It Was Time to Go Home

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Mike Hennessey
Mike Hennessey

Dateline Dayton – A final take on our Florida vacation: It was Friday and we were on our way home. Unlike past trips, we took two days instead of one to come home, and that doubled our enjoyment.   Leaving Lake City, FL, our second stop was for food.  With few choices, we picked a chain restaurant. Pauline and I … Read More

Why Gas Tax Won’t Hurt Brown

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Mr. Davis
Mr. Davis

There is no doubt that a 2003 car tax increase helped wreck Democrat Gray Davis’ career as governor of California. But a new batch of car taxes just passed by state legislators at the strong urging of Gov. Jerry Brown will not harm him or his legacy.   One reason for this is the timing: Mr. Davis was ousted in … Read More

Color Left White – or Black By Erick Erickson

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Mr. Ossoff
Mr. Ossoff

One liberal last night on Twitter, after it was clear Republican Karen Handel would go into a runoff for a Congressional seat in Georgia, attacked her as “childless.” He later deleted the tweet, but declared his support of Democrat Johnny Ossoff because he thinks Ms. Handel would support “big government having its mits on my daughter and her body choice.” … Read More

His World Went Dark Overnight

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Menachem Green
Menachem Green

First of two parts   When I visited a longtime friend of my children’s generation on Friday afternoon, I was reminded of why we celebrate Passover so intensely – to meaningfully connect with G-d.   One morning two weeks ago, Menachem Green, handsome, smart, professionally ambitious, single and hoping to change that status, woke up the way he has done … Read More

It Was Time to Go Home

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Mike Hennessey
Mike Hennessey

Dateline Dayton – A final take on our Florida vacation: It was Friday and we were on our way home. Unlike past trips, we took two days instead of one to come home, and that doubled our enjoyment.   Leaving Lake City, FL, our second stop was for food.  With few choices, we picked a chain restaurant. Pauline and I … Read More

Why Do Cops Shoot?

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Photo, by Kate Sheets, via Creative Commons.
Photo, by Kate Sheets, via Creative Commons.

Guest Words –Ben Montgomery and a team from the Tampa Bay Times asked 400 law enforcement agencies across Florida for records of when an officer fired a gun and injured or killed someone between Jan. 1, 2009 to Dec. 31, 2014. The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo, prompted questions about how often such shootings happen. The result of … Read More

Traveling to Another Era

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Dateline Kotor, Montenegro — Among  the world’s millions of roads and highways, a very select few have themselves become destinations. There are western Canada’s magnificent Icefields Parkway, California’s own Highway 1 through Big Sur and Maui’s Hana Road, to name three. None has anything over the nameless road that winds its way through 13 miles and 27 hairpin turns up … Read More

Having Fun in Florida

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Mike Hennessey
Mike Hennessey

Dateline Dayton — Our Florida vacation was different this year because we were off our cruise ship early for some reason.  Normally we choose the time. Mysteriously, ot was assigned on this cruise. After leaving the port, we headed out of Tampa, towards Venice.  Since we hadn’t eaten, Pauline and I stopped for breakfast, which turned out to be in … Read More

If Times Is Two-Faced, Both Should Be Red

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The Los Angeles Times editorial board, no stranger to long-term intellectual blackouts, committed perhaps its most regrettable — and deliberate — blunder yesterday. The Times’s petulant puerility, exceeding their usual juvenile behavior, has been on daily display since Nov. 9, the day after Donald Trump defeated the most dishonest woman in America public life. Yesterday’s perhaps unprecedented full-page screed against … Read More

Farmers Fear ICE Age

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Mr. Elias
Mr. Elias

The specter of peaches and oranges and apricots and artichokes rotting on the ground or on trees hangs over California agriculture this spring, in the wake of a series of immigration raids during the first months of President Trump’s administration. If you want to know why it’s not merely undocumented immigrants who fear the prospect of more and larger raids … Read More