Opinion

Nothing is better than fresh, sweet

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The New York Times lists one of its 182 most controversial topics: “Do you think that a healthier school lunch program is a lost cause?” I’ve already outed myself as

Bernie & Joe: Two old white men take the lead

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In 2018, a record turnout of women, minorities and young added 40 House seats to Democratic ranks and made Nancy Pelosi speaker. This, we were told, is the new diversity

Remember own strengths

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Dear Annie: My wife and I have three perfect grandchildren, ages 1, 5 and 7. We love watching them at least one day a week. Their parents are caring and

Pay down now, or pay ahead?

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Years ago, I learned a lesson I won’t have to learn again. It was that poignant. It was during a time when mortgage interest rates took a nosedive and we

What happened to Bill Barr?

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Iknew him back when we were both law clerks fresh out of school — he for one of the most conservative members of the D.C. Circuit, I for one of

Don’t call me ‘baby’

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Phone | 903-885-8663 Email | jillian.smith@ssnewstelegram.com “Manners are a way of showing other people we care about them.” — Adam, Blast from the Past; Newline, 1999 In 1997, shortly after

Prank gone too far

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Dear Annie: My office mates and I enjoy a good prank as a way of keeping things light. Recently, a good friend of mine, “Jimmy,” went on an extended vacation

Bad advice from friends is costly

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Hi Toni: I met with you in late 2017 for a Toni Says personalized Medicare consultation. I have a quick question regarding travel outside the U.S. I’m planning a trip

Overgrown jockey trained champion racehorses

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Max Hirsch won his first Triple Crown race on Jun. 9, 1928 with an unheralded thoroughbred named Vito that left the other horses in the dust in the Belmont Stakes.

Can’t remember what I forgot

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Memory is a funny thing. I am frequently amazed at the seemingly endless amount of useless information I have stored in my brain. I can vividly remember an outfit I