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The relentless airbag recall notices concerning my mother’s old truck have progressed from a mailbox-clogging nuisance to a grim reminder that our unresponsiveness has felled more trees than Paul Bunyan in his prime.

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The Lie of the Easy Access Phone Card, is my next tale of misadventure. This one is a twofer. It happened not once, but twice. First, it was in the very same German destination as the Baden Baden ham experience from Memories of Travel.

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In late March 2020, two of the federal government’s top health experts, Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx, delivered a stark assessment about the potential for catastrophic loss of life in the U.S. from COVID-19. Even with lockdowns and social distancing, they warned during a public briefi…

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Along with uplifting news stories about the COVID-19 variants, former President Trump’s second impeachment trial, and Tom Brady’s unmitigated gall to continue winning Super Bowls that include terrible halftime entertainment, we’ve also been learning about new victims of the so-called “cancel…

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Most COVID-19 cases have had mild symptoms and despite an average mortality rate north of 75 years and a 99.6% survival level, vaccination is a must. The virus’ ability to infect political tyrants more concerned with their “great reset” than Constitutional rights continues to metastasize.

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Why is the U.S. government building a space rocket? In particular, why is it building a space rocket that has cost nearly $20 billion and counting, is years behind schedule, relies on outdated technology, suffers by comparison to private-sector alternatives, and has little justification to b…

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The world is entering an exciting new Space Age. Where once the superpowers competed in a space race to the moon, today commercial companies like SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin are finding new business models to finally realize the economic value of space.

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Yes, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since February 20, 1971 – but it’s still hard to believe that Granny Tyree (my father’s mother) has been gone for 50 years.

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But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. - 1 Corinthians 15:10

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It’s February. It’s cold. To fend off the winter blahs, I dream of one day retiring to a warm beach, where I’ll stand in the surf, sipping beverages from glasses with little umbrellas in them.

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William Shakespeare’s “now is the winter of our discontent,” seems somehow appropriate today as I feel a smidgen trapped inside an igloo. From in here to out there I see ice, snow, and restriction.

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Researchers estimate that about four out of five COVID-19 patients suffer a partial or total loss of smell, a condition known as anosmia. Many have no other symptoms. And no, it’s got nothing to do with stuffy noses; it’s all about the havoc the coronavirus wreaks on our nervous systems.

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Over the four years I led the Afghan war effort as supreme allied commander at NATO, I was lucky to have four superb generals working for me as the in-country commanders of the International Security Force, Afghanistan. Generals Stanley McChrystal, Dave Petraeus, John Allen (a classmate from…

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Just two days into the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, Rep. Jamie Raskin and the other House impeachment managers are doing what journalism has so far mainly failed to do: producing a factual, coherent and compelling account of the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.,…

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With the stroke of several souvenir pens that will likely end up on eBay, President Joe Biden recently enacted sweeping executive orders related to climate change – specifically aimed at saving the arctic tufted titmouse and encouraging the transition of all fuel-burning vehicles to Flintsto…

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Although the bar has been set remarkably low during some epochs (“Dearest, you’ve survived to produce seven more viable male heirs than my second wife”), society has always expected couples to use terms of endearment to grease the wheels of their relationships.

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President Joe Biden, looking around at how to deal with COVID-19’s assault on the economy, is pushing a program that would abet the assault. It would likely eliminate 1.3 million jobs over time, turn some full-time jobs into part-time jobs, raise prices for consumers, put some businesses out…

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Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat and D.C.’s delegate in the U.S. House, is on to something big!

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Over the last year most of us have spent more time at home than, well, ever.

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Imagine emerging from a life-saving medical procedure only to receive bills totaling $80,000 — despite having health insurance. Or, like Californian Tom Saputo, getting a surprise bill for $51,000 after being airlifted to a hospital for an emergency double-lung transplant. After insurance, h…

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Hank Aaron’s death last Friday brought forth a steady stream of highlights, respectful reflections and revelations about his baseball career. But one revelation was missing. We waited in vain to see a declarative sentence with just 10 words: Hank Aaron is major league baseball’s all-time hom…

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This last week there was a widespread call for unity, from certain political leaders in Washington, D.C. It seems a hollow call if the speaker and listener are not agreed on what their proposed unity is meant to accomplish.

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Election night 1988 had lasted almost ‘til sunrise. Now it was almost midnight on the night after – and Larry King was about to have his greatest, or at least most astonishing, on-air moment.

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These are invigorating days for the left. With the inauguration of Joe Biden as the country’s 46th chief executive and the recent sweep of two U. S. senate seats from Georgia, the Democrats are back in force armed with an extensive agenda.

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It was a thing of beauty: a light blue, shining sky, a magnificent hymn, a powerful benediction, poetry, patriotic music and a speech in which President Joseph Biden called first and foremost for national unity, mentioning along the way such things as love, liberty, honor and truth. Can he h…

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President Joe Biden has proposed a nationwide $15 minimum wage as part of his so-called “American Rescue Plan.” Talk about bad timing: Raising labor prices on businesses that are struggling to stay afloat is like throwing them a load of bricks instead of a life preserver.

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We’re already into a new year and what with the tradition of resolutions and all, I feel like I should perfunctorily make a change or two. A smidgen of guilt has set in that I haven’t already done so.

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America could use a hearty laugh right now, but laughter doesn’t come easily because too many Americans have lost their sense of humor.

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When Joe Biden is inaugurated Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States, he’ll face a nation torn by deep political and social divisions, and a coronavirus pandemic that has killed almost 400,000 Americans and hurt the economy.

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I knew a woman quite a few years ago who could associate a scene from almost any movie, to a biblical precept, at the blink of an eye. Since my acquaintance with her and this quirky use of metaphor, I’ve perceived many a life-lesson from the games I play on my phone.

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You might have seen the photo by now. Of all the disturbing images of Wednesday’s insurrection, this one lingers.

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My new puppy entered the world on Christmas and he’s already bringing incredible joy into my family – just as many dogs, cats and other bundles of joy are doing for millions during these unusual times.

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Have you heard the saying, “give me some credit, please,” and I don’t mean a new credit card or loan? Also, there’s the missive, “give credit where credit is due,” and this one may originate with payment of a kind. The payment I’m referring to is paying someone a compliment or a long overdue…

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As winter descends on the Great Lakes, the oldest and most historic structures on its shores face a season of peril. Lighthouses were built to withstand brutal ice, waves and wind, but current near-record water levels on the lakes threaten the long-term survival of majestic and historically …