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Are the Dems desperate?

If you are in need of more evidence as to why so many Americans are cynical about politics in general and Washington in particular (and isn’t current evidence sufficient?), you need look no further than the etymological shift taken by Democrats during the House impeachment hearings. As The ...

Trump’s firing offensive

WASHINGTON – As former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was testifying Friday at the congressional impeachment hearings, the tyrannical 2-year-old occupying the Oval Office busied himself on Twitter trying to smear her. Presumably, there are no grown-ups left to mind him. There ...

Safeguard the public health

Federal lawmakers should follow the lead of Washington and at least 17 other states in raising the age of legal sale for vapor and tobacco products to age 21. Doing so will make it more difficult for high school students to access these potentially harmful products, while helping keep them ...

New book raises concerns

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is raising eyebrows with a new book that provides her take on time in President Donald Trump’s administration. The volume, “With All Due Respect,” raises troubling questions about the political establishment. Haley left her post ...

A path to healing for all

I never imagined that in 2019 in the United States of America, a 14-year-old child would have to worry about health insurance. Yet with the way things are now, my husband and I recently found ourselves having to reassure our son that he would always get the care he needs. But given the state ...

Democrats are the ‘party of the people’

Want a skilled workforce and an education policy that looks after all Americans? Don’t forgive all student debt: focus on “Training for a Lifetime” for the 65% of Americans who don’t have a college degree. We have a serious skills gap in this country. Too many employers say they ...

Trump should issue order

Heroism virtually unimaginable for most of us was commonplace during World War II. Four hundred seventy-two men and women performed deeds so courageous and selfless that they were honored with the Medal of Honor. Just two of those representatives of the Greatest Generation remain among us ...

A path to healing

I never imagined that in 2019 in the United States of America, a fourteen year-old child would have to worry about health insurance. Yet with the way things are now, my husband and I recently found ourselves having to reassure our son that he would always get the care he needs. But given the ...

Leadership means putting vets first

Let me make it clear. This Republican and military veteran supports re-electing Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to continue representing New Hampshire in Washington, D.C. I have never understood how other elected leaders could let their politics get in the way of improving the lives of our veterans. ...

Problems need addressed

One cannot blame the Turks for not wanting to be the world’s jailers for some of the most dangerous people on the planet. When Turkish forces invaded northern Syria to push back Kurdish separatists, they captured some facilities in which the Kurds were holding Islamic State terrorist ...

Don’t blame Latin

If the impeachment effort isn’t taking the nation by storm, the Democrats have an answer – blame it on Latin. The use of a Latin term, quid pro quo, is now thought to be a damper on the impeachment cause because it sounds complex and technical. Latin is one of the great legacies of ...

Young people ignorant of history

A recent survey conducted by the Victims of Communism and polled by YouGov, a research and data firm, found that 70% of millennials are likely to vote socialist and that one in three millennials saw communism as “favorable.” Let examine this tragic vision in light of the Fraser ...

Protect them

Use of tobacco in all forms can be hazardous to one’s health. That is a fact, not open to dispute. Yet cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and smokeless tobacco are legal for sale in all 50 states, with some restrictions. That is a puzzle to many who wonder why federal laws intended to ...

Here’s real collusion

If you are paying attention to the Washington circus that is the impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s handling of the much maligned Ukraine call, this is what real collusion looks like: a media largely committed to advancing the goal of Democrats to severely damage or remove him from ...

Trump’s charity (cough, cough)

WASHINGTON – Imagine Donald Trump’s surprise upon realizing that a charity bearing his name did not mean the money belonged to him. So it has come to pass with a New York judge’s ruling last Thursday that the president had misused money given to the Donald J. Trump Foundation and, as ...

A question of duty and honor

Iraqis who worked alongside U.S. troops during the war provided “essential mission support,” according to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general who fought in that conflict. Iraqis served as interpreters, translators and guides. They “risked their own lives ...

Honor our veterans

More than 100 years ago, the conflict many hoped was “the war to end wars” drew to a close. For decades, Nov. 11 each year was observed as Armistice Day. Now, we know it as Veterans Day, honoring those among us who have served at any time in the armed forces. Though the last American ...

Make it an automatic felony

Rep. Katie Hill didn’t have to resign, but she did. She had not been found guilty of sexual impropriety, although the House Ethics Committee had launched a formal investigation into whether the married California representative had engaged in an affair with a congressional staffer. Hill ...

Thoughts before Veterans Day

“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated (this ground), far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” President Abraham Lincoln “I saw your sons and ...

Thanks for your service

It’s that time of year again, when the leaves trickle down from the trees and provide the ultimate crunch beneath our feet. The air has a bit of a bite to it and many of us can smell the smoke from our neighbor’s wood stoves floating in the crisp air. Mother nature is preparing us for the ...