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Albert Einstein probably neveCr said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”

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The American Left are Marxists, and they follow a plan. Don’t doubt for a “Moscow minute” they’re not right here in our little town, and who they are might surprise you. But no matter who, they never waiver.

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It’s tough hearing people bash the media all the time when you are part of that same profession.  However, the criticism isn’t just well deserved, it should be much louder and much stronger.  

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Earlier this month, the Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia won his race campaigning on the idea that public schools should not be teaching children to hate one another on the basis of race. Schools should not teach the “woke” idea that the world is systemically racist, he suggeste…

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If I stumbled on a genie’s bottle this morning, the wish I have is not for a million bucks. It’s not for 10,000 more wishes. It’s not to pay off the car.

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National news has no shortage of coverage of ... well, the shortages plaguing the American economy. Whether it is the Biden Administration, COVID or Congress to blame, the bottleneck of cargo ships has many worried that this will be a scant Christmas. Warnings went out early to get the prese…

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I know that most of you who read this column feel the same way that I do. We are simply befuddled over what is going on in our country. It’s like we have suddenly entered an alternate reality where up is down, right is wrong, and bad is good. If you are a law-abiding, patriotic American who …

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Remember when Joe Biden ran for president in what commentators called the “centrist” lane of the Democratic primaries? The idea was that a “moderate” like Biden, unlike rival Bernie Sanders, would not push radical plans to completely change American society.

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On Friday, a jury of 12 acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of killing two people and injuring another in August 2020 in Kenosha, Wis. Anyone with a clear head and a clear, open mind could see that the verdict was 100 percent correct, according to Wisconsin law — the three-letter word that is finding…

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A column of things to be thankful for leading up to the week of Thanksgiving is about as clichéd as it gets. But counting blessings is an important exercise for everyone, especially those of us who are blessed/cursed with common sense as we try to navigate what seems like a suddenly foreign …

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The other day, just before Veterans Day, I stopped into one of the several curb stores I frequent to buy my smokes and endless cups of coffee.

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After George Floyd was murdered by rogue police officer Derek Chauvin, there was universal condemnation of the crime from all sides, including in this very column. The act was caught on video for all the world to see. For some reason only Chauvin knows, he decided to take another man’s life …

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The Halloween candy is gone in our house, which can only mean the holiday season is nearly upon us. Many families have already begun planning their Thanksgiving menus while others are strategizing about their Black Friday shopping routes. Whatever your tradition, 2021’s holiday season is exp…

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My 12-year-old father, in the mid-1950s, would stand outside the vast “Des Moines Register” newspaper — the authority in the state of Iowa — and watch the presses run.

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A popular activity during the early 1970s was riding dirt-bikes — primarily small Japanese motorcycles, which were “street-legal” but designed to be ridden on trails and other off-road terrain. In the summer of 1971, new dirt-bikes were everywhere. It seemed that everyone except me had one. …

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What does it take to win a fight when the stakes are life or death? What are the odds of winning against an attacker if you find yourself as the defender? 

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Last week, I was just getting cranked up with my rant about what’s wrong with politics in our country when I had to put on the brakes — to save space and sanity.

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You know, I let you readers down in my last column. My wife said I hadn’t “shared emotion,” and it read like a lesson guide. She’s right. I was trying to convey something important but did it too dispassionately.

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After the Laurel Golden Tornados absolutely annihilated the Hattiesburg Tigers in the 100th playing of the Lil’ Brown Jug game exactly one week ago, it was revealed that Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker would be washing, vacuuming and waxing the vehicle of Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee to pay off a…

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In some situations, you could be attacked when you don’t have any weapon available or separated from it in a fight. However, don’t despair because you still have several that are permanently attached to your body. These weapons are often referred to as “empty” or “open” hand techniques. I’ve…

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After months and months of negotiations, Speaker Pelosi decided to bring the infrastructure bill to a vote last Friday night. The Senate had passed the bill last August with 69 to 30 votes. Why the long wait in the House? Pelosi wanted more and refused to allow the vote until the House passe…

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Next month will mark 80 years since the bombing of Pearl Harbor, which catapulted our nation into World War II. During that conflict, 16 million young Americans answered the call of duty and served our country in arms.

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Tuesday’s election results in Virginia, New Jersey and Minneapolis should give us all hope that the majority of the country is not going to simply roll over and succumb to communism. It was a clear rejection of the Democrats’ extremist agenda that includes teaching racism in our schools, def…

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Sometimes The Man comes through to save the day, and sometimes The Man takes advantage of the little guy. The Man is always symbolic of power, whether for good or for bad, and thus is a type of savior or villain. The little guy has no power and is continually a victim, until he rises up to s…

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This line of work forces me to cover politics at the local level every couple of years and on a few other occasions. Most of my other forays into that minefield are by choice.

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“What is the best handgun for self-defense?” is a question that will likely never have a definitive answer. There are many different opinions regarding which handgun is best suited for a particular situation.

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According to Yale University website, “Dr. Harvey Risch is Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine.” Also, “Dr. Risch is an author of more than 350 original peer-reviewed research publicatio…

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Although much of life has returned to normal since the pandemic began, the slow movement of goods through our economy is creating major headaches for American families.

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We recently started the task of filling a $10-an-hour, part-time position here at the paper. The job will mostly consist of waiting on customers and answering the phone.

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Recently, The Washington Post published a news article, “Biden’s critics hurl increasingly vulgar taunts,” exploring what the paper says is a growing phenomenon of people around the country directing raw insults at the president. As an example, the paper pointed to President Joe Biden’s rece…

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Rarely do Mom and I venture into a conversation even remotely political. On occasion, we break the unwritten rule. 

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I’ve carried a handgun concealed almost every day for the past 26 years. I’ve tried numerous holsters, both inside and outside the waistband. Some prefer “appendix carry,” which is stuffing your hot iron inside your belt near your belly button.

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It has been noted that a robust, free press is our Republic’s guiding light. But what happens when the press becomes nothing more than an appendage of a major political party?

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“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” Sums up a lot of people I’ve met. How about you, you know anybody like that? That person who, for whatever reason, just won’t do something, even though it’s the right thing to do to help themselves? They see it, they acknowledge …

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Even before we opened up a “Home Town” souvenir shop in the front of our office, we had dozens of tourists stop in every single day to ask us questions such as, “Can you tell us where the renovated homes are located?” ... “Have you met Ben and Erin personally?” ... and “Do you have a bathroo…

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The disgraced former British spy Christopher Steele has kept a low profile in recent years. Understandably so, given that investigations revealed his dossier -- the collection of anti-Trump stories he compiled to try to undermine Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential candidacy -- was filled with …