Lately there have been discussions in the news and in the halls of Congress on the case for reparations to black descendants in our country. I agree that this discussion should go forward and that as a society, something of substance must be done.

Do you suppose it’s possible that deep in the Stygian recesses of his mind, President Trump actually wants to be impeached? And for pretty much the same reasons that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to resist the idea. Think about it: a months-long, nationally televised political extrava…

As of this week there are 349 subdivision homes currently available on the MLS listed at an average of $115.27 per square foot. And while the number of available homes has inched up in the last couple of weeks, it’s a number that has stayed remarkably consistent over the last six months.

On June 3, William Tully Brown died and his death produced headlines. Mr. Brown was 96, so there was nothing unusual in his passing. Why headlines? He was one of the last remaining Navajo code talkers, and two other code talkers had died in the previous four weeks. According to most accounts…

Let’s not get too excited over the plans of the protesters to bring over the hilarious “Baby Trump” balloon from London and put it aloft during the president’s Independence Day speech at the Lincoln Memorial. First of all, shouldn’t we remember the nation from whom we declared independence? …

President Trump has declared victory in his confrontation with Mexico. After he threatened to impose crippling tariffs on $350 billion worth of goods Mexico exports annually to the U.S., that country’s leaders agreed to measures aimed at impeding asylum-seekers from Central America that flow…

There are many addictions besides drugs, sex and power. There is also our increasing addiction to debt. According to Money Magazine, reporting on figures from the New York Fed, “Americans’ debt hit a new high of $13 trillion last year, surpassing the previous record set in 2008 by $280 billion.”

Thanks to state legislatures passing laws restricting abortions, the political debate on abortion has intensified. Most of the discussion is expressed by members of the ends of the spectrum. At one end are those who believe that human life begins at conception, making any attempt to terminat…

Let’s play “Jeopardy,” where the answers are questions. If Alex Trebek were to ask contestants to specify “A glaring contrast between Queen Elizabeth II and President Donald Trump,” the correct response would be “What are class and crass?”

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I love hearing from you guys after you’ve read one of my columns and can’t thank you enough for the kindness you’ve shown. I’m always willing to hear suggestions for column topics and this month’s topic is from a suggestion that I happen to love. “Write about dealing with negativity” is what…

Florence Unified School District teachers dismissed students on Thursday, May 23, for the summer until mid-July. I envy the freedom children have for the next eight weeks as well as the teachers who often use the time for family vacations. Since beginning full-time work in 1978, I haven’t ex…

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