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Unhealthy acts

Is there anyone who can point to the “Affordable Care Act” (aka Obamacare) and credibly claim it is accomplishing the goals set for it seven years ago?

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Trump as Caesar: Irresponsible, Nasty, Fun

Lend me your ears. You'll be glad. Today’s subject is the controversial production of “Julius Caesar” in which a Donald Trump-like figure gets assassinated. Given today’s angry political climate, the costuming showed poor taste at the very least. Delta Air Lines and Bank of America withdrew their sponsorship, and who could blame them?

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Jared’s job not so cushy

You know how most sons-in-law try to ingratiate themselves with the wife’s parents by helping with a weekend project? A good son-in-law will cheerily agree to help lay sod in the back yard or assemble the new gas grill. Sometimes, it’s as simple as a quick run to the hardware store for leaf bags or offering to spruce up the Winnebago in preparation for “Mom” and “Dad’s” annual trek to Lake WeWouldn’tWannaBU.

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Trump rates close to zero on ‘War' against opioids

Police near Daytona Beach, Florida, recently came upon an SUV with the motor running and three little kids in the back. The parents were dead in front from a fentanyl overdose. The city of East Liverpool, Ohio, posted a shocking photograph of another dead overdosed couple, heads back and mouths open from a heroin overdose, a 4-year-old strapped in back. As its Facebook page explained, “It is time that the non drug using public sees what we are now dealing with on a daily basis.”

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On Father’s Day, pull out the comics

Many children bond with their fathers during camping trips or sporting events, but I bonded with my father over the reading of stories. Throughout my childhood, my father read aloud to my siblings and me. In addition to reading books aloud, he regularly read the Sunday comics to us. Every Sunday morning, before our mother got up, one of us would hand Dad the comics section from our paper, and he would start reading.

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The religious left’s Second Coming

The religious left feels left out. According to an article in The New York Times, liberal clergy feel excluded from the political arena and blame the religious right for occupying what they once believed was their exclusive territory. They are, according to the story’s headline, “seeking to break right’s grip on nation’s moral agenda.”

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Rewriting American History

George Orwell said, “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” In the former USSR, censorship, rewriting of history and eliminating undesirable people became part of Soviets’ effort to ensure that the correct ideological and political spin was put on their history. Deviation from official propaganda was punished by confinement in labor camps and execution.

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Trump will show us way to clean energy, more jobs

Recently, President Trump announced that the United States will no longer be party to the Paris Accord, an agreement entered into by the Obama administration. During his address in the Rose Garden, the president laid out a convincing case detailing how this rather one-sided agreement is not in the best long-term economic interest of the United States.

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Comey was unabashed, but pay attention to what he didn’t say

What do you do if you’ve just been fired as director of the FBI, the administration has chosen to “defame” you with “lies plain and simple,” and you believe the president of the United States may be trying to obstruct justice? You leak bombshell information to the media in hopes of forcing the appointment of a special counsel. It might work.

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Democrats’ hoodwinking of blacks

Ask any black person which political party has been black people’s political ally. With near unanimity, blacks would answer the Democratic Party. Asked which political party has been hostile to blacks, they’d say the Republican Party with similar unanimity. For better answers, check out Prager University’s five-minute clip “The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party,” by Carol Swain, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University (http://tinyurl.com/kq3gxuw).

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