Thursday, 11 August 2016 00:00

Reach for the Rings

This week, the Summer Olympics provide an opportunity to turn from political and other news to focus on stories and accomplishments that occur only every four years. During the course of the Olympics, NBC Universal will provide 6,755 hours (that's more than 281 days) of programming.

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Thursday, 04 August 2016 00:00

Habits and Outcomes

ATLANTA -- It's hot, it's humid and people are miserable and exhausted by the daily temperatures that surpass 90 degrees. The dog days of summer are here.

The ancient Romans coined the phrase "dog days" based on the period of time that the brightest star (Sirius, the Dog Star) rose and set in conjunction with the sun. The Romans believed that Sirius radiated heat to the Earth, causing the hottest part of the year as it traveled with the sun.

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Thursday, 28 July 2016 00:00

Recasting Hillary Clinton

The Democratic National Convention's attempt to focus this week on party unity was almost overwhelmed even before the coronation process in Philadelphia got underway.

Wikileaks' massive dump of emails provided the world with a glimpse behind the curtain of the operations at the DNC. Some of the emails revealed a bias against Sen. Bernie Sanders, and several showed that the organization was seeking to influence media outlets to favor her over her opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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Thursday, 21 July 2016 00:00

America's Potential

The Republican Convention this week resulted in the nomination of Donald Trump and Mike Pence for the party's ticket in the fall. No more "presumptive nominee" for Trump. While some may disparage this week's proceedings as disorderly and disorganized, it has been dull and anti-climactic for those who were hoping for a convention floor fight. What it will accomplish for certain is to move the party from the seemingly never-ending nomination marathon to the next phase of the campaign, which is one that will test the candidates' endurance and strategy.

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Thursday, 14 July 2016 00:00

May:  Common-Sense Conservative

While we in the United States are in the midst of a seemingly never-ending presidential race, Britain has managed to pick a new Prime Minister in under a month.

We may be able to learn some lessons from the Brits.

David Cameron announced on June 24, after losing the European Union referendum, that he would resign. On July 11, Theresa May won the position of Conservative Party leader, and on July 13 she was invited by Queen Elizabeth to form a government.

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