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In her column, Nikki Fried writes, “Its time to face the facts on energy and

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I was recently reading in Luke 7:19-22 where John the Baptist is found awaiting his execution in Herod’s prison. He sends two of his disciples to Jesus to clarify some doubts he was experiencing. His disciples convey the message, “Are You the Expected One, or do we look for someone else?”

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Underneath the clash and clang of controversy over presidential impeachment, public policy and personal initiative can slowly and seemingly imperceptibly improve life in America. That was the case two decades ago, amid the swirling arguments over the mostly party line impeachment of then-Pre…

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Energy impacts all of us – all day, every day. From producing our food, powering our homes and devices, moving around our communities, and driving our industries, energy is the foundation of our daily lives.

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Some keep asking, "when will it stop"? One witch hunt after another! Each one, a total waste of time and millions of dollars, OUR tax dollars, Collusion with Russia, Stormy Daniels, now the Ukraine witch hunt.

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Anyone that cared could not miss the fact that the nation was in bad shape. They were open to attack from the outside. They were becoming more and more of an embarrassment every day. Was it too late to change? Was there any hope for the future? Was there anyone with the integrity, wisdom, an…

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It’s the end of September and the back-to-school rush is settling down. But for many, the financial burden of going back to school is never-ending. It is time to focus on how we are going to ensure every single American can afford a quality education without being set back for life by crippl…

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Like many others last week, our team at UF/IFAS was preparing for the worst. For more than 10 days, we all watched and waited to see how Hurricane Dorian would impact Floridians and their livelihoods.

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Just when we thought colleges could not spout loonier ideas, we have a new one from American University. They hired a professor to teach other professors to grade students based on their "labor" rather than their writing ability. The professor that American University hired to teach that non…

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I have read much on both sides of the proposed amendment to Floirda's Constitution to ban "so-called" assault weapons. Full disclosure, I am a advocate for all civil rights in the United States and Florida Constitution.

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Although some people have an impression of Christianity that leads them to believe it’s a private, monastic, solitary life, nothing could be further from the truth. Christianity has always been public, shared in public, and lived in public. It was never intended to be otherwise.

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I received a brochure by mail today that stated on the front, “I’m with JEFF PORTER for mayor of Homestead.” It is right as it outlined quite a number of important things he has done as mayor. I agree!

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John Paul Wright, professor at University of Cincinnati, and Matthew DeLisi professor at Iowa State University have penned a powerful

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Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently issued a resolution declaring a climate change emergency. The move is another attempt to raise support for Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, a plan to halt climate change by transitioning America to clean energy sources within…

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In 1888 a French newspaper erroneously published an obituary of the wrong person. The reality was that it was the brother that died. In publishing this obituary, they gave the living man a preview of how people would view him when he died. He was shocked by how people thought of him. This pa…

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Congress may soon vote on the "New NAFTA" -- the revamped trade deal to modernize 1980s-vintage rules that have done much to grow North American commerce. Mexico already ratified the pact. Canada is expected to do so imminently.

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The New York Times has begun a major initiative, the "1619 Project," to observe the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe American history so that slavery and the contributions of black Americans explain who we are as a nation. Nikole Hannah-Jones, staff …

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Even as a child I learned that the bible was an important book. My dad used to gather us six family members every evening. We would hear the bible read , or read the bible together, and pray. Boring, I thought. But day by day I was absorbing the idea that my parents, grownups whom I loved an…

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Like you, I watched in shock as news unfolded of last weekend’s mass shooting in El Paso – the 250th so far this year.

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There is discrimination of all sorts, and that includes racial discrimination. Thus, it's somewhat foolhardy to debate the existence of racial discrimination yesteryear or today. From a policy point of view, a far more useful question to ask is: How much of the plight of many blacks can be e…

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Gun-grabbing crisis vultures just can't let the latest mass shootings go to waste. "Red flag" laws are now all the rage in the Beltway as the magic pill to prevent homicidal maniacs from wreaking havoc on the nation. Even President Donald Trump has endorsed the idea of preemptively confiscat…

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Years ago, it was hard to be a racist. You had to be fitted for and spend money on a white gown and don a pointy hat. You celebrated racism by getting some burlap, wrapping it around a cross, setting it ablaze and dancing around it carrying torches. Sometimes, as did Lester Maddox, you had t…

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Dante de Blasio is the son of Democratic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has abandoned his crime-wracked city (but not his public office, tax-subsidized salary or perks) for a quixotic presidential bid to become America's social justice warrior-in-chief. Calculated to promote his race car…

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Let's think about priorities. Say that you live in one of the dangerous high crime and poor schooling neighborhoods of cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit or St. Louis. Which is most important to you: doing something about public safety and raising the quality of education or, as most bl…

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This is getting ridiculous. To have a city fight to protect criminals goes against all that America stands for.

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The little boy squealed with delight as his dad pushed him higher and higher on the swing. When he could catch his breath he would shout, “Higher, daddy,

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Unity is a big goal for Christians. We are the bride of Christ, linked tight through our wedding vows. We are one body with Christ as our head. We are warned that a house divided against itself cannot stand. All of this points to the truth that we are to be united, joining with each other to…

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Over the past few weeks, the House has been busy debating how each part of the federal government – including our national defense – will be funded. I’m pleased that in these bills there is good news for South Florida!

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In case you didn’t know, you just missed the 15th Annual Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A. It is the one day of the year when it’s okay to dress udderly crazy in exchange for free food. Here's how it works:

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Here's a suggestion. How about setting up some high school rifle clubs? Students would bring their own rifles to school, store them with the team coach and, after classes, collect them for practice. You say: "Williams, you must be crazy! To prevent gun violence, we must do all we can to keep…

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With the 1st Democratic Presidential Primary Debates taking place last week at Miami’s Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the 2020 election season is now underway.

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Western civilization was founded on a set of philosophies that focus strongly on the sanctity of individuals and their power of logic and reason. This belief led to a desire to trust things that could be proven to be true or legitimate, from government to science. Judeo-Christian morality ha…

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I really don’t like pain! I remember staying awake all night at times as a child due to an ear or tooth ache with what seemed like almost unbearable suffering. When I was about 9 years old, I burned myself by picking up a piece of already burning firewood to place it on a bonfire at my grand…

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If I were to ask you what you thought of when I said the word progress, you would probably reply with various words like motion, prosperity, and success. But if I were to ask you what you thought of when I said backwards progress, would you still have an answer? What is backwards progress, anyway? 

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Several Democratic presidential hopefuls are calling for Americans to make reparations for slavery. On June 19, the House judiciary subcommittee on the constitution, civil rights and civil liberties held a hearing. Its stated purpose was "to examine, through open and constructive discourse, …

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I have come to expect that most weeks the editorial page of the News Leader will be a comfort zone for our Republican friends and neighbors, but I was surprised and sorry to see Phil Marraccini’s strident letter there, especially after his mellow and fair-minded front page article on the Urb…

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"An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America," says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., whose visibility as a spokesperson for this generation has been boosted by political friend and foe, "came of age and never saw American prosperity."