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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, at a recent event with a liberal audience, praised Justice Clarence Thomas, her ideological adversary. Sotomayor said, "He is a man who cares deeply about the court as an institution."

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I’m writing another editorial concerning illegal dumping, garbage, recycling, bulky pick-up. I have learned cameras have been put out to enforce rules against illegal dumping. We still have too many people using bulky waste for items that are illegal, example: car tires, paint cans, gas cans…

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This week a dozen anit-gun/freedom/science senators sent a letter to the FTC demanding an investigation of “unfair and deceptive advertising practices used by the firearms industry.”

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President Joe Biden has made eradicating government corruption a top priority: "Fighting corruption is not just good governance," he recently proclaimed. "It is self-defense. It is patriotism, and it's essential to the preservation of our democracy and our future."

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Assorted editorials regarding political or social issues periodically employ the phrase "soft on crime," typically as an accusation. It indicates a reluctance or aversion to enacting and enforcing legal consequences for illegal activities.

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As a writer in college working to hone my craft, I’ve reached the point where I must learn about my target audience.

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With the selection of candidates mostly complete, Labor Day marks the traditional start of the 2022 fall mid-term election season. With the nation facing historic economic, social, and geo-political challenges, the stakes are high for the control of Congress.

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I’m writing this letter to the editor to try and help residents, homeowners, and renters of Homestead, to educate them on the regulations for the disposal of household waste (green lid) recycling cans (yellow or gray lid) and bulk waste piles. I’m asking everyone to check and confirm what ma…

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Last week brought incredible relief to millions of Americans concerned by the threat climate change poses. After more than a year of fighting, Democrats in congress have finally succeeded in passing historic investments in climate change, through the Inflation Reduction Act. Through this pie…

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Attorney General Merrick Garland justified the unprecedented FBI raid of the residence of a former president by saying: "The department does not take such a decision lightly. Where possible, it is standard practice to seek less intrusive means as an alternative to a search, and to narrowly s…

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During a vacation bible school in my younger years, I witnessed and participated in a performance metaphor of our renewed lives as Christians.

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While a stagnating economy with high inflation is what economists usually call stagflation, the current situation is worse, as the real economy is declining. So there’s much less to go around for everyone – making us poorer in the process.

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I have an M.A. in Government/Political Science from a major university in the United States. And I know something about American History.

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Across the pond, Brits are demanding their next prime minister do something to reduce the U.K.'s notorious cancer death rates. But here in the U.S., Democrats are doing the opposite. They're pushing for European-style price controls on drugs that will slow cancer cures and lead to more death…

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"Communication is the problem to the answer," the old song philosophizes. Perhaps more accurately, effective communication is the problem. At present, we possess a multitude of technologies that make it possible to compose and transmit myriad forms of communication at the press of a button, …

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Try as they might to mitigate the severe energy crisis plaguing the U.S., the Biden administration’s attempt to shore up supply is a few wellheads short of an oil rig.

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, considered the most likely Democratic candidate for president in 2024 after Joe Biden in the latest Washington Post ranking, says the solution to high gas prices is getting "most Americans" to switch to electric vehicles -- willingly or not.

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Former President Barack Obama recently gave a speech in which he attacked the critics of "identity politics." At the June Copenhagen Democracy Summit Obama said: "I have little sympathy for reactionaries who cynically condemn identity politics or cancel culture when really all they're doing …

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It was an apocalyptically quiet day. Tumbleweeds crossed the pavement and little Ian stood on the porch, staring out the screen door with the silent profundity that accompanies a child lost in his thoughts.

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The stated reasoning is increased operational and personnel expenses. If the county needs an additional $8.45 million to pick up trash from these homes someone obviously has not been (doing) their job of oversight, and has not foreseen and prepared for this very large increase in expenses.

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The California Highway Patrol denies a rumor that the prosecution dropped DUI charges against House speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband. A spokesman said, "But if we decide to, he'll have been treated just like any other rich, white, privileged, politically connected, celebrity defendant."

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Over the past few weeks, our new pastor of Homestead Mennonite Church, Marcos Acosta, has presented a series of sermons which summarize the defining qualities of this congregation, based on his review and analysis of its history and reputation in the community.

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If you think gas prices are high now, just wait. They're going to get much higher, thanks to President Joe Biden's "irreversible" plan to eliminate fossil fuels. Truth is, your pain at the pump is being planned and executed by the White House.

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This is half a prayer request, half a story of compassion.

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Middle class Americans don’t need an economist or political scientist to tell them there’s something wrong with the economy. They realize it every time they put gas in their tanks or have to pay more for groceries. The financial security of many families is now in jeopardy because the Biden

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The pandemic dramatically increased America’s reliance on the energy grid. We are now working more comfortably from home, traveling more sustainably in electric vehicles and seeing more of the world through smarter devices thanks to readily available plug-in power. It’s easy to take the infr…

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There are occasions when we may be blessed and privileged to work under the supervision and guidance of someone who provides the kind of leadership that elicits the best qualities of our character. While mere words may seem inadequate to fully express the depths of gratitude and admiration o…

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There are occasions when we may be blessed and privileged to work under the supervision and guidance of someone who provides the kind of leadership that elicits the best qualities of our character.

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Hats off to the Food Editor of the South Dade News Leader, Linda Ogden Epling, for a wonderful recipe in last Friday’s edition.

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In the early 2000s, Dr. John Goodman, the father of Health Savings Accounts, used to ask why it was that we would get emails from our local liquor store, but not from our doctors.

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One could readily argue that modern technological social media has been both a boon and bane to society. Certainly, it has allowed many to maintain connections with loved ones across previously troublesome obstacles — e.g., geographic distance, political borders.

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After requesting to meet, Steve Hoveland and I had a very enlightening meeting at my house with former Councilman Elvis Maldonado, Vice-Mayor Julio Guzman and City Manager Jerry Astrada to discuss several issues concerning the City of Homestead.

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What were the benefits and costs of the COVID-19 restrictions implemented over the last two years? It's a good time to ask that question, especially now that the masks are coming off and the lockdowns are canceled.

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Once again the Easter season has reached us. The world remains a volatile place, from COVID still keeping people apart, from wars and rumors of wars bringing terror, from car accidents and sudden heart attacks, from missed alarms and spilled tea.

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Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, some astonishing and often horrific records have been broken. For one, more Americans died in 2020 than any other year in recorded history. This grim statistic undoubtedly reflects the toll that the Covid-19 pandemic had on the country. But it was also seri…