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Updated Aug 28, 2015 at 8:15 AM

Congress is taking on criminal justice reform with zeal. There are approximately 94 bills pending in the House and Senate that deal specifically with sentencing reform. The newly reform-minded Congress is no surprise.The spate of police shootings, the media hype over DNA exonerations and the growing support for legalized marijuana have seemed to generate the sympathy of the media, if not the public at large.

Updated Aug 27, 2015 at 3:32 PM

What we need to get this country to turn itself around politically and economically is to get back to God. However, based on previous elections, it seems as thought the priority of most American families is to put more money in the bank account.What...

Updated Aug 27, 2015 at 3:26 PM

Mark Twain once said, "Quitting smoking is easy, I've done it a thousand times."

Updated Aug 27, 2015 at 8:20 AM

Crazy, desperate and armed are a bad combination.Wednesday morning, the world was exposed to two brutal murders from the perspective of the news crew filming a live shot and from a camera strapped to the killer himself.

Updated Aug 24, 2015 at 2:27 PM

Presidential primaries are weird contests. The 2016 Republican primary is no different.

Updated Aug 21, 2015 at 8:24 AM

Did you know that hitting “like” on your Facebook page could land you in jail? A Pennsylvania man may soon find out.

Updated Aug 20, 2015 at 11:52 AM

Well, another school year has rolled around. I think it is number 35 for Joyce as a teacher. After spending a perfectly wonderful weekend with three of my grandchildren this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I seem to be having a little more...

Updated Aug 20, 2015 at 11:48 AM

There is a lot of talk about improvements to the community. Tuesday night's city council meeting was packed full of visible progress both in the realm of community planning as well as a general overall air of cooperation between city council members...

Updated Aug 20, 2015 at 11:31 AM

During this hectic back-to-school time of the year, our thoughts often naturally turn to education. The late and great Delta Blues musician BB King spoke of education saying, "The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from...

Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 1:39 PM

Facts have no bias.However, in politics it seems that what someone believes carries far more weight than facts.There are many things people are capable of believing despite remarkable evidence to the contrary.Here are a few:

Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 1:04 PM

“Here is a book you should have, Mr. Director,” and with that Jacqueline Kennedy handed CIA director Allen Dulles a copy of “From Russia with Love” by Ian Fleming, the latest novel in the series featuring lethal British agent James Bond. Their 1957...

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