Opinion

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A hunger for normalcy

My recent trip to Florida was glorious for one simple reason: it was normal. You see, I had been hungering for a friendly social gathering… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2021

 

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Don’t waste opportunity for police reform

With tthe conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, America once again finds itself at an inflection point in its politics. We’ve been here… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2021

 

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Fake vaccine cards and American selfishness

Republican pollster Frank Luntz met last weekend with 17 vaccine-resisting Trump voters to better understand why they won’t take the simple step of protecting themselves… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2021

 

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Political correctness is going to kill comedy

As graduation looms, my son Gideon has been named both salutatorian and Wittiest Boy of the Cornersville (TN) High School Class of 2021. (I myself… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2021
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Protest or riot? It depends where you stand

When the Nazis wanted to march through Skokie, Ill., many of the residents were horrified. A large percentage were Jewish, and some had been interned… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2021
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Biden’s Supreme Court Commission about 1 thing

Disregard the policy, the law school lecture language, the obfuscation and don’t be misled by the bureaucratic psychobabble. President Joe Biden’s executive order creation of… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2021
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Calls for justice after police kill another teen

With the eyes of the nation on Minnesota with the twin dramas of the ongoing criminal trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin and the… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2021
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Can we possibly laugh about seasonal allergies?

Tree huggers, are you contemplating a Zoom meeting with Mr. Elm instead? Yes, this is dedicated to the millions of you who share my susceptibility… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2021
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Life comes with more side effects than COVID vaccine

By Rich Manieri I knew it. I get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and three days later, “J&J vaccine paused due to blood clots.”… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2021
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Some Christians have forgotten moral duty

I don’t want to malign anyone’s religious faith. I really don’t. But it’s a tad disturbing that 45 percent of the nation’s 41 million white… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2021
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Baseball strikes out on politics

You can’t escape politics anywhere now - not even in America’s once great pastime, baseball. A “pastime,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is “something that… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2021
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Beware of a federal bailout of states

A year after the first COVID-19 shutdown, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act - the $1.9 trillion coronavirus legislation that truly has little… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2021
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Debunking the accuracy of the word ‘debunked’

Did I ever tell you about my late Uncle Vernon and the time his slanderous lies about a respected business got unceremoniously debunked? In the… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2021
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Defending the Karens of the social media world

As parents of three teenage daughters, my wife and I expend a lot of our leisure time managing other people’s laundry. Because our children are… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2021
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Teachers betray local students, favor immigrants

Under the guise of the “This is not who we are. America is better than this” language spoken by President Biden, no accommodation is too… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2021
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Voters say yes to Biden’s infrastructure plan

Here’s a quiz for the Republican politicians among you. Check as many as apply. Do you support: - Repairing and rebuilding America’s deteriorating network of… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2021
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Georgia voting law is no return to Jim Crow

I am so glad the whole white supremacy and gun nut narrative is over, so we can get back to the one about voter suppression.… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2021

Journalistic objectivity does matter

It’s dangerous to let the media only give 1 side to a story

  • Apr 10, 2021
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May I sing the Housing Subdivision Blues?

My wife and I would never have met, except that her family fled a densely populated state when she was 11. Given her satisfaction with… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2021
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