Man the lifeboats!

by Patrice Lewis -- So the debt ceiling has been raised. Somehow I expected it. Can anyone honestly claim raising the debt ceiling is a viable, long-term solution to America's fiscal crisis? more…

So you say you want a revolution?

by Patrice Lewis -- Consider these recent news headlines: Republican and Democratic leaders are floating the idea of a new "Super Congress" not authorized in the Constitution A legislative proposal in San more…

Cultivating gratitude

by Patrice Lewis -- This past week, along with millions of others, I've spent a lot of time weeding my garden. The early mornings I spend yanking unwanted plants and nurturing the more…

Clean a toilet, save America

by Patrice Lewis -- A shocking survey came out of the United Kingdom last year: 70 percent of women said they like doing housework. Oh the horrors. "With many more women now more…

Welfare as God intended

by Patrice Lewis -- I recently re-read a book entitled "The Year of Living Biblically" by A.J. Jacobs. Jacobs is a secular agnostic Jew in New York City who – purely out more…

Occupied Nation

by Patrice Lewis -- I have a confession to make. Until I was an adult – as in, until a few years ago – I never completely read the Declaration of Independence. more…

The Alpha and Omega Strategy

by Patrice Lewis -- A couple weeks ago I was in Wal-Mart, which I seldom visit because it's so far away. But on this occasion it was convenient to some other errands, more…

The forgotten fathers

by Patrice Lewis -- On this Father's Day weekend, it is customary to acknowledge the critical impact dads have in the lives of their kids. Unlike Mother's Day which tends to be more…

To be a writer

by Patrice Lewis -- This column departs from my usual socio-political commentary for an important reason. I owe a lot of people some very big thanks. I've had the most astounding week. more…

From pioneers to pansies

by Patrice Lewis -- Do you remember your Laura Ingalls Wilder books? I don't know about you, but these classic stories of a pioneer childhood give me a full-blown inferiority complex. Looking more…