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Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland star in "Chaos Walking" based on the YA novel by Patrick Hess. (Image: Lionsgate)

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I can’t remember what grade but I believe I was in junior high when our history teacher said America was a melting pot. I can’t explain why those words stuck with me but I know there are people trying to reverse that.

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I still think the hypocrisy of the left or right is way overused in today’s politics. Of course, when your guy/gal is in office it’s commonplace to overlook the position you took during that  time frame. We can now insert a new president’s name to complete our derangement syndrome comment. 

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The thing I enjoy about an in-person political discussion is the need to rely on evidence and a thought process. Talking points from a confirmation bias source won’t do the trick. At least that’s been the case in the many in-person political discussions I have been involved in.

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The Liam Neeson action film has become synonymous with the Clint Eastwood Western. It doesn’t matter what character the actors are playing; you know what to expect when you buy that movie ticket. Director Robert Lorenz who worked with Eastwood on several films including “Million Dollar Baby”…

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