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July 31, 2010

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MUST RESOLVE THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION PROBLEM The continual divisive debate over illegal immigration has consumed national attention for years. But it rarely focuses for very long on the central problem of over 10 million people living here without legal status or means to obtain citizenship. There are two principles governing the granting of citizenship. The […]

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July 29, 2010

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THERE IS NEVER A FREE LUNCH Today the  Republican argument about taxes boils down to two principles, and both are misguided. First, people believe taxes can be reduced, but they should never be allowed to be raised. Second, whatever the level, taxes are too high. Think back to the beginning of the Bush administration tax […]

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July 24, 2010

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KEEP YOUR HEAD UP THROUGHOUT LIFE Mother used to say, “Charles, throw your shoulders back, walk tall and with your head up.” Something has happened to people since my younger days in Fair Play, Missouri. “Heads up” is the first command I heard from my baseball and basketball coaches. And when an errant baseball was […]

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July 21, 2010

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GROWING DEFICITS WILL DESTROY AMERICA Republicans and Democrats realize that our federal debt and budget is on a run away track to destruction. The present track the federal government is following “will destroy the country from within,” Eskine Bowles, former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, and former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson, said recently. […]

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July 17, 2010

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RACISM BREWS BAD TEA LEAVES There are those who say you are a racist when you point out racism in America. This is where America is today as most of us are color blind. We do not acknowledge that there are those who do not share the late Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream. This came […]

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July 12, 2010

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SOCCER RANKS NUMBER  ONE IN THE WORLD Every four years for just one month, the world’s number one sport of soccer completely flattens the earth as 32 teams compete on the pitch for the World Cup trophy. While the Olympic  Games bring together much of the world in competition, and individuals can make their mark […]

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July 5, 2010

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HELPING HOMELESS CHILDREN AND VETERANS The Obama administration has set an ambitious goal to end homelessness within the next decade. This plan will take a major commitment to make it a reality. The plan is called “Opening Doors.” It calls for helping the most vulnerable homeless populations including children, veterans and families by providing rent […]