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“Well, beat the drum and hold the phone — the sun came out today!” These are the opening words to John Fogerty’s classic song, “Centerfield.” I was reminded of his mess ...

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Thanksgiving is history and we find ourselves between holidays. From gobbling the gobbler to making ready for a lame-duck session of Congress. Isn’t life wonderful? The recent el ...

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Dear Senators Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Daniel Akaka, Max Baucus, Evan Bayh, Mark Begich, Michael Bennet, Jeff Bingaman, Sherrod Brown, Roland Burris, Maria Cantwell, Ben Ca ...

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When the fight ended the Champ was battered, fatigued, but still standing, still the champ. Billed as the “Mid-term Classic,” the match had all the makings of a once-in-a-lifet ...

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There’s no getting around it. There’s a lot of anger out there when it comes to how people view their government. Not a surprise when you realize that unemployment is at a high ...

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Joe Six Pack came stumbling into Dobey’s, his favorite watering hole, looking a bit disturbed and disgruntled. Barkeep Jonesy poured him a boilermaker, Joe’s choice of libation ...

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I think it was Mark Twain who said, “Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” The same could be said about the Afghanistan war. I take that back ...

Obama is on vacation again

Obama supporters are blinded by ideology again and again and again. When George Bush took time to go home to Texas you would have thought that he was out with the Klan burning bla ...

Obama still has work to do

Re: “Obama worst since Carter” by Robert Moggridge (Reader Input, July 22). Let’s take a moment to list some accomplishments of the Obama administration and things that need ...

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If you are a political junkie, as I am, are you confused, as I am, about the goings-on in the Republican Party? They ruled the roost for two Bush-Cheney presidential terms and now, ...