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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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Column | A Russia refresh

President Trump and his most devoted allies (both in Congress and on cable news) have themselves all worked up once again.

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Column | Is U.S. bellicosity backfiring?

Earlier last week at the Heritage Foundation, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out our Plan B for Iran in a speech that called to mind Prussian Field Marshal Karl Von Moltke.

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Column | A few choice words about Mueller’s investigation

Traditionally, the present for a first anniversary is paper, but you don’t need any more of that, considering the voluminous file cabinets full of documents already collected and stashed in triple-locked, humidity-controlled warehouses all over the leaky swamp that is Washington.

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Column | For Memorial Day - serve those who serve us

Every Memorial Day, we remember those who died during active military service

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Column | Lost in the Amazon, the retailer we hate to love

Besides the fact that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is one facial scar and miniature clone in a baby carrier away from qualifying as Dr. Evil’s body double, I received an email last week indicating that my Amazon Prime membership fee is going up – AGAIN!

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Column | Vacationers of a certain age

The final indignity is that the friends of retired vacationers can’t remember what the traveler needed a vacation from – and the co-workers of pre-retirees like me can’t remember how they ever got along without the new guy who was hired in the vacationer’s absence.

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Column | How the Russia investigation helps Trump

Democrats seethe but have no new fodder for their ire – and every day that passes with the media chumming the waters and coming up empty drives down enthusiasm even more.

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The Opioid Crisis: How is Northern Arizona Being Affected?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, every day, more than 115 people in the United States die from an opioid overdose.

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Column | The evolving American prom

The American prom is, at heart, a formal step for teens to begin shedding their adolescence.

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Column | Democrats fail, yet again, to check Trump’s nominees

President Trump’s nominee to head the CIA, Gina Haspel, has been approved by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. A full vote in the Senate will soon confirm her to her new post – and a handful Democrats join the vast majority of Republicans in voting her through.