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I support Sen. David Argall’s Senate Bill 76 to eliminate school property taxes and I’m perplexed opponents offer no alternative — except supporting the status quo, which … more
Brexit, the vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, is not the catastrophe that people seem to think it is. The European Union-watchers would have you believe that the departure of … more
And the winner is ... Lenin Moreno, the new president-elect of Ecuador. Finally! After the initial election and then the run-off election between the two top candidates, Moreno emerged victorious … more
“They’re back!!” That’s what we used to say when we lived in East Lansing, Michigan, and about 40,000 students would return to attend classes at Michigan State University … more
My son points the stick like he’s just back from the shooting range. “Pow,” he says, a mischievous glint in his eye. He already knows the family policy his older brother rattles … more
I might have mentioned previously that I come from a mixed family religious tradition. My father was Jewish and my mother Christian. My parents met when they were at the University of Texas at … more
Roald Dahl, the celebrated author, wrote a delightfully disgusting story for children about a wretched, extra-specially horrible couple named Mr. and Mrs. Twit. Not only are they dirty, ugly and … more
The King of Cable has been defenestrated. After much fanfare, Bill O’Reilly has been tipped off his throne at the cable news giant Fox News. The irascible host of the eponymous “Factor,” … more
The basic idea of corruption is decay, disintegration and a debased morality. In politics, corruption is dishonest behavior for personal gain, but it can be much more. Sometimes we treat … more
For many, climate change represents a distant threat, but the future is now.  If you have a 10-year-old child or grandchild, that youngster will reach his or her mid-30s when, according to … more
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