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BETWEEN THE LINES: Colin Klein shines in a dark world

Youth today have too few examples to follow on how to live their lives. They are deluged daily by the flaws of politicians, CEOs, entertainers and sports heroes who live less-than-stellar lives. Multiple-marriage partners, sexual affairs, children born out of wedlock, substance abuse and disgraceful conduct make headlines in the news. While driving to work [...]

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BETWEEN THE LINES: Fool me twice, shame on me

In the sports world, a common axiom is coaches get too much credit when their teams are victorious and too much blame when they lose. The same goes for presidents when it comes to the economy. If growth is strong, they are praised, but if it goes bad, they get the blame. The truth is [...]

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BETWEEN THE LINES: The truth about the Benghazi incident

Politicians have a way of bending the truth to suit their needs, especially when their actions come under public scrutiny. President Barack Obama is no exception. Political debates should help clear the air and allow voters to determine a candidate’s real stand on the issues. The debates also should provide the electorate with an opportunity [...]

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BETWEEN THE LINES: Ups and downs with the news

Scanning the recent  headlines, I have come to the conclusion that deriving the truth from them presents a serious challenge. Take global warming, for instance. A recent report by climatologists says there has been no discernible increase in the world’s temperatures over the past 16 years. Most of the increase occurred from 1980 to 1997 [...]

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BETWEEN THE LINES: Facts can be stubborn things

Not many Americans know that John Adams, the second president of the United States, defended the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre. The man, who a few years later would sign the Declaration of Independence, got his clients acquitted. The trial and its aftermath, however, produced an interesting quote from the Massachusetts native: “Facts [...]

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BETWEEN THE LINES: The next big thing

As an opinion columnist for The Tribune the past several years, I have received numerous emails and comments. Some are complimentary and encouraging (I like those), others not so much. Some readers on occasion have suggested certain topics or have given me ideas about which to write. I recently received one that perked my interest. [...]

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BETWEEN THE LINES: An update and another anniversary

This column celebrates my 15th year of writing for The Tribune. After 13 years, it is also time to update my photo. When I first started my job for the newspaper, they wanted a photo, so I grabbed one that was handy. A year later, I gave them a more recent picture. This scenario gives [...]

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BETWEEN THE LINES: Federal Reserve throws another hail Mary

In my economic course on money and banking in college, I learned about the powers and philosophy of the Federal Reserve system that, in theory, was designed to control the extremes of the business cycle. It would cool down the inflationary pressures when needed and lower interest rates to stimulate the economy. It sounded quite [...]

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BETWEEN THE LINES: The Democratic Party convention came up short

Conservative columnist Pat Buchanan wrote a column after the conclusion of the Democratic Party Convention. His main points bear repeating. The former Republican presidential candidate noted for the first time, the Democratic Party platform was passed without any reference to God. A controversy ensued and President Barack Obama requested that "God" be reinserted. This amendment [...]

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BETWEEN THE LINES: A harbinger of things to come?

In my last column, I discussed the similarities between the state of Israel and the United States, particularly when it comes to religion. Both countries at their founding placed a priority on God. Although America is not a theocracy, our Founding Fathers understood the importance of religion and its moral beliefs for the republic’s welfare. [...]

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BETWEEN THE LINES: Could it be prophetic warnings?

The United States and Israel have much in common. Both countries began with a strong belief in God. Religious freedom drew colonists to the New World. School textbooks  during the 20th century marginalized our Christian roots, but the facts cannot be denied. Years after graduating from college with a major in history, I ran across [...]

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BETWEEN THE LINES: Free trade is a misnomer

Often in life we accept what is told to us by the so-called experts and politicians without question. This can have serious consequences. Take foreign-trade policy, for instance. For the past several decades, the American public has accepted the line that free trade is good for both importers and exporters. At first blush, it certainly [...]

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American women shine in London

It was an impressive showing for the American women at the London 2012 Summer Olympics as they claimed 29 of 46 gold medals earned by the United States. This was the first time in history the number of participating American women athletes eclipsed the men. The comparisons do not end there. The women’s team showings [...]

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BETWEEN THE LINES: Olympics provides something for everyone

Every four years, we are reminded there are sports other than football and basketball in which athletes compete and excel. The Olympic Games also provide a pleasant diversion from the monotony of the dog days of summer. The London 2012 Summer Olympics took on added meaning with former Granite Shoals resident and Marble Falls High [...]

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