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I woke up with the headache strong already. Not an uncommon occurrence—I have chronic jaw and neck pain, can’t remember a day without some sort of headache, but if it starts badly, I know it can end so much worse. I need to be careful. Maybe take an Aleve with breakfast, try not to stress my…

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In late September, Florida narrowly dodged what turned out to be the last significant storm of the 2021 season, Hurricane Sam, which sat menacingly just off the coast for several days. This year was the third most active hurricane season on record, with 21 named storms and more than $70 bill…

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In an article last February headlined "Do Facebook, Twitter and YouTube censor conservatives? Claims 'not supported by the facts,' new research says," USA Today's Jessica Guynn wrote, "Despite repeated charges of anti-conservative bias from former President Donald Trump and other GOP critics…

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How do you explain why an ultraexperienced politician makes a major speech on the behalf of a legislative goal that is both doomed to fail and unpopular with voters? Especially when his speech is boycotted by the bill's chief backers and consists of one big lie after another?

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"Some friends ask about your new year's resolutions. Good friends don't say too much about them. Your best friends don't mention them at all, since they know you will never keep them." – Jay Leno

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The Incarnation of Jesus is likely the most remarkable event in history. The God of the Universe, who transcends all of time and space, chose to demonstrate solidarity with his creation in a most unparalleled and

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An update from Homestead Mennonite Church. For those of you who have been keeping up with HMC, you may have seen me mention on occasion that we’ve been in the midst of a pastoral search for the past year and a half.

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Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have emphasized the environmental angle of their so-called “Build Back Better” Act. Many of these provisions, however, amount to little more than taxpayer-funded giveaways to renewable energy companies. No provision epitomizes this sad reality than the possible exte…

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I was a Wall Street “analyst” credited by S & P, Zacks and other services issuing financial projection. During the great financial meltdown 2008-2012, I served as an independent fraud observer for the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission).

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Few would argue the United States, or any country for that matter, was prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, even though, starting in 2003, the U.S. devoted $5.6 billion to fund Project Bioshield, running through 2013, and another $2.8 billion of funding through 2018. Project Bioshield was des…

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I will confess that I can be rather literal in my interactions with people. For instance, I was once approached outside a grocery store by an individual soliciting support for a charitable organization intent on providing for

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As in the 1880s, we live in an era of polarized partisan parity, in which changes of opinion among independent voters can sweep election results. One year ago, Joe Biden was elected president with 51% of the popular vote. Now, with his job approval down to 42%, his party is in trouble.

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Let’s first address what this shouldn’t mean. A brick is sometimes used as a weapon of blunt-force trauma; crack someone over the head, and they’re left unconscious and bleeding.

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We would like to recognize a group of people who do an incredibly difficult job. To do this job you would have to have passion, professionalism, justice, responsibilities and many character qualities of integrity, because this job deals with helping and shaping today’s youth and their dreams…

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During and after my unsuccessful eight-week campaign for governor of California, I received many letters and tried to reply to as many as I could. These stood out.

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Why doesn't President Joe Biden place illegal immigrants in college dorms? They would be around people who love them and want them here. They would get better food, housing and medical care. And they would get a firsthand look at the open-mindedness and tolerance of the young American Left.

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As American growers work with their allies in the federal government to limit imported fruits and vegetables, American consumers face a hit to their pocketbooks in the form of higher prices at the grocery store.

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From Christmas toys to clothing and auto parts, shortages of imported products are forcing factories to idle, store shelves to sit empty and consumers to panic. What else is in short supply?

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Have you ever heard someone pray and thought, “They’re talking to the room, not to God”? The prayer sounds like a Sunday-morning announcement in the guise of worship, using pointed language to state how the petitioner desires people act and behave: “Gracious heavenly father, thank you for th…

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Thank you for sharing this article with me and for the opportunity to reply. Please rest assured knowing that your concerns regarding the cleanliness of our city is, and has always been, of great concern to me and everyone on council. I will be more than happy to do a ride around with you, j…

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“From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families,” former President Donal…

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It is beyond my belief as a voter, homeowner, and concerned citizen in Homestead that I have not received any call backs from my letters of concern in reference to the complaints I have made to members of our city council.

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Small businesses are a staple of the South Florida economy, with 82,000-plus in the area creating more than half of the jobs among the county’s workforce. Despite that, one of every five fails in their inaugural year, and half fail by their fifth year. Having started my own small business in…

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At one point, polls showed the odds of recalling California Gov. Gavin Newsom looked 50-50. It was at that point that the scared, embattled governor sent out a mayday call to Hollywood and to Democratic outsiders, including former President Barack Obama.

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The Chinese Communist Party made strategic investments in key industries and companies over the last 20 years. Until recently, few in the West seemed to notice or care. Among those who were paying attention, many actually praised Beijing’s focus on tomorrow’s technologies.

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In the first part of this article series, we explored some of the implications of being "in Christ," and what that can mean for our understanding of the Christian life. Being in Christ can refer to an immersion in the reality of redemption provided by Jesus. It could be described as a kind o…

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As Humans, we have a tendency to compartmentalize and stereotype, grouping things by labels in order to better or more easily understand them. This is a useful trait: We can have snap-decision knowledge that red berries or brightly-colored frogs are deadly, helping us to survive the wilderne…

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“To reason with governments, as they have existed for ages, is to argue with brutes. It is only from the nations themselves that reforms can be expected.” – Thomas Paine, Rights of Man

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"Everyday low prices" are coming to health care. Walmart recently launched its own analog insulin, a synthetic form of the hormone that's genetically modified to be released rapidly or slowly, depending on a person's needs. It will be manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk -- but …

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"Ya know, reality has a way of intruding. Reality eventually intrudes on everything." – Joe Biden

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As Homestead Mennonite Church continues to prayerfully seek God's will in filling the role of pastor in our congregation, we also continue to be blessed to have diverse members of the Body of Christ deliver messages of wisdom, hope, and love to our participants. In our most recent remote cor…

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We've ALL seen them on every stop sign and many busy intersections around town, the WE BUY JUNK CARS signs that pop up like fleas on a stray dog. Guess what? You can rip them down.

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To me, that sounds like such a picturesque line. I’m a writer, I’ve got a hundred stories floating through my head at any given moment, and when I heard one of my characters say this, it brought a smile to my face.