Columns/opinions

Tech Censorship Is on a Dangerous Path

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The big tech censorship by Jack Dorsey's Twitter of the New York Post story on Hunter and Joe Biden is so egregious that I have to speak up. If there were any doubt, it is now clear that Twitter's censorship system is set up to survey, capture, control and manipulate the political narrative within this country.

What a Difference a “Y” Makes…

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Google gets the last laugh, probably far more often than we know. Include one letter more than needed to “Google” a subject turns research to clabber quicker than political candidates can call their opponents liars. (Seems like mere decades ago that such comments were tenderized, usually beginning with sentences like, “My worthy opponent deals loosely with the facts,” or maybe, “He is known to spend much of his time in the company of ‘terminological inexactitudes’.”)

CrimeStoppers ‘Fast Cash’

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(www.perrytoncs.org) On Oct. 21, 2020, the Ochiltree County Sheriff’s Department had outstanding warrants on the following people: Adriana Rangel Carrasco, white female.

'Trump Vaccine' Fears Ignorant and Harmful

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This week, Johnson & Johnson paused a clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate because one of its 60,000 participants is experiencing an "unexplained illness." This comes after AstraZeneca briefly paused a trial just last month after one of its 30,000 subjects had experienced an illness. That trial resumed once an investigation revealed that the illness was unrelated to the test vaccine, but the delay is not harmless.

They Call It a Hearing, but They Don't Listen

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When Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota began her 30-minute turn at questioning Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday afternoon, Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii was not in the room. Hirono apparently was not that interested in what she anticipated Klobuchar would have to say. Hirono was not alone. When Klobuchar's 30 minutes started, only three other Democratic senators were there: Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein of California, Dick Durbin of Illinois and Chris Coons of Delaware.

Airing Dirty Laundry…

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The words “wash and wear” exploded in the 1950s, thanks to the introduction of treated cotton and synthetics that meant clothing could be worn straight from the washing machine. Ironing board sales plummeted, and housewives singing “Wash Day Blues” gave way to “Happy Days are Here Again.”

A Tale of Two Camps

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When COVID-19 hit, I quarantined in Eastern Massachusetts. Biking around the woods, I noticed something strange.

Texas Press Association Capital Highlights

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Accusations rock Attorney General’s office Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is battling back against seven top aides who accuse him of bribery and abuse of office.The aides delivered the accusations in a letter to the agency’s human resources director. The Austin American-Statesman and KVUE-TV obtained and first published the letter.

Views From Panhandle Editors

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It appears Lucky Charms has made thousands (millions, even) of fans magically happy. Luck Charms has unveiled in recent days “Just Magical Marshmallows,” a collection of the marshmallowonly portion of their cereal, and it seems a lot of people are riding that marshmallow unicorn all the way to their blood sugar check.