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October 28, 2010

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CONGRESS MUST END GRIDLOCK What’s not yet known is whether Democrats can maintain their hold over the U.S. House and Senate for the next two years, but polls leading into Tuesday’s midterm election certainly suggest change is coming. And that could be a good thing for the nation, if the two parties can somehow avoid […]

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October 23, 2010

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TEA PARTY CONTRADICTIONS Midterm elections are less than two weeks away, and the 2010 election cycle will be defined by a surprising presence and a remarkable absence. The presence, of course, is the tea party movement, and what’s absent are the social issues so bitterly dividing the electorate in recent campaigns. The tea party has […]

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October 15, 2010

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LEAVE GRANNY’S ENTITLEMENTS ALONE With about two weeks to go before Election Day, we can’t be certain who will emerge with control of Congress. We can be certain though about what will happen to the Republican Party if it wins and what it will do with its power: make up with Granny. There has been […]

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October 8, 2010

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BIKERS, DRIVERS NEED COMMON SENSE No one seems to mention the obvious about bicycles on trails and vehicles on roads and highways. You wouldn’t cross the street without looking. You wouldn’t let your children just wander into the oncoming traffic. My late Uncle Bill Fleer was driving an ambulance in Springfield, Missouri when two children […]

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October 1, 2010

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PLEDGE TO AMERICAN FAILS YOUTH After all the fanfare and hoopla about the GOP’s Pledge to America, one aspect that should not be overlooked is their promise to “repeal” the recently enacted health care reform. This one element of the Pledge will have devastating impact on millions of children, families and young adults who are […]