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Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 9:14 AM

After professional golfers wrap up their competitive season each year, the best and most popular among their ranks get to participate in what has been called the Silly Season.They play skins games, father-son challenges, three tour challenges and made-for-television matches that people watch because they get more access to their favorite golfers in a relaxed environment. Everyone makes Caddyshack and Tin Cup jokes, and they laugh all the way to the bank.

Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 8:48 AM

Lawyers are often not held in high esteem, unless of course, you need one. Go Set a Watchman, the new novel by Harper Lee, has done nothing to improve the image of lawyers.

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 9:21 AM

I usually dont hold political beliefs against people.I know why I favor the candidates I do. I assume others have their reasons for supporting someone. Even if we differ, we can still have a Diet Coke and a friendly debate.

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 8:34 AM

Let me tell you, dear reader, the story of a man named Trump.

Updated Jul 17, 2015 at 9:17 AM

This week, at the NAACP convention in Philadelphia, President Barack Obama told an enthusiastic audience all of us need redemption justice and redemption go hand in hand.

Updated Jul 15, 2015 at 10:10 AM

From London

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 11:57 AM

Unacceptable, is how President Franois Hollande of France describes current revelations regarding extensive spying by the United States government. Wikileaks files regarding France published in June reveal the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA)...

Updated Jun 15, 2015 at 1:19 PM

The 2016 presidential election grows closer by the minute. Can you feel the excitement?Neither can I.

Updated Jun 14, 2015 at 7:57 PM

Even as local government budgets become leaner, policy makers struggle to balance the ledger. One area of spending continues to be a burden with no real end in sightcorrections.

Updated Jun 10, 2015 at 2:45 PM

Turkeys electorate has voted for democracy and the rule of law over incipient dictatorship, a most positive development. In June 7 parliamentary elections, the Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) was abandoned by many voters. The ruling...

Updated May 21, 2015 at 9:59 AM

Egregious and grotesque is how U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Koreas reckless international provocations and brutal executions of victims who incur the wrath of leader Kim Jong Un.

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