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So here’s the good news: For all their assiduous efforts, President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr have failed to fully weaponize the U.S. criminal justice system. There’s never going to be a Russian-style show trial of Trump’s 2016 Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. The “…

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Thanks to Times’ carrier

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2020. There are 345 days left in the year.

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WASHINGTON — Ten years ago, an earthquake rumbled through this city and then beyond the Capital Beltway, sending shock waves into presidential politics and even into the state legislatures. It changed the way candidates campaigned and almost certainly altered who won those campaigns. It spaw…

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I’m writing tonight (Monday night) in my customary spot –in the dining room—seated so I can glance to the right, into the living room, to keep tabs on whatever is happening on the Big Ten Network. A random thought occurs…if its only one channel, why do they call it a network?

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Special counsel Robert Mueller warned last July that the Russians had conducted a “sweeping and systematic” campaign to undermine the last presidential election, and that a new attack was already underway. “They’re doing it as we sit here,” he told a Congressional committee.

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Today is Friday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2020. There are 349 days left in the year.

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The thing about Joe Biden, as the all-important, ultimately trivial Iowa caucuses loom, is that hardly anybody seriously dislikes him. Not really. Oh, it’s possible to find dissenters here and there, mainly people who affix slogans such as “neo-liberal” and who think that people who disagree…

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2020. There are 352 days left in the year.

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Today is Monday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2020. There are 353 days left in the year.

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A fifty cent weekly allowance in the 1950’s in Laceyville was a pretty big deal to a little kid whose biggest purchases were comic books for a dime, five cent packs of baseball cards that included a card-sized slab of just awful bubble gum that actually broke into shards so you could cram it…

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In 2016, Bernie Sanders waited until July — long after the Democratic nomination had been decided — to endorse Hillary Clinton. Radio host Howard Stern asked Clinton if Sanders could have backed her earlier.

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Former national security adviser John Bolton shook up the Trump impeachment standoff recently with his announcement that, if subpoenaed, he is “prepared to testify” before a Senate trial. It’s still not clear, of course, when or even if a trial might occur, since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi i…

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Importance of buying local

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NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — Finally, the presidential campaign has entered the presidential election year.

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A Happy 2020 to my readers. Annie and I recently heard a commentary talking about 20/20 being perfect vision; yet as we move into the New Year we have nothing but fog blinding our sight.

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I imagine it’s a virtual certainty that nearly every brilliant columnist has already seen clearly this once in a lifetime opportunity to make use of clever wordplay in the title of his or her opening tome for this uniquely numbered calendar year. Who am I to buck a trend?

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In case you have any gift exchanges or parties left on your calendar, here’s a last-minute gift idea: food.