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My father’s 1959 tax return

I stumbled upon my father’s 1959 income tax return a few years ago. How I long for the simplicity he enjoyed when he filed his taxes that year.

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FIRST step toward America’s future

It’s a compelling event - something we all better hope we see more of, if America is to thrive.

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Men... your love life needs a pick-up truck

There’s a reason why American men drive big pick-up trucks: women dig them.

Old-fashioned baby names are making a comeback

Get this: old-fashioned baby names are beginning to make a comeback.

A plea from a dieting cookie addict

We must stop them.

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For Valentine’s Day...a return to romance

For the past 40 years or so, a movement has been afoot to make men more like women and women more like men.

Little Sisters vs. Goliath

Elegy for the incandescent bulb

Farewell, old friend. I am going to miss you.

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A Christmas toy story...back to the basics

Boy, do we need to get back to the basics in America - especially with our Christmas toys.

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Looking forward this Christmas

I’m turning into my father.

Gender differences hard wired

A new study has come out that finds men and women really do think differently.

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Dog days of ObamaCare

I’ve heard a lot of interesting stories of people trying, and failing, to sign up for ObamaCare, but this one takes the cake.

There’s lots to celebrate on Thanksgiving this year

Sure, the country isn’t doing so well at the moment, but there are still plenty of reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving.

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Letter from Washington

GUEST COLUMN

Millions of you are asking why your health insurance policies are being canceled and the premiums and deductibles for your new policies are, for the majority of you, doubling, tripling or worse.

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Why spy on France?

The French daily Le Monde alleges that the U.S. National Security Agency has spied on French diplomats in Washington and at the UN.

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Why ‘Duck Dynasty’ viewers flock to show

Guest Column

Like millions of Americans, I’ve become a “Duck Dynasty” fan.

Health really is everything

One challenge with chemo is that the body quickly becomes resistant to it. Doctors have to apply different chemo blends to overcome resistance. For the next few years, the different blends worked well.

Marriage is alive and well…for some

Boy, are some Americans losing interest in marriage these days. According to a National Center for Family and Marriage Research study, the U.S. marriage rate is on the decline. Whereas 92 out of 1,000 single women married in 1920, only 31 out of 1,000 are marrying today.

Great minds on government

Too many of our political leaders see government as the solution to our challenges. If only they paid more consideration to what some of our great minds had to say about government.

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