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Column | Will Trump listen to Lindsey Graham?

What got into Lindsey Graham? Maybe it was the wave of nostalgia for an old school Washington brought on by the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush this week.

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Community View | Keeping our OHV trails open

The BLM is required by various federal regulations, policies and executive orders to develop Travel Management Plans (TMPs) for all public lands that they manage.

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Column | A strategy for giving

In the emergency room and on the battlefield it’s easy to appreciate the wisdom of a triage system: those with the greatest need are helped first. But few of us, particularly the wealthy, apply that same type of thinking when it comes to making donations to charities.

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Column | Babe Ruth: From shirt maker to medal of freedom winner

To hear Babe Ruth tell his story, he was the best shirt maker that the St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys ever had. Ruth’s parents, very poor, petitioned the Baltimore courts to proclaim him incorrigible which qualified him to attend St.

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Community View | When buying wood, make sure you don’t get a hatchet job

I just got ripped off big time by a firewood guy from Craigslist.

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Column | Pierced fears: adventures in body modification

I feared this day might come, but I wasn’t really prepared for it when it did.

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Column | Will Paris riots scuttle climate accord?

In Katowice, Poland, all the signers of the 2015 Paris climate accord are gathered to assess how the world’s nations are meeting their goals to cut carbon emissions.

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A final salute to a good, decent man and statesman

We all woke up Saturday morning to the news that President George H. W. Bush had died, the man many of us called “Papa Bush” to differentiate him from his son.

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Column | Good grief! Critics miss Christmas specials’ points

Good grief! With everything in everyday American life politicized, count on someone, somewhere, being offended by something, anything – even classic Christmas TV specials.

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Column | Remember when technology was supposed to mean freedom?

The New York Times recently ran an article titled “How China Walled off the Internet.”

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Column | What Trump should do about electric vehicle subsidies

President Trump recently tweeted that he wanted to end subsidies for General Motors “including for electric cars.”

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Column | Bush-appointed judge credits Roberts for standing up to Trump

John E. Jones III doesn’t look or sound much like a rebel. Like a lot of federal judges, he’s given to sober suits, long pauses, and thoughtful and deliberative sentences.

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Column | ‘Bah, Humbug’ to social media trolls

I was one of the first to speak out against Twitter. In fact, I was one of the first to speak out against a lot of things - spaghetti sauce from a jar, shirtless men mowing their lawns, and the all-Christmas music radio format prior to Dec. 1.

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Letter | Youth will not stand by and let future deteriorate

This election was one of firsts, especially for women, for the LGBT community, and for cultural diversity in politics.

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Christmas gifts for bosses: let the stress begin

Does your workplace have a tradition of employees giving a Christmas gift (er, holiday gift...um, scrupulously secular seasonal transfer of goods) to the boss?

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The displacement of tech workers continues unabated

Optional Practical Training (OPT), a temporary employment program for foreign undergraduate and grad students on F-1 visas, is the vehicle that corporate America, and more specifically the IT industry, uses to circumvent the 85,000 H-1B visa cap and to deny jobs to or displace U.S. tech workers.

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Community View | A 3-step approach to stopping illegal aliens

Illegal aliens are in our country because both Republicans and Democrats in Washington want them here. Some senators and representatives of both parties are on the payroll of big companies.

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Column | Trump’s crucial test at San Ysidro

Mass migration “lit the flame” of the right-wing populism that is burning up the Old Continent, she said. Europe must “get a handle on it.”

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Column | Concierge doc shows way to lower health-care costs

As physicals go, it was the most thorough I’d ever gotten.

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Column | Republican worry points for 2020

Every good politician or political consultant, when they go to the media, goes with a set of “talking points” to put the best spin on a story coherently.

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Column | Abortion: An American institution built on lies

The new head of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Leana Wen, stated in a recent interview that she intends to expand the organization’s services and reach.

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New pipeline will add to America’s energy independence

Thanks to technology, innovation, and deregulation, the American energy sector is thriving.

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Column | From the ashes, a lesson in love and empathy

We’ve been taught a lesson which we would do well to commit to memory. It’s a lesson about love, respect and what is possible when, as one of my academic colleagues said, we see those on the opposite side as rivals rather than enemies.

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Column | A break from the political grind, one album at a time

A friend who works in campaigns recently joked that there ought to be a mandatory, two-week respite from any kind of political talk immediately after Election Day.

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Column | Getting things done in a divided Congress

With the result of the midterm elections coming into clearer focus, it is now clear that Democrats will hold a comfortable majority in the House of Representatives come January.

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