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Thursday, September 20th, 2018 16:31:10

Midterm Madness

With less than two months to go, the midterm elections are quickly approaching, madness ensuing. In politics, as an election date nears, activity grows more frantic and frenzied. Often, candidates who trail for months can overtake the front-runner in the....

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Thursday, September 13th, 2018 16:29:59

Yes? No? Good? Bad? How to Increase Your Chances of Getting the Right Call

Wouldn't it be simple if the answers to life were always yes or no? Unfortunately, they rarely are. People and the lives they lead are complex, messy and complicated. When we try to view the world through yes or no,....

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Thursday, September 6th, 2018 16:28:58

Elections Have Consequences

Labor Day is past. Most schools have begun. And the mad dash to Election Day is here. This week's news cycle has been dominated by the hearings for President Donald Trump's latest Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Tuesday's hearings....

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Thursday, August 30th, 2018 16:28:13

Care About Teachers, for Our Futures Sake

Labor Day is approaching, and school is back in session, or soon will be. Our eldest is a freshman in college, and our second is a junior in high school. My husband, Jimmy, and I have decades of experience as....

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 16:27:07

Without Malice, With Charity

In today's fast paced, social media fueled environment, we often appear to be jumping to conclusions without charity, and with malice. Trolling, gaslighting and doxing are designed to create controversy, undermine people and expose them for persecution.

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Thursday, August 9th, 2018 07:53:38

The Stories We Tell

Every day we tell ourselves stories... stories about why we do what we do and stories about why others do what they do. Stories are important not just for simple entertainment, but also for education and indoctrination. What we believe....

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Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 07:52:30

Champion Capitalism

Gallup announced this past Monday, "for the first time in Gallup's measurement over the past decade, Democrats have a more positive image of socialism than they do of capitalism."

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Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 07:50:36

The Pause Before the Storm

According to Aristotle, "We are what we repeatedly do." In today's rapid-paced reactionary world, it appears that many of us are all offended, offensive or both. Spend a little time on Twitter, Facebook or watching mainstream media outlets. Notice how....

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Thursday, July 26th, 2018 07:49:20

There’s A Long Way To Go Before Midterms

A few things to keep in mind as the midterms heat up. One: take with a grain of salt pontifications from pollsters, especially those who have misunderstood recent elections. Two: don't believe pundits' predictions more than three months out, especially....

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Thursday, July 19th, 2018 07:40:05

But What Does it Mean?

The political train wreck came Monday in Helsinki, Finland, at the joint news conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The final question came from Jonathan Lemire, of Associated Press, and Trump's answer resulted in bipartisan....

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