Opinions

UNPACKING THE BACKPACK – Stuck in the Middle

Country singer Scott McCreery sings about how he is “not all holy water and not all Jim Beam,” but he’s “somewhere in between.” That’s kinda like many people in the United States of America. And, interestingly, that “in between” perspective accurately describes the political views and affiliations of Americans, who are generally a moderate center-right …

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BARBWIRE BOB – 2-22-24

My election ballot arrived in the mail last week for the presidential primary election. I will cast my primary ballot this week for my choice realizing that no presidential candidate should be removed by a state court. The Supreme Court will soon rule on whether state courts can remove presidential candidates, rather than voters. If …

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UNPACKING THE BACKPACK – College enrollment is down – That’s OK. Why would anyone want to go to college?

It’s a rather important question that would have seemed unnecessary to ask just five or ten years ago. However, college-for-all is not a good idea or policy – I’ve been writing about that for years. In fact, college has always been unnecessary for most people in the contemporary economy. In fact, it has largely been …

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OPINION

A MATTER OF LAW  BY BILL BANTA From its beginning, America has been a nation of laws by which we govern ourselves. Our laws also provide the means by which we settle differences and disputes. Importantly, to create, limit, and control the federal government and to serve as the supreme law of the land, Americans …

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Knee pain? Start running

I’ve never understood or agreed with people who don’t run because it “hurts the knees.” Or worse, they don’t run anymore because being a runner in high school and college “ruined their knees.” If running hurts your knees, it’s likely you’re just doing it wrong. And, if a person has bad knees, which like resulted …

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