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A collection of editorials written by Website Editor Jim Powers

Four Walls Around Me

by Jim This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. I rarely drink alcohol, not because I’m opposed to folks drinking alcohol, but because I don’t like the taste of alcoholic drinks. If you want to ruin good grape juice, ferment it. As a result of that dislike of alcohol, you will rarely find me hanging out i...

The Supreme Court is going to overturn Roe V Wade – But that’s no surprise

by Jim This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. As you have probably seen by now, a draft judgement from the Supreme Court overturning Roe V Wade, the decision that legalized abortion in the U.S. almost 50 years ago, was leaked to the press. I’ll not go into the details of the decision because it is, of c...

Through a glass darkly – The Supreme Court and Religious Liberty

by Jim This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Greek word translated “glass” in 1 Corinthians 13:12 in the NT is, some would say deliberately, ambiguous. The likely meaning refers to a lens or a mirror, as in a poor reflection in a mirror. It has also been translated as “window.” Regardless, the idea...

Shouting into the darkness

by Jim This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Writing an opinion column is often the equivalent of shouting into the darkness, hoping there is someone there listening. Occasionally someone does respond, assuring you that you are an idiot. Mostly, though, there is only silence. If I had wanted to get a l...

Does math have a liberal bias?

by Jim This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Florida has decided to further elevate its right-wing slant by taking its book banning beyond school and public libraries to math books, rejecting 41 percent of proposed new math books, citing critical race theory (CRT) and elements of Common Core as reasons...

I got my peaches down at Walmart

by Jim This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. I got my peaches out in Georgia [Oh, yeah, ****I get my weed from California [That’s that ****I took my chick up to the North, yeah [Bad that *****I get my light right from the source, yeah [Yeah, that’s it] Justin Bieber “Peaches” Justin Bieber may have got...

Time to move education from the farm

By Jim Powers This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. A personal failing that I must acknowledge frequently is that lost causes follow me home like sad little puppies. I’m so attracted to them that I continue to adopt them even though doing so once came precariously close to getting me killed.  Never one ...

Are you drunk?

by Jim Powers This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you spend much time on the internet on message boards or in comment sections on media websites, or follow Twitter, you will see a common response questioning the seriousness of a poster's opinion, "Are you drunk?" The obvious accusation is that no one would say such a dumb thing if they were sober. It's...

Truth is the Object

by Jim This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Nebraska Rep. State Sen. Bruce Bostelman, in a debate during a school funding bill, moved well past the current boogeyman of the right, CRT (which isn't taught in public schools) to the core of the problem with education, furries. Furries, if you haven't heard, are groups who dress up as animals and interac...

Barefoot and Pregnant

 by Jim Powers This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. There is a sexist expression popular in the 1950s that says that "A women's place is barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen." Are you offended by that? Good. Because it seems that everything old is becoming new again. "Constitutionally unsound rulings like Griswold v. Connecticut, Kelo v. City of New L...