Thursday, November 12th, 2015 10:16:51

Celebrate Veterans

This week we celebrate Veterans Day, a day of appreciation and gratitude for all who have served in the United States Armed Forces. For me, the day hits close to home. My grandfather served as a career Army officer. My....

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Thursday, November 5th, 2015 10:16:19

Words Matter

Last Thursday, Paul Ryan of Wisconsin was elected speaker of the House. At 45, he is the youngest person to get that job -- other than the only younger speaker, James G. Blaine, who was elected in 1869 when he....

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Thursday, October 29th, 2015 10:15:45

Lady Liberty

On October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland, who proclaimed at that time, "We will not forget that Liberty has made her home here, nor shall her chosen altar be neglected. ... A stream....

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 10:14:54

Potential Speaker Speaks

According to Gallup, only 14 percent of Americans approve of the way Congress is handling its job. Does the problem lie within the issues or the process? More than half (59 percent) say it's due to ineffectiveness/partisan gridlock, the pollster....

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Thursday, October 15th, 2015 10:14:25

Sanders Sails Through Debate

For those who waited for presumed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to implode at the first debate, the wait was in vain. Polished, poised and professional, she was well-rehearsed and stayed on point, while managing to be "likable enough," as....

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Thursday, October 8th, 2015 10:13:47

Matter of Trust

If you have ever worked in a place where you don't trust your co-workers, you understand how that can warp your thinking and therefore your actions. You begin to doubt everything you are told, you constantly look over your shoulder....

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Thursday, October 1st, 2015 10:13:10

People Make the Difference

Several recent events might lead average Americans to throw up their hands in regards to politics, and possibly want to shut down Washington themselves. Take, for instance, last week's resignation by Speaker Boehner, the ongoing political reality show of the....

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Thursday, September 24th, 2015 10:12:36

Reliability and Engineering

When I was growing up, my mother ran carpool in our family's red 1969 Volkswagen Beetle. As the youngest, at age 5, I rode in the "back back," the small space behind the second seat that was intended not for....

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Thursday, September 17th, 2015 10:11:58

Come On, Joe, Make Everyone Happy

While millions of people are expected to watch the second Republican debate this week on CNN, the first Democratic debate will not be held until next month on Oct. 13. With only two top-tier candidates on the Democratic side, Hillary....

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Thursday, September 10th, 2015 10:11:16

In Her Own Words

Hillary Clinton, the presumed Democratic nominee for the 2016 election, has, based on her interviews this past week with NBC's Andrea Mitchell and ABC's David Muir, "evolved" regarding her answers to questions about her use of a private email server....

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