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The differences between articles, editorials and columns

The differences between articles, editorials and columns

In recent weeks, I have had a marked increase in opportunities for discussions with readers of my weekly column. As one might imagine in American culture, these "opportunities" are usually initiated through some form of objection to the opinion about which I wrote....

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Why aren’t there more quality Thanksgiving movies?

Why aren’t there more quality Thanksgiving movies?

On Thanksgiving evening, following a memorable battle with her brother, Pauly, Adrian finally went out on her first date with Rocky Balboa. She wasn’t exactly happy about it either, telling Rocky, “but it was Thanksgiving.” He simply replied, “yea, to you. To me it’s...

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Rittenhouse and Rodgers: A banner week in Wisconsin

Rittenhouse and Rodgers: A banner week in Wisconsin

I never expected to write a column about the things Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has in common with an eighteen-year-old killer. No matter what the jury decides next week in the trial of young Kyle Rittenhouse, he unquestionably and unnecessarily killed...

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Explain what critical race theory is–please

Explain what critical race theory is–please

If you were asked to explain what "critical race theory" actually and specifically is, could you? Don't feel bad if the honest answer to that question is simply "no." Do feel bad if the mere mention of C.R.T. angers you, and while the honest answer to the question is...

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If only it were as dramatic as the coverage

If only it were as dramatic as the coverage

The background noise my television provided during the awful year that was 2020 was most often made up of news. We would take a break from the news channels when the CBS, NBC or ABC morning or evening news shows were running, just for the thrill of that refreshing...

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Making language powerful starts with credibility

Making language powerful starts with credibility

The news broke by Politico in its West Wing Playbook, one of the many newsletters the DC publication puts out Monday through Friday. The Playbook is a gossipy publication that entertains political junkies with stories that are generally not worthy for front pages or...

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