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Congress again places taxpayers at serious risk

Congress again places taxpayers at serious risk

What strange bedfellows were produced last week in the U.S. Congress! The odd alliances occurred just before the U.S. House passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill, which will fund the federal government through September 2015. The [...]

It’s not torture; never mind the screams

It’s not torture; never mind the screams

It’s not torture. Whatever you do, do not call it torture. [...]

Christmas is a magical time of year

Christmas is a magical time of year

I love Christmas. I always have. From my earliest memories it’s always been a special time. As a young child, I remember Christmas mostly as a religious holiday. My parents made sure we were in church regularly [...]

Random ramblings

Random ramblings

If you’re like me, you’re probably tired of hearing about Ferguson, Mo. The incident there has spawned another conversation, however. In New York City an individual who was breaking the law, as he had some 30 times [...]

Label photos for future generations

Label photos for future generations

Who’s that woman spanking mom with what looks like a bottle of hair dye? There she is in that old black-and-white Kodak photo: mom, grinning with glee but trying to look boo-hoo cry-baby. She’s leaning across [...]

Violent protests undermine efforts at social changes

Violent protests undermine efforts at social changes

It’s good to see people of so many ages and races in so many cities expressing their outrage about the grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of a man [...]

Beware of Christmas scams

Beware of Christmas scams

What a shame during the Christmas holiday season, people inclined to be so generous and giving have to be on guard against scams. And what a shame some people use other people’s good will for their [...]

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