Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
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The outrage driving protesters into America’s streets runs many layers deep. At the top is the death of George Floyd and the horrible persistence of police brutality. The latest jobs report reflects another: the disproportional damage that the coronavirus pandemic is inflicting on people of color.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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When a Wall Street Journal editorial warned this week against any precipitous U.S. withdrawal that might imperil our gains in Afghanistan, an exasperated President Trump shot back:

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They don’t know what they are doing. That’s what President Barack Obama said about U.S. leaders in charge of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. He was giving online speeches at commencement events around the country with discomforting rhetoric, but was nicer than usual. He mentioned no names.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
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Life brings lots of both easy and tough decisions and choices. Some decisions are very easy to make and can be made without much thought, while other decisions require lots of thought, examination and questioning.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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One of my favorite quotes is: Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you. How true! And sense that’s the case, from this point forward, I am asking everyone to try their very best at doing unto others, as you would have them do unto you.

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Inequality — that’s the foremost issue for so-called progressives these days, and here is what it means in their compassionate souls: not inequality under the law, which would be abhorrent in a just society, but inequality of income. Somehow they seem to think that some people having more mo…

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
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I was almost 14 years old on April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day. I spent the day picking up trash at my junior high school, along with other young people.

Monday, April 20, 2020
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With the state of our economy, the tornado recovery and COVID-19, there is no better time than now to support your local businesses and your fellow Wilsonians. I know many of our businesses aren’t open as a result of this horrible virus, but if you can support those that are open, partially …

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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Sen. Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign for the presidency, but not his campaign for socialism, and I do mean socialism. It’s often said that, by any true definition of the term, he falls way short. In fact, if you check out his policy proposals, he’s there, definitely there, and we s…

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Throughout history and across the globe, most masks have served to disguise, cloak or alter identity, whether in the special circumstances of ritual and theater, the perpetuation of crimes or the veiling of women. Medical masks, by contrast, are meant not to hide but to protect. They maintai…

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With the COVID-19 virus and the use of rubber gloves, tissues and mask, I have noticed lots and lots of these used items being discarded and littered along our roadsides, in people’s front yards, along walkways, sidewalks and in the parking lots of many businesses. This made me once again as…

Wednesday, April 08, 2020
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A little less than two months ago, the U.S. State Department made a curious announcement that suggests President Trump’s “America First” administration put “China First” at a critical moment during the burgeoning Wuhan pandemic.

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If we weren’t in the middle of a pandemic, Joe Biden almost certainly would be winning Democratic primaries and locking up the nomination about now — coasting from one victory speech to another, basking in the cheers of his supporters and wall-to-wall media coverage.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020
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As I hunker down in my house, protected from COVID-19, I know that there are those without homes who expose themselves to coronavirus everyday.

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For more than 20 years, in my former role as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s emergency response team, I have worked on several natural and man-made disasters.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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Resilient societies are able to bounce back from disruptions. The capacity to rebuild physical infrastructure is, of course, important after calamity strikes. But resilience also requires shoring up social infrastructure, the ties that bind us together.

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With all that we are going through in our county and world right now I am most hopeful this message may be helpful in some small way. As we all know how we handle tough and difficult times and the setbacks we face in life can mean the difference between success and failure and happiness and …