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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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Column | The higher tech gets, the ruder we get

The magazine cites research, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, that finds technology-enabled anonymity and “a lack of eye contact” are chief contributors to our growing incivility.

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Column | Pre-mourning boosts life before death

A grateful nation mourns John McCain now, but was able to reach out before his death through social media and salute him.

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Guest Column | Balance sheet of the forever war

“It is time for this war in Afghanistan to end,” said Gen. John Nicholson in Kabul on his retirement Sunday after a fourth tour of duty and 31 months as commander of U.S. and NATO forces.

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Column | My life’s journey with John McCain

From my earliest memories in life, I was surrounded by politics and politicians. My dad entered the political arena when I was 2 years old, and I have a lifetime of stories as a result. I’ve had the good fortune to meet many important politicians, including President Ronald Reagan, but it was John McCain who had the biggest political impact of my life.

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Column | A cancer on the papacy?

This summer, the sex scandal that has bedeviled the Catholic Church went critical. First came the stunning revelation that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington and friend to presidents, had for decades been a predator-priest who preyed on seminarians and abused altar boys, and whose depravity was widely known and covered up.

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Column | Labor Day is no celebration for struggling Americans

Despite employers’ insistence that they’re fully dependent on foreign labor and that their businesses will fail without imported workers, another less savory reason motivates many to use visa workers – cheap labor.

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Column | Labor Day gets no respect

It’s a calendaric conundrum. To celebrate what it is we do for a living by taking the day off.

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Column | Trump is right to end Obama’s fuel economy scheme

Obama’s astonishing takeover of the automobile industry was accomplished through a process even more corrupt than his takeover of the health care sector.While both involved backroom deals, the auto takeover was sealed in a backroom from which both the American people and our elected officials were completely shut out.

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Column | ​Purging the Church’s Predatory Priests

Am I the only Catholic who thinks the church needs to consider getting rid of the old guard – all the way up to the Pope? That may be the only way to finally purge the predatory priests who have been allowed to exist within the bowels of the Catholic Church for so long.

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Column | A victim’s guide to swimming pool ownership

In the scorching summer weather, which lasts roughly from Easter to Thanksgiving in East Texas, if you want to avoid morphing into an extra-greasy (and slightly hairy) strip of bacon, escaping the heat and humidity is a necessity.

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Guest Column | What nonreligious people get wrong about religious people

With the media furiously obsessed over the supposed imminent end of the Trump presidency (spoiler alert: nope), the new conversation among the elite concerns the supposed evils of Vice President Mike Pence.

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Column | Ahab Mueller continues to chase President Trump

I frankly don’t know how President Trump gets anything accomplished in the White House.

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Column | School lunch bell signals another round in fight

The government got into the school nutrition business during the Depression. FDR saw an opportunity to feed kids while winning the favor of farmers by buying their food with government money.

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Column | The hypocrisy of #MeToo and female solidarity

The first case of what I call “#MeTwoFaced”is Asia Argento, the Italian actress most recently known as the girlfriend of Anthony Bourdain.

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Column | Do Democrats want an impeachment fight?

Tuesday, Trump’s ex-lawyer, staring at five years in prison, plead guilty to a campaign violation that may not even be a crime.

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Column | ‘Wrecked’: Abuse survivors on their connection to church

Dougherty, who lives about 90 minutes west of Pittsburgh, was among the more than 1,000 victims who suffered unspeakable suffering at the hands of more than 300 priests across Pennsylvania, with the oldest incidents dating to the 1940s.