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Column | Ready to visit a rage room?

Folks who go to a rage room on a lark don’t worry me. But is it wise to have the hotheads who really, really NEED a rage room driving through heavy traffic to get there?

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Column | America has always been great

Donald Trump may scream that we are less, and he is wrong. Colin Kaepernick may silently condemn us for being unjust, and he is wrong. They are the same, in their shameful displays of ingratitude.

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Column | Of course democrats are playing politics on Kavanaugh nomination

You remember the truth. At the moment it’s gasping for air beneath a heap of political agendas.

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Column | Transgender recruiting plans include your kids

Anderson warns this transgender ideology and its implementation by ‘child welfare’ bureaucrats is “systematically undermining parental authority.”

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Guest Column | Government grounds for gobbledygook

Despite a 2010 law that requires federal agencies to describe rules and regulations in plain language, most government writing is STILL unintelligible.

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Fed chair calls slow wage growth ‘a puzzle’

In its new study, “Tapping the Skills of Highly Skilled Immigrants in the United States,” the Migration Policy Institute stated that, according to economists, by the end of this decade, the nation will have a 5 million shortage of job-qualified persons with postsecondary educations.

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Guest Column | Poll workers deserve more pay in light of supervisors’ salaries

Federal law says there are only two kinds of employees, common-law employee or independent contractor. Both poll workers and county supervisors are common-law employees, as you can see from the quotes from the IRS website.

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Column | The late hit on Judge Kavanaugh

If Kavanaugh is voted down or forced to withdraw, the Republican Party and conservative movement could lose their last best hope for recapturing the high court for constitutionalism.

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Column | Nicaragua could be Trump’s wag the dog moment

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s recent warning to the United Nations Security Council that civil unrest in Nicaragua poses a threat to the stability of Central America may have set the stage for Donald J. Trump’s “Wag the Dog” moment.

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Column | All talk, no action: A Republican metaphor

Congressional Republicans continue to abet and excuse Donald Trump’s relentless assaults on democratic norms and the rule of law. But if we were to focus on one particular guy who best embodies that spinelessness, someone who is a veritable metaphor for a party in moral eclipse, I strongly nominate Ben Sasse.

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Community View | End the discrimination

We have recently seen many articles written about prejudice. Kingman social media is discriminatory and the community remains silent.

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Column | ​Resistance in the White House

The stories of chaos, craziness and betrayal going on inside the Trump White House are nothing to worry much about. White House staffers attempting to influence, question or thwart a president’s ideas or goals are as old as George Washington, Richard Nixon – or Ronald Reagan.

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Column | Do You Hate Shaving?

Shaving is mind-numbingly boring, and you can’t even employ the coping mechanisms you use elsewhere in life. You can’t exactly tell your chin, “Yes, dear. No, dear. Is that right? Only seven more shades of mauve to try on?”

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Column | Wild-ish Kingdom: Inept Interactions with Backyard Wildlife

As you enjoy the pleasant weather of late summer and early autumn, you are likely to encounter local wildlife. No, I don’t mean the neighbors’ children, but actual non-humanoid, indigenous animals.

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Guest Column | Mulvaney should lift cloud from student loan trusts

On his way out the door, former Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Chief Richard Cordray signed off on a shockingly corrupt settlement agreement that could have widespread negative consequences for student loan borrowers (and more broadly for consumer finance) across the economy.

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Guest Column | When government becomes everything, everything becomes crazy

This week, Republican congressional candidate Rudy Peters of California was nearly stabbed by a 35-year-old Castro Valley resident, Farzad Fazeli.

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Guest Column | Progress isn’t a dirty word

The root of the word progressive is PROGRESS. It’s not a dirty word.

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Column | Democratic diversity is making America great again

On the cusp of the autumn general elections, grassroots Democrats have sharpened their message that diversity will make America great again.

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Guest Column | Recalling 9/11: We’re not so divided after all

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was driving along the Beltway to a Falls Church, Va., office building when a radio announcer said a plane had flown into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.

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Guest Column | Is Trump going Neocon in Syria?

Is President Donald Trump about to intervene militarily in the Syrian civil war? For that is what he and his advisers seem to be signaling.

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Community View | Spend a day refelecting on peace

In Kingman, this year’s formal observation of the International Day of Peace Sept. 21 will be held at Locomotive Park from 10 a.m. - noon. Bring your own peace signs and a lawn chair. Use search engine and enter: international day of peace for further ideas and information.

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Column | Having adults in the White House is supposed to be normal

We have been informed, twice now this week, that there are alleged “adults” in Donald Trump’s White House who are supposedly acting as a hedge against the 45th president’s worst impulses.And this, in some weird way, is both weirdly comforting and profoundly depressing.

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Community View | KAMMA wants Kingman to prosper

This letter addresses the unfair and even malicious portrayals of the Kingman and Mohave Manufacturing Association (KAMMA) and others which have recently appeared in the press and social media regarding our support of the Rancho Santa Fe Interchange, the associated access to the Kingman Airport Industrial Park and the Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT).

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Community View | Don’t understand capitalism? How wealth is created?

You’ll feel relieved to know you don’t have to read Adam Smith or even a book about him to understand how capitalism, a purely amoral economic system, creates wealth.

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Guest Column | Mork, Taxi, WKRP: Happy 40th Anniversaries!

As a college freshman in the fall of 1978, I spent countless evenings camped near the TV in the dorm lobby. And why not? Three freshman sitcoms offered a ray of sunshine in the cultural malaise.

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