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No Trump-Clinton debate will rival Lincoln-Douglas
Voters in Indiana made history Tuesday, although it might take a century or more for us to comprehend what they did.
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A successful community is closer than you think
What determines whether or not we succeed? Is it luck or karma? Maybe who or what we know? Or what we do and say; how hard we work at what we’re trying to accomplish?
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Thanks, volunteers
The Slippery Rock in Bloom committee wishes to express our deepest thanks to our community of supporters for the Slippery Rock in Bloom project, supported by Slippery Rock Rotary.
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Leadership on Trump
I was surprised to read in Friday’s (April 29) Butler Eagle that U.S. Congressman Mike Kelly was confounded by the “Stop Trump” movement within the Republican Party. “I don’t understand,” he is quoted saying.
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Free speech is crucial to our democracy. And after explicitly backing candidates or initiatives, essential to free speech is financial privacy. It’s good to know, for example, who is giving money to a political candidate because politicians have direct control over our lives.
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Hastert’s sweetheart plea deal is wrong
Last week, Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for illegally structuring cash withdrawals to avoid federal bank reporting laws.
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The myth of an American decline
As in any U.S. national election without an incumbent president, this race’s candidates are painting an ugly picture: The country is “going to hell,” bluntly asserts the Republican front-runner, Donald Trump.
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Time to call off the passion police
The rites of the graduation are commencing. In gyms, auditoriums and grassy quads, high school and college graduates will be treated, or subjected, to the great tradition of oratorical advice.
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Zoos aren’t preserves, they’re prisons
The tiger is an awesome beast.
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