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Freedom of speech is guaranteed by the United States Constitution.  That means we have the privilege of expressing our views without reprisal from the government.  But when you exercise that right you should be aware that criticism and insults will come your way.

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A 9 year- old Ohio elementary student had his hot lunch taken away and was given a cheese sandwich because he had a lunch debt of $9.75.  It was his birthday.

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It’s that time of year again.  The time when our attention turns to turkey, dressing, all the fixins, and reflection on being thankful for our many blessings.

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I could make a list of all the things I’m not good at, and it would fill this column space. It would include swimming, singing, cooking, and anything that requires athleticism or construction skills.

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I am a college football fan. Watching the Alabama Crimson Tide play is like reading a good book.  You won’t know the outcome until the last page.

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The United States House of Representatives recently launched an impeachment inquiry after a federal employee claimed to have knowledge alleging that President Trump used the threat of withholding military aid to Ukraine unless that government launched an investigation into former Vice-President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

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SparkNotes have received an infamous reputation for offering simplified versions of works of literature. SparkNotes is a company that offers study materials for students online and in print.

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As a child, I remember Daddy saying I couldn’t climb trees in my dress or go on Cub Scout camping trips with my brother because I was a girl. It made me angry, but I also remember other times he told me that I was smart and could do anything I put my mind to.  In a child’s view, that meant t…

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Recently, I paid tribute to Chattanooga radio legend Luther Masingill on the fifth anniversary of his death, but I've never shared the story of how he got into the National Radio Hall of Fame. It wasn't easy, and it was a frustrating process. Now it can be told.

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On Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, I woke up and did my daily routine.  First, I look at my phone.  I check e-mails, messages, Twitter and Facebook.  Most days I find I didn't miss anything important.

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Hello again readers. It’s been a while, huh?

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This year’s college admission scandal resulted in parents being accused of bribing test administrators to change test scores or allow cheating.  This has resulted in some colleges re-thinking their position on the use of standardized testing in the admissions process.

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Mark Twain once wrote that “kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

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Someone asked me recently how I come up with a column topic each week. As I write this one, my 300th since beginning this endeavor in 2013, the answer is easy. I write about whatever is on my mind. 

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We didn't have Character Education in school when I was growing up.  Oh, we had some characters. We had boys in 11th grade who had been held back so many times, they were drawing their pension.  We had another kid who specialized in making odd noises behind the teacher's back: the sound of a…

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Most people view voting as a big deal.  They come out to the polls to cast their vote because they believe it is the only time their voice will be heard.  They don’t protest or write letters to make their point, they just do what they believe is the right thing.

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According to data provided by the nonprofit group, Gun Violence Archive, there have been 283 mass shootings this year.  Mass shooting is defined as one in which four people were shot, excluding the shooter.

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I don't usually write about sports, but since the Atlanta Braves are having such a terrific year, let's have some fun.

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I wrote about “fixing stupid” recently, hoping we might see some progress. Unfortunately, we have a long way to go.

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Based on historical events, there are fads or trends that come along and everyone jumps on the band wagon and the next thing you know, it’s a “thing.”

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When told the reason for daylight savings time, the old Indian said, “only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom and have a longer blanket.”

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I am not a sentimental person. I am too young to experience nostalgia and I don’t often stop to ponder the passage of time. I look towards the future and am always thinking about what is coming next in my life whether it is next week, month or year.

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I’m not the guy you go to when you need directions. As my wife will gladly testify, I have gotten lost in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in America

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The best part of writing these stories is hearing from readers. Like the lady who once told me, “I really enjoy your columns. Who writes them for you?” 

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“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free.  Send the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.  I will lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

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Mr. Webster defines a contradiction as a situation in which actions or propositions are inconsistent or contrary to a stated or implied position on a subject.

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First, let me apologize for a slightly misleading headline.  Hugh Moore has actually attended closer to 2,000 concerts. That just sounded snazzier to me.

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I have always attributed my continual faith in God to two things.  First is the fact that I have never doubted His existence or His power and second was my mother’s steadfast devotion to us by making sure we went to church.

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The contenders for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States were featured in a two night televised event last week. 

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There has been considerable speculation about future rulings with the new appointments made to the United States Supreme Court within the last two years.

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For the second time in two months, Alabama has made national news.  The last one involved abortion legislation.  This time it is sex offender legislation passed and signed into law by Gov. Ivy.

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The fight over access to President Trump’s tax returns got a little more complicated last week when the House Ways and Means Committee issued a subpoena for the information.

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It was once said that mankind only came into its own when it was able to recognize itself and others as actual people.  Since that point, things have gone downhill.

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I will admit I am somewhat of a prissy head.  I know this because I’ve been called that on numerous occasions by members of my own family.  I am always the recipient of comments about what I’m wearing.  And it is always the same.  Someone inevitably asks me why I’m all “dressed up.”

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The mother of a student who attends Notre Dame University stirred up a hornet’s nest recently by writing a letter to the student newspaper expressing her displeasure with girls wearing leggings to school events.