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Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2023. There are 332 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 8, 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England after she was implicated in a plot to ...

Tired of hearing about China? Stop the cash flow

WASHINGTON — Do you get tired of hearing about China? Now we have floating surveillance balloons over our country. We are yet to know for sure what this is about but time will tell. China is probably scouting out the next land or business purchase. They may have come up with an easy way to ...

Klansmen no longer have sheets and hoods

WASHINGTON — Maybe I have been too exposed to the Ku Klux Klan and their sympathizers over the years - whether they were dressed in a white robe or now wearing a Brooks Brothers’ suit, I say facetiously. I have had classic KKK experiences. Here are some examples: - As a youngster I was ...

Misplaced faith in big government

WASHINGTON — While most of the public and media attention the past two years has been focused on high prices and inflation, these issues take second place over the public’s top concern, which is big government, according to a new Gallup poll. Concern over the uncontrolled southern border is ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2023. There are 334 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 6, 1952, Britain’s King George VI, 56, died at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England; he was succeeded as monarch by his ...

A surprising politician

NEW YORK — The next presidential race is on. One probable candidate is former CIA Director and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He just released a new book: “Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love.” Pompeo must be a smart guy. He graduated first in his class at West ...