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Don C. Brunell: Lt. Dan needs lots of helping hands

On Sunday, actor/musician Gary Sinise will again co-host the National Memorial Day Concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. It will be the 29th annual concert on the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day. The format is much the same as in past years. Sinise and “Criminal Minds” star ... Continued »

Niel Ritchie: Net neutrality is vital – but so is rural broadband

Most issues look different from rural America, and that’s especially true of internet neutrality. No one doubts that net neutrality policies to keep the internet open and free for all users is vital. No internet provider or tech company should be allowed to block websites, censor or discriminate against viewpoints, ... Continued »

E Faye Williams: Internet neutrality needs real protection

When the Federal Communications Commission repealed President Obama’s net neutrality rules last year, it launched a movement. Around the country, there is a rising tide calling for permanent new rules to keep the internet open and free. No company should be permitted to interfere with our internet experience by blocking ... Continued »

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Cal Thomas: The NFL isn’t through

It took two years, boycotts by fans, declining TV ratings, growing alarm among advertisers, a drop in the sale of gear and especially a public shaming by President Trump, but the owners of NFL teams have finally decided their players ... Continued »


A day to honor

As Americans get ready to enjoy another three-day Memorial Day holiday, let us not forget the true meaning of the day. Continued »

District 81 bullying statistics

For students, bullying is, unfortunately, a natural part of their routine - whether they are the bullies or the bullied. Nationally, only 28 percent of students report experiencing bullying; this statistic is important as it indicates that the statistics regarding bullying rates may be gravely underestimated. Within schools, approximately 70 percent of students and staff report witnessing bullying. The statistics also report that 15 percent of high school students experience cyber-bullying. Continued »

CMR camouflages net neutrality views

Like most citizens I favor net neutrality, so my internet connection remains equivalent to that of the wealthiest corporations and individuals. In my view the internet exists primarily to support citizen communications, and business activities only secondarily, so oversight of this public asset belongs with the Federal Communications Commission rather than the Federal Trade Commission. Continued »

Liberalism ruins American story

It's amazing and extremely disappointing to me the bringing home of three American prisoners in North Korea is relegated to second position so to speak so the president's CIA nominee can be bashed by Riechmann, Freking and Vestal. It's shameful your liberalism trumps a truly incredible American story. Continued »

People in, money out

Dear politicians (our elected officials): if you want to represent your constituency, get voted into office, and save this country ... end money in politics! Start representing the people and not big money. This is a very simple message that crosses both parties lines. Continued »


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