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Cruelty of Treating

Children as Adults

Thank the stars that you are not a parent who lives in Albania where your 14-year-old son or daughter would be considered to be an adult and if he or she was charged with a crime, would be prosecuted as an adult.

Then again…

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Women Should Have the Right To Choose

Not Be Dictated by a Radical Right

It’s an axiom that never fails: Anything that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., supports, I will oppose.
The latest example is over a woman’s right to choose an abortion. Greene wants abortion to be made illegal…

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Glory Days

In My Mind

I was in my senior year and it was a magnificent 1966 Thanksgiving Day afternoon as I joined with my Paramus Spartan teammates in the high school locker room. I laced up my high top, black cleats, adjusted my shoulder pads before pulling on the…

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Consumer Gluttons Beware

The World Depends on You

John has to buy one T-shirt with a goofy saying or a pretty photo on it every time he goes to the Dollar Store and he brings home the T-shirt and puts it in his closet and if not for his mother…

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Starting in the Nation’s Capitol

These things need to be repeated and must never be normalized.
Fortunately, I have never had the misfortune to meet Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Color., Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., or Jon “Chuckie” Gruden but I know enough to label Boebert, Gosar and…

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For COVID-19 Protection

See a Doctor Not A Car Mechanic

No, the COVID-19 pandemic is not over and the delta variant continues to raise infection numbers and yes, a booster is available for free to any adult and the extra protection is critical to public health and the holidays are…

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But Civil War Era Citizen’s Arrest Laws Remain

Mack Brown was lynched in Fulton, Ga., in 1936 for kissing a white woman on the hand. Warren Powell, just 14, from East Point, Ga., was lynched in 1889 for “frightening” a white girl. Robert Mallard was lynched in Lyons, Ga., for…

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