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Going home

7:00 am Nov. 11, 2017

My father left high school early for the U.S. Army, six months before Pearl Harbor. Any 17-year-old could see what was coming, and if you signed up early, you could pick your service.

None of the

In search of more Medicaid dollars: ‘Go for it, Senator Unterman’

10:31 am Nov. 8, 2017

Sunday’s column focused on a budding Republican effort in Georgia, led in part by state Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Buford, to draw down more Medicaid dollars – in order to combat the state’s opioid epidemic. It began thusly:

Wednesday will mark the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States. By no coincidence, it will also be the first anniversary of the last time an expansion of

Jeff Flake in anti-Trump speech: ‘There are times we must risk our careers’

7:42 pm Oct. 24, 2017

From the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON  — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election next year, delivering a forceful condemnation of the “flagrant disregard of truth and decency” and bemoaning political complicity in a Senate speech clearly directed at President Donald Trump.

Speaking to a rapt audience of other senators, the first-term Arizona lawmaker spelled out his frustration and disappointment in a floor speech before relaying the news that