• Following government and politics closely comes with the job I have. Most often, it's interesting and important. But the divisiveness of today's political scene along with the tone of social media attacks can get to be a little much at times. So it was last Friday.
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  • He became a media symbol for law and order. Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, known for housing prisoners in tents outside to make sure there was always a bed for a prisoner, reinstating striped uniforms, and other such things.
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  • As predicted, President Trump's campaign rally in Arizona last night, paid for by his reelection campaign, was vintage Trump on the stump.
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  • The president delivered a sober, straight from the text speech last night in front of a military audience, setting forth a new plan for Afghanistan and by extension, all U.S. military conflicts.
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  • Depending on your age, you either remember Jerry Lewis as the zany comedian teamed with Dean Martin to become the hottest act in the country in the 1950s. Or perhaps you remember him from movies with roles ranging from "The Nutty Professor" to "The King of Comedy".
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  • Other than long-standing jokes about the city of Chicago, it's pretty well settled that we operate on a system of "one person, one vote" in our society.
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  • The cost of college has skyrocketed in the past decade. In past interviews I've done on the topic, those at the state's public universities say it's in direct relationship to the reduced amount of financial support the schools have gotten from state government.
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  • Add Charlottesville, Virginia to the list of cities whose names are now forever stained by an action not of their own making. I've started to write this piece several times since Saturday, but was afraid that there isn't time in the 2 minutes or so I have here to properly discuss some of the nuances.
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  • For two generations, the U.S. had a ban on trade with Cuba, and diplomatic relations were virtually non-existent. Then the Obama Administration re-established those ties, and the U.S. Embassy there reopened in July of 2015.
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  • He was riding high last summer. Anthony Scaramucci was co-host of a new weekly program on the Fox Business Network, his capital company was making him even more wealthy, he had a new wife and child, and was drawing the attention of the Republican presidential nominee. Invited to join the team as an advisor, he aggressively planned for a job in the White House after that nominee became president-elect.
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