Recent Commentaries

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It’s Not Enough
In a courtroom in Wilmington, Delaware; with the jurors and judge seated waiting for the opening arguments to begin in Dominion Voting Systems versus Fox News Corporation, the two sides announced, what is believed to be the largest defamation suit in US history: $787 million is to be paid to Dominion. It’s not enough. And it’s not just about the...
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April 21, 2023
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Network of The Damned
Barring a last minute settlement, today is D-day for the defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News Corp. Dominion is suing Fox for $1.6 billion alleging that the cable network and its “news” hosts spread misinformation and lies propagated by former President Trump and his allies regarding the results of the 2020 presidential election while knowing the...
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April 18, 2023
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What is Character?
April 10: At least five people were killed in a shooting at a bank in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. March 27: A heavily armed assailant shot and killed three children and three adults at a private Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee. March 29: Eleven people were shot, one fatally, at two separate crime scenes in Memphis, Tennessee. February 17: In...
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April 14, 2023
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What America Needs Most
In the face of near-impossible odds, George Washington–tasked with leading his relatively untrained, beaten-down, militiamen demoralized by the deaths of 2,000 from disease–ultimately turned the tide with his victory over the British at the battle of Princeton. How did he succeed in his greatest test of character and courage? Washington’s unequivocal moral integrity earned him the trust of his men...
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April 11, 2023
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Donald Trump: Ready to Take a Ride in The Cash Cab?
“I’m your host, Ben Bernardo. Donald Trump are you ready to take a ride in the Cash Cab to the courthouse?” “What do I have to lose?” “Instead of the usual cash prizes, Mr. President, you will be awarded defense points that could possibly be used in the courtroom. “The rules are simple, I will ask you a question. If...
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April 4, 2023
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A New Heart of Darkness
Is cobalt a savior for a greener planet? Possibly, but at great cost. The ferromagnetic metal—one of the most abundant of all metals found in the earth’s crust—is the essential element in all lithium-ion batteries used in cell phones, laptops, electric cars, and other products that depend on more efficient batteries. However, it is only economically feasible to mine in...
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March 31, 2023
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What is Inappropriate?
Along with Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” Michelangelo’s marble statue of “David,” is one of the two most recognizable and revered works in the art world. Both works of classical Renaissance art have been reproduced on everything from umbrellas to coffee mugs. But you probably won’t find a gift shop selling either of those iconic images anywhere near the Tallahassee Classical...
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March 28, 2023
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Bottom of the 9th
Okay sports fans, it’s the bottom of the 9th and the question on everyone’s mind is: Does Team Trump have any chance at scoring any runs in the last game of “Is there any justice in America?” Thus far, justice appears to have the edge at 4 – 0. But you never know what kind of players Trump may send...
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March 25, 2023
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Everything Everywhere All at Once
SPECIAL AWARDS EDITION While the odds-makers in Vegas are focused on March Madness everyone everywhere is focused on The Big 4 awards . . . in New York, Georgia, Washington, and Mar-a-Lago, and one special prize. Let’s dive into the first award of the night from New York. While the Trump organization was already found guilty of fraud and falsifying...
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March 18, 2023
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Ask What You Can Do
Friday, January 20, 1961. I watched as my 7th grade teacher wheeled a big TV into the classroom and announced that we would be watching the inauguration of a new president. Any excuse to watch TV was great. When it was over, I realized I was part of a moment in history that I would never forget. The day was...
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March 17, 2023