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Thursday, September 6th, 2012 04:52:48

Competence in Presidential Politics

The question this fall is clear: Do we want a president who cares for others but is not competent or a president who might care, if he could just show it, but has proved his competence? President Barack Obama has....

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Thursday, August 30th, 2012 04:52:08

Doing the Best With What You Have

One of my mother's favorite sayings is to do the best you can with what you have at the time. She should know. She was the first in her family to go to college, graduating from Auburn University in three....

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 04:51:20

Why Women Matter This Election

In politics, where there are more men than women in elected positions, it's easy to get the impression that men matter most. You see them on TV, see their pictures in the paper, hear them pontificating on the issues on....

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 13:08:37

The Final Quarter

We are less than three month out from the presidential election. Yes, I know that it seems as if it has already lasted forever, but so far, it's simply been the warm-up. The race is now in earnest. With the....

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Thursday, August 9th, 2012 13:07:59

Whoop, Whoop!

Here's my first admission: I'm a geek. In school, I was the bookish girl who kept her head down during class and barely talked with other students. A bit of a nerd, geek or whatever other slang word would fit....

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Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 13:07:20

Fierce Five and Olympic Records

Our fascination with the Olympics goes beyond the near-perfect performances of the athletes. It also includes their stories. We watch and experience the trials and triumphs of people who fail, who get up and who triumph once again. Possibly through....

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Thursday, July 26th, 2012 13:06:42

Olympic Inspiration

I'm ready for the Olympic Games, ready to watch the best athletes in the world giving it all they have. I'm ready to be inspired. After a long Republican presidential primary soap opera, continuing mediocre economic news, ongoing information on....

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Thursday, July 19th, 2012 13:05:51

Enthusiasm

When I think of the word enthusiasm, I am reminded of a scene out of the 1987 movie "The Untouchables" about gangster Al Capone. In the scene, Capone (played by Robert De Niro) is walking around a table that is....

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 13:04:59

It’s Still The Economy

What are Americans interested in? According to a Gallup poll released on June 14, it's the economy, in a variety of forms. The poll found that "68 percent of Americans mention some aspect of the economy when asked about the....

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Thursday, July 5th, 2012 13:04:13

American Optimism Must Be Renewed

There is something special about looking forward to something. Knowing that there is something good that is going to happen, or even might happen, gives us a reason to get up a bit earlier and work a bit harder. Optimism....

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