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LOWRY/Biden’s student debt debacle

It's hard to top President Joe Biden's Afghan withdrawal for reckless policymaking, but his student-loan forgiveness scheme is a contender for his second-worst decision.

FLASHBACKS

Using a limited supply of Red Cross practice material, 22 Philadelphia women who will supervise the making of Neshoba County’s quotas of surgical dressings received their first lesson from Miss Jimmie Land, local instructor.  

BIBLE SELECTION/Galatians 3:28

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.  

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Suffering for the name of Christ

In this passage, Acts 21:15-40, Paul has completed his third missionary trip and is in Jerusalem.

HARSANYI/Iran still leading terror state

Last week, a man stormed the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and stabbed British author Salman Rushdie in the neck as he was being introduced.

LOWRY/No, Liz Cheney isn’t Abraham Lincoln

“It’s a slip, not a fall,” Abraham Lincoln said after his loss in his legendary 1858 Illinois Senate contest against Stephen Douglas.

FLASHBACKS

A Lions Club was organized in Philadelphia at the Sanders Hotel with Jack Anderson, principal of the Choctaw Indian Agency Schools, elected as President of the 1942-43 fiscal year.

BIBLE SELECTION/Romans 8:32

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Expect difficulties in following Christ

After a summer of different subjects in Scripture, we return to our study in Acts this week. In Acts 21, Paul is on his third missionary trip, and he has been convicted by the Holy Spirit to go to Jerusalem.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/God pities sinners, offers grace in Christ

Obadiah writes around the time of Babylon’s destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC. The book of Obadiah is a prophesy concerning the judgment of Edom for its complicity in and celebration of Jerusalem’s downfall.

CHAREN/America First immigration best

Postcards from the great American labor shortage: A couple arrives at the Seattle airport after a five-hour flight and stands in line at the car rental desk.

LOWRY/Joe Manchin’s travesty

Congress has never cared much about truth-in-labeling, but even by its standards, “The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” is laughably absurd. 

FLASHBACKS

Captain Ernest W. Permenter, serving with the United States Army somewhere in Australia, cabled his mother, Mrs. Madie Permenter of Philadelphia, that he was well and was working hard. Captain Permenter was recently promoted from the rank of Lieutenant and was stationed at Camp Wallace, Texas, before his transfer to Australia.  

BIBLE SELECTION/Psalm 149:4

For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

LOWRY/The joy of 61

Baseball is a game of numbers, and one of the most iconic of them, 61, is now in play. 

FLASHBACKS

Fairgrounds is hit by cyclone. Ripping off the grandstand top and unroofing exhibit halls, a small cyclone whirled through the Fairgrounds Thursday afternoon leaving in its wake twisted pieces of tin hanging in the trees and debris scattered over the carnival grounds.

BIBLE SELECTION/Psalm 119:114

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/The deep, deep love of Christ for you

When Jesus prayed to his Father in John 17, he said this is eternal life: “That they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”

BUCHANAN/Pelosi Taiwan trip a provocation

When Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi added to the itinerary of a valedictory trip through Asia the island of Taiwan, she could not have been oblivious to the reaction she would produce in a stunned Beijing.

FLASHBACKS

A large “Victory Irish Potato” with a deep “V” carved by nature on one side and an “I” on the other, was brought in to the Democrat this week by S.A. Nowell of Philadelphia. 

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