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Long, no-frills life holds a lesson for the rest of us

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    I couldn’t help but reflect on passing eras in recent days. Blockbuster announced that its once-vast, video-rental empire was down to a single location. And, Sears announced it was closing its last store in Chicago, the city where it built its mighty legacy.    The worst for me, though, came when my Aunt…

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Is it too late to bring back the Fairness Doctrine?

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    The House Oversight Committee’s partisan grilling of FBI agent Peter Strzok on July 12 painted a powerful picture of a divided and dysfunctional Congress.     It reminded me of an incident that occurred in 1856 in the lead up to the Civil War in which Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina…

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