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Column | California wildfires, horses and celebrities

News reports about California wildfires often seem to focus on horses, celebrities and schadenfreude.

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Column | Two horrible actions that happened to Republicans

President Trump won the election as a populist

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Community View | It’s too bad, when fighting cancer, institutions won’t think outside the box

Through the years cancer has taken the lives of many Americans whether rich, poor, famous, white, black, brown, and even some of those scoundrels we call politicians

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Column | Cheers to lower beer taxes

Like or hate the Republican tax-reform plan, here’s one thing we can all cheer: Beer taxes are going down

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Column | Rural America’s struggle

The chain builds stores where folks are down on their luck, where 20 percent of customers receive government assistance, and where even Walmart won’t bother doing business

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Column | My warm winter nights with Roberto Clemente

I first saw Roberto Clemente in 1955 when he was a 21-year-old outfielder playing for the Santurce Crabbers, a Puerto Rican Winter League team.

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Column | Crashing the DC Men’s Club

I finally get why President Trump tweets.

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Column | The Elf on the Edge: A Christmas Irritation

Several years ago, my family was presented with a gift that, since then, has become a national Christmas holiday phenomenon - The Elf on the Shelf.

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Column | The net neutrality noise machine turns violent

The perpetual outrage mob on the left has adopted an unlikely target of late – the brainy, affable head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Chairman Ajit Pai.

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Column | No, Trump doesn’t stand above the law

Our system is reliant on the belief that we’re equally accountable in the eyes of the law. And that no one – not even the president of the United States – stands above it.

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Column | Fiscal responsibility or lower taxes?

If they stump for spending cuts, they’re cast as uncaring and cruel; if they stump for tax increases to pay for those spending cuts, they’re cast as uncaring and cruel

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Community View | The war against America, Americans and American values

What is really being done to us is a war. This war is being soft pedaled by those who disseminate what is sold as news. War has been declared on America and legitimate American citizens.

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Column | ‘Help Me, Dad’

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate’s acquittal on murder charges is a travesty

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Community View | Animal acts in circuses are antiquated and belong in the past

Simply put, animal acts in circuses are antiquated and belong in the past

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National Column | Making Off Like Madoff

The tax plan the president and Republicans have sold the public is nothing more than a Ponzi scheme of epic proportion

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County Corner | Five commonly asked questions about delinquent taxes

A huge thank you to all who paid the first half property tax payments in a timely manner.

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Column | How Nancy Pelosi became an Alabama Republican

Everyone (except some Alabama Republicans) seem to believe sexual contact between a man in his thirties and a fourteen year-old is illegal and reprehensible.

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Column | Repealing net neutrality will have us stuck in traffic like Stockton Hill Road

There are times during the day when the short drive from Detroit to Airway avenues on Stockton Hill Road reminds me of Southern California (from sunrise to sunset mostly), but other than that there aren’t many triggers to bring me back there from here in lovely Kingman.

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Column | Making mole hills out of mountains

No one asks to be harassed. No one wants to be assaulted.

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Column | AT&T, CNN merger doesn’t worry me like Sinclair

Last year, I expressed serious reservations about the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger. I argued, at the time, that allowing this merger will have important implications for a free press and American democracy for many years to come.

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Column | Bill Clinton Won after all

Two weeks ago, it seemed that former President Bill Clinton was finished as a public figure.

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Community View | Much ado about the Grand Canyon bison

Pros and cons to reducing the Grand Canyon herd

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Column | No means no. It doesn’t mean, ‘maybe’

An avalanche of revelations concerning public figures engaging in various sexual assaults has tumbled down upon our heads

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Column | Your worst nightmare, identity theft, is calling

Your Social Security number has more than 40 congressionally approved uses. You can’t drive, vote, apply for a job or open a bank account without revealing that number.

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Community View | Taking back Golden Valley Improvement District control from Mohave County government isn’t the answer

A small group of citizens began a petition-signature drive to take back control of GVID.

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