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Are Conservatives and Liberals Really So Far Apart?

Why do conservative Republicans see themselves as common-sense candidates, depicting those with so-called liberal views as “the radical left?” Why do liberal Democrats…
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Laughing at Our Scary Clown Prince

Donald Trump has become the Clown Prince of American Politics. I’m talking about the entire history of American politics. This is a jester…
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You Can’t Escape Old Age, So Live with It

As is often the case with people of advanced age, with each departed birthday I find myself more frequently contemplating my mortality than…
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Looking at the Decline of Civility in America

One of the definitions of civility is “the act of showing regard for others,” and that is how I see it. It is…
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Our Greatest Gift? Keeping Enemies Off U.S. Soil

There seems to be widespread disagreement over just how bad things are nowadays on the home front, whether they rank among the most…
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Newspapers Join List of Mass Murder Targets

The amazing thing about the mass shooting last week at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD, is that it didn’t happen sooner at…
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Evil Grows Slow Until It’s Over Your Head

I am consistently drawn to two critical periods of the past — the American Civil War and World War II. They are fascinating…
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Our Insult Comic in the White House

The mainstream media has done a pretty good job, in my opinion, of adhering to the basic rules of journalism in reporting the…
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Cyber Schooling Shouldn’t Cripple Public Education

When Wyalusing (PA) School Superintendent Jason Bottiglieri gave his State of the School District presentation recently, I was struck by one number —…
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Do We Know Real Courage When We See It?

The list of those to whom we pay homage on Memorial Day includes all veterans who died in service, whatever the circumstances, and…
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