In praise of big families

January 7, 2015 Tom Purcell, Freelance Writer Pope Francis recently praised the benefits of big families — that a big family teaches children …

OK, the Republicans won … so now what?

January 5, 2015 What happens when the dog catches the car? Now that the Republicans control the Senate, will they continue to be the party of unsubstantiated …

Two ways to stop being a LOSER

January 5, 2015 The definition for “loser” depends on the circumstance in which a loser finds him or herself. One definition has to do with losing at a …

Should politicians be sworn in on the Bible?

January 1, 2015 Now that dust from the midterms has settled, thousands of politicians-elect are taking office. In the predictably rough climate of American politics, there …

Sending out thanks to North Korea

December 31, 2014 Tom Purcell, Freelance Writer Thank you, North Korea. Your alleged cyber attack on Sony has, I hope, awakened the American …