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Thursday, July 8th, 2021 12:42:06

Life’s Opportunities Easily Missed

Normally, the surf can be heard faintly throughout our family's house on the coast of Georgia. This morning, the volume has increased a few decibels as we get ready to weather a tropical storm that is approaching the west side....

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Friday, July 2nd, 2021 21:27:31

Proud to Be an American

I am proud to be an American. Yes, I know that our system of government is not perfect, but I firmly believe that it is the best in the world. We are an exceptional country not because our people are....

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Thursday, June 24th, 2021 11:30:13

A Word to the Wise — About Words

For most of us, our daily interactions with others are based on common words, phrases and understandings. When someone says the sky is blue, we tend to believe that the sky is blue. When we talk with people other than....

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Thursday, June 17th, 2021 13:53:11

My Children’s Father

In January 1995, I made a list of 18 attributes that described the type of man I wanted to marry. The list included "wants children," "high family ties -- loves his mother," "secure in themselves" and "social." Three years later,....

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Thursday, June 10th, 2021 13:02:45

Skills Matter

Controversy erupted Tuesday over a comment made by economist Art Laffer regarding hourly wages. Asked by Fox News anchor Sandra Smith if the minimum wage should rise, Laffer replied that many minimum wage workers "aren't worth $15." Some people latched....

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Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 14:39:16

Curiosity and Candor

This past Tuesday, Judicial Watch released a trove of emails about the settlement agreement between the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Robert Gordon, who was the department director, that show the lengths to which department officials fumbled....

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Thursday, May 27th, 2021 10:31:18

Remember the Cost of a Free and Undivided Republic

If you open a paper this week, you will see ads for Memorial Day sales. Your inbox is probably being inundated with such ads. Along with sales, Memorial Day images include BBQs, parties and pool openings. It's the official beginning....

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Thursday, May 20th, 2021 10:58:11

Politics Should Be Sacred Work

When I was growing up, my mother would constantly tell me to mind my attitude. This most often occurred while I was doing household chores at her request. What she meant was for me to not only respect her but....

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Thursday, May 13th, 2021 11:17:48

No Time for Malaise

Crime is up. Prices are up. Border crossings in the southwest are up. Unemployment is still up. Our national debt is up. Gas is hard to find. Civil unrest surrounds us. And the Middle East is in turmoil. Sounds a....

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Thursday, May 6th, 2021 11:09:38

This Year, a Mother’s Day Marked by Love — and Loss

Becoming a parent was the most profound, all-encompassing event in my life. While I loved and still love my husband, Jimmy, the birth of a child ignited inside me a new type of overwhelming love: motherly love. Though I knew....

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