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Comedians more informative, while equally (and oppositely) as slanted as Fox News

Jul 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

by Mike Courson Thank goodness for Jon Stewart. I can recall watching his first talk show on MTV many years ago, but it was not until the 2000 election that I became hooked on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” Since then, not only do I credit Stewart with getting me interested in the news and […]



Celebrity death coverage reveals ridiculousness of 24-hour news channels

Jun 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

by Mike Courson Talk about your worst day ever. Just before 11:30 a.m. last Friday, Farrah Fawcett, 62, died of cancer in a Santa Monica hospital. Fawcett, whose well-publicized bout with cancer was featured in Fawcett’s documentary “Farrah’s Story,” should have been the news of the day. Several hours later, however, Michael Jackson, 50, died […]



Opinions should be supported by facts

Jun 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

by Mike Courson We’ve all heard what opinions are like. Everyone has one and they all stink! Actually, not all of them do, and it’s time to debunk the myth that “well that’s just your opinion.” Years ago in school, we had an activity where we were given an unimportant event, say the arrival of […]



Republicans do not follow own ideals

Jun 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

by Mike Courson Leave me alone! In recent history, at least since Nixon, definitely since Reagan, the Republican Party has claimed to be the party of small government. How odd, then, that though the Republicans have more or less been in power for several decades now, there are only more personal restrictions on the books. […]



Tiller murder unjust, whether you agreed with his actions or not

Jun 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

by Mike Courson Late-term abortionist George Tiller was killed in a Wichita, Kans., church Sunday morning. While it should be upsetting when a doctor is killed in church, undoubtedly many otherwise decent people will be pleased by his death. I am upset for a few reasons. Obviously, a man was killed. Though I do not […]



Blind patriotism does not improve America, action does

May 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Opinions

by Mike Courson I was recently at a baseball game, and when I did not place my hand over my heart for the Star-Spangled Banner, a nearby gentleman asked me if I was unpatriotic. He could not have known his question would kick off a series of questions and tirades inside my head. To begin […]



Marley and Me brings catharsis for those who have lost pets

May 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Movie Reviews

by Mike Courson Marley & Me could have been junk. Most of us have lost a pet at some point in our lives. Why did John Grogan’s book experience so much success, and did they really have to make it into a movie just because the book made money? I was skeptical about the book, […]



The Truth? Marijuana not as dangerous as portrayed.

May 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

by Mike Courson The truth will set you free. These words have been used by many ideologies to promote their version of the truth. I get the impression that, in most cases, there is but one truth, even if several different groups with opposing ideas try to sell me their version. What I saw recently […]



When cops go bad

Mar 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

Mike Courson Guest Contributor Frequently, I see something on the news that just sickens me. Recently, video surfaced of Dallas police officer Robert Powell pulling over a driver after said driver went through a red light and several stop signs. As it turns out, the driver was trying to get himself and family members to the hospital for his mother-in-law’s […]



Misdirected Anger

Mar 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

Mike Courson Guest Contributor The economy. As if we have not heard enough about the economy. Well, we may not have heard enough. Or, in the least, we are not hearing the right things. The Obama administration has a tremendous task on its hands: to correct decades worth of bad governmental policy and greedy business […]