How to become a government debt slave

by Patrice Lewis -- Consider these grim statistics: College tuition has increased by 1,180 percent since records began in 1978, while food costs have risen only 240 percent over the same period. more…

A party with a purpose

by Patrice Lewis -- There is a passage from a book called "Not Buying It," by Judith Levine. Disgusted with what she sees as a consumer culture in New York City, this more…

Vote for my husband for president

by Patrice Lewis -- This has not been a good news week for conservatives. We are staggering under the betrayal of the Republican Party, which wrote and passed the omnibus spending bill. more…

Gun-free zones? Why not disease-free zones?

by Patrice Lewis -- It was an eerie repeat of what happened two months ago. I planned my once-a-month shopping-and-errands day in the city. I had my grocery list prepared and money more…

A sobering taste of grid down

by Patrice Lewis -- On Tuesday Nov. 17, a massive hurricane-force windstorm slammed the Inland Northwest, notably northeast Washington and the Idaho panhandle. Hundreds of trees came down. Thousands of branches littered more…

Have a selfish Thanksgiving

by Patrice Lewis -- I thought everyone knew this story, but it seems I'm wrong. Most of us are products of the public school system, after all, so I suppose it's not more…

To the Tantrum Generation: Forget college

by Patrice Lewis -- I'll admit my college days are long behind me. I was an undergrad from 1980-1984 and a graduate student from 1993-1995. What do I know of modern campus more…

The lefties' Borg: Will you assimilate?

by Patrice Lewis -- This past year, we began a new venture on our little farm: beekeeping. Bees are a wonderful addition to any homestead, as well as fascinating creatures with a more…

The horror of overprotective dads

by Patrice Lewis -- Let's say you're a dad. You have a 15-year-old daughter. Your daughter has a date for the homecoming dance with a nice, clean-cut young man. You, being a more…