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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
It’s time to cut and save at all levels of government. The reason: the economy may be slowing. A Feb. 3 report by the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office found, “December and January income tax collections came in modestly short … more
During his State of the State Address last week, Gov. Bentley laid out his four-year plan, which included spending up to $800 million to build four new super prisons. The next day, the governor announced that he wants to transfer $181 million out … more
Family Christmas traditions are treasures beyond measure. Some of my fondest memories are of Christmas. The aroma of hot chocolate steeping on the stove and pecan pies baking in my mama’s oven on cold December mornings told me that it was … more
Illogically, the words of a song have been lodged in my mind the past few days: “Imagine there’s no countries / It isn’t hard to do / nothing to kill or die for / And no religion too / Imagine all the people / Living life in peace … more
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