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Wed, Oct. 23

Column: Now all Americans spied on equally

Argus Hamilton

Argus Hamilton

Oprah Winfrey brought the cast and director of the movie Selma to the White House last Friday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act. We've come a long way since then. Fifty years later, every American regardless of race, creed and color is spied on equally.

Fox News reported Thursday that one of the five Taliban fighters the U.S. exchanged for deserter Sgt. Bo Bergdahl is re-joining the Taliban in Afghanistan. We traded them five of their guys for one of our guys. The U.S. government can't even swap prisoners without running up an 80 percent deficit.

Justin Bieber went on the Ellen Degeneres Show Friday to apologize for his long pattern of wild behavior. He's been arrested for DUI, malicious mischief, drag racing and assaulting his limo driver. It was just a year ago that Bieber retired from music to focus on building up his criminal record.

President Obama's nominee for Attorney General Loretta Lynch told her Senate confirmation hearing Thursday she thinks that marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. The facts say otherwise. The murder rate in Colorado is so low because anybody you shoot must be within range of your couch.

Arizona health officials say a thousand kids in the state have caught the measles in an outbreak that originated in California's Disneyland. It's spreading. The government says the measles outbreak has since spread to unvaccinated children in eight Western states and Mexico, if you must differentiate.

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