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WE WERE WARNED – OP ED

WE WERE WARNED By Philip Foglia The first known partisan caucus occurred in opposition to John Jay’s negotiated treaty with Great Britain in 1794. That was the unofficial birth of political parties In America. It has been downhill ever since. […]

by · January 7, 2020 · Op Ed
Matters of Faith: You’d Better Recognize

Matters of Faith: You’d Better Recognize

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He comes forth like a flower and fades away; He flees like a shadow and does not continue.” Job 14:1-2 ‭NKJV […]

by · January 5, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
January is National Eye Care Month

Profile America: The Eyes Have It

Sunday, January. Many causes are being celebrated this month, some ridiculous, some serious. In the serious category are two linked together — National Eye Care Month and National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Regular eye examinations should be part of everyone’s health […]

by · January 5, 2020 · Census, Health, Profile America
A Commitment to a New You in a New Year

A Commitment to a New You in a New Year

By Reverend J. Loren Russell “12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must […]

by · December 29, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands during their joint press conference, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Benjamin D. Applebaum)

U.S.-Israel Mutual Defense Pact?

President Donald Trump and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)  are advocating a “Mutual Defense” pact with Israel. Senator Graham has stated that “This would be a game-changer for Israel’s security and would be sending the right message to Iran and other […]

by · December 22, 2019 · Military, Vernuccio's View
Matters of Faith: THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

Matters of Faith: THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

By Reverend J. Loren Russell “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so […]

by · December 22, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Stop Enabling!

Matters of Faith: Stop Enabling!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “The storm kept getting worse, until finally the sailors asked him, “What should we do with you to make the sea calm down?” Jonah 1:11-15 CEV Jonah told them, “Throw me into the sea, and it […]

by · December 15, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
A boilerplate CST-100 Starliner is lifted skyward by a balloon for a drop test of the Starliner's parachute system. Photo credit: Boeing

Vernuccio’s View: U.S. Manned Space Program Returns

The American space program is moving into high gear. An uncrewed Starliner, designated CST-100, built by Boeing as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, is over 16 feet tall. It is scheduled to be launched, unmanned, from Florida’s Kennedy Center […]

by · December 14, 2019 · Technology, Vernuccio's View
Matters of Faith: The Principle Thing

Matters of Faith: The Principle Thing

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.” Proverbs 4:7-8 KJV   The […]

by · December 8, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
President Trump Attends the NATO Plenary Session (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Vernuccio’s View: NATO’s Future Plans

NATO Foreign Ministers met in Brussels on November 20 to address a wide range of security challenges. “We all agree that NATO remains indispensable for our security, and that despite our differences, we are stronger as we face the future […]

by · December 5, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) representatives listen during the special meeting to consider the "Situation in Bolivia" at OAS headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Vernuccio’s View: Bolivians Reject Dictatorship

Bolivians have rejected attempts to destroy democracy and set their nation on a path towards dictatorship.  Clearly, they did not want to become another Venezuela. The situation, according to the U.S. State Department, unfolded over the course of several years. The […]

by · December 1, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
Matters of Faith: All You’ll Ever Need

Matters of Faith: All You’ll Ever Need

By Rev. J. Loren Russell 19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 KJV Phillipians, a book, written by Paul the Apostle, always challenged me. I know the background […]

by · December 1, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Profile America: First Drive-in Gas Station

Profile America: First Drive-in Gas Station

Sunday, December 1. On this date in 1913, what is today the Gulf Oil Company opened the nation’s first drive-in gas station. Located at the intersection of Baum Boulevard and St. Clair Street in Pittsburgh, the filling station was a […]

by · November 30, 2019 · Census, Profile America, Transportation
Flag of Mexico

Vernuccio’s View: Dangers from the Failed State of Mexico

The massacre of nine U.S. citizens, including three women and six children, makes it increasingly difficult to ignore a disturbing fact: Mexico is a failed state, in which the government has essentially surrendered authority to the drug cartels. The policies […]

by · November 24, 2019 · Government, Vernuccio's View
Matters of Faith: Rest for Your Soul

Matters of Faith: Rest for Your Soul

By Rev. J. Loren Russell Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and […]

by · November 24, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion