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The partial government shutdown has forced some federal workers to move money around to pay for food and rent. No surprise there. What's shocking is the many who don't have the money to move. They have no financial cushion to cover even one month's worth of ordinary expenses.

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It seems like more and more people are looking for things to complain about, or things to hate. Some of those feelings stem from the fairly recent introduction of things like political correctness, or “genderism.” or identity politics, or how our politicians have chosen power over people. Th…

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The televised presidential address from the Oval Office, a staple of communication between the chief executive and the people in the second half of 20th Century, has recently been in desuetude. Former President Barack Obama delivered only three such addresses in his eight years in office. Pr…

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The Constitution establishes impeachment as the means of removal of the president by Congress. As we discover each time we go down this road, "high crimes and misdemeanors" means pretty much whatever the House and Senate think they do, which is to say it is a political standard.

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During the Christmas season, we often greet people with a “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”. This year has been no different. However, as I pondered what to write in this column, I put on my old manager’s hat and tried to think about those things that might jeopardize our desire for hap…

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Even with his former supporters abandoning him, President Trump still has a strong base among conservative evangelical and fundamentalists Christians. Because they are often angry and frightened people, they support Trumpism (and the Tea Party Movement before it) because they see this as a “…

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Wander the twinkling streets of Manhattan in this holiday season and marvel. Not at the wondrous store windows, dressed-up partygoers and festive music out of every speaker. To those used to it, the spectacle repeats every December. The marvel this year is that the celebrating crowds, thicke…

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We have just passed the third Sunday of Advent Season and, a week from today, we will be celebrating the birthday of the Christ Child, Christmas; the next season in the Christian church calendar. Over two billion Christians around the world celebrate Christ’s birthday by attending joyous Chr…