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Community View | Americans are losing and no one is at the playground

Watching the Democrats, Republicans, conservatives and any other name in our democratic system hash out so-called details of their agendas, I have to laugh.

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7 things the Right sees that the American Left pretends it doesn’t

It is astonishing that in this day and age – after nearly 70 years of cable TV, 30 years of conservative talk radio, almost 30 years of the internet, two full decades of broadcast dominance by Fox News, a decade-plus of social media and multiple elections (2010, 2014 and 2016) in which the electorate sent a scathing rebuke to this country’s self-appointed elites – the professional left still thinks that it controls the message; that the truth is whatever they tell us it is, facts be damned.

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County Corner | Veterans exemption bill moving in Legislature

I am honored to be writing to you again sharing the happenings of the Mohave County Assessor’s office.

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Column | These are the Salad Days

I never thought I would have to apologize for this but here goes. Yes, I have, indeed, asked my wife to make a salad. And not just any salad. This was a salad that fed a large family.

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Column | After Xmas gift wish list

It’s way past time to congratulate the baby Jesus on the anniversary of his birth. While all those annoying unending ads for the Christmas sales have blessedly come to an end, they’ve been replaced by all those annoying unending ads for the after-Christmas sales.

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Column | Do you have amazing animal journeys to share?

Although my family recently watched the 1943 “Lassie, Come Home” on TV, we haven’t seen the “in theaters now!” movie “A Dog’s Way Home” yet.

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Column | No more corporate bailouts

Nobody has yet figured out the opportunity costs associated with keeping failing companies afloat.

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Why term limits lost and ranked choice voting will succeed

There have been two major attempts to change the calculus of elections and officeholders since the 1990s. One is a top down “reform” that’s currently being imposed on voters a jurisdiction at a time.

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Column | Is Bolton steering Trump into war with Iran?

“Stop the endless wars!” implored President Donald Trump in a Sunday night tweet.

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Column | It’s up to us to realize Dr. King’s dream

We’ll celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and legacy next week. In these angry and divisive times, we all could benefit by reminding ourselves of his words’ truth, civility and wisdom.

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Column | Democrats’ tenuous grasp of ‘morality’

Articles about the left’s hypocrisy and appalling double standards are barely newsworthy these days.

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Column | If President Hillary Clinton had stormed out of a meeting...

True news: Donald Trump storms out of a White House meeting after he doesn’t get what he wants (billions of dollars for a fake crisis), and tells off congressional Democratic leaders by tweeting, “bye bye.” His cultists duly applaud.

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Column | Pelosi keeping loud new progressives in line… for now

Facing an unruly band of newly-installed members of the House clamoring for impeachment proceedings against President Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been a voice of moderation, urging caution while warning that a move to drive the president from office in the absence of clear, irrefutable evidence of wrongdoing does not enjoy majority support in the country and will backfire on her party.

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Column | The illegal immigrant story Trump isn’t telling you

If you passed Max Acuna on the street or on your way to work, or any one of those hundreds of places where people cross paths every day, you wouldn’t give the smartly dressed 30-year-old a second look.

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Column | Prohibition: the countdown to 100 years

It’s time to brush up on your knowledge of speakeasies, bathtub gin, demon rum, homebrew, bootlegging and other icons of the Roaring Twenties.

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Column | There is hard work to do to prevent sexual abuse of our most vulnerable

The world has turned its eyes to Arizona after a local headline caused an international public outcry – and for good reason: “State officials investigate after patient in nursing facility gives birth.”

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Community View | Mr. and Mrs. Catholic, haven’t you had enough?

This viewpoint is addressed to those of you who are of the Catholic faith.

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Column | No, this is not JFK’s Democratic Party

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House has more women, persons of color and LGBT members than any House in history – and fewer white males.

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Column | Alexa, why won’t you reply to my father?

Is technology innovation doing us more harm than good?

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Column | Hospitals guard prices like the CIA guards secrets

Way back in 2017, before we were on the road to Nuremberg With Donald Trump, the Washington Post was outraged that hospitals were trying to make a profit.

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Column | The triumph of Tyler Trent

The Indianapolis Star (and many other national publications) ran a touching obituary for Tyler Trent, a 20-year-old Purdue University student and devoted Boilermaker football fan who lost his battle with bone cancer on Tuesday.

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Don’t import foreign price controls - break them

Americans are justifiably angry that we pay the highest prescription drugs prices in the world, an anger President Trump tapped into on the campaign trail.

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Community View | Kingman in budget crisis? Hardly!

After Kingman’s bruising November election, where lawsuits, campaign sign theft, large amounts of special interest spending and complaints dominated the landscape, two results stand out.

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Column | When being liberal isn’t liberal enough

As the 116th Congress convenes in Washington this week, one of the more interesting spectacles to take place will be the seating of Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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Column | The year in askew

With the smells of the holidays (among other things) still hanging in the air, it’s time for another one of those annoying “Year in Review” segments that make you want to drown yourself in leftover Rotel dip.

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