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When my retired professor friend told me about it, my alarm bells went off.

By Tom Purcell September 10, 2019
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An invasion from outer space might do America some good. And maybe one’s coming?

By Tom Purcell September 2, 2019
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“Sometimes I worry that if I ever can retire and do get Social Security payments, they’ll be a lot less than what I’ve been promised,” I said to my CPA, Louie the Number Cruncher.

By Tom Purcell August 26, 2019
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Here’s some great news: The American entrepreneur is flourishing again. From 1980 until 2017, “the number of new startups formed each year ... plummeted by half - from almost 15% of all business 35 years ago to barely 8%,” according to Forbes contributor David Pridham.

By Tom Purcell August 19, 2019
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“I can’t take it anymore! My social media friends are driving me batty!” “Ah, yes, you speak of a recent Pew Research Center survey that found ‘46% of adult social media users say they feel ‘worn out by political posts and discussions they see on social media’ — a share that ‘has risen 9 percentage points since the summer of 2016, when the Center last asked this question.’”

By Tom Purcell August 12, 2019
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Twelve years ago, when I first visited the Little Sisters of the Poor (LSP) retirement home in Pittsburgh, I was overcome with peace and calm.

By Tom Purcell August 5, 2019
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A phone scammer made a mistake when he called my mother. The young male caller pretended to be her grandson. He said he’d been arrested for fishing on an Indian reservation - unaware he was breaking the law - and needed bail money so a judge wouldn’t throw him in jail.

By Tom Purcell July 29, 2019
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We could use a hearty dose of Robert Fulghum wisdom about now. Our political discourse is at a fever pitch. Our allegedly esteemed elected leaders are carrying on like unruly children – shouting and pouting and becoming increasingly strident with their political opponents.

By Tom Purcell July 22, 2019
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Despite the accusations, I deny that I carry a man purse. According to the New York Post, the man purse, or “murse,” is the “new must-have accessory taking over designers’ spring 2020 men’s runways.”

By Tom Purcell July 15, 2019
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Why do I want more Americans to buy homes? Because misery loves company.

By Tom Purcell July 1, 2019
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Here’s the worst part: He had every opportunity to choose life.

By Tom Purcell June 28, 2019
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Breaking news: Federal spending is out of control.

By Tom Purcell June 17, 2019
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America’s declining birthrate has given me pause.

By Tom Purcell June 4, 2019
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Like most people, I didn’t think much about my Social Security number - until I got a bizarre call from a total stranger.

By Tom Purcell May 27, 2019
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With your military service complete, you’re eager to return home and get on with life in the private sector.

By Tom Purcell May 20, 2019
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I hope to be just like my mother one day.

By Tom Purcell May 7, 2019
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This Thursday is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, the one day every year when young people can learn — in person — about the work world of their parents or mentor.

By Tom Purcell April 23, 2019
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Boy, do I feel sorry for Lori Loughlin’s daughters.

By Tom Purcell April 15, 2019
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Spring has finally arrived in all its glory.

By Tom Purcell April 9, 2019
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My Uncle Jimmy would’ve hated the late-model SUV I rented for a recent trip to New Jersey. I sure did.

By Tom Purcell January 28, 2019
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Just as my annual diet has begun showing promise, my greatest obstacle to success is upon me: Girl Scout Cookie season has begun.

By Tom Purcell, Syndicated Columnist January 21, 2019
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We’ll celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and legacy next week. In these angry and divisive times, we all could benefit by reminding ourselves of his words’ truth, civility and wisdom.

By Tom Purcell January 14, 2019
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Much like small-town doctors years ago, he isn’t paid by a third-party insurance firm. He’s paid by me, directly, at a reasonable $115 monthly.

By Tom Purcell November 26, 2018
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