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To The Editor: I would like to voice my support for the Transportation Modernization Act of 2023. We have a serious problem statewide that we have let get out of control for far too long. I would like to explain the magnitude of this problem and why I believe this legislation is direly needed. more
The most recent Real Clear Politics polling average finds nearly two-thirds of all Americans think the country is on the wrong track. Real wages are down for 22 straight months, inflation has people worried about the security of their economy, and we are, to recall the words of Jimmy Carter, suffering through a period of malaise. more
The hits just keep on coming. Every time I write a column about misspelled words, the floodgates open. So sit for a spell, and enjoy more Facebook flubs, goofy signs, and spell check blunders. more
Historically, the federal government had limited involvement in Public Education. That changed in 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) into law. more
Don Zimmer had quite a baseball career. more
As chairman of the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway I am frequently asked about various aspects and ongoing projects of our linear park. Let’s take this opportunity to get a few updates on some ongoing projects (in no particular order) … more
“The worst thing,” I told my mother, “was when you made us eat venison sausages for lunch. That sausage lasted forever!” more
Who needs forensics and gunfire? My wife and I have been catching up on episodes of “The Mysteries of Laura” the 2014-2016 NBC series starring Debra Messing. Forget murders and chases. … more
The problem with young people today is no one teaches them history. more
All my father ever wanted as a young man was to marry my mother and start a family — plans that were interrupted when he was drafted into the Army during the Korean conflict. more
I often write on how America has changed in my lifetime. Someday I will focus on the ways it has changed for the better. more
I’m sure that regular readers of this column think all I ever talk about, write about, ruminate on and care about is abortion. more
Utah’s Great Salt Lake could disappear within the next five years. more
Our most beloved federal agency has delayed until next year a new income-reporting law it has carefully designed to squeeze the last drops of tax revenue out of many of us. The new IRS rule is … more
It’s tough to decide what’s more odious: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ racist, authoritarian, and nakedly political power play rejecting an Advanced Placement course on African American studies, or the College Board’s cowardly decision to revise the course in the face of this thuggish criticism. more
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