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Greatest legislation for the greatest generation

Seventy years ago this month, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed what many historians and economists consider the greatest social legislation ever passed by the United States Congress. As popular as the GI Bill remains today, the passage of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 was by no means a slam dunk.

Proud to be a Stoner

High school, college, taking on new responsibilities; those are times when you expect or at least hope to find a mentor.

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Common Core opposition is no joke

It’s hard to tell what’s a bigger joke: Common Core or Common Core critics.

A burning desire to create a masterpiece

Dud sat at the computer and went over the several hundred pages of his novel for three straight days.

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Are you drowning in excuses?

The American Red Cross is celebrating 100 years of swimming safety education, not by patting itself on the back, but by redoubling its efforts to make us more prepared for aquatic mishaps.

Never kiss a bird!

Was sitting in my back yard the other night and watched as a robin pulled a worm from my freshly watered grass.

Construction will be worth it in the end

It will be nice when the construction is done.

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Restoring trust in the Department of Veterans Affairs

America owes a debt of gratitude to the millions of veterans who have served and fought to keep our country safe. Those who serve in our Armed Services are responsible for not only protecting our physical safety, but also the freedoms and values upon which our nation was founded.

Why spy, China?

Sheesh, China, you sure know how to kick a country when it’s on its way down.

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Crow…medium rare

A massive earthquake rolled through the Republican Establishment after Eric Cantor became the first sitting House Majority Leader to lose in a primary since, well…ever. Going back to 1899, the 19th Century. Back when Mugwumps bought buggy whips and the Emperor of Russian lunched with the Viceroy of India.

Chicken scratch

I want to grow marijuana in my back yard. It’s legal in this state, and since I want to grow it everyone should be able to do it.

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Here’s what our country needs from the press

These days, the scandal involving long wait times at VA hospitals can feel like some made-in-Washington D.C. spectacle generated by politicians looking for headlines.

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Dear Hillary: run

Hillary, you go girl.

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Use a little imagination for summer fun

The first day of summer is still a week away, but for Sunnyside School District kids, at least, summer began this past Wednesday.

It’s got to be a fair fight

“What do you figure he’ll weigh now, Doc?” said Steve.