The fall of our nation

by Patrice Lewis -- Every time I read the news, the headlines get worse. Housing starts down, the stock market down, inflation this, unemployment that … It got my husband to wondering, more…

My big-government bellyache

by Patrice Lewis -- Several years ago, I wanted to can some peaches, so I visited a well-known regional store that specialized in scrumptious fruit. My hope was to find some peaches more…

Licking the 'hands which feed you'

by Patrice Lewis -- I have a wise friend who recently posted something on her blog that stopped me in my tracks. She wrote a piece called "Loyalist or Patriot?" and it's more…

Why housewives will save the world

by Patrice Lewis -- Once in a while a reader is astonished to learn that I am, quite literally, nothing more than what I've always claimed to be: an opinionated north Idaho more…

The burned hand teaches best

by Patrice Lewis -- Ever wonder why conservatives and progressives can't seem to get along? I think I have a clue. We see evil in different things. When I was in college, more…

The right to nothing

by Patrice Lewis -- Recently, I heard conservative radio talk-show host Michael Medved interviewing, with considerable patience, the director of a national advocacy organization that benefits the homeless (I'll call him John). more…

Gun control is using 2 hands

by Patrice Lewis -- An English reader of my blog picked up a post from last November called "Gun control is using two hands." It depicted a series of posters explaining why more…

Not your 1930s Depression

by Patrice Lewis -- The news headlines have been screaming lately: Market forecaster sees Dow plunge to 1000 Dow repeats Great Depression pattern 7.9 million jobs lost, many never to return If more…

And another underground business is born

by Patrice Lewis -- My husband came in from his shop recently and announced, "Well, another underground business is born." It seems he heard a news report on the radio that Washington more…