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Land Confiscation

South Africa has been thrown into the news because of President Donald Trump’s recent tweet that he instructed his secretary of state to “closely study” alleged land seizures from white farmers … more

McCain’s Passing A Reminder Of Vietnam Horrors

Usually, I use this space to look at the lighter side of life but the death of a true American hero reminds me of how much we should respect those who fought in the Vietnam conflict. It turns our … more

Progressive Press

Just when I think I can switch to a topic other than the rank hypocrisy and fraud of our national press, they serve up another fresh helping. This past week saw at least three. The first was the … more

Labor Day Then And Now

Labor Day was the saddest day of the year when I was young. It signaled the official end of summer and the start of the routine of getting up early, going to school, doing homework and going to bed … more

Katiedid vs. ...

“I’m not touching you,” my 6-year-old said, holding a pillow a mere millimeter from my face after I demanded he stop hitting me with it. “I know what you’re doing,” I said, beyond … more

Does First Mean First?

As to growth as a factor in where to build a school, isn’t this a catch 22? If you only select growth areas for new schools are you forever putting Erwin, Dunn and other municipalities on the … more

Republicans Can, Must

Recent polls and surveys are delivering, at best, mixed news for Republicans regarding the upcoming midterm elections. The good news is that prospects have turned positive for Republicans to win … more

Public Health Issue

The Immigration and Nationality Act mandates that all immigrants and refugees undergo a medical screening examination to determine whether they have an inadmissible health condition. The Centers for … more

You Don’t Know Until You Get There

Let me begin this week with a few shout-outs before I head down the road I’m about to travel. First of all, thanks to Tom, Lisa, Laura, Jan and Shawn for carrying the mail while I was off on a … more

The Dangers Of Sandcastles

I have to admit, getting into the swing of working for a living after coming off a mini vacation was much harder than I imagined. I thought vacations were supposed to refresh and revive a person, but … more

When The President’s

The news about the president is shocking. Behavior that would get most people fired has taken place, and something must be done. Are we, as a nation, not up in arms when a president: Is repeatedly … more

Let’s Join Together To Stop Out-of-Control Prosecutors

At this unique moment in American history, liberals and conservatives have something in common: an abhorrence of government prosecutors run amok. Republicans are livid at the federal fishing … more
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