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We Choose To Go To The Moon
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We Choose To Go To The Moon

BY DAVID PERRYMAN If there was any doubt, it became apparent on Oct. 4, 1957 that Russia had one-upped the United States in what would become known as the “Space Race.” The launching of Sputnik [Russian for “Traveler”] – the world’s first artificial satellite and the first man-made object to be placed into the Earth’s…

We Are Better Than That
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We Are Better Than That

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Most Americans, including me, don’t know how social media algorithms work or how posts from across the political spectrum show up on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram. Like most red-blooded grandparents, what I really want to see is the latest photograph of any or all of my 11 grandchildren. Nonetheless, last week…

GOP Economics: Self-Serving Greed
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GOP Economics: Self-Serving Greed

BY GARY EDMONDSON Republican economic theory rests on the overriding principle that the rich deserve to get richer regardless the cost to everyone else. Two self-serving bulwarks prop up that creed: corporate socialism and crony capitalism. Members of Greed’ s Own Party rail against the majority banding together to try to protect itself from their…

Rendering The Lard
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Rendering The Lard

UPDATE: Gov. Kevin Stitt today vetoed SB 251.  BY DAVID PERRYMAN One branch in my family tree connects directly to the Ozarks and while most regions of the country have unique sayings that have been passed down through generations, none are more numerous or colorful than those repeated over the decades by residents of the Appalachian…

Can’t Tell The Candidates Without A Scorecard
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Can’t Tell The Candidates Without A Scorecard

BY GARY EDMONDSON My newspapering past lingers in my tendency to take notes while watching public performances. About three lifetimes ago, that note-taking led me to become a freelance dance reviewer. Can’t say it was a “job” or “task.” Too much art and grace involved. But unless we’re talking a solo or pas de deux,…

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