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Tom Cantlon
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Tom Cantlon is a local columnists for The Daily Courier in Prescott, Arizona.

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We just passed MLK day, with celebrations everywhere including the Prescott area.

By Tom Cantlon January 21, 2020
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We have to make it illegal to lie. To lie in ways that affect us publicly. Our current national dilemmas are largely the result of our allowing lies in public information.

By Tom Cantlon January 7, 2020
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My traditional holiday message. The holidays are a time that pull us many ways. They draw us into the spiritual meaning of the season at the same time they turn us into super-consumers. We buy “stuff” for others and we get more “stuff” from others. The giving and receiving is good, but all that stuff eats up a lot of time, so it’s good to think about how important time is.

By Tom Cantlon December 24, 2019
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Lots of news besides impeachment is happening, and lots getting done in D.C. and elsewhere, but much of it is not reported, or the House has done its job but in most of those cases the Senate has blocked it.

By Tom Cantlon December 10, 2019
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Here’s a Thanksgiving thought for, and about, Prescott. It is both melancholy and thankful. It’s about all of the good things of living anywhere in this area. About some things disappearing, and some new, and gratefulness for the time had with those things that are going.

By Tom Cantlon November 26, 2019
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One of the reasons unions arose a century ago was because working people were being conned with piecework. Unions didn’t just battle for decent pay, for time-and-a-half for overtime and for safe workplaces, they also had to battle the scourge of piecework.

By Tom Cantlon November 12, 2019
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Tom Steele had a letter in the paper last week about how much of what we see and read is not true and how we have to be carefully “paying attention” or our emotions will cause our “basic held beliefs to override the cognitive process.”

By Tom Cantlon October 29, 2019
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The city has really dropped the ball on communicating. There’s a big decision they simply overlooked, and they headed off in a given direction without asking the public. There might be a good reason, but they haven’t really explained it.

By Tom Cantlon October 15, 2019
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In the endless debate about whether Democratic candidates should go boldly progressive or stick to middle ground, there’s another dimension that’s missing.

By Tom Cantlon September 17, 2019
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Despite a recent poll I am not at all concerned about whether young people are going to have enough commitment, or will be up to the work of being the next impressive generation.

By Tom Cantlon September 3, 2019

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