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As we bring the 2020-2021 school year to a close, I want to take this opportunity to say Thank You to the entire Union County Public Schools (UCPS) community and to share a few thoughts related to this historical school year.

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When a group of 150 Republicans and independents issued its “A Call for American Renewal” manifesto, speculation abounded that it represented the first step toward creating a third party to someday compete on an equal footing with the establishment organizations that rule American politics.

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Thursday marked one year since the World Health Organization officially declared the COVID-19 crisis a pandemic. It has been a year of loss, sacrifice and hardship for most Americans. Union County has suffered its share of suffering and loss with more than 21,000 confirmed cases of the virus…

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Among President Biden’s first day executive actions is one that promised to tackle climate change, a primary concern of Congress. Included as part of the Biden administration’s climate change objectives are rejoining the Paris Agreement and leading what the administration called a clean ener…

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His fans knew it was coming, but they were still crushed to hear the news that Rush Limbaugh had died.

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In an emotional moment among emotional moments, lead House Impeachment Manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) shared the story of a Black Capitol police officer and the racist abuse he endured when a mob with murder on its mind sacked the seat of government last month.

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“You teach English? I’d better be careful how I talk around you!” As someone who teaches English language and literature, I hear this a lot. It’s discomfiting and not particularly flattering to think of myself as a vigilante school marm, ruler in hand, ready to bust up grammatical offenses l…

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Joe Biden didn’t have to do a lot with his inaugural address Wednesday, just deliver a concise, clear speech that somehow knit together the soul of a deeply fractured nation. He needed to offer healing and comfort to the hundreds of thousands of Americans whose lives have been ripped apart b…

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Everyone should be outraged at Democrats and Republicans for the damage they’ve done to the country during the last year.

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The domestic terrorism that we witnessed Wednesday was always bound to happen. The feral creature who nurtured it had long signaled us that it was coming.

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Now that we are well into the month of December, my three teenage daughters have provided me with their extensive Christmas lists — both electronic and hard copies — in triplicate. Full of the typical objects of adolescent desires like designer clothing, electronics, jewelry, and luxury vehi…

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump released a video of himself standing behind a podium in the White House’s Diplomatic Room, where he delivered what he claimed was the “most important speech” of his presidency.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Todd Johnson is a N.C. State Senator who has unofficially won a second term for the District 35 seat, which includes most of Union County. The former Union County Commissioner has submitted an op-ed for publication in The Enquirer-Journal.

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Sure, we didn’t know who won right away, or the next day, or the day after that, but we still learned quite a bit from the election.

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Veterans Day parades? Veterans Day school essays? Veterans Day ceremonies on the courthouse lawn? Star-spangled Veterans Day memes on social media? Platitude-enhanced newspaper editorials?

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October 14, 2020: Obamacare