October 23, 2020

Politics

Trump, Biden fight over the raging virus, climate and race

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus during the campaign’s closing debate, largely shelving the rancor that overshadowed their previous face-off in favor of a more substantive exchange that highlighted their vastly different approaches to the major domestic and foreign challenges facing the nation. The president

Religion

Pope’s civil union words spark reactions around the globe

Across the globe, Pope Francis’ comments endorsing same-sex civil unions were received by some as encouragement for an advancing struggle and condemned by others as an earth-shaking departure from church doctrine. In the Philippines, officials saw the potential for political change in the wake of the pope’s words. In Zimbabwe, activists for equal rights applauded

National

Family: Man fatally shot by police wasn’t extremist

Strangers on the internet hailed Duncan Socrates Lemp as a martyr for their anti-government movement after a police officer shot and killed the 21-year-old man during a pre-dawn raid on his family’s Maryland home. A hashtag campaign spreading Lemp’s name on social media has been a mixed blessing for his grieving family. While grateful for

Opinion

Opinion: Conservative White Women Talk Trump, Election and Race

In many respects, they are the talk of the nation. According to author Dr. Paul Matzko, 12 of the top 15 radio talk shows in the United States are led by conservative/libertarian hosts. The genre has ballooned into a media bonanza, especially since 2015. Why? “Because 95 percent of the coverage of Donald Trump has

National

Terrorists are losing and peace is breaking out

It’s hard to believe that just five years ago, Americans watched in horror as ISIS gained power and territory in the Middle East and radical Islamist terrorists killed 14 Americans on U.S. soil in San Bernardino, California. Today, the ISIS caliphate is destroyed. Terrorist leaders Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Qasem Soleimani are dead. And instead

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

6 Gardening Tasks You MUST Complete this Month

October is a critical month in landscape maintenance and should not be ignored. As we transition into Autumn and the first frosts in November, these key steps keep our landscapes healthy, weed-free, and ready for their long slumber through winter. These strategic steps also will provide a rich harvest from the vegetable garden through the

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