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David Tanklefsky
May 19, 2017 - 12:59 pm
With Chris Sale pitching at Pedro Martinez-level dominance and Eduardo Rodriguez looking like a sharp number two starter, Rick Porcello has provided quality innings for the Red Sox as a depth starter. Yet even the most optimistic Boston fan probably thought another Cy Young-level year was unlikely...
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Doug 'VB' Goudie
May 19, 2017 - 6:17 am
A quick Swamp quiz... So with all the chaos and controversy swirling around D.C. right now, I thought this would be a good time to ask a few simple questions that might help to show where we all stand on this mess. Hopefully this quiz can provide insights into where we are as a country right now...
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Jeff Kuhner
May 17, 2017 - 10:45 am
It is official: Ann Coulter has jumped the shark. Coulter is known as an author, columnist and provocateur. She can add another thing to the list: a Judas. In an interview with the Daily Caller, Coulter admitted she is on the verge of “jumping ship” when it comes to supporting President Trump. She...
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Mike Siegel
May 15, 2017 - 10:38 am
Two published reports demonstrate the danger created by violent speech directed at targeted groups. First is the case of Professor Tommy Curry. He is an African-American professor at Texas A&M University where he teaches Radical Black Philosophies and Social and Political Philosophy. He teaches...
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Doug 'VB' Goudie
May 05, 2017 - 6:07 am
So FBI director James Comey testified in front of Congress (again!) for four straight hours (he's made of stone, don't you know?), and it was a fairly revealing session. In fact, both The New York Times and The Boston Globe had a "Five Takeaways from the Comey Hearing" column in their Thursday...
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Jeff Kuhner
May 03, 2017 - 10:02 am
Donald Trump has suffered the greatest defeat of his presidency. No matter how much his administration tries to spin it, the budget deal is a major setback for Trump’s America First agenda. The $1.1 billion omnibus spending bill is a victory for Democrats and establishment Republicans. In fact,...
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Brittany Jennings
May 01, 2017 - 4:17 pm
Many people, myself included, believe Salem is going in the direction of a sanctuary city and that the city's Sanctuary for Peace Ordinance violates Federal immigration laws. In my hometown, city councilors voted to pass a “Sanctuary for Peace” ordinance. This ordinance protects illegals from being...
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Mike Siegel
May 01, 2017 - 9:24 am
These 2 issues are placed in this sequence with purpose. The first is of enormous importance to our decisions on the “public good” vs. privacy and the second has 15 minutes of fame created by the media. Back in the 1960’s I remember reading an article by Navy Admiral Hyman Rickover. He was...
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