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America’s Sex Scandal

November 15, 2017
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America’s Sex Scandal

Did sex scandals begin with Bill Clinton? In 1992, Gennifer Flowers said Clinton had relations with her while married. Paula Jones said Clinton harassed her sexually when she was an Arkansas state employee. President Clinton survived the scandals.

Now, twenty-five …

The Next War is Starting in Iraq

October 18, 2017
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The Next War is Starting in Iraq

The Kurdish are people of the Middle East. About half of the Kurds live in Turkey. Most of the rest of the Kurds live in Iraq and Iran. A smaller group lives in Syria.

In Iraq, most Kurds live in

Essay

Las Vegas, an American Sniper and the American Constitution

October 4, 2017
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Las Vegas, an American Sniper and the American Constitution

Q. What does the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution do?

A. It is a few sentences in the Constitution. They let a madman kill and wound hundreds of people who are attending a concert.

Q. How does it do

Essay

Immigration at One Hundred Days

April 28, 2017
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Immigration at One Hundred Days

Trump shows only Congress can solve the immigration dilemma

No one thought Donald Trump would win his party’s nomination. But he did. No one thought he would be president. But he is. What if Trump knows something the rest of …

The Bully Takes Over the Pulpit

January 20, 2017
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The Bully Takes Over the Pulpit

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The American presidency is the “bully pulpit.” Today, a bully takes over the pulpit.

The schoolyard is not a place where a panel of experts ponders what is true and what is false. It is about who wins the …

Getting Ready for Friday

January 19, 2017
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Getting Ready for Friday

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Donald Trump is about to become president. Do not expect him to change his behavior. It works for him and the mobs that cheer him on.

Above all, he needs the adoration of the crowd. He gets it by …

Watching Trump on the Road Ahead

November 15, 2016
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Watching Trump on the Road Ahead

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The experts were wrong about Donald Trump. Most said he would not win. They said the way he talked about women and minorities was offensive. Many said he was done as a candidate.

He is now the President-elect of the …

The American Election: To Our Readers

November 10, 2016
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The American Election: To Our Readers

Donald Trump’s election is a shock. We do not know what it means for the future.

For example, the president nominates the Justices of the Supreme Court. The Senate confirms the choice, or does not. The next Senate will be …

Editorial: The Choice

November 7, 2016
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Editorial: The Choice

Do we go forward or backward?

Does it matter who the president is? There is a good chance your life will not change. At least not right away. You will still get up in the morning and go...

Essay: Trump’s Big Mistake

October 21, 2016
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Essay: Trump’s Big Mistake

It was the 2000 election for president. Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush were on the ballot. The election results were very close. It came down to results from the state of Florida. The results were too close …

Features

Eat Like You are Going in For Surgery

Prepare yourself for surgery. These are the same kind of things you can do to be healthy the year round....

Black People and the ‘Vegan Way’

Going vegan (becoming a vegetarian) is not news. That many black people are vegans is not news. But putting a...

Salt and High Blood Pressure are Partners

More Americans than ever have high blood pressure.

The link between salt (sodium) and hypertension (high...

Blood Pressure: Do You Need It?

Yes, you do. If you do not have blood pressure, it means you are dead. So we all need blood...

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