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Like most citizens, I’ve suffered through the endless political attack ads assaulting the airwaves and my senses. The money spent on those ads has done nothing to sway my opinion ...

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Okay, I’ve resorted to dark humor to get your attention. It’s time for me to sit you down and have the ‘Ebola Talk’.  Now that a man lied on travel ...

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Today a mother buried her teenage son in suburban St. Louis – after three autopsies, a city rocked with anger and protests and a country faced with its own deeply ...

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Author’s note: This story is breaking from minute to minute. What I started out to write is turning into something completely different. I apologize if this seems somewhat rambling. It ...

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In 2004, Secretary of State John Kerry was a candidate for President of the United States. A group calling themselves Swift Vets and POWs for Truth waged a now discredited ...

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My soul is filled with a sadness I have only known since the death of one of my closest friends. Meeting you was on my bucket list, but it was ...

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Dear Monica, Hi. Carol Baker here, also known as “The Opinionated Bitch”. Don’t be put off by the nickname. It’s just what people call me because I have a tendency ...

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**Editor’s note: While this was published in June, when the world was told Mandela’s death was imminent, these were my reflections on one of my personal heroes. Though he hung ...

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“Those people” is a phrase to which I have become deeply sensitized.  “Those people” implies an other-ness I can’t seem to wrap my brain around. Maybe it’s because it’s always ...

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The first 40 years of my life were spent being assured that I believed in God, being told what to believe in God, and being told that people who didn’t ...

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