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Being an American means that there is a good chance you aren’t getting enough sleep. Work, finances and family matters take up most of our time. Add in the hours we spend each day staring at a laptop, phone or the 4K Ultra HD TV mounted on the wall of the family room, and it’s fair to say we…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are trying to remove President Trump from office “prayerfully,” “sadly” and “with a heavy heart.” In fact, as anyone who has been watching knows, many Democrats have been itching to impeach Trump since the day he took office.

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When our department first discussed adding a 5K Jingle Bell Jog to our holiday lineup, I thought of coach Tom Bennett. He was a man small in stature but like most college teachers and coaches, he was measured by other factors. Coach Bennett was head basketball coach at Mesa Community College…

HANOVER, N.H. — Al Foley, who taught history in these parts for decades and still is remembered in song and lore, was one of the great up-country raconteurs of his time. He died in 1978, but I met him once and, like so many others marinated in the folklore of this rugged state, I knew by hea…

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CHICAGO — For some reason, the very first thing I noticed on my early morning visit to the beautiful St. John Cantius Church was a statue tucked away in a corner, between two confessionals. It depicts Jesus comforting the prodigal son, from the Gospel parable. It seemed to speak so much abou…

As winter approaches, I find myself contemplating the impending death of my Great Pyrenees dog, Jesse — as magnificent an animal as I’ve known. Jesse’s 14 now, elderly for a dog of his size, with ragged, thinning fur. He’s hard of hearing, finding it difficult to get to his feet at times, bu…

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced U.S policy toward Israel’s “settlements” is reverting to one held by the Reagan administration; that is the right of Israelis to settle in the ancient lands of Judea and Samaria “is not, per se, inconsistent with international law.”

William B. Taylor has served his country for more than 50 years — first as an infantry officer in Vietnam, and later as a diplomat in perilous places like Afghanistan and Iraq. Today he runs the American embassy in Ukraine, and when he testified last week as part of the House impeachment inq…

Those seeking a vehicle offering great luxury for daily commuting but all the equipment needed for serious off-roading should take a test drive in a Lexus LX 570. With leather/wood trim, 19-speaker sound system, power everything, heated/cooled seats, console mini refrigerator, panoramic came…

On Nov. 5, with their overwhelming rejection of Proposition 437, voters sent a strong message to Maricopa Unified School District: they’ll no longer support a “tax and spend when it’s wanted” ideology. The district needs to heed that message, and re-evaluate its approach to taxpayer funding.…

If you are paying attention to the Washington circus that is the impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s handling of the much maligned Ukraine call, this is what real collusion looks like: a media largely committed to advancing the goal of Democrats to severely damage or remove him from o…

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