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249 articles found. You can use the search filter form above to narrow your search

QUICK VIEW  Sorted by category, post date (newest to oldest) and title
Click on Category name to expand details within category, or on item title to view article

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

Arts & Entertainment

 4 records found

On the Street Where We Lived by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Reading by Dan Seagren

Remembering the Queen of Soul by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Good Night, Sweet Prince by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Citizenship

 8 records found

Were You Part of History? by U.S. Census Bureau staff

What Matters More: The White House or Our House? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

'Twas the Night Before Voting by James N. Watkins

Election Eve Expectations by Stu Johnson

Unmask Your Voice by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 3 more items for the category Citizenship and the News topic...See the whole list


Communication

 3 records found

COVID's Impact on Language by James N. Watkins

The Truth About Lying by James N. Watkins

Do We Ask Enough Questions? by Dan Seagren


Disaster

 1 record found

Picture Dorian Gray by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 6 records found

Will You Get a Do-Over? by James N. Watkins

Two Gifts Nobody Wants by Bill Nichols

A Holy Week to Remember by James N. Watkins

Finding Hope in the Midst of Fear submitted by Stu Johnson

Salvador Mundi by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Pray Without Ceasing: What? Submitted by Stu Johnson


General

 1 record found

Facts and Fakes by Dan Seagren


Government & Politics

 21 records found

Life versus Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Liz Cheney's Not Lon Chaney by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Inauguration Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Supremes Have a New Member by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Voting Problems by Dan Seagren

There are 16 more items for the category Government & Politics and the News topic...See the whole list


Health & Wellness

 23 records found

COVID Will Become Endemic by Maryn McKenna / Wired

Don't Be Surprised When You Get Omicron by Yasmin Tayag / The Atlantic

Don't Mask! Don't Tell! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

How to Sign Up for COVID-19 Vaccine in Your State by Selena Simmon-Duffin / NPR

Planning to Get Vaccinated? by U.S. Census Bureau staff

There are 18 more items for the category Health & Wellness and the News topic...See the whole list


History

 6 records found

Days of Infamy by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Profiles in Courage by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Happy Birthday, Israel by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Toast to Our Next Door Neighbor by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Deepwater Horizon Movie by Rusty Wright

Plunder by Dan Seagren


Holidays

 6 records found

One for the Books by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Keeping the Dream Alive in 2021 by Stu Johnson

How COVID Stole Christmas by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Prayer for the Divided States of America by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A New Year's Eve Remembrance by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Hope in a Hand Basket by James N. Watkins


Humor

 1 record found

Hunkering Down Humor by Rusty Wright


Life Events

 1 record found

When Life Becomes a Maze by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Media

 2 records found

Newspapers by Dan Seagren

Preventing Truth Decay by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Nature

 1 record found

El NiƱo Has a Calling Card by Greg Asimakoupoulos


News & Current Events

 143 records found

Here're Your Orders: Make Something Beautiful by Garrison Keillor

A Supreme Decision by James N. Watkins

Seven Ways You Can Financially Prepare for a Recession by Michelle Singletary / The Washington Post

COVID-19 Perspectives for May 2022 by Stu Johnson

Marking a Monarch's Platinum Jubilee by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 138 more items for the category News & Current Events and the News topic...See the whole list


Relationships

 9 records found

Grace by George Garrison

White, 'woke' . . . and 'privileged' by James N. Watkins

Changing Racist Hearts (4) by Rusty Wright

Your Church May Be Prejudiced by James N. Watkins

Changing Racist Hearts (3) by Rusty Wright

There are 4 more items for the category Relationships and the News topic...See the whole list


Retirement

 1 record found

Is Social Security Healthy? Reported by Stu Johnson


Sports & Recreation

 8 records found

More Than Gold by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Coming Together in Tokyo by Greg Asimakoupoulos

COVID-19 and Sports by Rusty Wright

It's the March of the Mad by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Speaking of the Winter Olympics by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 3 more items for the category Sports & Recreation and the News topic...See the whole list


Technology

 3 records found

Ode to Joy by Stu Johnson

Look Who Just Turned Fifteen by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Superhuman by Dan Seagren


Trends

 1 record found

Who Do You Trust? (2021) by Stu Johnson