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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

ESSAY

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

ESSAY

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 …

Essay: Tolerant Societies are Hard to Maintain

September 7, 2016
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What does it mean to be tolerant? It means you can accept this idea.   Other people and groups have the right to hold views that are different from yours.

Here are some of the ways this country accepted different views:…

Features

Your Child’s Blood Pressure Matters

Most kids do not have their blood pressure taken when they go to the doctor. Many of them will have...

Migraine Headaches: Go Away!

Many suffer from migraine headaches. One wrote:

If you’ve never had a migraine, I have two things...

Next Global Challenges: Heart Diseases and Epidemics

Big money may be able to make big things happen. The Bloomberg, Gates and Zuckerberg foundations are getting together. They...

Do Not Argue. Get Some Sleep.

There is an old song that goes:

“Lucky, lucky, lucky me, I’m a lucky son of a...

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