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Standing In Line? Make A Point To Shop Local For The Holidays

By at November 27, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

Many moons ago, the jazz-rock band Steely Dan released a song called “Black Friday.” It’s a catchy tune, but has nothing to do with the frantic annual shopping experience unleashed on Americans the day after Thanksgiving — or, at some stores, on the holiday itself. In recent years, due to the ever-increasing push of consumerism and the continued growth of more...

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Refugee Fears Run Counter To Our Long-Held American Ideals

By at November 20, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

Right now, in the days before Thanksgiving, there is a battle being fought over the deeper meaning of the holiday. And that’s not even getting into the over-commercialization of the holiday weekend or the battle over whether people should be required to work on Thanksgiving Day. No, our concern over what Thanksgiving is supposed to represent can be seen in the more...

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Reach Out To Help Those In Need This Thanksgiving Season

By at November 13, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

While some are battling this week over the deeper meaning behind red holiday cups, there are many more who are fighting a real war for survival. There are a lot of people in our community who need assistance this holiday season, and while there has been progress made to help individuals and families struggling with hunger here in Palm Beach County, the battle is still more...

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Make Plans To Honor Those Who Served This Veterans Day

By at November 6, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

Last week, it was revealed that the United States would be sending approximately 50 Special Operations troops to the warn-torn country of Syria to “advise and assist” Kurdish and Arab fighters battling ISIS. Some say this number is too few; some argue it is too many. Yet one thing is clear: it is yet another place where the United States military will be actively more...

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Paul Ryan’s Trick-Or-Treat Bag Might Not Be Filled With Candy

By at October 30, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

Just in time for Halloween, Congressman Paul Ryan has been awarded what might be the craziest trick-or-treat in political history. Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican who would have been vice president in a Mitt Romney administration, has secured himself the top job in the U.S. Congress — Speaker of the House. Barring a last-minute rebellion (always a possibility), more...

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FDOT’s Promise Of State Road 7 Funding An Important Victory

By at October 23, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

A year after a devastating delay pushed back the funding for the long-planned State Road 7 connection to Northlake Blvd., there is light at the end of the tunnel. Last week, the Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization approved a five-year work program that includes moving $50 million for the proposed extension up to 2017. This is great news for the western more...

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Keep A Focus On Safety When Making Your Halloween Plans

By at October 16, 2015 | 12:02 am | 2 Comments

It will soon be Halloween time, and we would be remiss if we didn’t take the initiative and offer some advice to make this celebration of the fall season a holiday that is safe for adults and children alike — from mask safety and candy safety to smart trick-or-treating. Better yet, make plans to visit one of the many Halloween-themed community events specifically more...

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New ‘Cyber-Harassment’ Law Is Needed, But Might Be Too Broad

By at October 9, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

Last week, nearly 30 new state laws went into effect, including the outlawing of “sexual cyber-harassment,” which is when someone posts an explicit image of another online without permission. The law, which passed the state legislature nearly unanimously earlier this year, defines sexual cyber-harassment as “publishing a sexually explicit image of a person that more...

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Just Because You Read It On The Internet, Doesn’t Make It True

By at October 2, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

Leave it to the Internet to put words into the mouths of long-lost leaders. For example: “The problem with Internet quotes is that you can’t always depend on their accuracy.” — Abraham Lincoln, 1864. This obviously facetious comment has been floating around cyberspace for years now. And yet, with each passing day, it seems to be an even more reliable indicator more...

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We Need Real Presidential Debates, Not Media Circus Shows

By at September 25, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

Two presidential “debates” down, and many more to go before we get to the end of the 2016 presidential election process. Break out the popcorn, because what’s being called “debates” is far more like a show, and bears very little resemblance to the cogent policy discussions and rhetorical arguments necessary to qualify as a true “debate.” Instead, it’s all more...

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