By Tom Quiner I am self-employed, the owner of a small business.  In order to control health insurance costs, my wife and I purchased a policy with a high deductible supplemented by a Health Savings Account (HSA). The high-deductible policy reduced my premiums substantially. The HSA allows me to save up to $5000 of tax…

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By Tom Quiner August 26th was a big day.  That was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. August 28th was another big day.  That was the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s epoch “I Have a Dream” speech. Mother Teresa didn’t know how to deliver a speech very well.  She’d…

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By Tom Quiner Is there a single voice today who speaks for Christianity? Obviously the Pope speaks for the Catholic world.  But in a sense he is the de facto Christian voice to the world on “big picture” issues even if all Christians don’t agree with all Catholic doctrines. So in 1985 when Pope John…

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By Tom Quiner Look at the photo of the human embryo above.  It is about 33 days old.  To simplify discussion of important recent events regarding its future, let’s give it a name. How about if we call it Jesus. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth has stopped President Obama in his tracks in his desire…

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By Tom Quiner As many of you know, jobs are hard to come by.  The unemployment rate continues to hover near ten percent despite stimulus spending by the Federal Government which will surpass the cost of the Iraq War (see previous post). Nothing the Democrats have done is working.  In fact, the case can be…

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By Tom Quiner Voices on the left are clear:  our fiscal problems are the result of an unnecessary war on Iraq forced on the country by former President Bush. Democratic Party strategist, James Carville, is blunt: “It was under Mr Bush that the deficit spiralled out of control as we fought an unnecessary and endless…

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By Tom Quiner I stepped into the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Museum several years ago and got the shock of my life.  The “art”, and I use the term loosely, was ugly. It was pornographic. It demeaned. It was the kind of art that pulls you down into the muck. What happened to beautiful art?  I’m…

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7HoZGjle88] I am exactly like you.  I love beauty. Every human soul is instinctively attracted to beauty.  This modern world needs more beauty.  To that aim, Quiner’s Diner will begin a regular feature titled “The world will be won by beauty.”  We will occasionally post a work of art that transcends this…

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By Tom Quiner I attended a rainy outdoors press conference this afternoon in Des Moines, Iowa, on a subject that will have national implications: TeleMed abortions. For the uninitiated, TeleMed abortions are abortions that take place without a doctor physically present.  The doctor dispenses advice from afar via a computer screen. Planned Parenthood (PP) is…

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By Kris Gaspari Proverbs 12, verse 17 states: “When you tell the truth, justice is done, but lies lead to injustice.” 17 years ago, I chose to allow Planned Parenthood to take the life of my unborn baby. I was a single parent, grieving the death of my mother and the end of a marriage.…

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