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Wisdom in the words left unspoken

David Shribman Americans often reflect on Robert Frost’s meditation on roads not taken. Today, we might reflect on speeches not given — and on truths unspoken. One was from 1963, when President John F. Kennedy planned to speak of “ignorance and misinformation” and characterized Americans as “watchmen on the walls of world freedom.” He was…

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COVID Is Coming Back  

Susan Estrich Shh. It’s bad enough that the economy is going to hell. Don’t tell anyone, but COVID is coming back.     I’ve been spending too much time in doctors’ offices, where they still wear masks, doing deferred maintenance, as it were. And everywhere I go — from one -ologist to the next — the message…

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How can you cope with market volatility?

Keri Austwick These are unsettling times for investors. Even before the geopolitical crisis involving Russia and Ukraine, the financial markets were facing headwinds due to higher inflation, the anticipation of rising interest rates and the continuing effects of the pandemic. As an individual investor, should you take some type of action? It’s helpful to put…

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How guests can honor their budgets in peak wedding season

AMANDA BARROSO NerdWallet Industry experts predict 2.5 million weddings in the U.S. this year, a 40-year high. That means millions of invited guests are weighing whether to attend — and how to cover costs if they do. A new survey found that closeness of the relationship with the couple, distance from home, and travel and…

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The Politics of Hate  

Susan Estrich The horrifying weekend of gun violence has moved hate and crime, separately and together, to the top of the political agenda. More people died in automobile accidents this weekend, but the impact of the shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Laguna Woods, California, cast a bigger pall on our national spirit.     Hate. For…

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Here are the nutcases who believe in “Replacement”

Ann Coulter The “Great Replacement Theory” (GRT) has taken the media by storm! It seems that the white racist who shot up a grocery store full of black people last weekend cited GRT in his 180-page “manifesto.” First of all, journalists need to understand that GRT is only a theory taught in advanced law school…

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Surprising Accusations

James C.. Jones Lead Minister Taylorville Christian Church Again and again, I find passages of Scripture that surprise me, even though I’ve been preaching and teaching from Scripture for more than 30 years. That happened this week when I was preparing a lesson on the first few verses of 1 John 3. One of the…

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Lessons from the Hall of Men on the Kansas plains

Terry Mattingly WICHITA, Kan. — The Hall of Men fits the name, with meetings offering beer, cigars, an open bar, some kind of “guy food” (think pizza) and lots of chatter around a giant wooden table. But then there are the evening prayers, icons, Bible readings and lectures about authors whose portraits hang on the…

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Husband unwilling to support wife after layoff

DEAR HARRIETTE: I am a 35-year-old woman who is married to a man four years older than me. Within a year of landing my first high-paying job, I was unfortunately laid off due to budget cuts. The day that I lost my job, I told my husband that I would need him to support me…

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