REFLECTIONS ON THE IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENCY

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The time between Lincoln’s birthday and Washington’s is called by some “President’s Week.” It’s the perfect time to reflect on the character of our nation’s top leaders. George W. Bush left the office with...

THE “BLUES” SPREAD THE BLUES…AGAIN

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When was it, exactly, that the left became the “blues” and everyone else became the “reds”? I was from that generation that grew up huddling under elementary school desks in “atomic bomb drills”...

WHEN THE GREEN GETS THINNER, THE THIN BLUE LINE GETS THINNER, TOO…

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Things are tough all over. Municipal, county, and state budgets are facing critical shortfalls that could cause severe limitation of ability to deliver emergency services in a timely fashion. A brother officer recently sent...

ANOTHER GIANT OF SHOOTING PASSES

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While teaching in Arizona last week, I heard from friends at Gunsite Training Center that Jack Weaver had passed. The retired lawman was eighty. Back in the 1950s when Jack Weaver was a young...

LIGHTING A CANDLE

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On January 8, the Brady Bunch suggested a lighting of a candle as a protest to gun violence. Awww…how sweet. The 8th, of course, was the one year anniversary of the grotesque mass murder in Tucson,...