Taking currency at face value Sat, Apr 23 2016 12:00 PM

As happy as I am for Harriet Tubman and her descendants, I’d be happier for Kat Mama had she been deemed worthy of having her face printed on a currency note — preferably the two-dollar bill.
Kat Mama is no one of national significance [..]

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Favors, taxes may make you angry

Not a good week for blood pressure and anger management, but a stellar seven days for practicing relaxing, deep-breathing exercises. Even though the nation’s tax deadline was pushed back three days to April 18 (four if you are a lucky reside [..]

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Growing pains for greater good

The pro-business lobby must view me as exceptionally dim witted. When they tell me that raising the minimum wage will kill mom and pop stores by making it too expensive to stay in business I stare at them the way my dog stares at me when I ask my dog [..]

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Shooting straight with heavy notion

The gun, a .22, was loaded. All I had to do was pull the trigger. Simple. It was after one of the mass shootings (I forget which. It might have been the one at a movie theater. Or possibly the one at the elementary school. Maybe it was the one at [..]

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Judging who leads the country

In futbol, as in politics, much depends on finessing an answer to a direct question. Ask a politician why they are behind in polling and they will tell you about the incredible support they have from a dedicated base and their message is getting t [..]

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