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Opinion: Establishment wins propaganda war

The latest Biden administration official I’ve heard declare that the United States is “on a war footing” is Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. Based on statements made... — Updated 6/25/2022

 
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Opinion: Could monkeypox be next pandemic?

I’ve been seeing more and more articles about monkeypox in the last several months. Just last week, an AP article headlined “UK reports 104 new cases of monkeypox” informed... — Updated 6/18/2022

 
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Opinion: Gun laws should be short, simple

The mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, generated an outpouring of grief and compassionate empathy from across the country for the people in that rural community. And well it should... — Updated 6/11/2022

 
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Opinion: Media has responsibility to accuracy

The news media have the responsibility to present current events as accurately as they can, using reliable sources and verifying these sources. Failure to present an accurate... — Updated 6/4/2022

 
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Opinion: Emergency spending bill won't help

The shortage of baby formula in stores across the U.S. has been in the news recently, and trying to get to the “root cause” of the problem has caused me some puzzlement. My... — Updated 5/28/2022

 
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Opinion: Not OK to picket justices at home

The right to peaceable assembly is enshrined in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting... — Updated 5/21/2022

 
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Opinion: West already involved in Ukraine

We have forgotten John Quincy Adams’ admonition that “Americans should not go abroad to slay dragons they do not understand in the name of democracy.” I first heard that... — Updated 5/14/2022

 
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Opinion: Look to Hunter Biden for 'ill-gotten' gains

When discussing the state of the world these days, the word oligarch is regularly bandied about in all types of media and is generally preceded by one or more adjectives such as... — Updated 5/7/2022

 
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Opinion: Old Twitter management mediocre

News reports indicate that Elon Musk has purchased Twitter for $44 billion and will take the company private. In keeping with my long-standing belief that social media of all types... — Updated 4/30/2022

 
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Opinion: Convenience won't get voters to polls

The Kennedy/Nixon presidential race was the first one I remember that caused a major uproar about election cheating. The foremost complaint arose about the results from Cook... — Updated 4/23/2022

 
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Opinion: No reason for US to enter Ukraine fight

From The Associated Press, by John Daniszewski: “While there can be no credible polling in a country now effectively under martial law, the number of Russians informed and... — Updated 4/16/2022

 
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Opinion: Bad information could cost dearly

The Christopher Steele dossier began a credibility slip for the mainstream media that has not ended at this time. The dossier, purportedly leaked to the New York Times by former... — Updated 4/9/2022

 
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Opinion: Biden's Russia remarks beyond gaffes

Joe Biden has long been a gaffe machine when delivering a speech, answering questions from the press or interacting extemporaneously with the public during campaign events.... — Updated 4/2/2022

 
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Opinion: Texas voters not disenfranchised

Render’s Rubrics: • Every citizen eligible to vote, should be able to vote. • Ballot should be filled out according to applicable law. • All votes, cast by eligible voters,... — Updated 3/26/2022

 
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Opinion: Sanctions aren't helping the people

I pray that the fighting stops in Ukraine, both sides come to some settlement and no more people have to die to achieve this. Our government has imposed sanctions on Russia and... — Updated 3/19/2022

 
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Opinion: Starting to have Cold War concerns

Next month I will turn 80. An octogenarian. In my head, I’m still 30 years old, lean, mean and suntanned. No male member of my immediate family lived to make it to 59 besides me.... — Updated 3/12/2022

 
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Opinion: Sitting president shouldn't be spied on

The headline for an editorial in my local paper last week read, “If they spied on Trump, they might spy on you.” If you replace the word “Trump,” with the words, “the pres... — Updated 3/5/2022

 
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Opinion: Canada descending into despotism

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act was passed by Congress in 1970 to combat organized crime in the U.S. According to any number of sources the law has... — Updated 2/26/2022

 
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Opinion: Justice search should cast wider net

About 14% percent of the U.S. population is Black. Professional sports leagues are made up of the best players and coaches that management can find. The most accurate data I can... — Updated 2/19/2022

 
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Opinion: Crises let officials curtail rights

C.W. McCall once intoned, “I’s thumbin’ through the want ads in the Shelby County Tribune when this classified advertisement caught my eye.” This happens to me a lot with... — Updated 2/12/2022

 
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Opinion: Agencies should focus on apprehension

Last month at the Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, a gunman held four hostages for more than 10 hours. Fortunately, the hostages managed to escape unharmed. The FBI... — Updated 2/5/2022

 
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Opinion: Cannabis detrimental to workers

Recreational marijuana is a fait accompli in New Mexico. Full disclosure: I am a supporter of medical marijuana and have voted for it in the past. We currently use many more... — Updated 1/29/2022

 
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Science changes, constitutional values don't

Anyone who listened to oral arguments on the vaccine mandates made in the Supreme Court on Jan. 7 had to have come away with the idea that Supreme Court justices got the... — Updated 1/21/2022

 
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Jan. 6 events nothing like 9/11

Two news-worthy incidents that occurred this month, while similar in nature, were reported very differently. One item was the first anniversary of what the news media and many... — Updated 1/15/2022

 
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Opinion: COVID-19 will be with us for a long time

There are people who think I’m a rabid anti-vaxxer, or that I believe COVID-19 is not a real virus or all of the above. None of that is true. I am very concerned with COVID and... — Updated 1/8/2022

 

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