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How about if we call this halftime of the primary season? True, more than 30 states have held primaries and caucuses, but the schedulers have mercifully built in a two-week break between Wisconsin and New York. The only exception is Wyoming’s … more
There was a sweet gum tree in our backyard that was small when we built our house in 1983. Through the years, it provided shade from the brutal heat of summer and speckled leaves in autumn that ranged in color from butterscotch to the color of the … more
I don’t dream very often of people who have died, but my grandfather is the exception to the rule. As much as I miss him, the dreams are never sad ones. In most cases we’re out on the Warrior River, fishing from a small boat. That image is … more
Not again. Even on Easter, innocent people were slaughtered by terrorists. At least 72 people were killed and 300 wounded in Sunday’s attack aimed at Christians gathered for Easter at a park in the Pakistani city of Lahore. “The park was … more
I was greatly disappointed in the decision of the Eagle to run the editorial from the St. Louis Post Dispatch pertaining to Justice Scalia. You have the right to publish anything you like – but I would hope you would strive to avoid publishing that which is misleading, if not downright untrue. There is much to say on this column, but let us focus on the description of Mr. Scalia: more
Did you know that seven out of 10 children under the age of 17 are exposed to advertisements for e-cigarettes? According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in 2014 more than 18 million middle and high school aged children in the United … more
Funny, how words change. When I was growing up, “hack” was the first part of a hacksaw, what you did with an ax to a tree or else a derogatory term for someone who didn’t do his/her work well. How “hack” came to mean a technological … more
Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: The Gadsden Times on tornado season in Alabama: Alabama hasn’t reached triple digits in tornadoes since the hellish year of 2011. (April 27 of that year gained permanent bold print status in the … more
Despite the colloquialization of the holiday to Presidents Day, today officially remains Washington’s Birthday. Thanks to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, however, the day we honor the father of his country and first president will never actually … more
You probably remember the virulent plague of Bush Derangement Syndrome, which debilitated parts of America in the early 2000s. The illness was discovered and named by a most eminent former psychiatrist named Dr. Charles Krauthammer. He described it … more
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