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I have been one of the few people who have watched almost all of the impeachment hearings in Congress over the last week. I will admit to not reading all of the testimony. There are only so many times I can see the words “interagency consensus” before I lose my mind and my blood pressure rea…

Shampeachment gets going for real this week, with the continued release of testimony and announcement of witnesses for public testimony by Congressman Adam Schiff. Most curiously, the whistle blower didn’t make the list. It’s most obviously an oversight for Democrats, who have repeatedly cla…

Mass mailer week has arrived....and we are pleased to deliver to our readers the latest version of the expanded issue which is produced twice each year by the Mattos Newspapers staff.

Impeachment fever has overcome Washington, D.C. this week, with a partisan pro forma vote on the parameters of Congressman Adam Schiff’s inquiry and his Tuesday release of 500 pages of transcripts from Intelligence Committee interviews.

When you hear the term “rivalry week,” especially in football, that automatically means for the player to strap the pads on tight and make sure that helmet is well-secured because this is about to be an intense 48 minutes battling for the honor of your town and that special item both teams f…

Just be nice this week...that simple request from my mom, and on her birthday no less, can mean only one thing for me. And that means no writing about politics this week, even though there are quite a few who deserve a roasting.

Monday morning brought a phone call from my sister... asking for a favor. Of course the answer was... of course, even before I found out what she needed. Thankfully it was nothing that involves going to confession, she just needed to send some shoes she ordered to my house and she wanted me …

The announcement late Sunday night by President Trump on Twitter regarding removing military forces from Syria was met with a collective freak-out on the left and right, producing enough energy to power the United States for the rest of the year. The noise came from all corners of The Swamp,…

During my extended visit to California, I was blissfully unaware of what was happening in Washington, D.C. most days, preferring to check in on social media for a recap of all the highlights and lowlights happening in The Swamp.

To make the annual Sept. 11 candlelight walk/program a worthwhile event and ceremony for a community a lot of work is involved, but when that event leaves a memory and creates a tradition in the hearts of many the work becomes a selfless act of giving and caring.

Popped my head back into the political world when a friend on social media sent me a link to a two-minute soundbite from a press conference held Monday by Acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Patrol Mark Morgan.

One side benefit of my extended California stay was my mom talking me into venturing out Friday night for the Fall Festival Evening Under the Stars. It was a nice night, and once the sun went down, the weather was perfect.

The current era of cancel culture has found another target, one who is already familiar with outrage, comedian Dave Chapelle. His new special on Netflix has apparently ruffled more than a few feathers of some sensitive folks.

One of the good things about spending time away from home has been the change in my routines and a break from the litany of “Breaking News” alerts and emotional manipulation peddled as the day’s news. Most of my time spent on Grammie’s ranch, the television has been on the Home and Garden or…

This week I find myself with a different view outside the window as I write this column. Instead of the green vistas of western Tennessee, it’s a more familiar, and comforting view of the California foothills from the windows of my grandma’s ranch on the West Side. And while the vistas have …

One needs look no further than the three recent mass shootings to know that our society, and our culture, has some major problems. Like other such tragedies in the past, many of us look toward the surface issues… guns, video games and online chat forums, to “fix” them instead of asking the h…

The latest dust-up to hit the national political stage centered around the flashpoint of Baltimore has of course devolved to cries of Trump being a racist. But when you look beyond social media and breathless national reporting, well, I have some questions about what is going on in cities li…

One year ago this weekend the U-Haul was packed, my SUV was filled to the roof with boxes and kids, and more than a few tears were falling as we left the West Side on one of our biggest adventures ever with our move to Tennessee. And what a year it has been.

For the second time in as many weeks the domestic terror group Antifa has violently lashed out, this time in a deadly firebomb attack of federal law enforcement. In a series of coordinated attacks in the West, protests have steadily escalated to vandalism, assault and now an attack on a dete…