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I have met the enemy

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR During the War of 1812, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry reported after the Battle of Lake Erie, “We have met the enemy and they are ours.” Those infamous words have been used many times in many different circumstances through the years...
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Column: Where were the voters?

By LINDA WOODLAND MANAGING EDITOR Over the past week I have seen and heard a lot of complaining about Tuesday’s general election results. There have been a few comments about results in Fostoria’s council and board of education races, but most people are talking about...
Las Vegas shooter, evil-embodied
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Evil embodied in Las Vegas

The definition of evil Good and bad can coexist, but the Las Vegas shooter chose pure wickedness Las Vegas shooter took evil path Responding to the recent Las Vegas concert shooting that killed more than 50 people and injured hundreds more, President Trump described the act as...
NFL Protests Stop the Fun
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Taking a Knee, taking the fun out of football

Unnecessary roughness Grievance exhibitions are taking the fun out of football If you like professional sports, a major reason – perhaps the reason – you attend games or watch them on TV, is that it helps you escape from whatever occupies your mind the rest of the...
Tax Relief/Reform
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A state model for federal tax relief

Tax cuts in North Carolina have revved up the economy Tax relief can be solved at the state level As our congressional Republicans begin to shape their tax relief for hardworking Americans, they need not look any further than North Carolina. In the years after rolling out a bold...
Things Mike says
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Mike Rowe ‘Dirty Jobs’ TV Host: ‘Citizens true bosses of NFL’

Mike Rowe’s timely reminder: Citizens true bosses of NFL Mike Rowe, the guy of “Dirty Jobs” fame, issued some scathing criticisms against the NFL and – well, and pretty much everyone else tied to the whole football protest movement. No, really, Mike, tell...
Healthcare Coverage Options
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One last scheme to make good on a Republican promise

Republicans still try to make good on 2016 promises Pie in the sky is always a crowd-pleaser, which is why so many politicians are always putting it on the menu. The latest imaginary pie is health-care by a single payer. Not everyone has a taste for pie when it’s lemon,...
U.S. Statues, courtesy Freepik
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First they came for the Confederacy

First they came for the Confederacy Now trendy Catholics are toppling their religious icons While most Catholic leaders have been silent about the removal of the statues of Confederate War hero Robert E. Lee, and the desecration of statues of Abraham Lincoln and Christopher...
Sancutary Cities
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Sanctuary city policies infect federal law enforcement agencies

Washington D.C. itself follows a sanctuary city policy The U.S. Capitol itself follows a sanctuary city policy that protects illegal immigrants from being turned over to deportation agents, a Republican congressman said Friday, announcing new legislation to scrap that policy....
Media Report - Bias & Libel
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Media bias may be immune to libel laws

Media bias may be immune to libel laws The so-called Sullivan rule, which largely freed the media from pursuit by libel lawyers, is the gold standard in American newsrooms. Gold doesn’t collect tarnish. Nevertheless, thoughtful publishers, editors and libel lawyers warn...