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Let’s start with make-believe part, first. In suspense stories, there’s usually a victim; someone in great danger. Then there’s a potential hero, someone who, often against great odds, has to decide to come to the rescue. That’s the familiar formula. In the 13 suspense novels...

It’s time to get real about President Trump’s Executive Order (EO) on Religious Freedom; and to those who are ginning-up the tempest, I have a modest suggestion – simmer down. On the left, secular extremist groups and separation-of-church-and-state advocates are threatening to sue the Administration...

Here is the part that is not complicated: the Internet should stay “open” to the public. Everything after that dealing with the subject, particularly in Washington D.C., tends to violate Ockham’s Razor – you know, the one that says that all things being equal, the...

  Easter came and went, and with it, Sunday service at church with my wife and family and the grandkids, and then a lovely day together where we bathed in that rare commodity – slow conversation on the front porch, and not much to do until...

Two Jihadi terrorists are in the news. Their lives share some parallels, but like rockets ending up in different galaxies, one of them changed trajectory. Kahlid Masood, a 52 year old Londoner who had converted to Islam, plowed his vehicle through pedestrians on the crowded...

On Monday, March 20th, federal Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court, is slated to face questioning from the U.S. Senate during his confirmation hearing. Among other topics, his views on religious liberty are...

Yes, Facebook could soon morph into a digital monster of near comic-book proportions, and the other social media along with it. All, because of a lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court. To put this case in context, think of the mild-manner scientist in the Marvel...

You’re closer to a superhero than you think. Cultural pundits and critics are waxing philosophical over the superhero genre, engaging in heavy thinking about its influence in movies and novels. I decided to explore the issue after my recent novel The Occupied was published and Foreword...

Fake news is “killing people’s minds.” At least, that’s what Tim Cook, CEO of Apple told the Daily Telegraph on Saturday, vowing to kill it with a “massive campaign.” https://www.google.com/amp/thehill.com/policy/technology/319110-apple-ceo-calls-for-campaign-to-fight-fake-news%3Famp. It’s not what Mr. Cook said that matters most, though; it’s what he didn’t say. But first,...

If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. Mark Twain There is a national news and information disruption that is taking place, and it is unparalleled. If we don’t figure out, as citizen fact-and-opinion consumers, how...