Feb 21 2020
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“Nanny State: A government with overprotective/interfering policies” Flanked by sidekick “Judge Judy” Sheindlin, Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of the Socialist Republic of New York City, campaigned, January 11, .. Read More

Feb 12 2020
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Last week, we completed our series of candidate debates in Kendall County. At each of these events, our GOP candidates answered voter questions, and told us of their qualifications, their experience, their values and beliefs. As in the past election cycle.. Read More

Jan 31 2020
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I first encountered Scrappy, a puppy of unknown ancestry, on the mean streets of New York City. At the other end of the leash was a little boy, named Antonio, who spoke little English.  He and his family had recently emigrated from Puerto Rico. We co.. Read More

Jan 17 2020
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The reaction to the killing of Qassem Soleimani by many on the left was both predictable and expected. Speaker Nancy Pelosi called it provocative and a disproportionate action. Joe Biden stated “The problem started in May 2018 when President Trump backe.. Read More

Jan 10 2020
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Protestors burned effigies of a tousle-haired blond man, chanting “Refugees welcome here!”; “No to Tory racism!”; “Not my PM!”.  “Magpie madness”, otherwise known as “swooping season” had begun.  Envision the avian frenzy in .. Read More

Jan 03 2020
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In the August 3, 2018 version of my column in this newspaper, I wrote about impeachment.  At that time, Pelosi said that impeachment would require bipartisan support.  Well, here we are, two years later.  And Trump has been impeached in a s.. Read More

Dec 27 2019
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As Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, it’s appropriate to review some of His teachings that have greatly impacted our world. Jesus went out of his way to minister to the poor, the sick, and sinners. How else can you explain inclu.. Read More

Dec 20 2019
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“It’s coming on Christmas, they’re cutting down trees, they’re putting up reindeer and singing songs of joy and peace.” Eve of Christmas Eve, 2014:  The joy and peace of New York City’s midtown shopping district was shattered.  .. Read More

Dec 13 2019
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Considering all the media attention given to current impeachment hearings, it’s easy to overlook America’s encouraging economic news. Last week the November employment report signaled an acceleration of extraordinary labor market trends in America, de.. Read More

Dec 06 2019
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President Trump started his campaign for public office with some phrases that have since become commonly used in our everyday conversation.  From the beginning, he aimed to “drain the swamp”, one of the most potent political slogans in American h.. Read More

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