Guest column/Preparing to take on the challenges of fatherhood

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Dear Dad, I don’t know if you understand just how important you are in my life. You teach me in everything you say and everything you do. Even when you don’t notice that I am there, watching, listening, to how you treat my mother and how you interact with others, I am learning about how ...

Fathers and bonus fathers offer lessons

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This weekend many will be celebrating Juneteenth. It has now become a federal holiday, recognizing the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. The date comes from the last place where slaves were still being institutionalized and finally set free in Texas on June 19, 1865. It also is a ...

We’ve handed a victory to China


In his bid to support increased adoption of solar energy across the country, President Joe Biden handed a victory to China that could hurt our own solar industry. Biden’s administration announced last week it will authorize the use of the Defense Production Act to accelerate domestic ...

Juneteenth chance to celebrate, remember


Juneteenth, a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, will be commemorated in the coming days. According to tradition, Juneteenth is observed on June 19 because it was on that date in 1865 that Union soldiers arriving in Galveston, Texas, at the end of the Civil War told ...

Martin’s legacy alive and well


His talent made him, even by today’s standards, larger than life. He was the symbol of the era of cocktail cool, hanging out with his pals, holding a cigarette in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other, a beautiful woman or two not too far away. Together with Frank Sinatra, Sammy ...

Remember what our flag represents


It proudly flies in front of schools. It is raised in front of public and private buildings. It is displayed from the porches and in the front yards of countless homes around the nation. It is raised each day at outposts in the far reaches of the world. It stands tall and is ...