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It was always surprising to hear voices on the fringe left downplay the COVID-era spike in crime. Still more amazing, though, were the grown-ups in the Democratic Party who seemed to be giving them a sympathetic listen.

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When I started writing as my passionate hobby, things were much different. My ongoing quest for knowledge, academic credentials, and work experiences was enough to add a level of acceptance to my written opinions. I had paid my proverbial dues.

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WASHINGTON – During this autumn's avalanche of political news, an enormous boulder bounced by, barely noticed. It demonstrated why Joe Biden should not seek another term. Democrats should promptly face that fact, and this one: An Everest of evidence shows that Vice President Kamala Harris is…

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Russia has many reasons to regret its savage war on Ukraine, but a very lasting one will be how it supercharged Europe's plans to end its dependence on that country's oil and gas. Europe was already well into a campaign to replace fossil fuels with clean renewable energy, mainly to slow climate change. The invasion and weaponization of Russian energy has shifted this move into even higher gear.

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Some pundits say that Democrats will win the midterms.

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The numbers are rolling in now about how much ground our kids have lost academically due to COVID-19, and they are very bad. The National Assessment of Educational Progress, known informally as "the nation's report card," has released the results of its latest large survey of fourth and eigh…

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ASTANA, Kazakhstan – Tens of thousands of Russian soldiers have died in the war with Ukraine and hundreds of thousands of men are fleeing Russia to avoid the same fate. But many countries have closed their borders to them.

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A state senator is calling for officials to throw “insurrectionists” off the ballot, in the latest effort by Democratic lawmakers to target candidates tied to anti-government activity.

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We had a dog once upon a time – this would have been Riley – who took an instant liking to me. I walked in the house from work one day to discover a dog happily wagging its tail and following at my feet around the kitchen.

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This year we have been inundated with constant “breaking news” regarding many of the candidates who are currently running for office. Regardless of your political bent, some of the quotes, disclosures, and October surprises are so disconcerting, and simple-minded, they often seem unbelievable.

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From rural representatives to their candidate for governor, Pennsylvania Republicans are carrying out a full culture war over matters of gender identity and sexual orientation.

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It's a commonplace gripe in Trump world and aligned planets that "elites look down on me." The elites are usually described as college-educated liberals living in big cities.

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Morale matters more than materiel.Again and again, experts' predictions, based on readily quantifiable data and logical extrapolations, have proved disastrously wrong. The phenomenon is seen in apparently unrelated areas in foreign affairs and domestic policy. Examples: Ukraine and welfare.T…

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A man is entitled to worship as he pleases. What Doug Mastriano does to get right with the Lord is his business. Individual religious preferences are sacrosanct. It's in the Constitution.

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About five or so years ago, I attended a retreat for a volunteer board I was serving on in California. The facilitator had us do a few exercises that have stuck with me over the years and have resulted in some deep introspection on my part. One exercise could benefit us all at some point in …