Ryan Lochte saga: It's about self-control

by Jerry Newcombe -- How much discipline and self-control must it take to be able to compete in the Olympics? It must take years of sacrifice and choosing the best over the more…

The purpose of life: Does it exist?

by Jerry Newcombe -- I just turned 60. This milestone causes me to think about the rest of my life and specifically what life is all about. I've received numerous well-wishes and more…

Nancy Pelosi's unplanned bit of honesty

by Jerry Newcombe -- Sometimes the mask comes off, and people are just honest about what they really think. Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, had one of those moments last week more…

Mike Pence in his own words

by Jerry Newcombe -- Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has named Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice president. Pence is notable among social conservatives. In 2008, as a congressman from more…

The answer for our racial divide: Jesus

by Jerry Newcombe -- Is Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream turning into a nightmare? America has a deep, racial divide. Despite having elected a black man to the highest office of the more…

Think 'Supreme Court' -- then cast your vote

by Jerry Newcombe -- Here's a true Rip Van Winkle story. Jeremiah Denton, an American pilot who was captured in Vietnam in 1965, returned to a virtually different country when he was more…

'Good without God'? Not in the long run

by Jerry Newcombe -- I see regularly the slogan from the American Humanists Association: "Good Without God." And I think … well, maybe for a while one can be good (before men) more…

I miss George W. Bush

by Jerry Newcombe -- I miss George W. Bush. There, I said it. I know one could come up with a list of his failures, including, arguably, the Iraq War. But for more…