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From the moment many of us leave the womb, images of our infant selves get posted on Facebook and other social media. Once out and about, they become part of our permanent digital footprint, often soon to be joined by photos at every stage of life – crawling, first steps, puppy hugging, first day of kindergarten and so on.

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In olden days, when college football was confined to four New Year’s Day bowl games and the NCAA Final Four was played far from the glare of national TV (hard to believe, right?), two presidential wannabes roamed the Mountain State in search of votes ... and Jerry West.

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So much has been written about first love. Romance novels, movies, and poetic literature have depictions of one’s first serious romantic relationships. Or the idea that the one you are to be with the most should be at the top of the amorous feelings and consequently called, “first love.” Whi…

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Joe Manchin may be enjoying the limelight as the chief Democratic holdout on the Biden administration’s trillion-dollar-plus Build Back Better legislation. It’s been variously reported that Manchin, the linchpin vote in a 50-50 Senate, loves the attention he’s getting, even as he barks at re…

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Jan. 6 should have been the point of no return, the pivot point at which even the most blinkered sugar-coaters of Trumpism recoiled in disgust from what they had wrought.

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Of all the deaths that took place in 2021 perhaps none was more unexpected and consequential than Richard Trumka’s, the Greene County native and president of organized labor’s the AFL-CIO.

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As far as I can tell, the number of Republicans against democracy serving in the Pennsylvania General Assembly remains the same as a year ago.

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1 Cor 13:11, says, “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.” (NIV) Any of us can list the irresponsible, funny, peculiar, and immature things that children do and say not just because of their age, but dev…

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A few weeks after Christmas late in the 1930s, the president of the United States addressed himself to the problems attendant to “maintaining the morals of democracy.”

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WASHINGTON – When I walk by John Calhoun in the Capitol, I stare at his severe portrait and ask, are you happy now with democracy cracking up? And I swear the ghost says yes, fire burning in his eyes.

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For a fuller account of the story relating to the Birth of Christ, one is always directed to Luke Ch2, Matt 1:18-25 and Matt Ch2. The reader can easily harmonize the account and see for themselves the associated drama and scope of reality. As history unfolded, bringing us to today, Christian…

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After the 2012 massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, then-Rep. Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican, evaded calls for banning weapons of war. But he had other ideas. The "more realistic discussion," Rogers said, is "how do we target people with mental illness who use firearms?"

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“Can a wife’s love withstand the torments of lifelong sacrifice,” blazed the movie advertisement for “Courage.” “Will loyalty to a husband, imprisoned for life, last when there are others who offer love?”

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I could compile a list a mile long of bad, wrong, unfortunate, tragic, and harmful things that occur, happen, and victimize each of us as we travel along in this life. Bad times come and go, and some may say, “and this too shall pass” to soften the bruising impact of a dark valley.

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Thursday of last week marked 58 years since John Kennedy was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, outside of Washington, D.C. He’s buried on the hillside just below the Custis-Lee Mansion, with its commanding view of the capital city.

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I can tell you with certainty that right now attorneys for newly acquitted defendant Kyle Rittenhouse are working overtime. They are combing through every slanderous statement made about this young man. Every defamatory comment offered up before any facts were presented in a court of law is now under the microscope for possible litigation.

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In many parts of Pennsylvania, a shifting balance between employers and workers has pushed pay up at traditionally low-wage jobs. Gov. Tom Wolf and his allies are moving to push it higher – at least in some industries.