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Bless Rep. Austin Scott’s heart

On Saturday evening, Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., took aim at the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus on Twitter, writing, “Mark Meadows betrayed Trump and America and supported Pelosi and Dems to protect Obamacare.”

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Revenue out jumps safety in search of March Madness

For college basketball fans, March is a great month, The national championship tournament dubbed “March Madness” begins this week. And yours truly is a Duke grad. Need I say more? The tournament consists of 68 of the best teams in the nation competing head to head in a one and done competition in 13 different cities around the country. Participating cities, colleges, media and businesses make millions of dollars during the three-week, hair-raising competition.

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Wellston Park: A public-private collaborative partnership success story

Starting in June 2017, citizens in the Warner Robins area will be entering their first-ever dog park where they will have a 1.5 acre fenced off-leash “playground” for their canine friends where they will not only enjoy hanging out with their “dog buddies,” but will also get some great exercise running and jumping on the installed agility equipment amongst plentiful hardwood trees. Based on their size and breed, they will have a large-dog and small-dog segregated area to enjoy (leashes optional). All the while, their family can enjoy benches and picnic tables, while they hang out with their canine family members.

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A solution to jobs and economic growth is in the woods

One of the keys to Donald Trump’s electoral success was his focus on putting Americans back to work. He’s committed to helping rural Americans who lost good paying manufacturing jobs find new, comparable ones. Now, as president, he is continuing to push for solutions to unemployment and underemployment.

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Where is ‘rural America,’ and what does it look like?

Rural people and issues generally receive little attention from the urban-centric media and policy elites. Yet, rural America makes unique contributions to the nation’s character and culture as well as provides most of its food, raw materials, drinking water and clean air. The recent presidential election also reminds us that, though rural America may be ignored, it continues to influence the nation’s future.

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Muslim immigration— the key is balance

Some of the points that Miguel Faria makes in his Feb. 10 rant (Media Duplicity) are valid, for example the fact that the president has the responsibility to protect Americans from imminent threats. The problem is that, as usual, he goes overboard in defending radical right-wing conspiracy theories, complaining about political correctness, judicial activism, and the mainstream media (i.e.anything except Fox, Breitbart and right-wing radio). In doing so, he loses the impartial moderate reader and fails to state the reasoning behind increased screening of citizens of specific nations.

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‘Give me my forty acres but keep your mule’

With this being Black History Month, I think it’s only fitting to share a little black history which also happens be American history, as well American history being black history. In the aftermath of the Civil War, a war fought to free enslaved Africans. I use the term Africans, because they were not considered Americans, but property to be bought and sold at the whim of their owners.

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Media duplicity, activist judges and the attack on Trump’s immigration ban

The liberal media continue their hostile criticism of everything President Trump says and does. The latest brouhaha has been raised with the fake media outrage against Trump for his critical remarks of U.S. District Judge James Robart, the federal judge in Seattle, who halted the enforcement of the executive order banning immigration from seven countries with terrorist ties.

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Loving California from a safe distance

Charles Richardson’s column of Feb. 4 insisting the popular vote count is “a moot point” could have been completely accurate if — and this is a big if — there were not at least 11 heavily liberal Democratic states, including California, trying to undermine the Electoral College and instead making the popular vote supreme in presidential elections.

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Why I jumped on the ‘Trump Train’

I was late boarding the Trump Train — almost missed it. After the primaries I was faced with a crude, egotistical man who nevertheless was supporting a presidential platform that I fully endorsed. On the other side was an attractive, well-spoken woman who was experienced in domestic politics and familiar to world leaders, yet she would continue the same social and economic policies which I believed were taking the country down. Plus, there was her shocking, I believed criminal, carelessness with national security information and her seemingly pay-for-play family foundation. Both very troubling.

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Why Trump's immigration plan is bad foreign policy

President Donald Trump banned the entry of people from seven majority Muslim countries last week. Leaders as far apart ideologically as former Vice President Dick Cheney and Sen. Bernie Sanders warned the ban could become a recruitment tool for terrorists.

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A call for shared learning

January is National Mentoring Month. Most of us can recall a time in our lives when someone — a teacher, a pastor, a coach, a friend — became a guide for a moment and a mentor for life. Mentoring is defined as a relationship in which an experienced party assists another in developing knowledge and skills that will enhance the other’s growth. In essence, mentoring is shared learning.

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The Democrats’ unwarranted partisan assault on the Electoral College

In various articles I have discussed the historic reasons for the inclusion of the Electoral College process in presidential elections, citing specific reasons the Founding Fathers, soon after gaining American independence from the British Empire and experiencing the deficiencies of the articles of confederation, finally framed a constitutional republic at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787.