Category: Society and Culture

The Unemployment Rate is Deceiving

by Bob Branco Why are we expected to believe the unemployment rate? It is fictitious! When the statistic is taken, it does not include people out of work who no longer receive unemployment benefits. Yet we are supposed to believe…

The Importance of Tipping

by Bob Branco Tipping is a very important custom in this country. Many waiters and waitresses try very hard for the money they make, and as far as I’m concerned, tipping is an expression of appreciation. While many people tip…

Have Labor Unions Been Effective?

by Bob Branco I understand very well why labor unions were created. People who perform hard labor have as many rights as anyone else, and they needed to voice their opinions. What better way to do it than through an…

Should Marriage be Privatized?

by Bob Branco For a long time, couples who want to get married in this country have been required to obtain a state marriage license. This policy has been in effect since the establishment of the marriage tax. Prior to…

How the Times Have Changed!

by James R. Campbell I wouldn’t believe what happened this morning if they paid me, if I didn’t know Dear. The weather here in Odessa isn’t the best that anyone could ask for; not today. We were hit with a…

Resend the Tide

by James R. Campbell Note for readers: This article was written shortly before Thanksgiving this year. It has become a spectacle that is repeated every year. The news covers countless stories of the madness of Black Friday, the shopping day…

Coping Rooms on College Campuses

by Bob Branco I can’t believe what’s happening on some college campuses today. If you are a student, and you can’t cope with the fact that Donald Trump is now the President of the United States, you now have access…

Texting While Driving

by Bob Branco People love to text. That’s obvious. It is a fast and convenient way to communicate with smart phones, as well as other forms of modern technology. It is wonderful. As is the case with other recent inventions,…

Dereliction of Duty

by James R. Campbell Another trend is emerging in our society that has disturbing implications for all of us. There have been several reports on mainstream news networks that deal with the failure of some workers at emergency call centers.…

Abortion—Right or Wrong?

by Bob Branco As I write about this topic, keep in mind that I am speaking as a Christian. There has been so much debate about abortion, and I certainly will try not to add to it. As far as…