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“With Liberty and Justice for All”

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” The Pledge of Allegiance received official recognition by Congress in an Act approved on...

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Who Is Really Being Hurt?

So, President Trump is imposing a 25% surcharge on softwood lumber going into the U.S. from Canada. Sure enough, the surcharge will cause job losses in Canada. We have other markets we can pursue, however. On the other hand, Trump's measures to help U.S. forest...

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Right On Bernie!

Bernie Sanders said it well, “Trump’s belief that climate change is a ‘hoax’ is not just embarrassingly stupid, it is a threat to our entire planet.” Indeed, unlike tobacco, fossil fuels don’t just kill one at a time, they threaten the lives of everyone on the planet!...

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The Mean-ing of America™

What Does "Mean-ing" Mean? Mean: (Oxford) a. 1. Not generous. 2. Ignoble; small-minded. 3. (of a person’s capacity, understanding, etc.) inferior; poor. 4. Malicious; ill-tempered. 5. Vicious or aggressive. 6. (colloquial) ashamed. (Roget’s) a. 1. NASTY, unpleasant,...

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To What End Education? Part II

Who Are Our Heroes? Even if you are not a sports fan, you have to give sportscasters credit for their creative use of language. They have more ways of saying “nothing” than any other media types: “zero”, “zip”, “nada”, “nil”, “zilch”, “nix”, “donut” “goose egg”,...

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To What End Education? Part I

The wealth of literature dealing with changes in education since WW II notwithstanding, little in schooling is different now compared to the early post-war years. Little has changed in education save the means. The ends are essentially the same. If we define...

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Chunk Your Way to Success

Chunk Your Way to Success

We all feel overwhelmed at one time or another. We may even get angry at what appear to be insurmountable tasks ahead of us. Sometimes we just keep putting them off altogether. Their shear size overwhelms us. Be overwhelmed no more. Here is a depressurizing strategy...

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Clean Up!

By Gary Screaton Page When you want a child to clean up after play are you asking too much? What you mean by "Clean up..." and what the child understands is very much related to the child's age. Young children can reasonably help put single toys into the toy bin with...

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Help Your Child Learn Math

Help Your Child Learn Math Numbers count. They appear in many forms in our Scriptures. Just consider these units of measure mentioned in the Bible: talent, shekel, span, cubit, pace, fathom, homer, ephah, and log, to name a few. Today, as in biblical times,...

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Why Don’t Consequences Work With My Adult Kids?

Why Don’t Consequences Work With My Adult Kids?

Do you have a child between the ages of 17 and 23 living with you? If you’re in constant conflict with an older child over everything from curfews (should they have one or shouldn’t they?) to getting a job to alcohol use, James Lehman offers advice on how to set...

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Ten Commandments of Good Conversation

By Gary Screaton Page https://www.garyscreatonpage.com Version © 2011 by Gary Screaton Page. All rights reserved. “The less people think,” said Baron de Montesquieu the great political philosopher, "the more they talk.” Speech is one of the best mediums of human...

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