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An apple has long been a symbol of education; think of the familiar tradition of children bringing apples to their teachers. According to Smithsonian magazine, families in the frontier days were often responsible for housing and feeding frontier teachers, and supposedly during the Great Depr… Read more

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A video circulating on YouTube shows President Donald Trump speaking at the United Nations to the General Assembly. In his speech he warns European countries, Germany especially, about their overdependence on oil and natural gas from Russia. The video shows the German delegation laughing at … Read more

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Executing a valid search warrant, FBI agents arrived in the morning to search the office. The word "unprecedented" was on everyone's lips. They seized business records, computers and other documents related to possible crimes. An enraged Donald Trump denounced the FBI and the Justice Departm… Read more

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Never in the history of the Senate have so many men and women hugged on the floor. Centrist Sen. Joe Manchin was in the middle of it all: Democrats delivering a record win. Read more

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For decades, conservative politicians had a free ride on the abortion issue. They could tell their "pro-life" base that they were doing all they could to ban the procedure -- while not scaring the pro-choice majority. As long as Roe v. Wade protected the right to an abortion, the talk about … Read more

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Like most of us who are in the twilight of our years there comes a realization that life on Earth is finite. As Benjamin Franklin stated only two things are certain — death and taxes. This year we visited France, and the highlight of the trip were the hours we spent on the beaches of Normand… Read more

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I attended along with about 60 others a protest on Court Square addressing our country’s dismal record combating global warming. There were signs, speeches, and the Climate Emergency Choir singing songs like Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” with the lyrics shifted from Guthrie’s comm… Read more

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Today, I want to talk about Kansas. Not about its corn as high as an elephant's eye, nor about Dorothy and Toto trying to find their way home, but about Kansas as the geographic and Republican center of America, Kansas as the vintage Norman Rockwell core of America, Kansas as what the Republ… Read more

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As the first and third largest industries in Virginia, the agriculture and forestry sectors comprise valuable economic resources for our statewide and international economic landscape. Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s approved budget provides an increase in funding for Virginia agricultural and forestr… Read more

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About 25 years ago I went through a difficult time when I was in between jobs. I did everything I knew to do — talk to my network, connect with acquaintances, conduct informational interviews, reach out to new contacts, attend job fairs, answer job advertisements, write thank you notes, and … Read more

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George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist and bete noir of conservatives, has written a column for The Wall Street Journal, defending his donations to liberal prosecutors who are releasing criminals on low or no bail, resulting in their frequent commission of new crimes. Read more

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The mystery of the current state of the U.S. economy is how its GDP can decline for two consecutive quarters while employment rose at the same time, which happened for the first two quarters of 2022. This last happened in 1947, in both cases the driving factor a deceleration of growing inven… Read more

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