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THOMAS: There should be no sanctuary from the law

If politicians are so afraid of losing the Hispanic vote that they do nothing in response to the murder of Kathryn Steinle, they should be removed from office. The notion that Hispanics won’t vote for a party that stands for justice is racist.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Hot enough for homemake ice cream

Hot enough for you? Yeah, me, too. And it is the heat as well as the humidity. This has been one of those weeks where I would gladly kneel down and kiss the ring of the guy who invented air conditioning, even if he did move Southerners off the front porch and do away with a lot of the storytelling for which the region has long been noted.

JACK SIMPSON: Mob rule is not the answer

The good guys are under fire. As protectors of public safety, police are facing charges for exercising too much power, of using excessive force, of having and using too many heavy weapons and of showing bias in enforcement duties.

DARRELL HUCKABY: How did we Baby Boomers survive childhood?

As I spent about 10 minutes figuring our how to safely load Henley into his state-of-the-art car safety seat something dawned on me. I wondered how any of my generation ever survived childhood without the proper safety equipment.

DARRELL HUCKABY: A few thoughts on the Confederate flag

To some the battle flag is a symbol of racism because it has been hijacked by groups of hateful people and used as a symbol. But to many more people it is a symbol of regional pride and being a good old boy.

JACK SIMPSON: Digital record-keeping and health care reform

If you are old enough, you may remember bygone days when the family doctor made house calls. Technology today has transformed our lives. Not only do we not see our doctors at our homes, we may not actually see them in the examination room either because they are too busy entering health records on computers.

MARK SHIELDS: Uneasy coexistence — politics and religion

Regular readers may remember the “Shields rule,” about the tension between organized religion and politics. It goes like this: With but one exception, ministers, priests, rabbis and imams — men and women of the cloth — should stay out of all partisan American politics.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Catching up on a week's worth of news

What a week I chose to tune out the news. I got a recap over the weekend and to tell you the truth, I liked the Supremes a whole lot better when Diana Ross was in charge rather than John Roberts.

ROB JENKINS: Four men's 'fashions' that don't look good on any man

I lay no claim to the title of fashion maven—even though one of my kids did recently tell me I have “style.” The fact that this pronouncement was followed by a request for money should in no way cast doubt on its sincerity.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Advice for a marriage filled with happiness and joy

I have looked forward to this occasion for 26 years, ever since I looked down at that screaming little red-faced bundle of joy and named him Jackson Lee Huckaby, and I have prayed that he would find a wife that was as kind and loving and God-fearing as he has become.

JACK SIMPSON: Carry guns with common sense

Guns are once again a major topic of conversation. Charleston was mourning the loss of nine of its fine citizens in one of its historic sanctuaries.

ROB JENKINS: This Father's Day, consider the devastating consequences of fatherlessness

Father’s Day, for me, always brings a range of emotions, foremost of which is gratitude. I’m grateful for all the fathers who have had such a tremendous influence for good on my life: My father and grandfathers, my uncles, my wife’s father, my son-in-law, my brother and brothers-in-law.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Forty-four pounds to football season

I have reached a conclusion, y’all. I hate to admit it. You don’t understand how badly I hate to admit it. Perhaps the worst part of admitting that I have reached this conclusion is that it proves that my lovely wife Lisa is right, and has been right for a long time — and I have been wrong.

JACK SIMPSON: U.S. at war in cyberspace

Media reports tell us hackers, probably based in China, have gained access to some of our government computers and have stolen some personal records and highly sensitive intelligence data.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Annual Conference carries on the work of God

It’s hard to have lived as long as I have and done the things I’ve done and still find new experiences — at least those that I am physically able and morally willing to experience. But I found something new to do this week. I attended my first ever North Georgia (UMC) Annual Conference.