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Everett Piper

Everett Piper

Everett Piper (, @dreverettpiper), a columnist for The Washington Times, is a former university president and radio host. He is the author of “Not a Daycare: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth” (Regnery). He can be reached at

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People watch from shore as the sun sets at Lake Hefner, Monday, April 27, 2020, in Oklahoma City.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Okie wisdom is pure gold

The bottom line for us in Oklahoma is that we are a people of hard work and hard truths. We try our best to model both of these virtues in thought, word and deed as we go about our daily lives. Published May 9, 2020

Illustration on the threat to liberty in the pandemic climate by Alexander Hunter (After Herblock) /The Washington Times

Freedom hangs in the balance during this election season

During this election season, we must decide what kind of people we will be. What kind of nation will we leave our children? What is our highest good? What do we value most? Will we, henceforth, be a free people, or will we be safe? Published May 2, 2020

Illustration on the global relevance of the Resurrection by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

It’s Easter. Read your Bible.

This song is 50 years old. Many of you have never heard it, or at least you think you haven't. But if you listen carefully, something about its lyrics might sound vaguely familiar. Something about its melody might rekindle emotions long-forgotten. Something about its message might stir your soul. Published April 12, 2020

Illustration on faith in trying times by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

It’s Palm Sunday. Take a nap. It will be OK.

"Then he got into the boat and [they] followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up ... [and the disciples shouted] Lord save us! He asked them, why are you afraid? He then rebuked the wind and the waves ... And they marveled, saying, 'What sort of man is this!'" -- St. Matthew Published April 5, 2020

Illustration on question on the coronavirus by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why do elected officials dismiss positive information about coronavirus pandemic?

Dr. Eran Bendavid and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professors of medicine at Stanford University, published an article in the March 24 edition of The Wall Street Journal, stating the following: "Fear of Covid-19 is based on an estimated mortality rate of 2% to 4% ... We believe this estimate is deeply flawed." Published March 29, 2020

Students receive meals and books from Calhoun City Schools staff and volunteers outside their homes in Calhoun, Georgia on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The school district recently shuttered its doors in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, but bus drivers still drive their normal routes to deliver hot meals to an area where 60% of students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch. (AP Photo/Angie Wang)

Neutralize COVID-19 hysteria with faith and kindness toward neighbors

Ray Comfort, in his book "Spurgeon Gold: Pure and Refined," describes Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the 19th-century preacher who ministered in the streets of London during the cholera pandemic of 1854. Spurgeon's words, says Mr. Comfort, were pure and refined. Published March 22, 2020

Popping the Virus Balloon Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Exaggerating coronavirus doomsday scenario ignores other tragedies

As of the writing of this column, over 1600 people have contracted the coronavirus in the United States. There have been 49 deaths in a nation of more than 300 million people. As a percentage of the total population, that is statistically, about zero. Published March 15, 2020

Illustration on government and abortion by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Liberals’ ‘Big Brother’ push for federally-funded abortion

On Jan. 17, 2020, Kenneth Roth, the president of the purported human rights organization euphemistically known as the Human Rights Watch, testified before the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights. The topic under discussion was abortion. Published February 2, 2020

Illustration on the projection of left-minded Christians by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Christianity Today doubles down on condemnation of Trump defenders

On Dec. 14, 2019, Christianity Today published an editorial whereby, then-editor in chief Mark Galli called for the immediate removal of Donald Trump as president of the United States. "Mr. Trump," declared Mr. Galli, "is a near-perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused." Published January 24, 2020