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In search of America

By DANIEL J. PAULFor The Daily News"Oh, my gosh, Mr. Paul! The Twin Towers fell, with all those people in them!"I remember my students saying this as the news filtered out from the media about the horrendous events that unfolded about the Twin Towers, the attack on the Pentagon, and the flight ...

Post-election rules of reckoning

WASHINGTON - One more week.It seems nearly impossible that an election season that began approximately four years ago is nearing its end. After almost two years of speeches, rallies and raunch, this presidential campaign has become just another sound in the white noise of life. Like "Groundhog ...

Poll: Most Trump supporters doubt legitimacy of election

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Donald Trump's dubious claims the presidential election is "rigged" have taken root among most of his supporters, who say they will have serious doubts about the legitimacy of the election's outcome if Hillary Clinton wins, according to a new Associated Press-GfK ...

GOP needs to revert to nominating Republicans

WASHINGTON - When told that the New England transcendentalist Margaret Fuller had grandly declared "I accept the universe," the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle dryly remarked: "She'd better." Much ink and indignation has been spilled concerning whether Donald ("I am much more humble than ...

Transporting rifles or shotguns

A citizen asked if a person who has a concealed pistol license is able to transport an uncased rifle or shotgun in their vehicle. This is a great question with the small game and bird seasons in full swing in Northern Michigan right now.A concealed pistol license allows you to carry a "pistol," ...

Seeing options shrinking, white men in U.S. ask why

By MATT SEDENSKYAssociated PressDALLAS - The voices cascade into the studio, denouncing political hypocrisy and media bias and disappearing values. Hillary Clinton is a liar and a crook, they say; Donald Trump is presidential and successful. By the time the 16th caller reaches the air this day, ...

Uplifting experiences

By DANIEL J. PAULFor The Daily NewsAs she was preparing to return to her military base for additional training, she stopped to say goodbye to her grandmother, who is 97.5 years old.As they hugged through tear-filled eyes and large sobs, her grandmother said to her, "When you return home again, ...

Trump, Clinton debate claims put to the test

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump painted an inaccurately dark portrait of manufacturing in America while Hillary Clinton stretched credulity in boasting that her spending plans won't add to the country's debt. As well, both struggled in the presidential final debate to explain comments from their ...

Ameri-brats abroad

Amanda Knox was innocent of the grisly murder for which she did time in an Italian jail. There was no DNA link suggesting that the student from Seattle had slit the throat of her English roommate. Other evidence at the crime scene had been contaminated.Yet to the angry locals, it mattered not ...

Michigan Dems, poised to boost ranks, aim for House control

LANSING - Conditions are ideal for Democrats to bolster their ranks in the Legislature, but capturing a House majority - and ending Republicans' full control of state government - could be elusive.Democrats' advantages include higher voter turnout for the presidential election and the departure ...

Presidential campaign becomes ‘The Bickersons’ revisited

Not since George and Martha in the play "Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" or for older readers Don Ameche and Frances Langford in the radio comedy "The Bickersons," have we seen the kind of verbal pugilism practiced in Sunday night's presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary ...

The ‘quiet catastrophe’ of men choosing to not seek work

WASHINGTON - The "quiet catastrophe" is particularly dismaying because it is so quiet, without social turmoil or even debate. It is this: After 88 consecutive months of the economic expansion that began in June 2009, a smaller percentage of American males in the prime working years (ages 25 to ...

Why all the love for the Cubs’ consistent failure?

"Lots o' folks confuse bad management with destiny."- Kin HubbardWASHINGTON - The good news, a commodity in short supply, is that Americans are about to get a respite from the inundating Niagara of candidates' blather. The bad news is that the respite will be a tsunami of Cubs Gush, which will ...

Now it’s time for Trump

Now that all of my inside-the-beltway, elitist, morally superior friends and colleagues have weighed in with their self-righteous denunciations of Donald Trump, it's my turn.After initially opposing his candidacy for president, I have come around to another point of view.The election of Hillary ...

More terror, more denials

In Florida Monday, following the bombings in New York and New Jersey, Donald Trump referred to the captured bombing suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami, as an "evil thug." He then added, "Hillary Clinton is a weak and ineffective person and I will tell you, if you choose Donald Trump, these problems are ...

No conspiracy, collusion in writing against Trump

WASHINGTON - As the first presidential debate approaches, fists clench, jaws tighten and invectives giggle in anticipation.Game on!To half the country, it's a sure win for Hillary Clinton, who will expose Donald Trump's shallow store of knowledge, his intemperate habit of insult and ...

Remembering the dread and excitement of starting school

By DANIEL J. PAULFor The Daily News"School days, school days, good ol'fashion rule days!" Usually, by mid-August I would be awakened by my father singing this song around 7 a.m. every day. He even sang it during the day (maybe he was happy that I would be returning to school and not be such a ...

Sharing memories of Holy Spirit School after 50 years

By BRUCE VIELMETTIUp until the news from my parents that I'd be going to a new Catholic school for third grade, I had attended only McKinley School, a turn-of-the-century edifice that seemed much older at 65 that than Holy Spirit Central School looks at 50.As one of the initial classes at HSS, ...

When did it become a liability to be sick?

WASHINGTON - She didn't want to say she was sick.Hillary Clinton, that is, who recently has suffered coughing fits followed Sunday by a near collapse during New York's 9/11 memorial ceremony. She left the ceremony early, claiming over-heatedness, and appeared to weave, lose her footing and ...

Clinton’s ‘deplorables’ comment shows true colors

Every now and again secular progressives rip off their mask and tell conservatives what they really think of them. At an LGBT fundraiser last Friday in New York, Hillary Clinton one-upped President Obama, who said of conservatives during the 2008 presidential campaign: "And it's not surprising ...