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I wonder sometimes about, let’s call it, a theory I heard many years ago: What Wall Street does is an indicator of what is to come in six months or so.

By Tim Wiederaenders November 27, 2021
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Here it comes, folks! The Christmas season is upon us and along with all the festive preparations, I am pausing to make time for some personal preparation.

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A desperately needed bounce in public acclaim following President Biden’s signing of the $1 trillion infrastructure proposal has yet to materialize, leaving the president wallowing in the low 40 percent range in job-performance approval from a discontented and dispirited nation helpless in the face of out-of-control inflation.

November 26, 2021
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Oh, the silly season is upon us! Shopping, that is … people clamoring for things they don’t truly need?

By Tim Wiederaenders November 25, 2021
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Happy Thanksgiving! But beware the "tragedy of the commons."

By John Stossel November 25, 2021
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I love pumpkin pie — but not just any pumpkin pie. It has to be my mother’s pumpkin pie, made with her unique thick and dry crust, and it has to be enjoyed only on Thanksgiving Day.

By Tom Purcell November 24, 2021
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The Democratic Party had yet another bad election night recently, and the party is shaking its head, wondering why. After all, polls continue to show general public support for Democratic positions, such as the infrastructure bill, health care reform, the living wage, etc.

By PARKER ANDERSON, Special to the Courier November 23, 2021
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Last year the media went into a frenzy over the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s arrival in North America, but the festivities were just beginning.

By Danny Tyree November 23, 2021
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It has long been a goal in my columns to address the pithier issues of our society and of our time. That’s why I investigated the concern of TV advertising spokes-animals ...

By Wil Williams November 23, 2021
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I still remember the day my girlfriend and I went to an animal rescue down in Cave Creek to make what would be the best joint decision in our relationship.

By Aaron Valdez November 22, 2021
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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 trying to find the perfect Halloween pumpkins to decompose on our front porches.

By JASE GRAVES, Syndicated Columnist November 22, 2021
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If Bill Murray were to star in a sequel to Groundhog Day, he’d wake up to the Sonny and Cher alarm clock, take the cold shower, step in the puddle, parry the insurance agent, trudge to the gazebo…and see Chris Christie doing his same old song and dance.

By Dick Polman November 21, 2021
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Over the past few years, I have heard people question whether we are properly teaching the history of our country in our schools. Recently, in the east there has been a lot of discussion about the teaching of critical race theory.

By TOM BENSON, Special to the Courier November 20, 2021
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The hardest things to talk about are the most important. We all hope to live to a ripe old age, but not everyone get there. November is always my month to ponder life, not only because my mom and I both have birthdays, but because she died just after her 74th birthday of Alzheimer’s

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I received a letter from prison the other day. That’s right. Prison – joint, slammer, big house.

By Rich Manieri, Syndicated Columnist November 19, 2021
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The Prescott area is heading into the holidays — Thanksgiving and Christmas — with an ongoing COVID surge as well as family gatherings and community events.

By Tim Wiederaenders November 18, 2021
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“Why does Louisiana have the right to stop me from doing what I love to do?” asks Ursula Newell-Davis.

By John Stossel November 18, 2021
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The future use of the Rodeo Grounds is still unknown. A few months ago, Prescott Frontier Days (PFD — the nonprofit that operates the rodeo and a few other events each year) requested a lease extension for 50 years.

By HOWARD MECHANIC, Special to the Courier November 17, 2021
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Along about the mid-1950s, a young boy and his grandfather visited the Pea Ridge National Military Park in Benton County, Arkansas. During that visit the boy received a musket ball souvenir from an elderly lady.

By Wil Williams November 17, 2021
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The Prescott Police Department reported to the City Council this past week that it will be adding an emotional support dog to its K-9 unit early next year, and you may have seen “Eden” greeting you on the front page of this past Sunday’s Courier.

By Jim Wright November 16, 2021
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If Kyle Rittenhouse is convicted of anything other than, at most, a misdemeanor offense, I will write glowing articles about Nancy Pelosi, make Christine Blasey Ford my social media profile photo, and contribute to NARAL. ...

By Christine Flowers November 16, 2021
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All my life, I’ve walked out of retail stores, barbershops, exercise emporiums, table tennis clubs, restaurants, and who knows what other (legal) establishments, with fewer of my possessions than when I entered them.

By Wil Williams November 16, 2021
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The latest iteration of Build Back Better – the president’s multi-trillion-dollar tax-and-spending binge that has been stalled in Congress all year – purports to reduce the cost of prescription drugs via negotiation.

By PHIL KERPEN, Syndicated Columnist November 15, 2021
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Last weekend, I remember walking out of the movie theater after watching “The Eternals” and having so many thoughts course through my mind.

By Aaron Valdez November 15, 2021
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Mark Twain, in an unpublished manuscript, once wrote: “It is not worthwhile to try to keep history from repeating itself, for man’s character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible.”

November 14, 2021

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