The government is after me … and you

by Patrice Lewis -- There's an old saying that goes, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean you're wrong." Lately I've taken that as my personal motto. That's because everything about our government more…

Ugly truth surrounds Obama's health plan

by Patrice Lewis -- Right now Obama is stumping hard to get his health care reform passed. Obamacare is backed by most of the liberal Democrats, of course, though the "Blue Dogs" more…

Green with envy

by Patrice Lewis -- So I hear India has been recognized by the National Geographic Society for being the greenest country in the world. Isn't that nice? According to the international polling more…

Silence: No longer an option

by Patrice Lewis -- Woe to you when all men speak well of you. – Luke 6:26 It's funny how things coincide sometimes. This past Sunday, our pastor delivered a riveting sermon. more…

Don't worry, be happy

by Patrice Lewis -- Last week's column, "The Late Great United States," prompted a disgusted reader to chastise me for my gloomy tone. "Why don't you take your continuously sour outlook on more…

The late great United States

by Patrice Lewis -- Ah, the glorious Fourth of July. The best possible time for a national day of mourning. I mean, really … what better day could you choose to lament more…

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…