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Word of the Week: Apology

“The apology that wasn’t” was the headline last week in an Atlantic magazine article regarding Joe Biden.

By now you’ve probably heard the former Vice-President has come under fire for his treatment of women. Pictures and video of Joe hugging, kissing, rubbing noses and smelling hair have blanketed the airwaves. It’s interesting that women are just now coming forward with their complaints and it’s making news. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Time

Saturday night we set our clocks up one hour to begin the semi-annual debate about Daylight Saving Time.

Some like it. Others loathe it.

President Harry Truman called it “a monstrosity in time keeping.”

Benjamin Franklin justified Daylight Saving Time as having “the pure light of the sun for nothing,” as opposed to burning expensive candles. Continue reading

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Do We Need Another Revolution?

American Revolution

Today is a special day in history for all Americans. On this day, September 3, 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed. It officially marked the end of The American Revolution.

Representatives of the United States, Great Britain, Spain and France met to sign this treaty which signified America’s status as a free nation. Britain agreed to formally recognize the independence of its 13 former American colonies. The boundaries of the new republic were agreed upon: Florida north to the Great Lakes and the Atlantic coast west to the Mississippi River. Continue reading

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