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Column | Why my father shuns social media

My father is behind the curve on social media, but I think he is onto something.

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Column | Why Trump isn’t getting credit for the economy

At the outset of 2018, the unemployment rate is 4.1 per cent (de facto full employment); economic growth is slightly above three per cent (well ahead of that of recent years); new jobs are being created at more than 200,000 a month; consumer spending and confidence has risen above last year’s levels, and the stock market breaks records daily (it’s now closing in on 25,000).

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County Corner | Happy New Year Mohave County

The year started off with a new County Recorder; Kristi Blair. Right out of the gate we decided to work together to bring customer service into the Lake Havasu and Bullhead areas.

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Column | My war on shoelaces marches into 2018

Will 2018 be the year when I finally stomp out my footwear malfunctions?

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Column | New Year’s absolution from resolutions

I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions.

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Column | News Certain to Occur in 2018

Journalists love yearend recaps, but summarizing the odyssey that was 2017 might better be left to late-night comedians.

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Column | Why do GOP leaders surrender the agenda to the left?

Until this week it had appeared the long-term effects of the Trump administration would be fleeting at best.

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Column | The White House shoots for the moon

Earlier this month, President Donald J. Trump signed a space policy directive to “restore American leadership in space.”

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Column | Censorship at the CDC and beyond

The words we choose are always important – especially when it comes to crafting government policy.

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Column: Did the Pentagon act alone in employing UFO hunters?

When I was in sixth grade, my impassioned 4-H speech about the possibility of extraterrestrial visitors didn’t even merit an Honorable Mention (my fifth-grade speech about our thumb-sucking cat had taken me all the way to the county level!); so I can empathize with those military intelligence officials who are being ridiculed for the existence of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification program.

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Column: Schumer, Pelosi back surrender on DACA - for now

After saber-rattling for weeks that they would shut down the federal government unless the 790,000 "dreamers" under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACAs) program were granted amnesty, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi quietly withdrew their threat.

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Column | Christmas traditions are the best, eh

It was the week before Christmas, and my daughter, her hair tied up snugly in a bun, plops herself down in the front seat of my car.

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Column | A Christmas dream inspired by Irving and Bing that brings great things together

I dream of “White Christmas” this year.

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Column | A triple victory for the American people

With his signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, President Trump will achieve three signature legislative victories for the American people: cutting taxes, repealing the Obamacare mandate, and boosting American energy production.

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Column | Does yes ever mean yes?

Over the weekend, Jessica Bennett, gender editor of The New York Times – yes, that’s a real title – wrote a piece titled “When Saying ‘Yes’ Is Easier Than Saying ‘No’.”

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Column | Christmas Crackers

During the Christmas season each year, my family takes a traditional road trip to Santa Land right off Interstate 20 near the East Texas city of Lindale.

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Community View | Fill your heart this holiday season with calls to friends and family

I am a former Kingman resident and this is a departure from guns and politics.

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Column | Americans back to work, but at lousy jobs

Continuing the recent upward labor market trend, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that last month’s payrolls rose by a seasonally adjusted 228,000, beating Wall Street’s 200,000 prediction.

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Community View | Fighting off the demon of isolation, depression

Experts say that this time of year can be overwhelmingly depressing. Depression, in turn, can lead to suicide.

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Column | Alabama Stupidity

Democrats can dream all they want.

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Column | Too much democracy is like too much honey

It was one of the hardest lessons I ever learned.

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Column | How to deal with bullies

This week, America found a new cause to rally around: Keaton Jones.

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Column | States, not the Feds, should regulate gaming

The 10th Amendment to the Constitution is perhaps the most important of James Madison’s many contributions to the nation’s founding documents.

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Column | California wildfires, horses and celebrities

News reports about California wildfires often seem to focus on horses, celebrities and schadenfreude.

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Column | Two horrible actions that happened to Republicans

President Trump won the election as a populist