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Local Columns

Labor Day – an occasion to honor American workers

It is time once again to celebrate Labor Day. It is a bittersweet holiday, signaling the end of summer with the shorter, cooler days of fall lurking just around the corner. It gives us one more reason to fire up the grill and gather family and friends close before the school buses hit the road ...

When the Constitution fails us

I have been writing for years asking if we still have the U.S. Constitution. That issue has come into sharper focus in the past 18 months as mayors and governors have created dictatorial powers and exercised those powers to interfere with personal autonomy in America. They have done this in ...

Local control, not statewide mandates should guide COVID management

Since March 2020, we have learned a lot about COVID-19 and what makes sense in combatting it, controlling its spread, and implementing public health strategies. One of the things that we know for a fact, does not make sense, is statewide public health mandates that combat a dynamic virus that ...

The clock is ticking on fixing America’s election system

This column is not about relitigating the 2020 election. President Joe Biden is the duly certified U.S. president. Period. Now, let’s talk about the mess in which we find our election system. Let’s talk about voter fraud. It does exist; claims to the contrary are incorrect. And ...

In Afghanistan, worst is yet to come

Say what you will about President Joe Biden, he has stuck to his guns on ending America’s 20-year involvement in Afghanistan’s forever war. His decision not to delay our departure after Aug. 31 was fortified by hard intel that the terrorist ISIS-K was preparing attacks at Kabul airport. ...

Looking for monsters to slay

The debacle of the nearly 20-year American occupation of Afghanistan continues to unfold. This disaster began when President George W. Bush — stung deeply by the intelligence that he failed to heed, thus enabling the attacks of 9/11 to take place unimpeded — convinced the American people ...