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A natural disaster is bearing down on our country, one assured to take the lives of thousands and hospitalize tens of thousands more: the annual flu epidemic. Last year’s strains were particularly virulent, with 900,000 Americans hospitalized and more than 80,000 people dying from the flu or…

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Every two years, Charlotte County conducts a survey of residents to gauge their satisfaction with county government services, determine their priorities and compare the responses to other counties. The survey is administered by National Research Center of Boulder, Colorado, and is randomly m…

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The recent red tide algal bloom has sparked many discussions in our community, whether around kitchen tables or at neighborhood forums, in local government or in the media. Everyone wants a solution.

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A natural disaster is bearing down on our country, one assured to take the lives of thousands and hospitalize tens of thousands more: the annual flu epidemic. Last year’s strains were particularly virulent, with 900,000 Americans hospitalized and more than 80,000 people dying from the flu or…

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When French President Emmanuel Macron denounced populist nationalism this week and called on world leaders to support institutions such as the United Nations that defend “the common good of the world,” liberal elites cheered. The speech was seen as a rebuke of President Trump, whose oppositi…

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Every two years, Charlotte County conducts a survey of residents to gauge their satisfaction with county government services, determine their priorities and compare the responses to other counties. The survey is administered by National Research Center of Boulder, Colorado, and is randomly m…

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It wasn’t a blue trickle, but nor was it a tsunami. Rather, the midterm elections brought a gentle, purplish wave of mostly center-leaning Democrats whose profiles suggest a welcome infusion of professionalism and balance to a disorderly House.

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I am a veteran. I served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971. I served in the military police. I am proud of the service I did for my country and I’m especially pleased at the respect veterans are receiving today.

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In the previous 50 years, the state of Mississippi has validated Lord Tennyson’s belief that “men may rise on stepping-stones of their dead selves to higher things.” Now the state has asked the U.S. Supreme Court for 20 more days to provide the court with a defense of the proposition that a …

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Brett Kavanaugh must have been smiling as the returns came in on Election Day, because it is now clear that the Democrats’ campaign to destroy him will go down as a massive blunder. It failed to keep Kavanaugh off the court. It cost Democrats their chance to regain control of the Senate. And…

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The Republican president, considered a lightweight and an ignoramus by many in Washington, suffered a setback in the off-year elections, losing several seats and effective control in the House, while maintaining and perhaps strengthening his party in the Senate. His leverage on domestic issu…

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We are about to find out whether Democrats meant it when they lamented the loss of civility in Washington. Having won the majority in the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s election, will they cooperate with Republicans and “reach across the aisle,” or will they pander to their base, whic…

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America’s body politic has recently been scarred by excruciating political shingles, and 2018 campaigning was equivalent to acid reflux. But Tuesday’s elections indicated that some political antibodies are strengthening the nation’s immune system.

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