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Thursday, October 14th, 2010 10:50:56

Obama Looking for Hope in All the Wrong Places

Last month, at a CNBC-sponsored town hall meeting in Washington, President Barack Obama was forcefully questioned by Velma Hart, one of his supporters from the 2008 campaign. An African-American and the chief financial officer of AMVETS, a veterans' group, she....

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Thursday, October 7th, 2010 10:50:15

The Midterm Sprint — Every Minute Volunteered, Every Dollar Donated Matters

We have less than four weeks to midterm elections, and the sprint to the end is on. For those who follow politics, they're like the lead up to the Super Bowl or the World Series. While not quite as exciting....

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Thursday, September 30th, 2010 10:49:33

“Shake Off — Buck Up — Step Up,” Says Obama

The latest midterm presidential campaign tactic is for President Barack Obama to meet ordinary Americans in their backyards and dens to discuss the happenings of our country. Yesterday's stops included Albuquerque, N.M. Today's include Des Moines, Iowa, and Richmond, Va.....

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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 10:48:45

All American — Beer & BBQ

The invitation arrived via e-mail with a quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln: "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring....

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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 10:45:21

California Common Sense: Don’t Tell Me It Can’t Be Done

There's hope for America. I saw it this past weekend in Fairfield, Calif. I flew out to Sacramento to speak at a fundraiser for Rick Tubbs, the Republican challenger to Rep. George Miller, D-Calif. Almost everyone has told Tubbs that....

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Thursday, September 9th, 2010 10:44:30

President Obama’s Flawed Foundation

We all know it happens -- people often get confused. They can become overwhelmed and forget who they are and where they came from, allowing outside forces to dictate their actions. They get caught up -- swept away -- in....

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 10:43:48

Building American Character

This week in Sunday school, we talked about how character is passed down from parents to children through stories, experiences and practice. Every family has different stories -- the life narratives that describe what they have lived through, where they....

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Thursday, August 26th, 2010 10:42:24

How to Win the Argument — Thatcher Sytle

We know we're not happy with our current government. A Rasmussen poll released last week noted that 40 percent of voters are very angry, and 25 percent are somewhat angry "at the current policies of the federal government." Combined, this....

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Thursday, August 19th, 2010 10:41:30

Emily Attacks Sarah

There are few things sadder than girls being mean to girls. Boys seem to be able to slough off slights and events, pick up the ball and play again. Girls tend to hold grudges longer, become more self-conscious and end....

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Thursday, August 12th, 2010 10:40:32

A Bold Spirit of Adventure

I'm a planner. When I worked in finance, I loved planning the budget process -- how would it unfold, who would be involved, how we would ensure we met our target. I was most satisfied when we had made all....

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