Opinion

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Give thanks; gratitude makes us happy

Because life is mostly made up of little experiences, occasionally interrupted by big events, it’s easy to take the little things for granted. But Shutterfly,… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2021

 

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It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas – in November

These days, we’re all used to walking through retail stores in October and dodging Christmas displays of inflatable Baby Yoda yard art while we’re still… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2021

 

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Can there be detention in Sunday School?

If you ever want to test the limits of your patience, your sanity and your ability to avoid bursting your gizzard from laughing out loud… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2021

 

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Cash it in means nothing today

Slick Willie Sutton, the 1930’s bandit who favored elaborate disguises, was once asked why he robbed banks. He famously replied, “Because that’s where the money… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2021
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Ding-dong bell; makes me feel not well

Our elected representatives in Washington produce bad ideas like cows produce methane. But if Congress really wants to do something to make the lives of… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2021
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Drug price controls always a bad idea

One of the things most people who write about politics won’t tell you is that how a new program gets paid for is considerably less… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2021
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Suquamish agree with judge on Makah whale hunt

The Suquamish Tribe was pleased to learn that after a weeklong hearing in November 2019 regarding the proposed waiver of the Marine Mammal Protection Act,… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2021

Climate change: Global crisis requires local action

World leaders are working to address climate change, but we should be aware of the work we need to do locally to meet their targets.… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2021
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Science is deafening, doesn’t have to be

It’s time to be honest. Despite all the scientific chatter, nobody yet has a handle on the COVID-19 crisis. No one can pinpoint for certain… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2021
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Elwood Watson

Conservatives phony on Critical Race Theory

Unless you’ve been in a deeply comatose state, you’ve probably noticed the profoundly intense battles occurring over the issue of critical race theory, the latest… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2021
Elwood Watson
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Dems unite or it’s going to be a disaster

Democrats can certainly try to convince themselves that the Virginia gubernatorial defeat is no big deal. All kinds of rationales are available. For instance, the… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2021
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Thanks vets for what you’ve done, are still doing

I’m not complaining, but after 23 years of column writing, it becomes increasingly challenging to find new angles for recurring events such as Mother’s Day… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2021
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Honoring fallen heroes goes beyond lowering flags

Lowering our flags to half-staff seems to be an all too familiar sight these days. It is a solemn act that recognizes our fallen heroes,… Continue reading

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Big Brother wants to take this to the bank

The Biden Administration’s “Build Back Better Plan” is sitting at a hefty 2,500 pages — more than 100 times larger than The Communist Manifesto, a… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2021
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CDC and COVID take fun out of Movember

November has arrived, and things are going to really get hairy now. Every November, two charitable organizations I like, Movember and No-Shave November, raise funds… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2021
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Getting women back to work is child’s play

During an appearance in his childhood home of Scranton, Pa. last week, President Biden made the case for congressional approval of his nearly $2 trillion… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2021
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Like most etiquette, directions needed on intersections

When my high school classmates obtained a driver’s license, it was not uncommon to hear a teacher opine, “Oh, they must be having a sale… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2021
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Rice offers different ‘view’ of CRT

Iwas watching “The View” the other day, and while I’d normally come away from that experience scarred by the smirking face and screeching cackle of… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2021
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Biden plan would hurt seniors

President Biden’s plan to build America back better is more costly than most everyone anticipated. The budget reconciliation bill stuck in the House is perhaps… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2021
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COVID Halloween a scary one

Now that we are elbow-deep in the pumpkin guts of October, I’m starting to feel the holiday season kickoff excitement. It has captured my imagination… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2021
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