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On Black Friday, Buy American

If you still have a secure job, you should be very thankful. Unfortunately, millions of Americans do not have that luxury with the current state ...

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Giving Thanks

I am thankful that I live in the United States of America where I choose to worship God as I choose, not as a government ...

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“Australia” an epic failure

*1/2Baz Luhrmann is the type of filmmaker who revels in excess. His last picture, the lush and melodramatic “Moulin Rouge!” was a lesson in how ...

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Mr. Civil Rights

November 29 will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of the black preacher known as "Mr. Civil Rights". No, I'm not talking about Rev. ...

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Politicians Don’t Have Good Sense

We shouldn't expect politicians to behave with good sense. Anyone who believes the primitive superstition that carbon dioxide possesses some magical power to control air ...

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Affordable housing rated in university football towns

Stillwater, Okla., the home of Oklahoma State University, is No. 1 in the Big 12 — when it comes to affordable housing, that is.Coldwell Banker ...

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Decarbonize and the WSJ

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is hardly a mouthpiece for the left or even the center for that matter. I doubt that Rachel Maddow ever ...

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Place your bets now

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Here's a question for you: Which KU men's basketball newcomer will average the most points per game this season?It's an interesting question when you think ...

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I love _____

This is something Gabe taught me:Suppose there's a cat in a box. You don't see the cat but you know it's there. Suppose you slip ...

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Lawrence makes an appearance on ‘Heroes!’

NBC's cult hit "Heroes" may be having some issues these days — declining ratings and an exodus of creative folks, to name a couple — ...

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Rookies finding they fit in

Here we are, 13-15 games in the 82-game NBA season, and we have yet to break out our ‘Hawks in the NBA blog, an all-you-can-eat ...

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Firebirds’ run for all of Lawrence to enjoy

The other day, I had a vision. It was somewhat inspired by that scene from the movie “Remember the Titans,” where Titans coach Herman Boone ...

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Trepidation on two wheels

Monday I got hit by a car.I didn’t push a pedal again until Friday, and though I had lots of excuses — my bike was ...

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Is the Big 12 now OU’s to lose?

This is the first year I've changed up my Sunday morning routine. In years past, it was a guaranteed lineup: Wake up around 10:30 a.m. ...

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Attack of the Northern Goshawk

On June 27, 2008, I found myself in the Snowy Range portion of the Medecine Bow National Forest in southeast Wyoming. I am fairly familiar ...

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A deep pit

A topic of note lately is the notion of “bailing out” the auto industry. The numbers vary but might be as much as 100 billon ...

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So Much to See (11/24/2008)

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Previous: SMTS 11/16/2008 Next: SMTS 11/30/2008 This week's photo of the grain elevator near 20th and Moodie, was identified by Bradford Hoopes aka theyards. I've ...

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The Recession Blame Game

Lately the economy has fallen on hard times, noone can deny that. Where the debate lies are the causes of the mess, and the solutions ...

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Greetings

I appreciate the opportunity to express my thoughts on the LJW blog structure. I plan to comment from time to time on subjects of contemporary ...

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I-70 West Exit to Re-open

It'll have a new roundabout. I didn't realize the housing and K-Mart Distribution was SO close to the exit. It looks pretty nice.

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