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Opinion

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Americans have far too many reasons to be angry. And far too many of those reasons involve matters of life and death and dignity. I could fill this page with reasons for anger and still not have listed all of them. It appears to me that the major sticking point in America’s anger is politics. I understand and expect politicians to get involved in many of those issues.

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The COVID-19 pandemic and the social unrest ignited at the news of George Floyd’s death fill the news and social media. Opinions about the involvement and role of our shambolic national government abound.

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My first post-college job was in a large manufacturing plant. More than 3,000 people worked there, but my new boss took me to meet the vice-president in charge. In his office was a carved wooden sign that read, “All work is honorable.”

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Do you remember playing Follow the Leader? It is a terrific game for kids as it requires no unique skills to lead the group. Kids want to play, and they will follow and do as the leader does. When players cannot or will not do as the leader wants, they drop out of the game, and the only cons…

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We are six months away from what could become the most contentious campaign and disputed presidential election in recent history. The current division between the two major parties is significant, and the potential for a greater division is real.