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Post office paranoia pervades campaign

At this rate, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will be lucky if he isn’t arrested and tried for treason before a people’s tribunal. DeJoy has quickly replaced Vladimir Putin as the man that progressive opinion will hold responsible if President Donald Trump wins a second term in ...

Biden surviving pandemic disruptions

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden sailed through the revamped convention process Tuesday night without a hitch, underscoring that his mission of ousting President Donald Trump remains his party’s prime objective in this most unorthodox of national election ...

Importance of John Kasich vs. AOC is most apparent

The Democratic National Convention gave former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, four minutes to offer his endorsement of Joe Biden. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, left-wing media star, got only a minute and a half. The Democrats knew what they were doing. Kasich made the case for ...

8-18 Media: A summer update

OK guys how are you doing? This Covid-19 stuff messed up this year, bigtime. I have to be homeschooled most of my 7th grade year, possibly all of it. But, I get to spend more time with my family. I do not know if that is a good thing or a bad thing. My family and I have been going out to my ...

Taking note: Connecting the dots

I craned my neck upwards, searching for meteors plummeting through the velvety black sky. As my eyes adjusted to the darkness, I continued to scan the heavens, hoping to catch a glimpse of even one meteor. However, my efforts were to no avail. I didn’t see any meteors that night. But ...

Birtherism makes unwanted return to presidential race

The Birtherism 2.0 brouhaha began the way so many do. A Trump sycophant, in this case Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis, handed the president a hot-take opinion piece as if it was breaking news. Mere hours later at a press conference, he acted as if that op-ed was a settled legal ruling ...

Back to academic brainwashing

Parents, legislators, taxpayers and others footing the bill for college education might be interested in just what is in store for the upcoming academic year. Since many college classes will be online, there is a chance to witness professors indoctrinating their students in real-time. So, ...

Mideast agreement a real positive step

Anything that reduces tensions in the Middle East and contributes to Israel’s security should be applauded. The agreement between the UAE and Israel to establish diplomatic relations in exchange for Israel’s suspension of settlements and claims to sovereignty over Judea and Samaria (as ...

2020 presidential race starting to tighten

Just as Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his vice presidential nominee, and a week before the Democrats’ virtual national convention is scheduled to begin at various sites, the basement strategy he’s been pursuing, hailed as the political equivalent of “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” ...

Veep call shows presidential deliberation

WASHINGTON — Prospective Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden led the country through a long and public guessing game about his running mate before choosing Sen. Kamala Harris of California. The process risked casting him as indecisive, but in the end his choice demonstrated his ...

Quazy for QAnon: Some in GOP embracing oddball thesis

“I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration ... to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.” — Air Force Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper, “Dr. Strangelove” In the 1964 black comedy “Dr. Strangelove,” the above words are spoken by a general who is about ...

Electoral college invalid

To the Journal editor: As I consider the upcoming election, I am overwhelmed knowing the ultimate decision for America is a moral one. The electoral college along with the U.S. Supreme Court decided to deliver George W Bush Florida’s votes as the Florida secretary of state stopped the count ...

Taking note: Sunset reflections

Little puffs of cotton-ball like clouds floated through the sky. The still, glass-like waters of Lake Superior offered a surprisingly clear reflection of the brilliant colors that were beginning to appear in the sky as the sun went down. As the sun sank lower and lower over the horizon, the ...

Good end to identity politics orgy

With Americans pained by both civic violence and cases of police brutality, the times call for leaders who support law and order and justice. Joe Biden has found such a person in choosing Kamala Harris as his running mate. But getting there was not half the fun. It was not fun at all. As ...

Dear Abby: Couple’s interests diverge now that son has grown

DEAR ABBY: I’m married to a great husband. We worked well together in our business. He’s loyal, dependable, was a great stepfather when my son was young, etc. When we were younger, we were always very busy working on the house, raising a family and starting a small business. My son is ...

Wanting daughter to leave abusive husband

Dear Annie: You’ve probably heard this story a hundred times before. One of my daughters is in an abusive marriage. It is not physical but verbal abuse. Her husband is incredibly controlling: My daughter has no access to money or even mail. She has no freedom of choice in what she does, and ...

Car Talk: Don’t give up on your car

Dear Car Talk: I’m losing sleep over my reliable 2012 Chrysler 200 and its gas mileage. It’s got more than 80,000 miles on it, and usually gets between 20 and 23 miles per gallon on my regular drives. I think it’s gotten worse over the past couple years, but I can’t be sure. I’m ...

Are today’s leftists truly Marxists?

Most people who call themselves Marxists know very little of Karl Marx’s life and have never read his three-volume “Das Kapital.” Volume I was published in 1867, the only volume published before Marx’s death in 1883. Volumes II and III were later edited and published in his name by ...

What’s flying: So much out there to see

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” — Ashley Smith Observers from many locales have noted animals acting in unusual ...

Trump has it right on mail-in ballots

I begin with a personal story to make a greater point. Two weeks ago, I mailed an 8-by-10-inch envelope from a Miami post office to an address in New York State. The postage was correct, as was the address and ZIP code. One week passed and the recipient emailed to say the envelope had not ...