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If you are still wondering what, besides endless wars and astronomical growth in federal spending, might be the legacy of President George W. Bush, the U.S. Government Accountability Office has a surprise for you. Bush left office on a six-year run of budget surpluses — in Iraq.

Ralph ReilandThe rhetoric at the White House radically changed on September 27. The event was the signing by President Obama of the Small Business Jobs Act.

Chip WoodDo you live in a community of flag flyers? I’m happy to say that I do. Several of my neighbors fly the Stars and Stripes proudly every day of the year. My immediate neighbor has his up shortly after dawn and takes it down solemnly every night at dusk.

Social Network posterIn early 2004, Mark Zuckerberg founded Thefacebook.com in a dorm room at the not-so-humble nursery of the elite, Harvard University. The world, for better or worse, has not been the same since. Nor is it likely to be for quite some time to come. Flash forward to today. Thefacebook.com is now simply Facebook.com and, with over 500 million members, has permeated nearly every aspect of modern-day life. The only untouched reaches of the 21st century are either rebellious holdouts, grandma and grandpa, clueless parents, or those understandably leery of what the privacy implications of this technological behemoth may be. It was only a matter of time for the site and its founder to receive their very own silver screen treatment.

Jack KennyThose who would cling to the kind of bliss ignorance brings would be well advised to continue not reading the things written and published by professors at the colleges and universities to which they send their sons and daughters to be educated. This is true not just of public, nonsectarian colleges and universities but private institution as well, including those that are associated with a particular religion and whose teachings presumably should be in conformity with that religion.

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