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Opinion: Definition of Freedom

The left wants to accentuate everything negative about our country, using ideas like Critical Race Theory, the 1619 Project, and books like Howard Zinn’s A Peoples History of America. Conservatives, classical liberals and most of our citizens, want to hear and tell the truth about this nation. While this would include our flaws, like slavery and Jim

COVID-19

Mask guidance divides parents heading into new school year

With U.S. health officials recommending that children mask up in school this fall, parents and policy makers across the nation have been plunged anew into a debate over whether face coverings should be optional or a mandate. The delta variant of the coronavirus now threatens to upend normal instruction for a third consecutive school year.

Opioid epidemic

New Opioid Death Numbers Show COVID Lockdowns Cost Lives

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show deaths involving opioids surged 37 percent between 2019 and 2020. An estimated 69,710 Americans lost their lives due to opioid overdoses last year, bolstering claims the COVID-19 lockdowns cost more than money. They cost lives. “The nation’s COVID pandemic made the nation’s drug overdose epidemic worse,” The

International

Police patrol Havana in large numbers after rare protests

Large contingents of Cuban police patrolled the capital of Havana on Monday following rare protests around the island nation against food shortages and high prices amid the coronavirus crisis. Cuba’s president said the demonstrations were stirred up on social media by Cuban Americans in the United States. Sunday’s protests marked some of the biggest displays

COVID-19

I’m fully vaccinated but feel sick – should I get tested for COVID-19?

Some people can still get sick after getting vaccinated for COVID-19. Dragana991/iStock via Getty Images Plus Arif R. Sarwari, West Virginia University Imagine last night you developed a little runny nose and a sore throat. When you woke up this morning you started coughing and had a fever. In the past year, your mind would

Veterans

Veterans took an especially bad hit during the pandemic

Navy veteran Faron Smith Jr. reacts as he receives a COVID-19 vaccination at a Veterans Administration pop-up vaccination site on April 17, 2021, in Gardena, Calif. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images)  Jamie Rowen, University of Massachusetts Amherst As the nation takes a day to memorialize its military dead, living military veterans are facing a

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