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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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Thursday, April 29th, 2021 11:29:23

Inflation and Stagflation — the Great Instructors

Stagflation, which reigned during the presidency of Jimmy Carter, occurs during an unusual confluence of events: high inflation, low economic growth and high unemployment. Normally, high inflation happens during periods of rapid economic expansion and low unemployment. On the opposite....

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Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 11:00:53

Do Something Unusual: Be for Bipartisan Actions

The never-ending media outrage machine is undoubtedly focusing on the next soon-to-be crisis and amplifying anything that could possibly pit one of us against the other. Outrage drives ratings, but it also drives people apart. I've been focusing instead on....

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Thursday, April 15th, 2021 11:13:10

The Gaslighting of the American People

This week, Project Veritas released a video of Charlie Chester, a CNN technical director, talking to a woman who recorded him during what he thought were "dates"; she had purposely targeted him and videoed him surreptitiously. While you might not....

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