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SAY WHAT?!?!?

By Bob Gibson, in National, Opinion

One certainty in our little world is the element of change. No, not that change of a dollar that you might need, but the change in the weather, how you do your job, the way you take your coffee, and, yes, HOW you communicate! Words say a lot about us, whether verbally or in writing, […]

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pres·ti·dig·i·ta·tion: 1. Performance of or skill in performing magic or conjuring tricks with the hands; sleight of hand. 2. Skill or cleverness, especially in deceiving others. AS a young man, I was fascinated by the skills of some of the great magicians who were able to trick their audience by employing the art of misdirection. […]

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The dreamers sit in a little circle surrounded by the hind-sighters and conflict over future growth policy. Wealth creators are encircled by the consumers; many of whom label producers as rich fat cats that require regulation. There are more consumers and, in a democracy, each one impacts things with his vote. Individual reason versus self-interest […]

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“Thnowflake”

By Herbert Rogoff, in Arts

Dogs were not popular pets around my parents’ household. Cats were, and with great acclaim. Every cat that we owned (actually, we had only two) did his/her job quite efficiently. The feline’s presence made sure that the rodents that used to run freely throughout our three-story tenement would not dare to move into our unit. […]

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Cy Walter was the undisputed master of what used to be described as “cocktail piano” or “society piano.” Walter preferred to be called an interpreter of show tunes. Learn how a musician from Minnesota became the toast of Broadway and a legend in an age of elegant night life and the Great American Songbook when […]

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Donald J. Trump is “beholden” to no one. Never has been. At least, that’s his story, and he’s sticking to it. Further, it’s obvious that Trump is not a good old boy being guided by the arm of the Grand Old Party. He succeeds because he is going where no politician has gone before – […]

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When you learn that American military personnel come under fire overseas and pay the ultimate price, it’s bad enough, but you figure in a war zone, it goes with the job. When they become the target of gunfire at two military installations in Chattanooga you’re left asking that same question associated with all senseless shooting […]

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Strategic Failure is the latest book by well-known military historian Mark Moyar. The book’s subtitle clearly identifies the author’s premise and principal theme: “How President Obama’s Drone Warfare, Defense Cuts, and Military Amateurism Have Imperiled America.” Dr. Moyar is a scholar of US military history, especially regarding the Vietnam War. His impressive credentials include a […]

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