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Department of Defense: "Simon Says The NFL Must Stand For Paid Patriotism"
  A professional football player stands in respect
for his country during the National Anthem as he proudly makes a
simple statement in support of freedom and equality. With his simple
gesture, he believes he honors those who gave their lives in defense
of ...

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Spiked-Up Interest in Megan Lancaster: Some Facts Overlooked
  Since Joe Berlinger, Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning documentarian, featured a segment on the disappearance of Megan Lancaster on his “Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio” Spike TV series, local residents have renewed speculation on what may have h...

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"Lumping Labor" and Blaming Immigrants for Taking American-born Jobs
  Proponents of limiting immigration contend immigrants take jobs
from U.S. natives. The truth, as it usually is found to be, is far
more complicated than this generalization. Immigration may seem to be
displacing more expensive American-born workers while ...

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The Dream Killers: Trump and Company End DACA In America
  “To target these young people is wrong – because they have done nothing wrong. It is self-defeating – because they want to start new businesses, staff our labs, serve in our military, and otherwise contribute to the country we love. And it is cruel. What ...

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Knocking At Your Cellar Door: Words of Beauty
  SONNET 18 Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complex...

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More Education: The Answer to Appalachian Miseries
  Is there an answer to the poverty,
joblessness, and poor health conditions so frequently associated with
Appalachia? Yes, and the answer should come as no surprise.
Appalachian residents will better themselves and their environment
with increased educatio...

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  “ It was like playing Russian roulette, but I
didn’t care. I’d say to myself, ‘I’m going to spend the least
amount of money and get the best kind of high I can.'” --Eddie Frasca, 30-year-old barber and ex-addict When Eddie Frasca heard that someone had ov...

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Jason Isbell: Understanding Responsibility in "A White Man's World"
  “ If
you’re still breathing, it’s not too late. We’re
all carrying one big burden, sharing one fate.” --Jason
Isbell, “White Man's World” I attended Jason Isbell's concert at the Ohio Theater in Columbus
last night and was staggered by his amazing talent....

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Trump Defying Reason: Transgender Ban and Arpaio Pardon
  “I could stand in the middle of
Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.” --Donald Trump, January 2016 The more offensive President Trump is
to the rest of America, the more popular he becomes with his core
supporters. They believe he “...
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