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Column | We need to embrace the wit and wisdom of Will Rogers

But instead of working to resolve our challenges, we snipe and point fingers and make absurd accusations. We forget we’re not Democrats or Republicans, but Americans.

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Column | Trump and the invasion of the West

Consider. Since 2016, some 110,000 children have entered the U.S. illegally and been released, along with 200,000 Central American families caught sneaking across the border.

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Column | Long live King Donald

The argument is the president cannot commit obstruction of justice, because as chief law enforcement officer of the United States, he is the justice department. King Donald.

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County Corner | Introducing the Sheriff’s Labor Adjudication Program

This program will be implemented county wide and will focus on using this sentenced labor force to clean up our streets and our deserts.

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Column | Trumpian values on display both here and abroad

Even as he cozied up to an evil dictator who routinely murders, starves and imprisons his own people, President Donald Trump’s White House made its own brutal tweak to America’s immigration policy.

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Column | The case for continuing the International Space Station

Since the dawn of creation, mankind has been driven by the urge to explore the world around him. The quest for knowledge consumes us. We have to know if we are alone in the universe or if life exists someone beyond the big blue marble we call home.

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Column | Should college freshmen pick their own roommates?

According to the Washington Post, at some universities, nearly 50 percent of first-year students have already screened and selected a roommate before moving into a dorm.

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Column | The Incredible Power of Fathers

His powerful model left a profound impact and guides me still. Even at 56, I’m filled with joy when I live up to his high standards and make him proud. I’m filled with disgust when my actions fall short and make him sad.

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Column | Trump’s triumph or Kim’s coup?

We don’t know what this will be yet.

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Column | Behind Trump’s exasperation

Our elites see America as an “indispensable nation,” the premier world power whose ordained duty it is to defend democracy, stand up to dictators and aggressors, and uphold a liberal world order.

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Column | Oval Office Apprentice

You won’t want to miss Season 3. But don’t worry, you won’t be able to.

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Column | Tragic celebrity suicides should be a reminder to listen

When I heard my brother Jonathan had taken his own life, my first thought, unfiltered through the sieve of reason, was: “Why the hell did he do this to me, to my mother, to us?”

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Column | The media continues to lie about Trump

The problem with the “fake news” meme is that such fabrications exist in two places – online at sites dedicated to creating falsehoods and mainstream news outlets.

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Column | ‘Grease’ Turns 40! Peachy Keen, Jellybean!

For your least-favorite local eatery, the headline “Grease Turns 40” might elicit chuckles of “I TOLD you those bribes to the health inspector would pay off. But for cinema fans, it means the top-grossing movie of 1978 is back in the spotlight.

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Column | Bush Sr. reminisces about his College World Series days

For the next three weeks, baseball fans will have a chance to see the game played the way it should be. The NCAA’s best college nines, well-schooled in fundamental baseball, will display their talent in Omaha at the annual College World Series.

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Column | For happiness, head for the hills

According to The Washington Post, the Vancouver School of Economics and McGill University have determined that people who live in rural areas and small towns are happier than those who live in congested urban and large metro areas.

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Column | Supreme Court: Be Polite When You Violate Others’ Rights

Instead, the court ruled that the baker didn’t have to bake the cake because the members of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission were unduly mean.

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Column | To 2018 graduating class: Beware jobs market landmines

For recent graduates though, unemployment and under-employment have forced more back home to live with parents, rather than entering other types of domestic housing situations.

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Column | Is America’s racial divide permanent?

The Soros slur seems far more savage than the dumb racial joke about Jarrett, but it was the latter that got Roseanne canned.

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Column | Trump’s hair: An analysis

Normally, focusing on a person’s physical characteristics is considered out of bounds, and just not cricket, but because Donald Trump’s favorite weapon is denigration, we’ve decided to play by his rules.

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Column | Sadly, Roseanne is a victim to some

What we say to each other, how we treat each other matters. There are basic norms of civilized behavior, outside the realm of politics, beyond the reach of cable network news, that we should all be able to agree upon.

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Column | Downsizing: 20 mirthful years

My son thought I was kidding him, but I really am writing about the LIGHTER SIDE of the 20th anniversary of being downsized out of my previous “day job.”

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Column | Starbucks seeking volunteers for sociology experiment

Previously Starbucks’ customer base had its own individual criteria for choosing a favorite coffee spot among the company’s many outlets. It might be a comely barista, the pastry selection or the free Wi-Fi signal’s clarity.

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Column | The suicide of Europe

On Friday, the British police arrested Tommy Robinson, founder and former leader of the English Defence League, a far-right anti-Islam group. Robinson is a controversial character, to be sure, a sort of Milo Yiannopoulos lite. His chief focus is on the threat of radical Islam, which he believes threatens the integrity of the British system.

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Column | Jones Act keeps America prepared for war in times of peace

Though it’s cliche, Memorial Day reminds us that freedom isn’t free. It costs us, sometimes dearly. This is especially true when we find ourselves unprepared for a conflict we probably should have expected to be drawn into.

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