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The arts have always been a vehicle for human expression, sometimes reflecting reality or perception, sometimes provoking and antagonistic, sometimes fantastical and . . . well . . . weird. The highest calling of the arts, however, is to show us a better way, to uphold truth, virtue, and bea…

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Lots of people in politics and the media out here in California are blaming global warming for the 26 major wildfires that have killed at least 24, burned more than 3 million acres and destroyed thousands of homes.

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Climate Change, global warming, environment, California, wildfires. Oregon, Washington state

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Labor Day kicks off the final stretch toward the Election Day showdown between incumbent President Donald Trump and the Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden.

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I am an only child, because my parents had me later in their lives (plus, they said a colicky baby was an effective form of birth control). Growing up, I spent a lot of time creating my own fun because there were few kids in my neighborhood and eventually they all moved away.

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Because of COVID-19 fears, several Major League Baseball players opted out for 2020. Others remained active but have since gone on the Injured List with discomfort or tenderness in various limbs. Players and dinosaur fans from earlier eras rejected discomfort and tenderness as legitimate injuries.

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Have very good reasons to be worried about catching the coronavirus.

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The 2020 Major League Baseball season is, in a manner of speaking, underway. Fans who can overlook the cardboard cutouts that have replaced them in stadium seats, or tolerate the piped-in music and masked players will be fine. Those who can’t abide by the 60-game season’s new guidelines will…

I read with interest an op-ed article in the Enquirer-Journal about the Confederate monument that stands at the Union County Courthouse. The article was submitted by Jordan Britton. It states that Britton wants the monument in our Courthouse Square to be taken down. Britton starts his opinio…

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Here’s how far Donald Trump is willing to go to ensure his re-election: After trying to normalize COVID-19 deaths among senior citizens and asking us to just get used to the fact that more people will die, he’s now willing to use America’s schoolchildren as pawns in a proxy fight with Democrats.

White privilege: June 7, 2020

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As we approach the 244th anniversary of America’s independence, I am drawn to the songs — the national anthems — that wonderfully, prophetically, and hopefully proclaim freedom in our country. Words and music penned by patriotic and God-fearing, yet complex and flawed, human beings have give…

The Union County Public Schools Board of Education has asked the Board of County Commissioners to approve a $129.5+ million general obligation bond to be placed on the November 2020 ballot for consideration by the taxpayers and voters of Union County. The last bond requested by UCPS was appr…

Recently, my college music history class had been studying the music of 19th-century German composer Ludwig van Beethoven. As I once again encountered the genius in his music and reflected on the rather mercurial nature of the man himself, I realized how many relevant lessons we can glean fr…

Only 15 miles from ALEC headquarters in Arlington, Virginia lies a relic of a bygone era: the Lorton Workhouse and Reformatory. Originally built in 1910 by the very prisoners it would house, shortly after its opening it became the home of the Silent Sentinels — women who stood in front of th…

I’ve been reading Erik Larson’s new book, “The Splendid and the Vile,” which chronicles the first year of Winston Churchill’s wartime stint as prime minister. He was a gifted rhetorician who used the power of words to move a nation. He combined grim candor with upbeat inspiration: “It would …

There’s a virus threatening the health of America, all right.