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Do we absorb digital reading?

For more than 80 years, reading in print has been as natural for me as breathing. Someone writing about one of my books -- not e-books -- described me as a "voracious reader."

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It's time for term limits

Where do you stand on term limits for Congress? If you’re for them, as I am, welcome to mainstream America!

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Business Pulse: 7-27-14

Business Pulse: 7-27-14

I’m baaack. That’s right boys and girls, I’m back from my much-needed vacation and ready to bring you all the latest business news with a refreshed and rejuvenated outlook.

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Most powerful men in the world

Search the phrase "the most powerful man in the world" and what comes up are photos of grotesquely over-developed weightlifters; also Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin. Awfully ironic under present circumstances.

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What would Jesus say?

Conservatives are quick to embrace religious figures who agree with them on issues like abortion, same-sex marriage, and the right of business owners to deny contraception coverage to their employees.

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The things people watch on TV

There is a TV series about an entire town trapped under a giant, mysterious crystal-clear dome that appears out of the blue one day. The dome is impenetrable; no one can get in, no one can get out. Who made the dome? Aliens? God? A super-secret branch of the U.S. government? It's a mystery.

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Reflections on term limits

Last week, I covered six constitutional amendments that expanded the American electorate and our power to vote. This week, comes the saga of the Twenty-Second Amendment, which took away our right to elect a person to the office of president for more than two full terms.

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Business Pulse: 7-20-14

Business Pulse: 7-20-14

It’s that time of year again … when our head mouse, otherwise known as James P. Clark, is away. I’m not so sure we mice have been playing this time as we seem to have been working even harder than usual. And, we usually work long hours to make sure our readers enjoy the best our award-winning paper has to offer.

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Republican choices only get harder

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republicans have made a choice, and it's the last easy one they will have for the next 23 months. They will hold their national political convention in Cleveland.

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Bordering on inhumanity

"Perhaps the Catholic church would volunteer to pony up some cash for the illegals' care then? Hmm?"

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When committees play police

If one believes even a significant fraction of the horror stories in the national news media, beastly male behavior has become almost epidemic on American college campuses. Tales of drunken sexual assaults and worse multiply from sea to shining sea.

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A blow against gridlock

There's nothing new about politicians using their offices to enhance their power. The word "gerrymander" was coined in 1812 after Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry signed a bill creating a legislative district that resembled a salamander.

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