Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 15:17:06

FBI Earned an F for FISA

While COVID-19 is taking up much of the news cycle, there are other things that must be attended to as well. This week's report by the FBI Office of the Inspector General gives the FBI a zero for its performance....

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020 12:57:58

My Mom’s Mantra

My mom grew up in what she called a middle-class family, with one car, hand-me-downs for the children and an ice cream cake for her 16th birthday. She endured polio as a small child, pulling herself up to watch the....

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020 12:41:51

Slow Down, and Breathe

For most of us, the amount of change and information we have absorbed in the past few weeks is overwhelming. As humans, when we are overwhelmed, we are scared; when we are scared, we panic; and when we panic, we....

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Thursday, March 12th, 2020 11:36:19

More Than Money

Our country spends over a trillion dollars a year on anti-poverty programs. We address the symptoms, providing food, shelter, health care. But it's time to face the fact that many of these programs are not working. Our poverty rate hasn't....

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Thursday, March 5th, 2020 12:00:24

Biden Versus Trump: Where Are We Heading?

In politics, it's often not who you want to vote for but who you don't want to vote for, and while policies are important, personality drives a lot of the decision-making. Often pollsters ask, "Does the candidate care about people....

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020 13:03:47

Trump’s Rally Cry

What a week's it's already been. The coronavirus is spreading in Asia and has moved into Europe, disrupting conferences and businesses. Stocks fell over 6% in the first two days of the week, and the Democratic National Committee held a....

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Thursday, February 20th, 2020 19:34:13

You Really Don’t Know it All

We have two dogs as part of our household. Bunny is a 20-pound rescue whom our daughter, Maggie, found seven years ago. Bunny is quick, excitable, fun and can jump a very long way. She likes getting petted and will....

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Thursday, February 13th, 2020 14:42:08

Trump’s Fabulous Autumn

Two states, Iowa and New Hampshire, have taken part in the 2020 Democratic nomination process. The Iowa Democratic caucuses were a debacle. The technology didn't work; the results had to be re-tallied; and with the delay, the final results didn't....

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Thursday, February 6th, 2020 16:32:54

Let’s Be the Better Example

We've had enough political news in half a week to last a month or more, but we know the velocity will only increase until the election. On Monday, Republicans and Democrats in Iowa participated in caucuses. President Donald Trump won....

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Thursday, January 30th, 2020 14:04:11

‘Let the Public Decide’

Last November, I encouraged readers to approach the national challenge of impeachment with thoughtfulness, confidence, purpose and empathy. Unfortunately, most Americans appear to have approached it with ranting and raving in either agreement or disagreement. But we still have time....

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