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Editor’s note: Gryffyn Jones, a home-schooled student in seventh grade, is the first-place winner of the 2021 Law Day Essay Contest, sponsored by the Washington County Bar Association, Bar Foundation and Observer-Reporter. This year’s theme focused on “Advancing the Rule of Law.” A complete …

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Prior to the Biden-Harris regime assuming power, there was minor speculation as to what their administration might look like. I say minor because it would assuredly be filled with far left radicals and its agenda would be as far left as possible. The hope was that maybe there would be a few …

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It is remarkable that an elected official like President Joe Biden can serve in public life for over 50 years and yet remain so misunderstood by most Americans. The Trump wing of the Republican Party and many other conservatives have labeled him as a far-left progressive, ready to take the c…

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The Trump-rally-turned-invasion of the Capitol on Jan. 6 provides an opportunity to examine the role of public protest in a democracy. First, it is important to recognize that incompetence and their clear lack of a coherent plan should not reduce the threat these “protesters” posed; were it …

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