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Coffee Break // A Lifelong Love Affair With America
INVICTUS Out of the night that covers me Black as the pit from pole to pole. I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable...

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Coffee Break // Becoming A Heart Attack Expert
It was autumn 1991: “I know this is uncomfortable, dearie, but it’s still a lot better than the Black and Decker through the sternum.” The...

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Coffee Break // Obama Failing As A World Leader
Re: the TV images of American embassies and consulates in flames or under various degrees of siege across the globe. Welcome to a world without...

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Coffee Break // Town, School Honor Fallen Alum
Ottawa Hills, Ohio, is a small, close-knit community of shaded streets, well-groomed lawns, and a variety of provincial and Tudor-style upscale homes. Contiguous to Toledo,...

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Coffee Break // Romney Goes All Out To Help A Friend
One July day in 1996, the Bain Capital mission of buying distressed businesses, fixing the problems and then selling them at a profit to Bain...

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Coffee Break // Punchbowl’s Art
I had a recent weekend visit by the 17-year-old son of close friends in Australia. James is in a summer program for talented high schoolers...

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Coffee Break // Items In The News Worth Noting
Last week, upon my return from a two week Mainland trip, I picked up the July 26 Honolulu Star-Advertiser at the airport between the arrival...

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Coffee Break // Mormon Critics Aiming At Romney
It was inevitable. Just as John F. Kennedy was excoriated by anti-Catholics before winning the Presidential race in 1960, the anti-Mormon activists are coming out...

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Coffee Break // The Brilliance Of Roberts’ Vote
Dov Fischer begins his “American Thinker” commentary June 29 with a startling assertion: “Chief Justice John Roberts has handed a remarkable victory to American conservatives...

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Coffee Break // The Man Who Saved The ‘Wee Vee’
From my lanai in Aiea I can see the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor commemorating the loss of 1,177 sailors and Marines, and the tops...

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Coffee Break // Just To Set The Record Straight
Let’s just call this my “once and for all clear the air” column. In my very first MidWeek column some eight years or so ago,...

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Coffee Break // A Modern Rite Of Passage For A Teen
The 100-foot tower is formed by a mish-mash of crude timbers, poles and sticks loosely woven and lashed together in the clearing of a Vanuatu...

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Coffee Break // A Backward Look At The President
Irony of ironies, on May 2 President Obama announced the new slogan for his campaign, “FORWARD,” with his little red, white and blue circular logo...

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Coffee Break // Aircraft Ejection-seat Technology
The sameness of the vast King Ranch in southern Texas finally came to an end as we saluted our way through the main gate of...

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Coffee Break // The Value Of A Frequent Flyer Mile?
“You know, I think I was just born to turn left,” my wife Susan said jokingly, as we settled into our cushy seats in the...

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Coffee Break // Representation Without Taxation
We all recall the reason for the Boston Tea Party, right? Ol’ King George and his Massachusetts governor decided to tighten the screws on us...

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Coffee Break // Where Everything Is Just Ducky
The legend of the Peabody ducks: Back in 1932, Frank Schutt, manager of iconic The Peabody Memphis hotel, and his best hunting buddy, Chip Barwick...

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Coffee Break // Counting The Ways Obama Hurts U.S.
Dinesh D’Souza has written a controversial book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage. Having been born and raised in post-colonial India, D’Souza feels an “almost eerie”...

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Coffee Break // Is Romney Paying His Fair Share?
This is the time of year when the mailbox goes from yielding holiday cards to W-2s, 1099s and the income tax workbook from the accountant...

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