How to be a useful idiot

by Patrice Lewis -- My husband got the funniest e-mail a while ago. It said: "Official Business order #64587216Z5FE456J9. Cash Bailouts are Finally going out. Please register for your Official Stimulus package more…

Calling all kooks

by Patrice Lewis -- A few days ago, a dear but liberal friend came to visit. (She voted for Obama, but I love her anyway.) This friend is aware of our concerns more…

So when's the revolution?

by Patrice Lewis -- In last week's column, I wrote, "Conservatives are walking a fine line. We need to maintain our gun rights, our justified anger, our vigilance. But we can't lose more…

Ready to be a 'Stepford citizen'?

by Patrice Lewis -- I live in the land of stereotypes. What do I mean by this? Well, when we first told friends we were moving to north Idaho, some were genuinely more…

These guns keep our children safe

by Patrice Lewis -- In a prior column I described the absurdity of the U.N.'s Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), a treaty that will very likely get ratified because more…

Forever young

by Patrice Lewis -- I had a column all written and ready to go for this weekend when my husband, Don, stopped me with a special request. "Please," he said. "Can you more…

A tale of 2 brain tumors

by Patrice Lewis -- I'd like to take a break from my usual socio-political commentary to ask a very important question: What would you do if you learned you had less than more…

The opiate of the masses

by Patrice Lewis -- Confession time. It always bugs me when I see a politician darken the doorway of a church. This is counterintuitive, of course. I mean, here's the one door more…

But it's not my fault!

by Patrice Lewis -- Ah, victimhood. The rallying cry of all good liberals. Nothing is our fault. I know of a lady who owns a second home here in north Idaho. Most more…

Here she comes, Miss Integrity

by Patrice Lewis -- I'm sure you've all heard about the Miss USA pageant in which Miss California, Carrie Prejean, got nailed on a question about gay marriage posed by celebrity blogger more…