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On my first trips to Latin America nearing 15 years ago, I always made a point of visiting capital cities and whenever possible, their seat of government and occasionally the residence of their president or prime minister.

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The old saying "Revenge is a dish best served cold" is understood to mean it is better to deliver retribution for a perceived or actual injustice after time has passed, in order for it to be done dispassionately. Sometimes it is better not to serve that dish at all. Like perishable food left unrefrigerated, a different kind of "bacteria" can infect the nation.

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Last year, Tink finally, after several years of being asked, succumbed and agreed to speak at a yearly prayer breakfast held at the Beverly Hills Hotel for Christians who are in the television and movie industry.

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The mob violence that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was deplorable and disgusting. It is the antithesis of a free society that wishes to remain free. Any supporter of President Trump and his policies must denounce this horror with even more vehemence than they denounced the riots of last summer, but the two are not equivalent.

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House Democrats keep coming up with ideas that are bound to sink their already low approval ratings to new depths, possibly giving Republicans a majority in the 2022 election.

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President Trump was NOT ever ahead by 500,000 votes in Georgia ... at peak, roughly 10:30 p.m. on Election night, he led Georgia by roughly 350,000 votes, as the rural and out-state vote (fewer in number) always come in first. As metro votes were tallied, his lead continually shrank and eventually evaporated under a flood of Biden absentee ballots

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One of many things that will distinguish a President Joe Biden from his predecessor is that the incoming president is likely to speak less in public, mostly because of how he garbles his thoughts and words.

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Back through years I sometimes ramble until I reach a time when I wore petticoats with a bell sewn into the hem that jingled when I sashayed.

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I don't like making predictions for a new year because they are just guesses and like palm readers, fortune-tellers and "experts," guesses are often wrong.

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Though many researchers and scientists believe our Christmas gift from Wuhan, China arrived stateside late last year, it didn't start making us feel feverish with delight or hacking up a lung or any of the asymptomatic versions of the novel coronavirus until later in 2020. And now, a holiday season later, COVID-19 is everywhere, more omnipresent than holiday lights, Santa Claus imagery, or Christmas music in hot spots dotting a majority of our 50 states, impacting the old and the young, majority and minority communities, and even mutating across the pond into a potentially more virulent and contagious strain.

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From the looks of President-elect Joe Biden's selections for cabinet positions and other high offices it seems belief in "climate change" has become a litmus test. 

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Normally, I stay away from New Year’s resolutions, but this past year has revealed a flaw in me that is so deep that I have no choice but to face it and resolve to fix it.

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Of all the great and small events of 1991, the death of CBS News' "60 Minutes" co-host Harry Reasoner probably rates near the bottom in the amount of attention afforded it by the public.

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A phrase one hears this time of year is about gifts that "keep on giving." Most store-bought gifts are soon forgotten, but are there some gifts with timeless value?

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Like many, I was surprised, but not shocked, when Donald Trump posted a respectable win over Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College in 2016.

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It isn't that the alleged exploits, profits and questionable business deals involving Hunter Biden and his father, Joe Biden, were not known for most of this election year. Much of mainstream media either ignored it or put it down as right-wing extremism.

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At noontime on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, across our nation in every state capitol, 50 different slates of electors, chosen on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, by the popular vote results of each state met in a traditional legislative chamber or hearing room, or their office of Secretary of State, for each of 538 electors to be balloted.

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Wisdom is not the same as information, or knowledge. These days, there is more information available to everyone than ever before, thanks to the internet, but also, perhaps at least in part because of the internet, there is less wisdom.

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As U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York during the 1980s, Rudolph Giuliani took on mob kingpins and crime bosses, and in most cases ... Rudy won.

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In totalitarian societies, governments suppress the church and religious worship. That's because dictators believe citizens should worship them as the highest authority and not a Higher Authority, which they view as a threat to their power and position.

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We got blanketed with 10 inches of snow recently, and I loved it – because I love how snow slows us down and brings us to our senses.

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During October of 2018, Georgia’s Democratic Party called a press conference. Congressman Hank Johnson (4th District) was the spokesman. The congressman accused the DeKalb County Elections Office, and by extension its Board of Elections, of mishandling or losing 4,700 absentee ballot applications. 

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I have loved song lyrics since briefly flirting in my teens and early 20s with a career in musical comedy, settling instead for journalism after a sobering assessment of my talents.

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In the midst of uncertainty, Tink and I were enormously blessed. Last December, we were traveling I-20 West, toward our treasured Alluvian in Greenwood, Miss., when, somewhere near Birmingham, a text from his manager binged on Tink’s phone.

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In Georgia this week, state and local election officials will be conducting a second recount of nearly 5,000,000 ballots, this time by machine scan, as is allowed by law, and as requested by the President's legal team. Georgia's election results were certified last week by the secretary of state and governor, designating Georgia's 16 Electoral College delegate votes for Vice President Joe Biden, with an in-state margin of victory of 12,700 votes. Most every path to any potential shift in Election Day outcomes continues to close for the President, his re-election campaign and legal team.

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Everywhere one looks there are warning signs, from labels on cigarette packs warning that smoking causes cancer, to ridiculous labels on thermometers that read, "Once used rectally, the thermometer should not be used orally.

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In a year when very little is the way it once ways, where traditions, customs and rituals have had to be rearranged or discarded, we may be wondering just how festive our holiday season will be with a global pandemic continuing to hold sway.

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“Then too the bitterness that would be engendered by such a maneuver on my part would, in my opinion, have done incalculable and lasting damage throughout the country,” from his memoir book, “Six Crises,” by President Richard M. Nixon, on why he did not contest or demand recounts in the stat…

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Several years ago, when Tink and I were still somewhat newly wed, we hosted a relative of his from Los Angeles.

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After interviewing more than 300 veterans for my article series “A Veteran’s Story,” I’ve noticed that one belief among our living warriors is continuously voiced and heartfelt: There are no surviving heroes.

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