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SUMMARY VIEW  Expanded details within a Category. Click on article title, Category, or a listed Topic

To change sort order or make another search, modify the form above


 1 record found

How Should I Vote? by Stu Johnson

(My World   August 8, 2020)
Will COVID-19 impact the way you vote?…
Topics: COVID-19 George Floyd Government News Politics Social Issues Voting & Elections

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 1 record found

Mi Casa, Su Casa by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 2, 2010)
God meets us where we live…
Topics: Faith Freedom Politics Prayer


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Global Warnings by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 22, 2009)
The frigid economic forecast…
Topics: Crisis Financial Politics


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March Madness by Wes Wick

(My World   April 3, 2016)
Lessons from the rituals of brackets and primary elections…
Topics: Basketball Metaphors, Life Lessons Optimal Aging Politics Sports

What's Happened to Civility? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 23, 2011)
Exposing the toxicity of our times…
Topics: Civility Politics

Confronting Taller Ants by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 9, 2011)
What bugs me about our culture…
Topics: Language, Meaning Political Correctness Politics Trends

What Happened to Civility? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 7, 2010)
Accounting for the causalities of an uncivil war…
Topics: Civility Communication Politics Popular Culture

Government & Politics

 95 records found

Watkins for President 2020 by James N. Watkins

(My World   July 17, 2020)
Throwing his pen in the race with the Tupperware party—'Putting a lid on government'…
Topics: Faith Government Humor Politics Trends Values

Democrats, Republicans and Voters by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   February 23, 2020)
Continuing the long tradition of our two party system…
Topics: Government History Politics Voting & Elections

A House Divided by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 8, 2020)
The state of our nation is not what we're told…
Topics: Dysfunctional, Broken Government History News Politics

Constitution Day and the Census Submitted by Stu Johnson

(My World   September 17, 2019)
It was Hamilton versus Jefferson from the very beginning…
Topics: Demographics Government History Policy, Policy Formation Politics

The Last Candidate Standing by James N. Watkins

(My World   September 1, 2019)
Are you already tired of teh 2020 election?…
Topics: Current Events, News Government Media News Politics Social Issues

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Health & Wellness

 3 records found

Feeding Our Nightmares by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 16, 2019)
The dangerous diet of late night news…
Topics: Media News Politics Scandal Stress Wellness

18 or 21? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 10, 2016)
Age or prohibition? . .. two approaches to cancer and smoking…
Topics: Health Care News Politics Science & Technology Social Issues Wellness

Health Care by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   June 7, 2009)
Health-care reform will not be pain free…
Topics: Financial Health Care Politics


 3 records found

Lincoln, Lincoln, I've Been Thinkin' by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 10, 2013)
Pondering Lincoln's legacy on the 204th anniversary of his birth…
Topics: Ethics & Morality History Holidays Politics

When Rome Cried by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 18, 2010)
This is why we study history but do we learn from it?…
Topics: Politics Sports

Remembering Bobby by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 8, 2008)
The aftermath of RFK's death is still before us 40 years later&hellipl
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Birthdays & Annivesaries History Politics


 4 records found

Life, Liberty, and . . . by Stu Johnson

(My World   July 4, 2016)
Is the Declaration of Independence a relic or a prized possession?
Topics: Faith Freedom Government History Holidays Inspiration July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) Politics Values

A Presidents' Day Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 13, 2016)
Looking back as we look ahead…
Topics: Government Holidays Leadership Politics Prayer

Pint-Size Outlaws at Your Front Door by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 31, 2008)
A trick or treatise on welfare fraud…
Topics: Halloween Holidays Politics Social Issues

A Day Fit for a King? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 20, 2008)
Asking hard questions on MLK's birthday…
Topics: Holidays Politics

News & Current Events

 27 records found

Harrowing Blame Game Reported by Stu Johnson

(Health & Wellness   June 15, 2020)
Looking for answers for the COVID-19 death toll in nursing homes…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Dying and Death Demographics George Floyd Government Health Care Media News Politics Social Issues Statistics

Build Trust Before a Wall by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 12, 2019)
A message to President Trump…
Topics: Character, Integrity Government News Politics Trust

Remembering a Remarkable Bush by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 8, 2018)
A tribute to President George H. W. Bush…
Topics: Character, Integrity Civility Faith Government History Politics Tribute, Testimony

So Who are We to Judge? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 6, 2018)
A timely question&helllip;
Topics: Government News Politics Relationships Social Unrest, Division

Remembering a Memorable Bush by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 21, 2018)
A tribute to a former First Lady…
Topics: Character, Integrity Dying and Death Inspiration News Politics Tribute, Testimony

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