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World War I brought restrictions and name changes

IT'S ALL HISTORY NOW by PETE JONES In the late spring of 1918 the federal government imposed a new round of food restrictions on Americans, even though the end of World War I seemed to be in sight. Scott Davis, federal food administrator in Wabash County, passed th

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Lurking in the grass

It’s finally the time of year to get outside and enjoy warm weather and sunshine with children and pets. But beware of ticks. These nasty little creatures hide in the tall grass and are looking to dogs and humans for their next meal of blood. The Centers for

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Foster kids need our help

by Kathryn Lopez “The world would be a better place if all the mothers were like you,” Kelly Rosati’s 16-year-old daughter wrote in her card for Mother’s Day. There was a time when Rosati didn’t think such sentiments were possible. Let

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Iraq's democratic election is a positive sign in the Middle East

In all the turmoil of the Middle East, the most significant development of the year thus far may be the democratic election Iraq held on Saturday. It was competitive, fair and largely free of violence. Unlike most people in the Middle East, Iraqis were able to cast

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The Morris parking spot: A property rights saga

by Leo Morris Both ends of the alley behind my house were blocked one day last week. It annoyed me no end. But it also set me to thinking about the need to vigorously defend our private property rights even as we acknowledge the proper place of public property in t

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Millennials get plenty of financial advice, but most of it is wrong

by Michelle Singletary Older adults love to smugly talk about the “entitled” attitude of millennials. But today’s youth actually have a lot in common with both the Depression-era generation and baby boomers: Sixty-two percent of millennials identi

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Battling campus oppression of the freedom of expression

by George F. Will On election night 2016, Mark Schlissel, the University of Michigan’s president, addressed more than 1,000 students, declaring that the 90 percent of them who had favored the losing candidate had rejected “hate.” He thereby effect

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Jerusalem Jared and the city of truth

by Kathleen Parker The past few days have provided a head-swiveling study in cognitive dissonance and dueling realities. Monday started the week with a jolt in Jerusalem, where the U.S. and Israel celebrated the American embassy move from Tel Aviv. Television spect

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Immigration rhetoric headed on dangerous path

A White House meeting on Sanctuary Cities devolved last week when President Donald Trump suggested some undocumented immigrants are “animals.” The president’s comments, of course, were in response to a question about MS-13, a violent gang with ori

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On the McCain controversy

by Byron York There have been some ugly comments recently about Sen. John McCain. With the senator at home in Arizona fighting brain cancer, a young White House aide reportedly told colleagues they need not worry about his objections to CIA nominee Gina Haspel beca

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Letters to the Editor

Comprehensive smoke-free law needed Dear editor: As a public health professional in Wabash County, it’s my hope that our local communities can work together to make North Manchester and Wabash a healthier place to live, work and play for future generations. S

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Prohibition has been lifted at last on sports wagering

by George Will Repeal of Prohibition in 1933 instantly reduced crime by reducing the number of criminalized activities, including some that millions of Americans considered victimless activities and none of the government’s business. Now, America is going to

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To understand why Trump won, look at Democratic hysteria

by Marc A. Thiessen If you want to understand why Donald Trump is president today (and why he could very well win a second term), look to the Democrats’ hysterical response to two of Trump’s major foreign policy achievements over the past week. Last Thu

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