Author Archives: Blake Ashby

Churches must not become purveyors of pandemic misinformation

I heard it again: The coronavirus wasn’t as serious as it was made out to be. It was a campaign tool to get Joe Biden elected. What was concerning was that I heard this from one of the leaders of … Continue reading

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Keyon Harrold of the N. County Harrolds

They are sometimes referred to, tongue in cheek, as “The Harrolds of North County”. There are a lot of them, and many are very successful in their chosen fields. In parts of North County, if you mention knowing one of … Continue reading

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I Pray Every Day

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Make Them Prove It

A friend believes the presidential election was stolen from President Donald Trump. Me? I doubt it. But according to polls, most Republicans believe President-elect Joe Biden only won the presidency because of significant voter fraud. They believe this, of course, … Continue reading

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Bring Back Democratic Capitalism

Sometimes it seems as if “compromise” has become a dirty word. It’s worth remembering that it was a compromise, Democratic Capitalism, that made the United States the country it is.  Democratic Capitalism is capitalism moderated by the power of democracy … Continue reading

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An opportunity missed for Democrats to redeem capitalism

As a longtime Republican who voted against Donald Trump twice, I’m relieved that this chapter of our history is almost over. But it’s hard not to be disappointed by the campaign that Democrat Joe Biden ran. Our divided country needed … Continue reading

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It’s Been A Great Month for Democracy

It’s been a great month for democracy. Not because Joe Biden won, although I am happy about that. It’s been a great month for democracy because the citizens of the United States of America proved yet again that we recognize, … Continue reading

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Speaking out against protest vandalism doesn’t warrant physical attack

Early Sunday evening, I watched a 77-year-old grandmother get punched by a Ferguson protester. She told him to stop spray-painting graffiti. She turned to talk to another protester; he took two steps toward her and cold-cocked her in the jaw, … Continue reading

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The missing data: What you don’t measure, you can’t manage

Information about our federal coronavirus preparedness and response is slowly starting to come out. However there’s one critical piece of data that we will likely never learn: How many people were turned down for tests because of lack of testing … Continue reading

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Oil Production and Global Interdependence

If nothing else, the global pandemic is highlighting the interdependence of the global economy, and hopefully the need for international cooperation. Global oil production is yet another example of this interdependence. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/10/trump-mexico-oil/

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