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  • Breaking the rules

    Humans need rules. Rules make life more predictable. But when the rules multiply, the world needs some rule-breakers.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Who’s the real troublemaker in the Middle East?

    Except for maybe the Affordable Care Act, nothing gets Republican politicians fired up like Iran.In ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Slow down for a minute

    I began to wonder if a day filled with a workout, school, work, errands, work meetings, dinner, board meetings and allowed for any peace or reflection ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Ethanol: A love story

    It’s a timeless story of teenage romance: pledging love, abandoning reason, rebelling against authority. No, this isn’t the plot of a John Hughes movi ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Powerful message from an imperfect messenger

    Earlier this month, billionaire Charles Koch had a surprising message: In a speech to his fellow conservatives, he said politicians must end taxpayer- ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • My day with Mr. State Fair

    Editor’s Note: This column originally appeared in the Aug. 14, 2014 edition of the Jasper County Tribune.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Lucky penny

    On Monday, Jim Miller found a penny on the sidewalk in front of his business, the Lucky Bear’s Basket, in Mt. Pleasant. The penny was head’s up. “Ah,” ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Scapegoating immigrants isn’t the answer

    About three years ago, my dad was driving the truck he uses for his landscaping business in Phoenix, Ariz. when he was pulled over. Two patrol cars co ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Photos will be taken; get used to it

    There are cameras everywhere — and it’s going to be OK.I probably speak for many fellow members of t ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Resolution could strip national parks

    Lonnie L. WhiteNewtonHow would you feel if the U.S. Government started selling Yellowstone, Glacier, ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Straight outta solutions

    Over the weekend, the hagiographic film “Straight Outta Compton” pulled in $60 million at the box office. The film follows the trials and travails — b ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • A lot of work for a lot of laughs

    My husband has a lot of friends; some I like more than others. He has one friend in particular who swings back and forth from a great guy to super ann ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • A vision for Ferguson, Baltimore, L.A. and everywhere

    This month, the nation will acknowledge two political milestones. On Aug. 9, we marked the one-year anniversary of the unrest in Ferguson, Mo. Two day ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Waiting for the leader

    The middle and working classes in America are falling behind. Well, the middle class is falling behind. The working class tore up the card in the unio ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Immigration is great

    Yikes, you really hate me!Many of you, anyway, based on Twitter and Facebook comments posted after I ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:32 pm
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