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Standard vs. ‘supper table’ speech: Does English languish?
Recently, a math professor friend remarked he didn’t see why anyone needs to study their native language. “Why do I need to study English? I already speak it,” he implored. My friend was not only s...
September 20, 2014 08:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Test your football knowledge with this quiz
Take a break from all the depressing national and international news and engage in these football follies. Did you know? • Dr. James Naismith is well known for developing the game of basketball, bu...
September 20, 2014 08:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fed on interest rates raises ... serious questions
Wall Street was more than willing to endure the Federal Reserve Board’s announcement Wednesday that it would end the monetary equivalence of “crack cocaine” by ending its longstanding “QE” program ...
September 20, 2014 12:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Breast cancer battle calls for prayer
As we go about our daily lives, most of us are so focused on ourselves that we fail to see or hear those around us. We have become so self-absorbed that we are oblivious to other people’s problems....
September 20, 2014 12:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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We’re letting in the wrong refugees
Fresh terror busts in Australia expose a common Achilles’ heel of the West: Indiscriminate refugee policies turn free countries into breeding grounds for jihad. It’s the same game in America. Soldi...
September 20, 2014 12:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unraveling the jihadi logic
What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subseq...
September 18, 2014 08:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama needs Congress to approve this war
The United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal ambiguities during a world conflagration, it declared war on Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Today’s issue ...
September 17, 2014 08:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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An epic vote coming Tuesday in Scotland
WASHINGTON — Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. There are various haggis recipes, but basically it is sheep’s pluck — the heart, lungs and liver — cooked tog...
September 13, 2014 09:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is Obama addressing a crisis or just a ‘crisil’?
As the notorious movement/terrorist group/would-be-nation ISIS moves swiftly on its course of conquest and destruction, the White House has begun referring to this most dangerous of organizations i...
September 12, 2014 09:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Post-9/11 we must protect the freedom to warn
“If you see something, say something.” That’s what our homeland security apparatchiks incessantly preach. But 13 years after the 9/11 attacks, the freedom to warn is in danger and vigilant whistleb...
September 12, 2014 09:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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