Don Cobb column
Don Cobb, RAS is an addiction recovery professional and serves as Executive Director for North Bay Recovery Services in Sonoma County, CA. Don recently published a book entitled 12 Steps: NOT For Dummies. The book is a comprehensive addiction recovery manual aimed at the chronic relapser and the stubborn intellectual who just doesn't get it...yet.

Don is a recent Cancer survivor and has been helping men and women for more than 20 years to experience the true freedom that comes from overcoming addictions through Spiritual development and living principled lives.

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Saving America
Don Cobb
December 12, 2013

"Who will save America?" ask many right-minded Americans. Other Americans are left shaking their heads, asking "Save America from what?", and seem sincerely . . .

The babies in the (GOP) bathwater have legs
Don Cobb
December 7, 2013

As the disappointingly Progressive GOP national leadership continually makes the argument that We the People 'don't throw out the baby with the bathwater' in . . .

Obama's autobiography is full of lies
Don Cobb
July 14, 2013

I considered adding a question mark to the title of this article, but sadly, there is no question. It's a fact which Barack Obama has already personally . . .

About your conspiracy theory phobia
Don Cobb
July 11, 2013

Call me a "Conspiracy Theorist," I don't care. I am a thinking person, not a drone, but a caring American patriot who is paying attention to the evil Man is . . .

B.S. Wednesday
Don Cobb
July 4, 2013

B.S. WEDNESDAY ~ Who do they think they're fooling? Obamacare implementation is being pushed up one year and why, again? Let's be honest: It's because midterm . . .

Communism in California?
Don Cobb
April 13, 2013

On Wednesday, March 13th 2013, I witnessed the most arrogant, blatantly unfair act in which I have ever seen a local city council engage. Which local city . . .

Why Obama is spending like there's no tomorrow
Don Cobb
February 23, 2013

Many people get tangled up in "What" is going on, rather than what is far more important,, and usually explains the "what," and that is "Why" it's going on. For . . .

THE NEW AMERICA: Part Two - The end of the American nation?
Don Cobb
February 20, 2013

Given that U.N. Agenda 21 is public knowledge, I find the distinct lack of media exposure quite telling. None of the major news outlets in America – ABC, . . .

THE NEW AMERICA: Agenda 21 and the U.N. One World Government plan
Don Cobb
February 19, 2013

I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I investigate conspiracy theories and I gather evidence before I believe anything anyone purports to be true. 8-10 years ago this . . .

A prayer list? What's that?
Don Cobb
February 18, 2013

Having been introduced to God "as we understood Him" nearly 22 years ago (but who's counting? Oh yea, obviously *I* am), and particularly since my one-on-one . . .

How insane are you?
Don Cobb
January 22, 2013

One of the core components to successful addiction recovery has to do with learning to stay in the moment...and for good reason. I don't think most people are . . .

The trap is set
Don Cobb
January 9, 2013

With God out of the picture, how easy it has been for the ungodly to set the wheels of social destruction into motion. It's not just the fact that the Bible is . . .

Let us not forget...
Don Cobb
January 8, 2013

Let ours not be the generation that is responsible for millions of valiant patriots dying in vain. Let us not be the people who take for granted the magnificent . . .

About guns
Don Cobb
December 27, 2012

About Guns: Guns are guns, just like cars are cars. Some are high end, some are hot, some are screaming hot. People use shotguns to hunt people and animals, and . . .

America is turning the corner...
Don Cobb
December 19, 2010

Undeniably the most immature and selfish generation in America's history, Baby Boomers, both intentionally and inadvertently have, but for the grace and power . . .

Black Caucus? Is there a White Caucus?
Don Cobb
November 20, 2010

Charlie Rangel's recent conviction on 11 ethics violations brought to my attention the fact that Rangel was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus. . . .

Past the point of ridiculousness
Don Cobb
July 29, 2010

A year or two ago I recall making the comparison of today's political environment to The Truman Show, in which Jim Carrey played a character named Truman who . . .

FATHERS: About your daughters...
Don Cobb
July 19, 2010

Fathers are the main reason I have such incredible job security. Drug and alcohol treatment centers all across the country can tip their hats and send thank you . . .

Killing the elephants in the living room -- the downside of capitalism
Don Cobb
February 21, 2010

There seem to be pros and cons to just about everything in this life, even Capitalism. Self-absorbed is a term which accurately describes many of us, and after . . .

Elephants in the living room...
Don Cobb
January 26, 2010

Large, obvious to everyone, they make a huge mess and we are all affected by them, yet no one says anything about the elephant in the living room. In America's . . .

We are not enemies after all
Don Cobb
January 9, 2010

After decades of division between Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, white folks and black folks, gays and straights, young and old, rich . . .

Still waking up over here...
Don Cobb
December 29, 2009

I just read the most interesting article ever in my newfound role as political activist. Having bought into the "Liberals vs. Conservatives" distraction for . . .

American politicians in the tank
Don Cobb
November 27, 2009

America's Congress has 535 representatives sitting in the House and Senate in Washington D.C. Add to that number one president and 9 Supreme Court justices and . . .

Mainstream media backpedaling like crazy
Don Cobb
November 3, 2009

Apparently, after realizing that 40 years of televised liberal propaganda hadn't 'taken' as completely as they thought it had, the Propaganda Network (ABC, CBS, . . .

Mainstream media propaganda in America
Don Cobb
October 21, 2009

Clearly ABC, CBS and NBC are no longer reliable, unbiased news sources, and neither are CNN or MSNBC. If there was any doubt about this fact, it was proven . . .

Bailing out a sinking ship
Don Cobb
October 6, 2009

The American Auto industry has been a sinking ship for decades. An inferior product manufactured from inferior materials and the same price as their competitor . . .

We really did it this time...
Don Cobb
September 29, 2009

Granted, after the 8 year lashing Bush gave America it's no wonder people ran away from Republicans in the last presidential election. Let's be honest about . . .

Just another conspiracy theory
Don Cobb
September 10, 2009

Left wing ideology is not, in and of itself, necessarily evil or even bad. It is born from a noble place, and then, when we are left to our own devices it . . .

This is it
Don Cobb
September 6, 2009

Has there ever been a time more poignant than this in which the very survival of the greatest nation in the history of Mankind was questionable? Have we ever . . .

An unhealthy nation is born
Don Cobb
August 30, 2009

A healthy nation starts with healthy individuals. America today is, collectively speaking, not at her optimal health. With freedom comes responsibility, and . . .

The Miracle: Baby Boomers stuck in the 7th grade?
Don Cobb
August 3, 2009

Emotional immaturity isn't hard to find. The emotional obsessiveness of youth is obvious, and understandably so. Young people haven't had much experience in . . .

The Miracle: Time to review...
Don Cobb
July 12, 2009

If you've been tracking with me, and are actively following along, you'll have accomplished a foundation through which your life and your very personality and . . .

The Miracle: Let's get this party started...
Don Cobb
July 7, 2009

It's generational, this social and family dysfunction which is so rampant in America. We call it "normal," and that is a fact, but it doesn't make it healthy or . . .

The Miracle: Social liberty starts with personal liberty...
Don Cobb
June 26, 2009

There is a reason that America is letting Communists reform America's system of government right now. "They" aren't to blame. It's not because our neighbors are . . .

The Miracle: Lead, follow, or get out of the way...
Don Cobb
June 20, 2009

The miraculous process of restoring sanity to an insane person has to start with the humble admission that one's thinking has perhaps become askew. The evidence . . .

The Miracle: Only one way out...
Don Cobb
May 16, 2009

It's clear that moving to the left politically hasn't created the utopia that we'd all love to see here in the USA. Throwing billions of our tax dollars each . . .

Fade to black: As the sun is setting on America
Don Cobb
May 13, 2009

The United States of America! The land of the free and the home of the brave. The entire planet has so envied the USA for so many reasons, and rightly so. Even . . .

The Miracle: Conversation, confession, and honesty
Don Cobb
May 5, 2009

America didn't get sick overnight. No one gets sick overnight. It takes time and effort, albeit an effort oftentimes unbeknownst to us, being unconscious or . . .

The Miracle: Redwood Gospel Mission graduation -- May 1, 2009
Don Cobb
May 3, 2009

This is my introduction of the graduates and this is what the process called "The Miracle" is doing for people. God is amazing. Amen? Sitting in front of . . .

The Miracle: Faith and trust -- choices, nothing more than choices
Don Cobb
April 29, 2009

Principled living is about making right choices. Faith is initially a choice. It takes on a life of it's own after we've chosen to "have faith" a time or two . . .

The Miracle: Faith and trust -- critical and vital choices
Don Cobb
April 16, 2009

Since Americans kicked God out of the classroom and started letting 1% of the offended population dictate to the other 99%, principled living has taken a . . .

The Miracle: Is Honesty really the best policy?
Don Cobb
April 5, 2009

I think we all know it's true. Honesty really is the best policy. It is not, however, one of the Spiritual principles practiced much in America today. Political . . .

The Miracle: It's time to get honest...
Don Cobb
March 25, 2009

If any change is going to take place in America, it will start with the humble admission that we've got problems, personally and nationally. The reason we have . . .

The Miracle: Let it start with humility
Don Cobb
March 17, 2009

The United States of America is the greatest, most powerful, influential and charitable nation that ever existed in the history of the Earth. With the kind of . . .

The Miracle: Part 2 -- The state of our nation
Don Cobb
March 10, 2009

Many parents, it seems, simply no longer have time to devote to really discerning who each child really is, how sensitive or overly sensitive they might be . . .

The Miracle -- Part One: The state of our nation
Don Cobb
March 8, 2009

Life isn't rocket science. It's really not. People can be complicated, but when a person's life, heart and mind are in good working order, people simply aren't . . .

The end of a long & wonderful ride
Don Cobb
March 1, 2009

I had promised to follow up my column about The Miracle, and I will. First, however, I must address this: Generational welfare is a reality here in America now. . . .

The Unfairness Doctrine
Don Cobb
February 24, 2009

Let's be honest about two major issues unfolding right before our eyes: The Fairness Doctrine is a blatant attempt to censor Conservatives. That's all it is. . . .

The miracle
Don Cobb
February 22, 2009

Alcohol. Control issues. Drugs. Prescription medication. Pornography. Gambling. Lying. Stealing. Pretending. Acting. Bullying. Codepending. Gossiping. Cheating. . . .

If nothing changes, nothing changes
Don Cobb
February 20, 2009

So I talk a lot about how 'Self' gets in the way of our relationship with God. I've talked about how selfish we've gotten here in America and how our children . . .

Living in America
Don Cobb
February 14, 2009

I thank for giving me this opportunity to speak to America's circumstances. In a nutshell: I was born and raised in California — a little . . .

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