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Ted Cruz and the Trump Takeover

July 25, 2016 The self-righteousness and smugness of Ted Cruz in refusing to endorse Donald Trump, then walking off stage in Cleveland, smirking amidst the boos, takes the mind back in time. more »»

It’s Midnight in America

July 25, 2016 In 1984, Hal Riney, a San Francisco advertising man, wrote and narrated ‘’Morning in America,’’ which became the signature television commercial of Republican Ronald Reagan’s winning re-election... more »»

The New Christian Black Leadership

July 25, 2016 All eyes should be on Florida to see the seeds of change in black America. more »»

Vote yes on Aug. 2

July 24, 2016 “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” — Jimmy Johnson Building a new public safety building should not be viewed as paying for brick and mortar. more »»

Stay cool with these refreshing salads

July 24, 2016 It’s too hot to cook anything in the oven, so fire-up the grill and make a salad. Cabbage Salad 1/2 c. chopped green pepper 1/2 c. chopped onion 3 tsp. mayonnaise 2 tsp. vinegar 1 ts. more »»

GOP Convention: The slog toward Trump

July 24, 2016 As I’m writing this we’ve just slogged through Day 3 of the Republican National Convention. And what a slog it was. more »»

Scent of a woman or tree or pilgrim or whatever

July 24, 2016 First-time readers should be aware that in this column I tackle the issues nobody has the courage to address (also, where have you been? I don’t know if I want to be associated with people that are... more »»

Bad week in corn and beans

July 23, 2016 Farmers and traders were anxious about the “heat dome” that hit the Midwest earlier this week. Both crops are at a critical stage, and high temperatures now can drastically reduce crop yields. more »»

The dumbest idea

July 23, 2016 If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people would be evenly or randomly distributed in incomes, institutions, occupations or awards, i... more »»

Cure to some VA waits creates new ills

July 23, 2016 We who oppose calls to privatize the work of the Veterans Affairs Department are sorely tested at times. more »»

The epiphany of John

July 22, 2016 Dear Heloise: I have written to you periodically, and never once had any of my brilliant letters published. It seems you have something against us guys. more »»

A wall too high for the GOP?

July 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — Political conventions are echo chambers designed to generate feelings of invincibility, sending forth the party faithful with a spring in their steps and hope in their hearts. more »»

Republican convention a showcase of rancor, poor taste

July 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Republican National Convention that opened Monday in Cleveland to nominate Donald Trump for president had the usual hoopla. more »»

‘Fact-Checkers’ vs. the Benghazi Mom

July 21, 2016 When FBI Director James Comey came before the press to deliver his bizarre proclamation — that Hillary Clinton had lied relentlessly about her private email server but shouldn’t be prosecuted becaus... more »»

Will Trump’s campaign prevail over Clinton’s standard tactics?

July 21, 2016 Donald Trump postponed the announcement of his vice presidential candidate, Mike Pence, because of the terrorist attack in Nice, which was in line with the modus operandi of his campaign. more »»

Cause and effect

July 21, 2016 In 1926, speaking about the Declaration of Independence on its 150th anniversary, President Calvin Coolidge noted the unique philosophy behind the creation of the United States: “We cannot continue... more »»

Washing the uniform for years to come

July 20, 2016 This morning I woke up as my husband was getting ready to head into work. Today is his normal day off, yet he is going in to work some overtime and to lead the range training for the other officers. more »»

People should not play Pokemon at Auschwitz

July 19, 2016 Here’s something I never thought I’d have to say. People should not play Pokemon at Auschwitz. Nor at the Sept. more »»

The Grand Sez Who Arrives

July 19, 2016 The President of the United States went to the memorial service for the Dallas police officers gunned down while protecting and servin. more »»



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