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Opinion: Walter Williams

The Devil and Karl Marx Paul Kengor is a professor of political science at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He has just published “The Devil and Karl Marx,” a careful look at the diabolical side of Karl Marx. The book has come out during an important time in our history since so many…

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Mac’s View

Words from the past I did see an interesting look back recently on Facebook that I thought my older readers might be interested in seeing since most of these expressions have disappeared and are now considered obsolete. See if you remember: You sound like a broken record. Hung out to dry. Gee whillikers. Holy moly.…

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The 501 by Hanaba Munn Welch

Make it rhyme with brewski I’m a great poet, but the world don’t know it. That rhyme I learned from my mother. The truth outweighs the faulty grammar. So many great poets go unrecognized. Me and others. It’s no surprise a scammer of some stripe has targeted unrecognized poets. He (or She) is asking Facebookers…

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Benjamin News

By Gladene Green Can you believe it’s already past mid September 2020?  The year is passing so quickly.  Before we know it, we will be getting ready for the holiday season.  As I said, “Time is going too fast!” We are still enjoying some pretty nice temperatures.  That’s a plus as far as I’m concerned. …

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Opinion: Walter Williams

Examining today and yesterday In matters of race and other social phenomena, there is a tendency to believe that what is seen today has always been. For black people, the socioeconomic progress achieved during my lifetime, which started in 1936, exceeded anyone’s wildest dreams. In 1936, most black people lived in gross material poverty and…

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Opinion:

Third party candidates can affect close elections By Ross Ramsey/The Texas Tribune— While many of us were relaxing over the long Labor Day weekend, the Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling that could decide some of the closest races on this year’s general election ballot. The all-Republican court rejected a Republican effort to erase 44…

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Benjamin News

by Gladene Green Sorry, folks, my column didn’t make it to print last week.  I sent it in, but somewhere between “here and there,” it got pushed aside, so I will give it one more try.  Here’s hoping it makes it this week. Thank goodness for some great moisture this week.  Our rainfall measured somewhere…

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Pet Talk

New baby can affect pets Expecting parents are often as busy as they are excited while they’re preparing to welcome a new baby to their family. In this happily hectic time, those who also own pets should consider how their pets and   new baby can safely interact when they eventually meet. Dr. Lori Teller, an…

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Mac’s views

Fans need to follow UIL guidelines After watching some of the video coverage of the opening high school football game on television, it became obvious to me that the fans were not all following the pandemic protocols of the University Interscholastic League as they were not wearing masks and using proper social distancing. The UIL…

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The 501 by Hanaba Munn Welch

It’s all just a pipe dream My husband and I have a joint pipe dream. I’d share it, but you’d find it mundane. That’s how it is with other people’s pipe dreams. But the term itself? Interesting. What image does “pipe dream” connote for you? I see a galvanized three-quarter-inch pipe with a tee. I…

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