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Thursday, March 4th, 2021 12:22:26

Simple Terms

This week marked "Read Across America Day," a day to encourage and celebrate the joy of reading, especially among our children. Read Across America was established by the National Education Association in 1998 and falls on Dr. Seuss' birthday, March....

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Thursday, February 25th, 2021 12:13:38

Elevate Your Thinking

If you've seen the signs reading, "Science is real," heard the phrase, "follow the science" or been told to "trust in science," and if these statements have often been used to try to curb your dissent, free-thinking and discussion --....

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Thursday, February 18th, 2021 12:30:51

The Unbearable Heaviness of Being Divisive

This past week, former President Donald Trump was acquitted for a second time after being impeached. This time, the charge was for inciting an insurrection. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had written an email to Republican colleagues Saturday giving....

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Thursday, February 11th, 2021 13:49:42

Small Positive Steps Build Hope

When faced with a crisis, our physiological response is to fight or flee. This is the automatic response because for millions of years, it gave us a better chance of living until tomorrow. If faced with a mortal enemy, that....

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Thursday, February 4th, 2021 12:42:39

Time to Move on from Anger

This Saturday marks President Ronald Reagan's 110th birthday. Without Reagan, the outcome of the Cold War would have been much different. He was a Hollywood actor before becoming the governor of California and a two-term president. In 1987, during a....

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Thursday, January 28th, 2021 12:44:55

Actions More Important Than Words

During his inauguration speech last week, President Joe Biden called for unity, and millions of Americans watched and applauded. The words were hopeful, inspiring and forward-looking. Biden said: "To all those who did not support us, let me say this:....

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Thursday, January 21st, 2021 14:44:36

A More Perfect and Lasting Union

It was a long 2020. It featured a pandemic, politics and economic hardships. Many of us are tired of the political polarization and the constant spewing of hate. It's not just that we don't want to be hated; we also....

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021 13:10:03

Working Together Created Binding Ties

The past few weeks have been challenging for our country and for our citizens. Last week's protest in Washington began as peaceful but devolved into violence within the walls of our nation's Capitol. This occurred while the legislatures were meeting....

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021 14:37:52

Republicans Should Learn and Win Again

It's the first week of January 2021, and the 2020 elections are over. In my home state of Georgia, the votes from the runoff races were being tabulated. There were three statewide races on the ballot: two U.S. Senate seats....

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Thursday, December 31st, 2020 13:52:30

The Upside-Down Year

A year ago, people were gathering by the tens of thousands for New Year's Eve parties, football games, soccer games, concerts and a variety of other reasons. You could have dozens or even hundreds over to your home (if they....

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