Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Let them eat yuca

by Patrice Lewis -- Doubtless you're familiar with the famous phrase, "Let them eat cake." According to Britanica.com, the legendary quote is "attributed to Marie-Antoinette, the queen of France during the French more…

8% of America is pushing us to civil war

by Patrice Lewis -- In October 2018, an interesting summary piece appeared in the Federalist, written by its executive editor, Joy Pullmann, entitled "80 percent of Americans think political correctness is a more…

Happy Women's Empowerment Day!

by Patrice Lewis -- Mother's Day: The most sentimental and mushy day of the year, the day when mothers –whether they deserve it or not – are smothered in a suffocating layer more…

When sex ed goes way too far

by Patrice Lewis -- I have a dim memory from about 1970 when I brought home a permission slip for my mother to sign. Our school class was entering a unit study more…

Rendering unto Caesar, darn it

by Patrice Lewis -- Last week was a grueling week. I spent much of it huddling over our kitchen table, preparing taxes. When you're self-employed as we are, taxes are a complicated more…

Something for nothing? Where do I sign up?

by Patrice Lewis -- Here's a bit of news most of the mainstream media either ignored or glossed over: The government of Finland collapsed last month, and blame is pinned on the more…

The shocking decline of reading

by Patrice Lewis -- Throughout its history, America had one thing of which it could be extraordinarily proud: its literacy rate. That was then. This is now. The current statistics are grim: more…

This only works if there is no God

by Patrice Lewis -- You know, I used to be a liberal Christian. I saw no conflict between these two adjectives and happily went through life, secure that I knew it all. more…

The new Democratic platform: Gimme gimme gimme

by Patrice Lewis -- Didja hear the one about the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate who thought he knew how to save America? Sadly, this isn't a joke. The newest Democratic presidential contender more…