• Home cooking as a burden is hard to swallow

    Get this: Home-cooked family meals are tyrannical. So suggests Slate blogger Amanda Marcotte. Marcotte says that a study by North Carolina State University sociologists Sarah Bowen, Sinikka Elliott and Joslyn Brenton finds that “the stress that cooking puts on people, particularly women, may not be …

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  • Another mystery surrounds guidestones

    I know it’s not Halloween yet, but boy do I have a spooky story! The Georgia Guidestones is a mysterious granite monument in a pasture in Elberton, Georgia and was erected in 1980 by a mysterious man. Engraved on the monument walls are what appeared …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Annexation plan was ‘hidden’ I have been following the international scene quite extensively lately, mainly the Russian shenanigans with the forced annexation of parts of Ukraine and the blatant ISIS upheaval in the mid east due to financial implications on our economy and security issues, …

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  • Americans’ wages stagnant at 1988 levels

    For nearly two years, multibillionaire Mark Zuckerberg has been one of the most vocal comprehensive immigration reform leaders. Zuckerberg, whose net worth Forbes estimates at $33 billion and who on a single day last week saw his fortune increase by $1.6 billion thanks to a …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Dear editor: If Charles R. Fuqua can write a letter and talk about Russia and Vladimir Putin and stuff like that, well, I’m John Taylor and I’m writing this letter about the library getting a new building with better parking space, because the women at …

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  • How Little Rock became the capital of Arkansas

    On March 2, 1819, the Arkansas Territory was created, with the capital at the small outpost at Arkansas Post. Arkansas Post was the first European city founded in what would become Arkansas, but by 1820, the members of the new territorial legislature realized that a …

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  • China’s one-child policy is destroying America

    Last year, I caught a most interesting episode of Mary Tyler Moore. In it, Mary Richards delivers an on-air editorial about population control for WJM-TV. She details the harsh realities of population instability and warns that Earth could one day be home to over 7 …

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  • High-profile virus not unlike other childhood illnesses

    If you’ve spent any time in front of a TV or on social media lately, you couldn’t miss the reports about enterovirus 68. Everyone is talking about it, and some outlets are referring to it as a “mystery illness.” The good news is that enteroviruses …

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  • The price of a truck, tools and an extra pair of hands

    It’s really helpful when I need to borrow a truck, tools, or an extra pair of hands to have someone I can call, beg or steal from. Therefore, it is important that I remain on friendly terms with my X. That said, I have one …

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  • To spank or not to spank

    Once again the NFL is facing another case of a player being charged with abuse. This time, it’s Adrian Peterson, a running back for the Minnesota Vikings. Apparently Peterson gave his 4-year-old son a spanking using what the media is calling “a tree branch” and …

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  • Rejection

    He glanced at me over the tops of his thick, black-framed glasses that rested midway down on his nose. He smiled. His white hair — probably neatly combed earlier that morning — was pointing in different directions. It didn’t seem to bother him that my …

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  • Where’s the operating manual for toddlers?

    Babies (and toddlers) really should come with parenting manuals. Sure, there are tons of parenting and well-child books out there, but they don’t address specific actions, such as those by our toddler. We have decided Kaylee is more industrious than many of the experts and …

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