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Remember Your Family Doctor?

Do you remember when we had a family doctor who saw everyone in the family? When I was growing up in Lufkin many years ago, our family doctor was Dr. Don J. Smith. His father was an elder at our ch...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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I Want to be on Reality Television
I love reality television shows and always have. I think a lot people are ashamed to admit it. I’m not. However, I like reality television probably for a different reason than most.   I minored in ...
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Taylor and Appel, The Subprime Education Scandal
We used to hear more often about those malignant institutions serving, or rather plaguing, the poor: the loan sharks who charged 100% or more per year in interest, the furniture or radios that ende...
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Why Obama’s ISIS Strategy is Incoherent
If there is a single word to describe Obama’s campaign against ISIS, it is “incoherent.” It doesn’t hold together even on its own terms. Read more: Why Obama’s ISIS Strategy is Incoherent
Sep 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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What does the US gain from paying for Europe's Security?
Despite the fact that Europe is a very rich continent - the EU’s total GDP is higher than the US - Americans are bankrolling its security. Read more: What does the US gain from paying for Europe's ...
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At TribFest, Cruz Talks Possible 2016 Run, Partisan Gridlock
At TribFest, Cruz Talks Possible 2016 Run, Partisan Gridlock by John Reynolds , The Texas Tribune Sept. 20, 2014 U.S. Sen.  Ted Cruz  hinted Saturday that he would make a decision on a possible run...
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Harvest time in America, pursuing and reaping happiness
by GLENN MOLLETTE
Sep 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
  Is happiness possible?   Problems plague the world. They always have. The world has never been void of troubles. War, hunger and unhappiness have dominated this life. There is plenty to go around...
An Unbearable and Choking Hell: The Loss of Our Freedoms in the Wake of 9/11
by JOHN W. WHITEHEAD
Sep 20, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
An Unbearable and Choking Hell: The Loss of Our Freedoms in the Wake of 9/11 By John W. Whitehead  September 15, 2014 “I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. governmen...
Terrorism craves an audience and we are playing into Islamic State’s hands by watching
by AKIL N AWAN
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The well-known US security expert, Brian Jenkins, famously declared in 1974, that “terrorism is theatre”. And over the last few weeks, the brutal videotaped beheadings of British and American hosta...
Heart Slave
by STEVE ELLISON
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Heart Slave Pastor Steve Ellison   Exodus 21 and Leviticus 15 both describe a situation that is foreign to us. It offends our modern sensibilities.  It involves slavery or more accurately, indentur...
Maybe Republicans should run on sending in ground troops
by GREG SARGENT, The Washington Post
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The big news of the day is that, after Congress (sort of) voted to go to war, Republican strategists are rolling out a new line of attack on Dem candidates over national security. Read more: Maybe ...
Display of Gadsden Flag Quashed by Ocala, Florida, Authorities
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Display of Gadsden Flag Quashed by Ocala, Florida, Authorities September 12, 2014 “What we’re seeing is the criminalization of free speech, manifested in incidents where the government attempts to ...
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In this Thursday, May 29, 2014 photo, prospective buyer Mary Tuttle, right, checks out antique lighting fixtures while looking at a home with real estate broker Nancy Dowson, left, with Keller Williams Realty, in Miami Shores, Fla. The National Association of Realtors reports, on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, on sales of existing homes in August. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce.


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NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A bus carrying dozens of passengers finishing up a sightseeing tour crashed and overturned in Delaware, leaving two women dead and several other passengers injured, authorities said.
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