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In Economics 101, the principle of supply and demand is explained. In the most simplistic terms, it comes out like this: The amount, or worth of “something,” is determined by how much someone is willing to pay for that something. Generally, the more of something that is available, the worth …

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It was a Sunday in April, a church service in Brownsville. The pastor, Presbyterian minister R.M. Wallace, told his congregants, “It is the duty of all citizens to aid the constitutional authorities in maintaining the supremacy of the Constitution and the laws.

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The past year has not been a good year for the country, as we know. It was equally horrific for baseball, which, beginning last April, lost nine all-time greats, including the incomparable Henry Aaron.

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There are many cultural aspects to Easter, most arising out of tradition. The Easter bunny and hiding eggs for children to find is probably the most popular one. Parents and groups get together to watch the little ones find eggs with many usually having a small treat inside, like candy. East…

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Here is a political story that’s aged maybe too well, given the shaky condition of our institutions and of our democracy. It takes place in January 1934, as the Great Depression rages on.

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There were many times, I'm sure, when my mother was disappointed in me, but one memory is seared into my brain like rice scorched into the bottom of a forgotten pot on the stove. Imagine it's your mom's favorite pot. The one she inherited from the good grandmother.

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As crisis gripped Washington in the early days of the Cold War, an aide to Secretary of State George C. Marshall asked how he managed to remain calm. “I’ve seen worse,” Marshall answered.

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As a child, I had a few secret places where fear died, where my thoughts came alive, and the words I spoke came out just like I wanted. In those secret places, life happened unafraid, and I felt free to feel and express my thoughts. Those secret places were originally little kid places, and …

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It turns out there was a Philadelphia election scandal. And the scandal morphed into a fight on Capitol Hill for the soul of the Republican Party.

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In early 1861, folks gathered in Brownsville hoping to do their part to stop the slide toward Civil War. They elected a remarkable number of organizational vice presidents – 28 – and proclaimed their hope to “drop partisan feelings and prejudices.”

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So, President Donald Trump has been booted off Twitter, as of now forever. Facebook also gave him the heave-ho. Apple and Google, meanwhile, have tossed the riot-friendly Parler app out of their stores.

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Most of us who miss our mothers can name moments when our longing is most acute. For me, it sneaks up when I see people wielding God as a weapon.

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In the Book of Ruth is the story of the family of Naomi who goes to a foreign country because of famine in their homeland. The men die, and Naomi with her daughter-in-law, Ruth, travel back to Naomi’s homeland. They are desperately poor, and Ruth goes to a close relative’s field to gather up…

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If you’re reading this 100 years from now and you want to know whether the Siege of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was as bad as the history books say, you should know this: it was.

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Like so many of you, I remember what I was doing when I first heard that insurgents had stormed our nation’s Capitol.

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Bold-faced lies? Bald-faced lies? Bare-faced lies? When did it become OK to lie? And when did lies become the truth and truth become so obfuscated that differentiation between truth and lies blurred so significantly we simply chose the lie we liked the best or felt most comfortable embracing…

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Hunter Biden says his tax affairs are under investigation. The president-elect’s son says he is “confident” the probe by the U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware will find no wrongdoing.