Historical letter: “Whether a Commonwealth suffers more by hypocritical Pretenders to Religion, or by the openly Profane?”

Publisher’s Note: On July 23, 1722, Mrs. Silence Dogood submitted her ninth letter to the New-England Courant, a newspaper in Boston under the management and ownership of James Franklin. At the time, Mrs. Dogood was 16 years old, later served as a Founding Father of the United States of America, and was one of the most […]

The Latest: 100s line up to pay respects to Aretha Franklin

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the first day of a public viewing of Aretha Franklin at a storied Detroit museum (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Hundreds of people are lining up to pay their final respects to Aretha Franklin. Fans outside Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History have been talking about […]

What Romans 13 in our Post-Enlightenment Society tells us about Montgomery County government salaries (Part 2 of 3)

Image: Artist’s rendering of the Apostle Paul of Tarsus, the author of the epistles to the Romans. Conroe, September 23 – Montgomery County government salaries are completely out-of-control. If there’s anything that symbolizes the terribly poor and reckless job the County Commissioners Court has done in regulating government spending, it’s their own salaries as well […]