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All prosecutors have what’s known as prosecutorial discretion. This gives them the power to decide whether or not to charge an individual for a crime, and which crime to charge them with. As … more
At the end of his call with President Joe Biden on Christmas Eve, Jared Schmeck, a 35-year-old father of four from Oregon, ended his call with “Let’s go, Brandon,” a phrase that has … more
A Massachusetts college recently issued a ‘stay at home directive’ for students living on campus. This order runs from Jan. 3-17 to combat the new omicron variant of the … more
Francis B. Church, editor of the New York Sun in 1897, printed his reply to a little girl’s question, “Is there a Santa Claus?” And “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa … more
Some may recognize the headline, “Believe in something bigger than yourself.” I am borrowing it — stole it — from the cover of the Dec. 15 issue of People magazine. From a … more
For more than 20 years, I have had the pleasure of photographing kids, from newborn to 90-years-old, sitting on the lap of the ‘jolly old elf’ for the newspaper.  We know him in … more
Many in the Democrat party are enraged after Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty — by reason of self-defense — last week by a jury of his peers. They believe there was no justice, that … more
We all remember the same story we were told as a young child about Thanksgiving — in a nutshell; the Pilgrims invited the Indians over for a big feast to thank them for teaching them how to … more
A truth stands the test of time. That is how you know it is a truth. A truth cannot change. If it did, it would have been proven to be false. Just over 60 years ago, the column below appeared on … more
A  recurring theme in western movies as I grew up was the ‘hired gun.’ Perhaps one of the best was the classic movie The Magnificent Seven — appraised as one of the greatest … more
Contrary to popular opinion, candy manufactures did not invent Halloween. That’s not to say, like any good business, they don’t take advantage of a good opportunity. Halloween began in … more
The United States of America is a country of laws. Integrity in our justice system is what holds us together. In theory, no one is above the law.  Unfortunately, that is not always the case. … more
Millennials — those currently aged 18 to 34 —are now becoming parents. These young adults have waited longer to have children than any other generation.  According to the National … more
A choreographer is a person who composes the sequence of steps and moves for a performance. This is usually done for figure skaters, ballet, or any staged dance routine. This was the case for my … more
Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam, working with scores of civil rights groups, organized what was known as the “Million Man March” 26 years ago on Oct. 16, 1995. Held on and around … more
Let’s get this out in the open. I am not, nor have I ever been a gambler. I can count on one hand the number of times I have purchased a lottery ticket in my lifetime. I consider the lottery … more
A  year ago, before being elected President, Joe Biden was skeptical of a vaccine for COVID-19. In a September 2020 interview, Biden suggested a vaccine would be unsafe because then-President … more
The date was Saturday, Sept. 9, 1978. I was a freshman at the University of Missouri in Columbia playing a round of golf for my dormitory on the University’s course as part of an intramural … more
Many days have been important to history in my 60 plus years of life on this earth. I have no recollection of a large number of these.  On Nov. 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed … more
President Joe Biden’s poll numbers plunged to a dismal 41 percent approval, 55 percent disapproval in a recent national poll. This was before an ISIS-K terrorist bomber killed an estimated 70 … more
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