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Michael Reagan

The Democrats’ unimpeachable stupidity

Don’t sweat North Korea.
Don’t sweat the postponement of the Singapore Summit.
My bet is that it’s just one of many bumps, blips and stumbles that will happen before the Trump administration and that evil dictatorship agree to a historic deal.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump continues to get lots of positive things done in Washington.
He signed a bipartisan fix for the badly flawed Dodd-Frank financial reform act that helps small and regional banks deal with rules designed for Big Banks.

Tom Pucell

For Memorial Day: Serving those who serve us

Every Memorial Day, we remember those who died during active military service. But the day gives us a special opportunity to serve those who serve us.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, nearly 42 million American men and women have served during wartime. Nearly 1.2 million died while serving. Nearly 1.5 million were wounded.
Since 9/11, nearly 7,000 U.S. service members have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. More than 50,000 have been wounded — many have debilitating injuries and mental challenges that have changed their lives forever.

Steve Gardes

State budgets imploding across America

State budgets imploding across America
There is smoke billowing out of many state capitals all across America today, as their budgets are facing historic squeezes that have resulted in their K-12 teachers striking for more pay — their university presidents pleading for no more budget cuts — their roads and bridges crumbling — and their counties and cities in crisis mode as they are being forced to rely on less state aid to balance their books. Where there is smoke, there is fire, and begs the question — why is America imploding before our very eyes?

The evolving American prom

The more the American prom changes, the more it stays the same.
The modern prom, reports Slate, “may be traced to the Ivy League and the annual tradition of a ‘presentation week,’ during which formal dress and dancing accompanied a promenade concert.”
In the 20th century, the prom expanded to high schools, and is now a rite of passage for American teens everywhere.
I sure hope this year’s promgoers have a better experience than I did in 1980.
I didn’t know my date very well. She was in my photography class, pretty and, more important, available.

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