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Week 2 went almost as I thought it would. Oakland dominated the New York Jets, sending me into week 3 and those possible land mines I discussed last week, were truly only possible land mines.

In October 2016 I spent almost three days in Mercy Hospital in Clinton being treated for dehydration and a severe case of food poisoning. (The source of the bacteria was never officially determined). I left Mercy Hospital with an entirely different opinion of the medical care I had expected …

  • By Taylor Armerding CNHI News

A few ironic notes from the selective ― very selective ― separation of church and state brigade:

  • By George F. Will

Life is exhausting — and daily choices are unbearably burdensome — for some Americans who are so comfortably situated that they have the time and means to make themselves morally uncomfortable. They think constantly about what they believe are the global ripples, and hence the moral-cum-poli…

  • By Scott Levine Scottlevine@clintonherald.com

Two front-page stories caught my eye this week for different reasons.

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I’ve been on fire so far in the college football season, especially with the underdogs. I had another perfect week last week with the underdogs, running my total to 6-0 ATS on the season.

On Jan. 1, 2017, the Clinton Herald published an article announcing the retirement of City Assessor John Moreland effective Nov. 30, 2017. Mr. Moreland has served as City Assessor for nearly 40 years.

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I went over .500 in week 1 for NFL picks against the spread, so I won't complain too much. I thought I would get a better effort from the New York Giants, but it's about time I start believing in Dallas.

  • Walter Williams

The largest threat to our prosperity is government spending that far exceeds the authority enumerated in Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. Federal spending in 2017 will top $4 trillion. Social Security, at $1 trillion, will take up most of it. Medicare ($582 billion) and Medicai…

  • Ruth Marcus

There is no reason to trust the Trump administration and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos when it comes to policing sexual assault on college campuses. Actually, make that stronger: There is every reason not to trust.

  • By Clarence Page

Suddenly, in Washington deal-making is busting out all over, most significantly between President Donald Trump and his new BFPNFs — Best Friends, Probably Not Forever — in Democratic leadership.

  • By George Will

Today, worse is better. The president’s manifest and manifold inadequacies might awaken a slumbering Congress to the existence of its Article I powers and responsibilities.

  • By Taylor Armerding CNHI News

Charlottesville? So last month. Hurricane Harvey? So last week. This week’s crisis that is shaking the foundations of the republic ― at least until it gets bumped for something else next week ― is DACA. All DACA, all the time.

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I couldn’t have asked for a better start to the college football season. I went 5-1 ATS in week 1, with a perfect 3-0 mark with my underdogs, without breaking much of a sweat (other than South Alabama causing me a minor heart attack.)

  • By George Will

The U.S. Air Force “sniffer plane” was collecting air samples off Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula on Sept. 3, 1949, when it gathered evidence of radioactivity, confirming that the war-shattered Soviet Union had tested a nuclear device. The Soviets’ Aug. 29, 1949, test had come faster than expected.

  • Clarence Page

Before he slithered out of the White House, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon gave Democrats a piece of advice that Trump himself shows no desire to follow: Dump the “identity politics.”

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The NFL is back. Now's the time to wash that taste out of my mouth from last year's hobble to the finish line, which ended in a .500 record, putting me at or above .500 for three consecutive years.

  • By Leonard Pitts

‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

  • Rita Hart State Senator

We all deserve the chance to get ahead. That’s why I am fighting for opportunities for students, workers and small business owners to make better lives for themselves and strengthen our economy.

  • George Will

Autumn, which is bearing down upon us like a menacing linebacker, is, as John Keats said, a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Actually, Keats, a romantic, did not mention that last part. He died before the birth of the subject of a waning American …

  • Palestine, Texas, Herald Press

Dozens are dead and tens of thousands of Texans remain homeless, their homes and lives shattered by Hurricane Harvey’s epic deluge of flood water. Along with Congress, President Donald Trump's top priority should be getting as much disaster relief to Southeast Texas as quickly as possible.

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The depth at the quarterback position is why I don't panic about the position. Don't reach for a quarterback because there's plenty of players later in the draft who can come close each week to the top performers. 

  • By Scott Levine Scottlevine@clintonherald.com

Yard signs are popping up in the Gateway area, ushering in another round of local elections.

  • By Clarence Page

In his recent Phoenix rally, President Donald Trump bashed one his favorite go-to scapegoats, the news media. We vex him with our insistence on reporting facts that he doesn’t like to hear.

  • George Will

Summer brings no respite for academics committed to campus purifications, particularly at the institution that is the leader in the silliness sweepstakes, Yale.

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There will be plenty of college football favorites heading into week 2 of the 2017 season with a win in the victory column. As is always the case in week 1, finding those favorites that can actually cover a huge spread is the hard part.

  • Kendra Evers Clinton Public Library

Our sponsors of this year’s Clinton Book Festival were the Friends of the Clinton Public Library, Billion Toyota of Clinton, Kiwanis, The Clinton Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sanitol Services Inc. and Rastrelli’s ― without your support we would not have been able to bring this wonderful…

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