russ Roberts asked his many twitter followers to help “create a list of voluntary (non-coercive) actions taking place ri…

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ call for socialism has resonated among many Americans, particularly young Americans. They’ve fallen prey to the idea of a paradise here on Earth where things are free and there’s little want. But socialists never reveal what turns out to be their true agenda. Let’s look …

“Let’s blow it all up.” That was the sentiment that animated any number of Republican primary voters in 2016. The “it” was (take your pick) the Republican Party, the “establishment,” the country. There were many good reasons for voters to be dissatisfied with the state of things in 2016. The…

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