FOR THOSE who have felt powerless as a global pandemic has jolted the economy and disrupted lives, here's an empowering suggestion: Get a flu shot.
It's remarkable no matter how one looks at it. In this part of Illinois, either we have more than our share of the top 3% of income earners, or we have those fortunate individuals who are related to a 3 percenter and are sure they are in the will.
William Gladstone argued that the way a nation cares for its dead measures the sympathies of its people, their respect for the law and their loyalty to high ideals. Two recent events are a cause of concern for our nation.
Ever since I was a wee lad — yes, at one time I wore clothing with tags lower than "3XL" — I envisioned myself as a private detective or police investigator, much like Humphrey Bogart in those old black-and-white films.
I am in the 8% category that cast my votes based on what is good for this great nation. It is not based on a candidate's gender, ethnicity or emotions. Let us not allow others to brainwash us without doing our research.
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