Massacre of the Innocents

Massacre of the Innocents, Guido Reni A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings – Nadine Gordimer The bombing of a maternity hospital. The shelling of a theater where hundreds of terrified citizens, including infants and children, took shelter. A city and country under siege. The news is horrible. Everything is horrible. … Continue reading Massacre of the Innocents

Wars and Rumors of Wars

It was Sunday morning, Feb. 27, and I was getting ready to deliver my final sermon at church. Shortly after 9 am I received a push notification that Vladimir Putin, just days after invading Ukraine, elevated Russia’s nuclear forces to “special combat readiness.” This is Russia’s highest level of alert. It was a surreal moment … Continue reading Wars and Rumors of Wars

A Not-So-Glowing Nuclear Family

File this under “Bet they didn’t see that one coming.” According to reputable news outlets, as well as CNN, on Saturday October 2, Jonathan and Diana Toebbe were arrested in West Virginia by the FBI and the Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). The result of a year-long investigation, the couple have been charged with attempting … Continue reading A Not-So-Glowing Nuclear Family

Getting that MINT-y Sensation on the US Debt Ceiling

According to US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, the national news and fiscal watchdogs, unless the United States Congress takes immediate action, the nation will hit its debt ceiling on or before Oct. 18, 2021. By all accounts, this would be a bad thing as it would result in recession and the US defaulting on its … Continue reading Getting that MINT-y Sensation on the US Debt Ceiling

It’s no accident: the NAA Capitol Conference recap

AfterThoughts - TAA Government Affairs Journal “The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.” – P.J. O’Rourke Washington, D.C. is a magical place, a land filled with rivers and trees, monsters and dragons, lords and ladies, and the federal government. Washington is also a place where many people … Continue reading It’s no accident: the NAA Capitol Conference recap