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Column | Are you dying to know tomorrow’s mood today?

According to NBC News, we are in the early stages of mood forecasting technology that could help stop bad moods even before they strike.

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Column | Fealty to Trump or the Constitution?

Now that the inevitable moment of truth has finally arrived - with Donald Trump in banana republic mode, concocting a phony national emergency, flouting the will of Congress and trampling its constitutional spending power - we will soon learn whether he has fatally infuriated the Fellowship of the Furrowed Brow.

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Community View | Lingenfelter’s lawsuit is justified

I have read several articles and Facebook posts regarding Vice Mayor Travis Lingenfelter, in particular the subject of the lawsuit Mr. Lingenfelter has filed against Steven Robinson.

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Column | Why Autocrats are replacing Democrats

“If you look at Trump in America and Bolsonaro in Brazil, you see that people want politicians that do what they promise,” said Spanish businessman Juan Carlos Perez Carreno.

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Column | Living the cord-cutting dream

I’m so unhappy with my cable TV and internet services that I’m going to do what I’ve long dreamed of doing: Cancel my subscription!

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Column | Anti-vaxxers are a threat to all of us

We are seeing, in real time, what happens when you get your medical advice from YouTube.

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Community View | We march for all women

Jan. 20, 2019 was the first annual Mohave County Women’s March down at Locomotive Park.

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Column | Ignorance first, destruction next

If the latest policies advanced by prominent Democrats are any indication, the national party is going over a cliff: outrageous and extreme abortion legislation (enacted or proposed) in New York, Virginia and Rhode Island; the “Green New Deal”; Sen. Cory Booker’s meatless society; Sens. Kamala Harris’ and Kirsten Gillibrand’s determination to do away with private insurance.

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Column | The front line in the abortion fight is closer than you think

Last week, two Pennsylvania state lawmakers – both Republicans – fired the opening rounds of the 2019 culture war, announcing plans to reintroduce legislation that would ban abortion based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome.

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Column | Damning the do-nothings of Congress

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the looniest lefty I’ve seen elected to Congress in my lifetime. But Ilhan Omar, her fellow rookie House member from Minnesota, is so radical she scares the pants off me.

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Community View | Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing

In this instance, the antagonist has a name. Steve Robinson.

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Column | Curl up and diet

According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), about half of Americans are currently trying to lose weight, many of them employing strategies like switching from peanut M&M’s to the plain variety, or drinking more Cherry Coke to increase their intake of fruit.

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Column | Are the Democrats bent on suicide?

After reading an especially radical platform agreed upon by the British Labor Party, one Tory wag described it as “the longest suicide note in history.”

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Column | Trump’s FCC could make wifi great again

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao did the right thing when she put the brakes on the Obama administration’s regulatory mandate that would have forced an expensive technology called dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) in all new cars and trucks sold in America.

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Column: Nationwide doctor shortage shapes KRMC training strategies

The United States is currently facing a shortage of physicians, especially in rural areas.

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Column | Sunday set to remind: ‘Be Kind’

In these heated, divisive times, all of us sure could use more kindness. This coming Sunday, Feb. 17, offers us a reminder to embrace kindness.

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It’s time to call the opioid crisis what it is: a national emergency

Americans were rightfully outraged when almost 3,000 Americans were killed on 9-11 and another 6,000 injured.

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Column | Howard Schultz unifies the parties – against him

The endless fight between Republicans and Democrats seemed to pause last week.

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Column | Trump makes predatory lending great again

Here’s another reminder that, when it comes to the Trump administration, it’s more important to watch what the White House does, rather than what it says

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Column | One reason why some people voted for Trump

There are people, particularly in areas like Philadelphia where progressives tend to congregate, who cannot understand why anyone would have voted for Donald Trump

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Column | Questions nobody wants to hear on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a time for exchanging sweet nothings and terms of endearment. It is an occasion for sharing candlelit meals and opening romantic gifts.

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Column | Out of a large democratic field, can a woman emerge?

The United States elected its first president in 1789.One hundred seventy-one years elapsed before the nation chose its first Catholic president, another 20 years before voters elected a divorced man, and 28 years passed until the election of the first African-American chief executive.

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Guest Column | Lingenfelter bullies City officials

On Jan. 30, Kristi Turman (Recall signer) and I met with City Clerk Sydney Muhle and Attorney Carl Cooper and listened to their explanation why the signature requirement changed.

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Column | Republicans and Democrats really do agree on immigration

Just when I was convinced that Republicans and Democrats in Congress couldn’t order a pizza without a six-month debate, there’s this.

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Column | For political and policy reasons, courageous Republicans must stand up to Trump on immigration

Another government shutdown is looming. Rather than quietly admitting defeat on his border wall stand, President Trump has punted the issue to a bipartisan group of lawmakers.

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