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OK, so this seems a bit revealing. ABC affiliate WBMA hit the streets on Friday in search of voters in Columbiana, Alabama, wanting to get a feel for what they thought of all the controversy now surrounding the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in that state, Roy Moore. Moore, as you surely know by now, is alleged to have engaged in inappropriate conduct with four teenage girls several decades ago, when the candidate was in his 30s…and the girls were, well, not. The accusations were originally reported last week by the Washington Post. As it turns out, according to,... Read more →

I am always on the lookout for article ideas, and that was the case in 2012 when I heard about a new kind of Internet money called Bitcoin. The idea of a computer software program replacing everyday paper money sounded more than a little crazy, but I was just looking for an article topic and it filled the bill. At that time a Bitcoin was worth $12 - today the value is more than $6,000! Click here to listen to Jim discussing Bitcoin on his recent radio broadcast. A few months after I wrote that first article on Bitcoin I... Read more →

Physicist Stephen Hawking, speaking at a technology conference in Lisbon, Portugal recently, took the opportunity to detail some of his distinct concerns regarding the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) across the globe. As noted by The Christian Post, Hawking made his comments just as Saudi Arabia declared it had become the first nation to actually grant citizenship to a humanoid robot. Noting that computers have the ability to not only “emulate human intelligence,” but “exceed it,” Hawking said ominously that AI could end up being the “worst event in the history of civilization” if humans don’t retain the ability to... Read more →

When you didn’t mean to be this truthful…but just couldn’t help yourself. The Sacramento Bee reports that California Governor Jerry Brown was at the Vatican recently to address religious leaders (huh?), and spoke on the matter of that obviously compelling spiritual topic known as climate change. Even better than the fact Brown was there at all…is what he had to say about changing the attitudes of rest of the world – and, more specifically, of world leaders – toward the subject of climate change. Obviously frustrated that much of the globe still does not see the problem as he and... Read more →

They sure are getting tough at those network standards and practices offices about what counts as a curse word. Apparently, now, Jesus is a name that cannot be said on television without being bleeped out. That’s right – Jesus. When Paula Faris, co-host of ABC’s “The View,” was recently discussing – along with the other co-hosts – the results of a recent poll that found most Britons believe just six of the Ten Commandments are “relevant” in the present day, she had occasion to use the Savior’s names “Jesus Christ” and “Jesus”…and when she did so, they did not pass... Read more →

Let’s get right to it – one of the most common questions by people with no credit is how to build credit. The good news is that you don’t have to do anything elaborate to get started on the road to accessing the kind of buying power that will one day allow you to purchase a nice home for your family, or enjoy the multitude of other benefits that come with having a bona fide credit history. In fact, it’s really pretty simple, according to an article over at that details five easy ways to enter the club of... Read more →

Each day, signs that the social apocalypse is not merely approaching, but very much in the process of enveloping us all, are everywhere. Take this, for instance: A public high school in Edina, Minnesota – Edina High School – is now teaching an English course that has, as an overriding purpose, instruction on the evils of what has come to be called ‘white privilege.’ And it’s not even a Social Studies course, as bad as that would be; it’s an English course. As reported by Fox News, the controversial courses taught at Edina were designed by English teacher Jackie Roehl,... Read more →

Once again, for all of the misgivings many conservatives, particularly religious conservatives, have about President Trump, a Trump presidency has seen the appointment of jurists to the federal bench that are clearly in the best interests of religious conservatives. As reported by The Christian Post, the latest is Amy Coney Barrett, a “Catholic Pentecostal” known to be very devout. Barrett, also a mother of seven, was confirmed last week by the U.S. Senate – following contentious questioning by Democrats – to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. As you might expect, pro-lifers are beyond thrilled... Read more →

If not, you probably should be, according to a report from JPMorgan Chase Institute. The study, outlined in an article over at CNBC, found that, overall, shoppers are spending about 3.5 percent less time in grocery stores, gas stations, and at retailers in the month that follows the end of daylight saving time. Here’s what researchers did: They compared shopping habits in Phoenix, Arizona, which does not participate in the daylight saving time ritual, to shopping habits in Los Angeles, Denver, and San Diego for the period under examination. And when the results were in, the researchers discovered that consumers... Read more →

It appears that Weinstein may soon go from merely being a Hollywood outcast, to an actual criminal defendant. According to Page Six, the NYPD is “prepared” to put the cuffs on Weinstein in connection with a rape allegation made by actress Paz de la Huerta, known for her turn as Lucy Danziger in the acclaimed HBO series “Boardwalk Empire.” Addressing reporters, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said, “She put forth a credible and detailed narrative to us. We then sought to garner corroboration — this happened seven years ago — and we found corroboration.” “We have an actual case here,”... Read more →

After it was announced that the twenty-month old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was abducted on March 1, 1932, the entire world grieved for their loss. Seventy-two days later, the body was found in the woods next to a roadway, a short distance from Lindbergh's house, near Hopewell, New Jersey. In 1927, Lindbergh was the first to fly solo across the Atlantic in his Spirit of St. Louis. By 1932, he was perhaps the most famous man alive. A great American hero, he was allowed to be the chief architect of the investigation into his son's kidnapping. He demanded... Read more →

They sure don’t seem to get it. At a point in time when the public’s opinion of actors and other celebrities appears to be lower than ever, plenty of them insist on keeping on with the same idiotic behavior that has seen their stock with “regular folks” drop so substantially. Take actress Mila Kunis, for example. As reported by The Hill, Kunis appeared Thursday as a guest on TBS’s “Conan” and revealed to host Conan O’Brien that she has been making donations to Planned Parenthood each month in the name of Vice President Mike Pence, well-known for his staunchly pro-life... Read more →

When it comes to representing America to the rest of the world, there is NO mistaking Donald Trump for Barack Obama. While the former president was never shy about using speeches given in other nations as opportunities to apologize for what he saw as America’s faults, President Trump has always seemed eager to crow about American exceptionalism when giving similar addresses. As reported by The Washington Post, President Trump just visited Yokota Air Base in Japan, the second stop of a 13-day, five-nation tour of the Far East, where he thanked the American service personnel stationed there, and reiterated his... Read more →

Noticeably absent from the hoorah surrounding the ongoing and widespread anthem protests this season by NFL players has been any outspoken reaction, one way or another, by league sponsors. Until now. Papa John’s, one of America’s largest take-out and delivery pizza chains, has now publicly chastised the league for what the company sees as feckless leadership concerning the player protests. Papa John’s sales have slumped – and the company’s share price has dipped 5% - since the season started, according to Sports Illustrated. Company CEO John Schnatter, speaking during a recent quarterly conference call, blamed the league’s “poor leadership” for... Read more →