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“Love means you never have to say you’re sorry,” or so Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal told us in the 1970 motion picture “Love Story.” But over a half-century later, the love of money has Hollywood falling all over itself to apologize to communist China.

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One of the things I miss most about America was how people used to believe certain topics shouldn’t be discussed in public. 

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At stop lights or freeway on and off ramps, you’ve probably seen people holding signs and asking for money. It can be tempting to hand over your spare change, but next time you may want to think twice.

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You may find the description below distasteful, disturbing and overwrought. But after reading this column, you may very well agree with the assessment.

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The edict from the Centers for Disease Control came down May 13, catching most of us by surprise. The new guidance: Anyone fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should feel free to do whatever we want indoors or outdoors without wearing a mask or practicing social distancing.

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You’ve heard the old joke about the minister who uses the invocation he delivers at a political banquet as both a warning and a teaching moment: “Oh Lord, make our words sweet, for one day we may have to eat them!”

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As our country begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, our government needs to take big steps to help our Arizonan families stand back up stronger than ever while also ensuring our economy doesn’t falter and leave families out in the cold. 

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Early in my newspaper career, I worked at a New Jersey tabloid where the publisher was a man of few words, most of them insulting and frequently shouted at top volume. He was easy to make angry, and I did so one afternoon upon returning from the scene of a row house fire in Trenton.

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Every so often on Facebook or Instagram, I see that one of my friends has gone hunting, successfully killing this or that forest creature. There are smiles all around as the hunter strikes a pose beside a mule deer, turkey or javelina. All involved — except the animal — seem inordinately pro…

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For the past 14 months, my logic about the COVID-19 pandemic has been a lot like my rationale for turning down any and all offers to go skydiving. 

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The last of the guilty pronouncements in the case of former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin still hung in the air when your thoughts turned to the other 800,000 sworn law enforcement officers on the job in this divided nation of ours.

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The Biden administration is not only working to erase our southern border; it is also intent on erasing any term that accurately depicts the dire situation we now face.

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Quick to hold a grudge yet molasses slow to forgive an enemy. That will be my epitaph. It also explains why I’m having a difficult time with the Phoenix Suns these days.

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Little more than a month after he called Dec. 7, 1941, a “Day of Infamy” and led America into World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt paused from his duties as commander-in-chief to assume the mantle of “First Fan.”

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Between courtship and marriage, their love affair lasted 60 years. It spanned perfect health and terminal sickness, for richer and poorer, full measures of joy and sadness.

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When news broke in February that Arizona would open COVID-19 vaccines to people over age 55, I had a long debate with myself about whether to get the shot.

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On March 25, Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order updating COVID-19 virus safety and mitigation mandates. The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce is enthusiastic and hopeful to safely exit the pandemic; however, there are several unknowns and other issues that continue to need attention.

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The end of my father’s life is fast approaching, and if I am being completely honest, his last breath will be a blessing. 

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If you believe in the criminal justice system, file this under good news: The Arizona Department of Corrections recently issued a press release reporting it’s once again ready to execute some of the 115 murderers housed on death row.

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A week of mild Arizona weather and the start of Cactus League baseball can only mean one thing: Again it’s that time when hope springs eternal for Valley sports fans. 

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Ten years ago, when I became a Buckeye councilmember for District 6, it never occurred to me that I would be the Buckeye mayor today. But here I am, 100 days into my new job, and I am more excited than ever to continue building on the great work from our previous city councils to ensure Buck…

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In 1995, in a column for this newspaper, I made a serious error in judgment. 

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Every few months, a stranger approaches me on the golf course to discuss something I’ve written. This makes me anxious, because (a) these folks typically disagree with the column in question and (b) I’m usually about to miss a 5-foot putt I need to make par. 

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In Arizona’s formative years — say before the Valley constructed an actual freeway system — the state’s economy and reputation rested on what early Arizonans called “the Five Cs.” 

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Do you know what I have learned over the years? There’s nothing that will improve your walk with God and your prayer life more than a big crisis in your life. Let me illustrate. 

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It was a Monday night in April and my parents let me stay up past bedtime to watch the Atlanta Braves play the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

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During the last 40 years of my ministry, I have had the privilege of ministering in over 100 countries. What I have been hearing from my friends from afar is this. “What is going on in America? It’s seems divided and crazy over there! What’s going on in your government? And, what’s the deal …

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It was Tuesday afternoon and work got too heavy. A break was called for, mindless diversion. My thoughts turned to an old favorite: A matinee movie. Ninety minutes of popcorn, soda and cinema. This sounded like exactly the ticket.

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He wrestled with kidney cancer for a decade, fought like a demon, but finally Dave Rehnke took his last breath on Jan. 11.

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“Love means you never have to say you’re sorry,” or so Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal told us in the 1970 motion picture “Love Story.” But over a half-century later, the love of money has Hollywood falling all over itself to apologize to communist China.

At stop lights or freeway on and off ramps, you’ve probably seen people holding signs and asking for money. It can be tempting to hand over your spare change, but next time you may want to think twice.

You may find the description below distasteful, disturbing and overwrought. But after reading this column, you may very well agree with the assessment.