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Anyone else find it completely laughable that practically the entire political media universe is actually trying to say that the presidential debates are unnecessary for the 2020 campaign, and that Vice President Biden has no need to participate?

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In this week’s column I wanted to venture away from the causes in our world that constantly leave us stressed and worried.

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If our country was more serious about actually solving this pandemic, it should be looking no further than the anecdotal and on-the-ground evidence from doctors around the country regarding the use of hydroxychloroquine.

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There is nothing quite like the quiet of an empty house...well, if you don’t count the two dogs which are currently napping, but I find that the quiet moments lead to too much time to think about way too many things.

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As of Monday, the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), local school districts, and Public Health were preparing for a traditional opening this fall, putting thoughtful safeguards in place to minimize risk for students and staff. However, the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases forced di…

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As I sat and considered what to write about this week, I was going through the state of it all in our country and fully prepared myself to write about the latest insanity befalling our nation.

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Before I begin, it needs to be said that what you are about to read will not be sugar-coated, that I will be writing about how I view what has been going on in the world and in our nation. It feels like the world we currently live in is stuck in a nightmare that continues to recycle the same…

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The broader world in which we live sadly drew a little closer to home with the June 28 altercation in Gustine between members of a group holding a rally in support of law enforcement/first responders and counter-protesters who gathered in response.

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Whether my focus was on social media and back home or with a more local eye in mind, my news options for a peaceful week were quickly erased by Monday morning... before I had even finished my first cup of coffee.

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The burning of cities and statues across America serves more of a purpose than just removing an ever-growing list of problematic public art. Those acts are meant to psychologically demoralize anybody not adhering to the new progressive fantasy world the left envisions for America.

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The current insanity sweeping our nation’s cities started with very valid, justified protests of police brutality and unequal treatment under the law but for far too many (not all, certainly) has quickly morphed into demands for the removal of problematic statues and calls to abolish police …

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As the biggest topic in the world continues and protests go on, I feel like people need to take this time to reflect not only upon themselves but also learn more about their fellow people of different cultures and race. It is great to learn outside of who you are culturally and racially. I h…

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“Graduation,” is a word for that to students is so much more than just saying you finished. I feel like it is a word which reflects on the past four years of your life...personal growth, hard work in the classroom and for athletes those long days of  having to balance a sports life and academics.

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The old adage about April showers bringing May flowers is usually true in the South, and my corner of Tennessee has definitely gotten its share of both. I’m wondering what May showers bring... other than the stifling humidity for which Southern summers are known. I’m guessing some headaches …

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Samuel is probably the most excited member of our household after picking up his report card Monday, bringing the official end to his seventh grade year. I think his favorite part was actually talking to people face-to-face who aren’t part of our immediate family, even at an acceptable socia…

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My little corner of Twitter erupted over the past few days with news of Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell’s declassifying of who exactly in the Obama Administration unmasked American citizens from raw intelligence gathered before the 2016 election. And while the names have…

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I haven’t had too much to say about the COVID-19 shutdowns, generally, being that I reside in a state that was late to close and early to open. I have been less inclined to argue or debate the need for lockdowns as someone whose household hasn’t had to deal with furloughed jobs and trying to…

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Sitting on our patio on a quiet Sunday evening, when temperatures have backed from a warm afternoon to a comfortable 75 or so....and just soaking in the still, fresh air as I listen to the sounds of the chirping birds and, a block or so over, what I assume to be a family or household group i…

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Growing up with the newspaper as the family business, more than a few things were drilled into my head from a young age, but none more than “Buy Local.”