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  • By John Frazier

Veterans Day has come and gone. This newspaper and much of the media made note of it and of the various events and remembrances that the day produces. It makes sense that any nation should honor those who have worn the uniform of service to the country. We would have no country without them.…

  • By John Frazier

The great mysteries that absorb our philosophers include questions about the nature of the universe, whether there is a God, why there is something instead of nothing, and so on.

  • By John Frazier

Happy Fourth of July! Well, Fourth of July weekend anyway. Hopefully you have leftover barbeque and watermelon in the fridge, and didn’t lose any fingers during your annual “Hold my beer and watch this” fireworks production.

  • By John Frazier

At our age we can get a little introspective on occasion. It’s understandable. It can happen anywhere – over a cup of coffee, a beer, over the back wall talking with a neighbor. One of the most frequent notes that arises is someone observing what a fantastic place Green Valley is – and how f…

  • By John Frazier

If you are over the age of 70, you will remember when everybody smoked, being gay or lesbian was considered a disease, cars had no seat belts, large numbers of minorities were denied their right to vote, drinking and driving was an unexceptional pastime, and there was no Medicare. These are …

  • By John Frazier

My wife and I convened at a local watering hole recently to watch that night’s edition of The Big Game on the bar TVs. That meant we also got to watch the ads. These are notable for the window they provide into a much discussed chapter in the ongoing story of life in America, in this case, t…

  • By John Frazier

Somewhere along the way, almost all of us have been exposed to the notion that our democracy, and the freedoms derived from it, depends fundamentally on an educated and informed electorate. Thomas Jefferson is perhaps our earliest and most frequently quoted supporter of this democratic funda…

  • By John Frazier

The quote of the month award goes to The Economist’s Lexington writer, who said of the Republicans, “Put simply, it is hard for a party to win national elections in a country that it seems to dislike.” Bam! Pow! Zap!

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