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  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 11:17 AM
    IT HAS BEEN said a giving heart will never die. This is appropriate to mention this week because it is National Organ/Tissue Donor Awareness Week. More than 123,000 people in the United States are currently on a transplant waiting list. Twenty-one people die every day waiting for organ transplants.
    Last year, more than
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:48 AM
    THE POLITICAL SYSTEM in Washington is broken and if cooler heads don’t step forward pretty soon, we could see our government fall into a constitutional crisis, according to Paul LePage, the controversial, straight-talking Republican governor of Maine.
    Whether we’re talking about
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017 11:30 AM
    THE U.S. IMMIGRATION policy should state that America is a compassionate nation and that we understand the difference between keeping America safe and making America great. Americans should not feel guilty because we want what some refer to as selective immigration.
    What’s wrong with wanting to secure our borders? With secure borders we can
  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:13 AM
    WHEN WINSTON CHURCHILL said “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing, after they’ve tried everything else,” he didn’t anticipate the partisan battle over a troubled healthcare system. There might not be an amicable solution as long as a polarized America isn’t interested in reaching a consensus.
    We seem to be
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 11:15 AM
    NUMEROUS SURVEYS HAVE shown that a majority of Americans believe the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly called Obamacare, is faltering and is in serious trouble. Compounding the problem is the contention that President Donald Trump and the Republicans have no realistic replacement alternative.
    As the debate rages, we realize 
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:20 AM
    I NEVER THOUGHT about it before, but apparently a few oversensitive people are offended by the fact most virtual assistants have female names and voices such as Siri, Cortana and Alexa.
    There are
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:04 AM
    JOHN F. KENNEDY once said “Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”
    As thoughtful people, we
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:54 AM
    WHEN WILL ALL the discontented American people, Republicans and Democrats, finally accept the fact we are all travelers on this train to the future and no matter who is president or which party has control of Congress we’re in this together.
    It will be a rough and bumpy ride if we don’t find a way to 
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:31 AM
    ONE OF THE really hot topics in Washington, D.C., these days is ethics. But like balanced budgets and common sense, it’s a subject that not many people in the District of Columbia know much about.
    If the golden rule was introduced in Congress, the Republicans in the House would
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:01 AM
    LET’S HAVE A discussion about something we can all agree on: tax reform. That’s a topic ideal for bipartisan harmony and I’m sure we can reach a consensus on what will be fair for everyone.
    President Donald Trump has promised 
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:47 AM
    IT HAS BEEN said if you expect perfection from people, your whole life will be a series of disappointments, grumblings and complaints. Be kind. Remember everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
    If, on the contrary, you pitch your expectations low, taking folks as the inefficient creatures which they are, you are
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017 12:03 PM
    DO YOU THINK a diverse group of Americans could agree on one or two ideals if it searched for a unifying common principle? I’m afraid the answer is no. For millions of people to find solidarity on even one topic seems to be nearly impossible.
    This week, I want to give kudos
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:11 AM
    IT’S HARD TO dispute the fact that America is a deeply-divided nation with a broken government. Like it or not, Donald Trump became our 45th president Jan. 20, with a pledge to shake up the status quo and do all he can to fix the problems encumbering us.
    Yet, millions of his detractors say he is not my president and contend
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017 12:16 PM
    FOR PRESIDENT DONALD Trump and Republican Party leaders on Capitol Hill, could there be a more divisive can of worms to open than to start a new administration with a contentious plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?
    Wouldn’t it be more reasonable and unifying for all concerned if the two battling sides agreed to keep the good parts and work to fix the problem areas? Keep in mind, facts and projections are usually debatable.


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