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Nick Russell on May 28th, 2010

Humorist Will Rogers used to say that he didn’t have to make up his material, because he found plenty to talk about just by reading the newspaper. I agree, because every time I open a newspaper or read the different internet news pages, I find something that makes me ask “What the hell is that […]

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Nick Russell on May 26th, 2010

Here’s an good idea. Let’s say that a huge company creates a natural disaster on a scope that is hard to imagine, and that will cost billions of dollars to remedy. Okay, now let’s say that instead of making those responsible for the disaster pay to make things right, the government expects you and I […]

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Nick Russell on April 28th, 2010

Last week Arizona Governor Jan Brewer ignited a firestorm of controversy when she signed the state’s tough new law, which makes it a state crime to be in the United States illegally. Under the new law, Arizona police officers have an obligation to question anyone they suspect is in the country illegally about their immigration […]

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Nick Russell on March 4th, 2010

Last year, about 1.3 million factory jobs disappeared in America, according to USA Today. Every year we see more and more of our jobs moving to Mexico, China, and other countries, while Americans are left with fewer and fewer options to find employment. As companies close down or ship jobs offshore, we see small towns […]

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Nick Russell on February 26th, 2010

Back when I had employees, I was never a good boss, because I was too easy on people. I always wanted to be a friend to everybody who worked with me, and sometimes people think that makes you soft, and then they try to take advantage of the situation. Disciplining employees was always hard for […]

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Nick Russell on February 16th, 2010

I didn’t always appreciate the politics of Arizona while I lived here, and in my time publishing small town newspapers, I used a lot of ink pointing out that too many of our politicians on the local, state, and national level were two IQ points short of swinging from vines and eating bananas. But I’m […]

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Nick Russell on November 10th, 2009

Yesterday the United States Supreme Court refused to stop the execution of John Allen Muhammad, sentenced to death for the sniper slayings that terrorized Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. in a bloody three week rampage in 2002. Barring any last minute intervention, Muhammad will die by lethal injection today at a prison in Virginia. Of […]

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Nick Russell on October 21st, 2009

I hate the word closure. It’s become one of those warm, fuzzy words that are supposed to make everything better, and more often than not, it’s nonsense. I have heard news reporters say, upon the sentencing of some monster that raped and murdered a small child, that now the family will have closure. I’ve heard victims […]

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Nick Russell on September 17th, 2009

Former President Jimmy Carter made the news this week, when he said that racism played a part when South Carolina Republican Representative Joe Wilson shouted “You lie” at President Obama during a healthcare speech in Congress last week. President Carter told NBC News that he thinks an “overwhelming portion” of the animosity directed toward America’s […]

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