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Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:17 am
 I THOUGHT I KNEW YOUI’m sorry. I thought I knew you.I thought that another senior would understand how many of your peers are at dire risk when our conservative Congress cuts Social Security.I...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:15 am

Civil War Thanksgiving

As in most wars, the men of the Civil War found it excruciatingly difficult to be away from loved ones at holiday time. Thanksgiving was no exception.The holiday itself has its roots in the Civil War....
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:20 am

A look back at 35 years of bungling at the Y block

 Ever know a kid who never quite grew up because her parents wouldn’t let her? The Y block in downtown Springfield is a lot like that. I described the partial clearing of that parcel in 1978. (...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:19 am
A nation’s border is nothing in and of itself. It’s just an inanimate line on a map, in the dirt, on a riverbank. It has no philosophy, personality, feelings or meaning – beyond what people on e...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:17 am
 PRESIDENT TRUMPWhoever said life was smooth? Jefferson said we need a revolution every 12 years to clean out the rot, adjust and start again. Well, Trump has given us that opportunity. But how c...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:16 am
Some of us who worried that Donald Trump if he lost might not concede now have our own concession speeches to write. Congratulations to Mr. Trump and his supporters who are pleased to have taken their...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:15 am
Almost a year ago, 178 nations agreed to the Paris Climate Accord which recently was ratified as the first world climate agreement designed to eliminate fossil fuel energy, preferably by 2033. How are...

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