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Sixty-four years ago, while serving in the U.S. Navy, I was involved in a horrific accident. I had an overnight pass and was a passenger in another sailor’s car. I was in the back seat. The driver lost control of the car and went off the road. We went airborne and rolled over into a field.

By ED WARWICK Special to the Courier October 21, 2020
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I’m sure I join many Courier readers in greeting the news of Ron Barnes’ last Sunday column with loving regret.

By ALEXANDRA PIACENZA, Courier Columnist October 17, 2020
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When I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1976 at age 25, the military mandated annual flu shots. I was in meteorological technical training school at Chanute AFB, Illinois. Our base commander said if we refused the shot, they would not let us get Christmas leave.

By KELLOGG PATTON Special to the Courier October 14, 2020
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As of this printing we are inside 20 days to the presidential election. I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted with the negative ads that saturate all media; TV, internet, social media and podcasts. We’re so hi-tech that I might listen to a radio station in Philadelphia via the internet and hear a political commercial from Arizona.

By TED GAMBOGI, Special to the Courier October 14, 2020
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My background in the Prescott area has been primarily tennis and health clubs since 1985. Teaching and managing facilities. As of the past few months our tennis avenues have been compromised with Yavapai College shutting down the tennis facility once again, the PHS tennis facility with limited hours now that school is back in session Monday through Thursday, the Prescott Athletic Club who recently opened their pool, tennis and pickleball courts and had hoped to have a grand opening — now shut down due to City of Prescott technicalities on a building that has been up and running for over 30 years. A lot of discombobulation to say the least.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist October 13, 2020
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When I was growing up in Detroit, you could make a very good wage with virtually no skill. All you had to do was place a piece of sheet metal into a press, push buttons with both hands, remove the new fender and start all over again.

By Tom Benson Special to the Courier October 13, 2020
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YCCA would like to ask that you read initiative 208 and become familiar with the hard facts. We need to grow the economy to grow the schools, and this tax will kill the economy.

By Sandy Griffis, Special to the Courier October 12, 2020
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Just in case you read only the first paragraph here’s what you need to know: Voters in Prescott Valley and Dewey-Humboldt will have a couple items at the very end of their ballot that are very important.

By Ryan Gray, Special to the Courier October 12, 2020
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Prop 207, the initiative to legalize commercial and recreational marijuana, has something for everyone to oppose.

By Merilee Fowler and Sheila Polk October 7, 2020
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That’s over, and not a second too soon. Who won? Who cares? If you can find a winner somewhere in that mess, “Ah Salud!” as the Italians say.

By Rich Manieri, Syndicated Columnist October 5, 2020
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In case you missed it, two of the power five football conferences, representing the biggest college football programs in the country, decided to take a hiatus from competition this season.

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Today, I want to relate a story that was recently told to me by a physician friend. In times like these it is fascinating how something that seemed so long ago in our past can be so intrinsically tied to the things we are experiencing currently.

By Greg Mengarelli, Special to the Courier September 30, 2020
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I just signed up to be a mentor at my law school, and did something that is atypical for me: Display a preference for female law students. It even surprises me when I look at that sentence, since my entire career as a columnist has been dedicated to the proposition that gender, race, sexual orientation, religion and all of the other epidermal things that form our identity are less important than the intangibles of brain, values, heart and capacity for endurance.

By Christine Flowers September 29, 2020
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Two years ago, Arizona Eco Development’s proposed Granite Dells subdivision awakened a sleeping giant — the public — caught off guard by an unbelievably disastrous proposal. From widespread community concern arose our grassroots volunteer group, Save the Dells.

By JOE TRUDEAU Special to the Courier September 24, 2020
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In the weeks since the Prescott City Council and City Manager Michael Lamar announced their plans for the $5.1 million in CARES Act funds that the city has received through the state, there have been several letters to the editor suggesting that the funds could be better utilized meeting the current needs of citizens negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

By PAUL BORDER, Special to the Courier September 22, 2020
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Relax. This is not a column on the efficacy of wearing masks. Who has the energy anymore?

By RICH MANIERI, Syndicated Columnist September 20, 2020
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When I first moved to Prescott, I was tempted to think I’d found a lovely, out-of-the-way corner of the world that larger problems couldn’t infiltrate.

By ALEXANDRA PIACENZA, Courier Columnist September 19, 2020
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On his first day in office in 2015, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred began to implement his vision for what has become known as “One Baseball.”

By Jordan Kobritz, Syndicated Columnist September 17, 2020
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Putting is not a physical science, it is a mental art. Everybody tries to get too technical when it comes to putting. They put way too much emphasis on the mechanics.

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist September 15, 2020
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As a tennis columnist the past 27 years and playing, teaching and making a living of sorts in the game since the late 1960’s, I’d much rather be writing about the U.S. Open (being played without a crowd, but still playing) or the Bryan brothers (greatest doubles team ever) who have just retired.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist September 14, 2020
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As we are “everybody’s hometown,” Prescott Peacebuilders invites all of Prescott to join in commemorating the International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, established in 1981 by the United Nations to honor our aspirations toward a peaceful and sustainable world.

By LAUREL FREEMAN, Special to the Courier September 14, 2020
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Two constants: Citizens seemingly mean well, in calling for meaningful change. Government’s frontline, policing, is unable to meet expectations or gain satisfactory ratings in the communities they serve.

By RICK HARTMAN, Special to the Courier September 12, 2020
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Unless you’ve been quarantined without access to the news for the past eight months you know 2020 has been the year of change. Nothing exemplifies that more than the about face taken by the NCAA regarding playing sports when students aren’t on campus.

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The larger outside world has come to quite a pass. Regardless of your politics, financial situation, social status, color or religion, there is bound to be something in current circumstances that chaps your hide, offends your sensibilities, runs a chill up your spine or just exhausts you thinking about it.

By Alexandra Piacenza, Special to the Courier September 5, 2020
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As a Black man who has worked in the community behavioral health industry for more than 30 years, I’ve seen a lot. I’ve seen the struggles that individuals and family members go through when faced with mental illness challenges.

By ED MCCLELLAND, M.Ed. Special to the Courier September 2, 2020
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This year has presented some of the greatest challenges many of us have faced. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that working together and supporting our neighbors is vital to everyone’s success.

By Greg Mengarelli, Special to the Courier August 31, 2020
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I had a chance to recently catch up with Prescott’s Taylor Johnson at UCLA. Here is a peek at what we discussed:

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist August 27, 2020
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It has been a century since the passing of 19th Amendment on Aug. 26, 1920, that gave women the right to vote. Prior to this passing, the League of Women Voters (LWV) turned 100 years old on Feb. 14, 2020.

By Jan Manolis, Special to the Courier August 25, 2020
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Once upon a time, there was a political climate that discouraged outright lying and behavior that veered away from a politician’s stated principles.

By Alexandra Piacenza, Special to the Courier August 22, 2020
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Boy, this COVID-19 thing has sure thrown a monkey wrench into our lives!

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I guess in these trying times, being somewhat flexible is necessary. The Yavapai College tennis facility will now begin its second time of being shut down due to the virus or complications surrounding it.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist August 13, 2020
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Hello, It’s about time I introduced myself. I’m the enemy. The virus... COVID-19.

By Eric Victor, Special to the Courier August 12, 2020
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I count myself among the people in our area who haven’t been seriously impacted by COVID-19: no disease or job loss for myself, loved ones or friends (or at least quick recovery)....

By ALEXANDRA PIACENZA, Courier Columnist August 8, 2020
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Should sporting events be open to fans? The answer depends on who you ask.

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Teachers are now complaining about having to go back and do what they profess to love: Teach in a classroom.

By CHRISTINE FLOWERS, Syndicated Columnist August 2, 2020
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I’ve always been proud to be a part of the unique and lively Prescott community. Our community pride, fierce independence, diverse population, small-town feel, climate, natural beauty, culture and arts scene make this hometown one-of-a-kind.

By GREG MENGARELLI, Special to the Courier July 25, 2020
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On the heels of the public outcry to Save the Dells, the Prescott area has produced another local bipartisan effort, “no new jail.”

By ALEXANDRA PIACENZA, Courier Columnist July 25, 2020
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With elections underway we are hearing differing views regarding the Yavapai County jail project.

By CHIP DAVIS, Special to the Courier July 23, 2020
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“We’ll never change the name. It’s that simple. NEVER—you can use caps.”

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Normally at this point in the professional tennis season we’d be watching the “March to the U.S. Open going full bore, with The Canadian Open in Toronto/Montreal followed by the Washington, D.C. Citi Open, both now canceled due to the virus.

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Arizona is a fast-growing state with one of the largest cities in the nation but our great state is also home to a robust, vibrant, and strong rural community.

By STEPHANIE MILLER, Special to the Courier July 17, 2020
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“Ten years ago I’d have not only gotten to that shot, I’d have hit a winner past you,” I inwardly thought to myself with a pasted smile but with a real comment of just, “Nice shot.”

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Christians are often accused by unbelievers of thinking irrationally. We’re told we believe things for which there is a pitiful lack of “evidence” and that basing a worldview on the Bible is muddle-headed at best and evil at worst.

By David Price, Special to the Courier July 14, 2020
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The new American pastime: passing the buck.

By ALEXANDRA PIACENZA, Courier Columnist July 11, 2020
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For anyone anticipating the return of baseball next month, here’s a bit of advice: Don’t hold your breath. After three months of excruciating back and forth failed to result in an agreement between owners and players, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred mandated a 60-game season beginning on July 23.

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Social media has given everyone with an opinion the power of both anonymity and number.

By CHRISTINE FLOWERS, Syndicated Columnist June 28, 2020
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In our known universe, there is no such thing as a perfect vacuum. Wikipedia states that even outer space is not technically as vastly empty as it appears:

By ALEXANDRA PIACENZA, Courier Columnist June 27, 2020
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When 200,000 wounded WWI veterans came home a century ago our nation gasped at the horror of injuries caused by mechanized and chemical warfare. Veterans returned missing arms and legs. They were blind, deaf, or mentally injured.

By Glenn P. Coopey, Special to the Courier June 17, 2020
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I’ve never considered myself biased against people of color. But the protest marches that have lately swept the country (and the world) have made me realize that a friendly neutrality toward people is not the same as standing with them in solidarity.

By ALEXANDRA PIACENZA, Courier Columnist June 13, 2020
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As reported in The Daily Courier on May 23, the three parties to the Arizona Eco Development (AED) negotiations are close to finalizing a preliminary agreement on a deal that would protect 475 acres in the Granite Dells as public open space.

By AMBER FIELDS, Special to the Courier June 6, 2020
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Our community has a tremendous opportunity to add to the 1,350 acres of open space preservation in the Dells through a possible annexation agreement with Arizona Eco Development (AED).

By GREG MENGARELLI and BILLIE ORR, Special to the Courier June 6, 2020
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Beautiful vistas from hiking trails were a big part of how my husband and I wound up in Prescott.

By ALEXANDRA PIACENZA, Courier Columnist May 30, 2020
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Arizona has a historical legacy of the adventurous, the desperate, the risk-tolerant and the misfit drifting into her early untamed landscapes.

By ALEXANDRA PIACENZA, Courier Columnist May 16, 2020
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My mother texted me a photograph on Sunday. That doesn’t sound like a newsworthy occasion, but mom had never texted anything to me or anyone else, ever. It was a photo of the flowers I sent her for Mother’s Day. The picture was a little grainy and out of focus, but that’s what a 15-year-old flip phone will get you.

By RICH MANIERI, Special to the Courier May 15, 2020
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I have been trying to do my civic duty. I stay more than 6 feet away from most people. I live alone, so my trips to the store are surgical strikes. I have social distanced from vulnerable friends and relatives, mastered the art of Zoom and Facetime, and learned to make my own damn coffee.

By Christine Flowers May 10, 2020
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My brother Jon was an exceptional human being. He had a sense of the world and life that alternated between skepticism, passionate embrace, disappointment, and hope that things would always move toward improvement, toward the light.

By Christine Flowers May 4, 2020
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Even the most Pollyanna-ish among us probably have a hard time seeing any silver linings in the pandemic cloud that hangs over the country.

By ALEXANDRA PIACENZA, Courier Columnist May 2, 2020
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Americans have a tendency to think we react well in emergencies. There is this sense we rise to the occasion, without whining and with that strength of character vouchsafed us from our immigrant ancestors.

By Christine Flowers April 26, 2020
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Sitting on a deck looking out over the City of Prescott, I can see Yavapai Regional Medical Center, the white dome of the Prescott High School, the tips of the taller Granite Dells formations, a large green water tank perched on a nearby hill and farther on, the Prescott Resort.

By ALEXANDRA PIACENZA, Courier Columnist April 18, 2020
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This week Yavapai County suffered its first death to the coronavirus. As a husband, father and resident of Yavapai County, my heart goes out to the families most affected by this tragic loss. The reality of this heartbreaking event has made the seriousness of COVID-19 exceedingly clear to everyone in our community.

By CRAIG L. BROWN, Special to the Courier April 7, 2020
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Like most people, and especially in my younger years, I’ve generally focused on my own triumphs and tragedies, successes and failures, with national and worldwide events serving as a somewhat fuzzy backdrop.

By ALEXANDRA PIACENZA, Courier Columnist April 4, 2020
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You’re stuck home with your kids and feeling sorry for yourself. How are you going to keep them busy? What about their school work? I’ve got a better story - stuck at home with 16-year old triplets.

By RICH MANIERI, Special to the Courier April 3, 2020
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Gov. Doug Ducey has no plans to order all Arizonans to stay at home in the fight against the coronavirus, and that’s a good thing.

By Jim Wright March 24, 2020
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The primary mission of the Yavapai County Attorney is public safety.

By Sheila Polk, Special to the Courier March 24, 2020
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What a predicament! As of this writing, there are no documented cases of COVID-19 in Yavapai County.

By Alexandra Piacenza, Courier Columnist March 21, 2020
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Voters may get a third chance in November to approve Arizona gubernatorial candidates choosing a running mate, who would serve as lieutenant governor.

By Jim Wright March 10, 2020
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You may have noticed that essays written during the holiday season often begin with gratitude for a familiar litany of material things, relationships with family and friends and the freedoms we enjoy in our country.

By Alexandra Piacenza, Courier Columnist November 30, 2019
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Arizona’s Christmas City.

By Greg Mengarelli, Special to the Courier November 29, 2019
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As most of us have noticed, Prescott is in the midst of a building frenzy.

By Matt Lavoire, Special to the Courier November 22, 2019
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My father turns 96 this month. We’re blessed by the fact that, while his body has grown frail, he is mentally as clear and aware as ever.

By Alexandra Piacenza November 16, 2019
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The Central Arizona Partnership (CAP) has been watching attentively as the City of Prescott has developed proposed changes to the city’s water policy. As CAP has studied the issues, several noteworthy factors have become apparent.

By RODNEY JENKINS, Special to the Courier November 14, 2019
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It has been an extreme honor serving you as a Prescott City Councilman for the past 16 years.

By Jim Lamerson, Special to the Courier November 13, 2019
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Over the past few years, I’ve noticed that people from around the world — and from some of the most unexpected places — find a new home in Prescott and its surrounding towns.

By Wil Williams November 6, 2019
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The World Series is over, and so ends the noise pollution barrage that Fox Sports’ announcers besieged their viewers with.

By Joe Guzzardi November 4, 2019
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There came a point when no one took Fred Sanford seriously when he clutched his chest, looked toward the heavens and cried out, “This is the big one! I’m coming Elizabeth!” But we are now to believe, according Democrats and even some Republicans, that President Donald Trump’s phone call with the president of Ukraine is the “Big One.”

By Rich Manieri, Syndicated columnist September 29, 2019
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I started following the stories about the proposed widening of Highway 69, roughly between Frontier Village and Prescott Lakes Parkway, as they were printed in The Daily Courier.

By Ruth Ann Norris, Special to the Courier September 25, 2019
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That magic time has finally arrived with the imminent arrival of fall and the beginning of the NFL season for 2019.

By Wil Williams September 25, 2019
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Got an embarrassing admission here. I was scheduled to summarize the Democratic candidates debate last week, but also had a deadline about the opening of the football season, and they kind of got mixed up together. Don’t you hate it when two things vie for your attention at the same time? Must be what’s making Donald Trump so irascible.

By Will Durst September 22, 2019
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I think it’s safe to say that most of us like to present ourselves to others in the best light possible.

September 21, 2019
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Harry Reid is starting to make sense.

By Rich Manieri, Syndicated Columnist August 24, 2019
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As former Vice President Joe Biden has embarked on his latest campaign for the presidency, I’ve been reminded about why I left the Democratic Party three years ago, after having been a member since 1980.

By Christine Flowers June 24, 2019
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The first time I saw it, I could barely breathe. It was so beautiful against the cerulean sky. Our Lady of Paris.

By Christine Flowers April 22, 2019
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Have you ever read a story from a year ago and thought, “Whoa! Why didn’t I hear of this before?”

February 4, 2019
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Nearly three years ago, back when President Trump was a candidate, voters were clear on his illegal immigration stance.

January 21, 2019
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Few Americans have lived such a blessed life as George H.W. Bush.

December 3, 2018
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I acknowledge that I am old.

By Dr. Ron Barnes October 13, 2018
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“If younger generations don’t know why and how America is such a great nation, we are doomed!”

By Tom Purcell October 12, 2018
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Call me a nuanced curmudgeon.

By Danny Tyree August 31, 2018
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In my experience, one of the greatest social challenges is remembering the names of folks I’ve just been introduced to, especially at a party or at a subversive underground gathering bent on overthrowing…something.

By Wil Williams August 21, 2018
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Trump is still being Trump.

By Michael Reagan August 7, 2018
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The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is an independent, bipartisan body responsible for key aspects of voter registration, election administration, and technical guidelines for voting systems.

By Graham West August 6, 2018
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In the business sales world of today, pursuit of the almighty dollar is the over-riding consideration aimed at maximum profit, which is fine.

By Jerry Jackson August 6, 2018
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FiveThirtyEight.com is an Opposition Media website that assures us of its superiority and authority: “FiveThirtyEight, uses statistical analysis — hard numbers — to tell compelling stories about elections, politics, sports, science, economics and, culture.”

By Michael Shannon August 5, 2018
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Summer is half over, which means that many people have taken their traditional driving vacation, and likely encountered oppressive traffic.

July 30, 2018
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Here are a handful of notable news pieces that might indicate more than they look like on the surface, which I’ll expound on below.

By Tom Cantlon July 24, 2018
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