No matter what happens in Iraq, no more troops on the ground

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It is estimated the United States will have spent more than $2 trillion in the long conflict in Iraq, including the costs of interest and the ongoing costs for many years of medical and psychological care for the courageous Americans who fought that war. That astronomical sum of money is shocking enough, but when one considers more than 4,000 American

Like Humpty Dumpty, Cantor takes a big fall

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My oh my, how the mighty fall. One of the worst obstructionists in congressional history, Rep. Eric Cantor, has tumbled like Humpty Dumpty, and all the Tea Party horses and all of its men cannot put Cantor together again. To many people, including myself, Cantor’s political demise was a plus. The smug, often arrogant obstructionist got exactly what he deserved.

‘Now Hiring’ signs as welcome as robin’s, spring’s harbingers

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It’s so good to see “Now Hiring” signs in the windows and lobbies of so many businesses in the area lately. Like robins in spring, those signs are a good omen that a springtime of economic recovery is arriving in this area, this state, this country. Nationwide, the unemployment rate is 6.3 percent, according to the U.S. Labor Department. That’s

The clock is ticking for Mexico to release Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi

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U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is sitting in a Mexican jail for the crime of accidentally entering Mexico at a legal entry gate with three completely legal firearms in his vehicle. According to his phone call to his mother, he got into the wrong lane and could not turn around quickly enough. The Mexican authorities pounced upon him and hauled him