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Opinion: Common misconceptions: historic and current

Depending on which source you use, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” was first stated in either an 1884 book titled “A Political Creed,” by Gabriel Manigault, or in a... — Updated 6/5/2021

 
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Opinion: Virus impacted rights to speech, religion

If you ask people to name the freedoms listed in the First Amendment, most of them will get the first three: Religion, speech, and press are at the tip of everyone’s tongue.... — Updated 5/29/2021

 
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President tattler broke confidence

Two issues involving our current president seem to be taking all the air out of the room at this time. One of these is the long-running charge of collusion with the Russian... — Updated 1/17/2018

 
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Country much better under Trump

Much has been written about President Trump’s first year. Allow me to add my critique. For starters, we should remember that calls to impeach Donald Trump began prior to his... — Updated 1/10/2018

 
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Nation once again in sexual hysteria

Let me stipulate that I believe if someone is found guilty of rape or pedophilia they should spend a substantial amount of time in prison. We are a nation of laws and for the most... — Updated 1/3/2018

 
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Blessings, peace for coming new year

It’s Christmas again, and it’s time for my poem, So I’m not at my office, I’m sitting at home, And scratching my head for something to write On this wintery, pre-Christmas... — Updated 12/27/2017

 
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Appearances deceiving in politics

A recent poll shows 54 percent of the public believes the Special Counsel has a conflict of interest. Over the years, whenever one hears the phrases, “conflict of interest” or... — Updated 12/20/2017

 
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Questions seem to follow Strzok

Hillary Clinton found herself in trouble when it became known that she chose to use an unsecured server to transmit and receive classified information while she was secretary of... — Updated 12/12/2017

 
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No way Hillary's getting into office

The latest Trump or former Trump associate to be indicted by independent prosecutor Robert Mueller is retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. Depending on which news organization you choose... — Updated 12/6/2017

 
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Denying Moore may be unconstitutional

The question being batted around the U.S. Senate these days is whether or not “the greatest deliberating body in the world” would allow Roy Moore to be seated in this august... — Updated 11/28/2017

 
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Intelligence agencies around every corner

There are 17 different intelligence agencies that compose the Intelligence Community. This statement presupposes that the director of National Intelligence has notified the U.S.... — Updated 11/21/2017

 
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Tell-all reaction has familiar ring

Of all the many “tell all” books I have ever seen advertised, the only one I can think of that comes close to actually “telling all” is Donna Brazile’s “Hacks.” I... — Updated 11/15/2017

 
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No one is good at casualty calls

Saturday is Veterans Day. When the flag passes you at the parade, stand and salute or place your right hand over your heart. Thank you. Here’s a thought experiment for you. Since... — Updated 11/7/2017

 
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Obama-era players lost their minds

Uranium One is a mining company that controlled one fifth of the U.S. uranium extraction capacity. Russian interests gained a controlling interest in Uranium One. How could this... — Updated 11/1/2017

 
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Neither party over Hillary's loss

The 2016 presidential election showcased both major political parties with an unyielding narrative. This is the second of a two-part series that attempts to connect some political... — Updated 10/25/2017

 
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Democrat smugness lost election

The 2016 presidential election showcased both major political parties with an unyielding narrative. This is the first of a two-part series that attempts to connect some political... — Updated 10/18/2017

 
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Biggest Dem supporter is Hollywood

According to Wikipedia, “Harvey Weinstein is an American film producer and film studio executive. He is best known as co-founder of Miramax, which produced several popular indepen... — Updated 10/11/2017

 
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Two players know respect for anthem

One of the things I miss about active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps is the traditional respect accorded the National Ensign. The Colors ceremony is held each morning at 0800. At... — Updated 10/4/2017

 
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Trump not first on criticized list

So you think the media has treated Donald Trump unfairly. Let’s look at the record. • “By any measure, Donald Trump is unfit to be president” — editorial, Milwaukee... — Updated 9/27/2017

 
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Bernie still peddling socialist ideas

The latest Hillary Clinton 500-page study in denial, “What Happened” is out, and according to reviews she once again takes full responsibility for losing the election. Shortly... — Updated 9/20/2017

 
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Thankfully, Trump's no politician

When you ask a political operative a question, the politico will pause and run that question through some sort of filter in his head prior to answering. If you reach that person by... — Updated 9/13/2017

 
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Trump presence still baffles press

Whenever you see footage of our vaunted prime-time news reporters visiting a combat zone, take careful note of what they wear. For some reason they seem to believe that one item of... — Updated 9/6/2017

 
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Hopefully, 71 genders are enough

I’m told that it’s possible to select any one of 71 different gender options for use on Facebook. These include asexual, polygender and two-spirit person, whatever that denotes.... — Updated 8/30/2017

 
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Rally security a miserable failure

Forty years ago, the American Civil Liberties Union went to court to defend the right of Nazis to march through Skokie, Illinois. The ACLU defended the group’s right to free... — Updated 8/24/2017

 
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Russia 'disturbance' was no hack

When the Obama administration CIA Director John Brennan testified before congressional committees over the last few months he informed them that he presided over a vast web of... — Updated 8/23/2017

 

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