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Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles on the Columbine High School Tragedy. I woke to the sound of the entry hall door slamming. My daughter, Leigh, was going to school; that day, of all days, she didn’t wake me to say goodbye. Her sister had graduated from Columbine High School […]

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OBAMA’S STRATEGY

By Ed Silverman, in Current Events

From President Obama’s opening remarks in his nationwide “ISlL” strategy speech: “Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not “Islamic.” No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.” Huh? Excuse me, Mr. President, there you go again being politically correct. TO use a quaint old […]

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Hits or Myths

By Herbert Rogoff, in Arts

In this article, I’ve chosen to depart from my usual theme–the arts. I am presenting this piece to you in two, unrelated parts. Neither one is earth-shaking, but since they deal with practices that have been established in our lives, I feel it is worth sharing some of my thoughts about them with you. The […]

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LEADERSHIP IN THE U.S.

By J.D. Zumwalt, in National, Opinion

There is so much to write about involving the complete incompetence of our national leadership. It is hard to know where to start, but today I think I will begin with our Secretary of State John Kerry since I just listened to his speech from Iraq. This was a speech written not for the people […]

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In a story posted on this site May 2, 2013, Putting the Boston Marathon Massacre in Perspective, I quoted from a powerful Op Ed piece in the NY Post by Qanta Ahmed, M.D., FCCP, FAAS, licensed in both the U.S. and the United Kingdom. This British born Muslim woman and author of the acclaimed book, […]

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Author’s note: In a recent column, Brian Deaton (The Pilot, August 31, 2014: http://bit.ly/1BbUGeD) put forth social and economic principles that he believes serve as a foundation for the policies of the Democratic Party. It is not my intention to contrast neither party platforms nor foundational economics, but rather to offer some additional food for […]

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Max Steiner was the legendary film composer responsible for writing the music for hundreds of classic motion pictures, including “Gone with the Wind.” Learn about a new book on Steiner’s score for “Casablanca” through my new video review and Mark! My Words on Books. # # # # Biographical Sketch: Please click on My Name, […]

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Please Stop Helping Us by Jason L. Riley has the sub-title “How Liberals make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed.” For anyone who has doubted the effectiveness of Government programs implemented to assist underprivileged blacks, this book is a refreshing approach by a black author who refuses to blame every black problem on racism. The […]

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