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Updated at 9:36 AM

I rarely pay any attention to what politicians promise when they decide to run for something, but Chris Christie hit a new high in chutzpah the other day with his bravado boast, “I mean what I say and I say what I mean.” If the governor of New Jersey really means what he just said and said what he really means, I know where there’s a bridge he might want to buy. And it’s close to home for him too.Speaking of mean, I don’t mean to pick...

Posted Jul 5, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Early on the morning of Sept. 15, 1963, four men in a turquoise and white sedan stopped at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. At the time, no one took particular notice. It was only later that it was learned some 15 sticks of...

Posted Jul 2, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The Ashland Springs Hotel celebrated its 90th birthday on Wednesday, but the venerable downtown landmark nearly succumbed to mismanagement and neglect when it was 73, surviving that long only through a succession of miracles and near-death...

Posted Jul 2, 2015 at 11:01 PM

As far back as 1895, one of the most famous authors and playwrights in world history described his feelings for Lord Alfred Douglas as "the love that dare not speak its name." Shortly thereafter, Oscar Wilde was summarily labeled a "sodomite" and...

Posted Jul 2, 2015 at 11:01 PM

When people begin their responses with, “Of course I feel sorry for those people, but ...” I know they don’t feel sorry for “those people” (itself a tell-tale phrase) They’re not feeling at all. Instead,...

Posted Jul 2, 2015 at 11:01 PM

With record-setting temperatures, continuing drought conditions and no relief in sight, the city’s 2010 decision to ban the use of fireworks is more relevant and appropriate than ever.The fireworks ban along with seasonal fire...

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 7:03 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court was extremely busy this term, or so it seemed.  The court made big news with decisions upholding Obamacare and same-sex marriage.However, this past month the court also unleashed a flurry of less high-profile...

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 12:59 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on the Fourth.

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 9:56 AM

“Unacceptable,” is how President François Hollande of France describes current revelations regarding extensive spying by the United States government. Wikileaks files regarding France published in June reveal the U.S.

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 9:47 AM

Don Landgren cartoon about Puerto Rican debt.

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 7:58 AM

Last week was filled with overwhelming displays of faith. My housing agency hosted a group of approximately 375 youths and 75 adult missionaries who completed a repair week for 58 homes in Davidson County, North Carolina, but I...

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