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Captain Phillips and Benghazi

Captain Phillips and Benghazi

BY BETSY MCCAUGHEY In 2009, Somali pirates hijacked the Maersk Alabama, a cargo ship flying the American flag and took the ship’s captain, Richard Phillips, for ransom. The United States…

Luckiest Person on Earth

Luckiest Person on Earth

By JACKIE GINGRICH CUSHMAN This past Saturday, Dr. Steve Davis gave the message at my mother’s funeral. As pastor of First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Ga., he recounted that, during…

Be Grateful – It’s Good For You

Be Grateful – It’s Good For You

By BAXTER ENNIS “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”  - Abraham Lincoln A big birthday (one ending in 0) came – and I was…

Resilience Is What Matters

Resilience Is What Matters

By JACKIE GINGRICH CUSHMAN This past month has been eventful and unusual. My sister Kathy and I spent a weekend cleaning out our mother’s home in order to rent it…

What was the Real American Revolution?

What was the Real American Revolution?

By JANE HAMPTON COOK When John Adams left Philadelphia after the first Continental Congress in 1774, he didn’t expect to come back. “Took our departure. . . from the happy,…

Celebrating Fatherhood

Celebrating Fatherhood

By Dr. CARLOS CAMPO In Turkish, Mandarin Chinese and Swahili it is “baba.” In Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Norwegian, Japanese, English, and many others, it is “papa.” These similar linguistic roots…

Children and Pornography

Children and Pornography

Children and Pornography By PAUL H. VANVALIN, Ph.D I have been studying human behavior for 40 years.  I am able to approach most topics with professional objectivity.  However, the recent…

Shameless Intimacy

Shameless Intimacy

By PAUL H. VAN VALIN, PhD This article is the most editorial-like, preachy submission since I started writing for The Citizen. It is a compilation of recent Facebook posts and…

America’s Coming Gun War

America’s Coming Gun War

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Eight days after the massacre of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary, where each child was shot with a Bushmaster .223, The Nation’s Gun Show, the…

Governing Versus Campaigning Party

Governing Versus Campaigning Party

By MONA CHAREN There are two major parties in the United States: the party that wishes to govern and the party that wants only to campaign. It’s to their credit…

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