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Teens not working doesn’t work for America

Here’s a trend that may not bode well for the future of our country: according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 40 percent of 16- to 19-year-olds have summer jobs - down from 75 percent of teens a generation ago.

At least do the least for your country

The same day Yakima County mailed out ballots for the Primary Election, Wednesday, July 16, a total of 47 of those ballots were returned by voters.

F as in farewell

Nearly every day I proof-read and edit at least one obituary for the Daily Sun News.

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There’s really no mystery why incumbents get re-elected

It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating.

Hollywood liberals stand down for Israel

Once again Israel is being forced to defend itself from the terrorists who run Gaza.

Contemplating an insurance policy

Buddy and I received word late last week that my sister’s faithful Chihuahua, “Angel,” had been hit by a car and hadn’t survived.

Bipartisan legislation invests in America’s workforce

Millions of Americans continue to struggle to find work in today’s challenging economy. Many Central Washington workforce-training centers have successfully helped unemployed workers find jobs. However, on the federal level, much improvement can be made.

Americans are losing their faith in religion

Most people lost their faith in politicians and America’s political institutions long ago. Now, they’re abandoning organized religion.

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Stinking border politics

Here’s a modest proposal for solving the “Children’s Invasion” on our southwestern borders.

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Digital cheese ... and we’re the rats

Plenty of people had good reason to be in a foul mood back in 2012.

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Retirement isn’t for sissies

Things were going kinda slow down at the Fly Tying Love Center and it bothered Marvin Pincus a lot.

Congratulations are in order, today

My niece got married last Friday.

Still recovering from the ‘Recovery Summer’

Every day I hear from hard working people in Central Washington who are struggling to support their families and put food on the table.

Gunnin’ for office

The Fourth District Congressional race has more guns than a Vegas body-building show.

The Obamification of America

Who’s that gray-haired old guy in the Oval Office?

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