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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
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Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 2:27 PM

Sustained North Korea threats, and nuclear weapon and missile tests, have led the Obama administration and Prime Minister Park Geun-hyeís government of South Korea to agree to deploy the Lockheed Martin THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Air Defense) anti-missile system.Beijing is reacting with consternation, but Chinaís arms buildup and aggressiveness at sea further justify the South Korea deployment. Earlier, the system was deployed on the U.S. West Coast, Guam and Hawaii.

Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 3:50 PM

Have you ever had an idea that was a really good idea, but when you finally came up with the idea, it was too late to make it become a reality?I know I have. I did just this week.

Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 10:26 AM

Donald Trump joined a very short list Thursday night. There arenít many people who can say that they have been named a candidate for President of the United States by one of the countryís two major parties.That is a rare honor.

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 12:04 PM

Several years ago when Ohio enacted legislation that provided an opportunity for offenders to wipe clean their record, Governor John Kasich said, ďWho here doesnít need to be redeemed? We are giving people a second chance.Ē

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 11:52 AM

CLEVELAND ó In modern politics, party conventions arenít about selecting the nominee; voters take care of that through primaries and caucuses. The conventions are for firing up the party for the campaign ahead, and for reintroducing its candidate to...

Posted Jul 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM

He wanted a signed contract agreeing to the terms he’d proposed. I agreed, signed, he sealed and then delivered. 

Posted Jul 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Politics are important, and our whole country revolves around the choices of our politicians and voters. When this election first started, we had a whole bunch of different options as to who could potentially be our next president. As...

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 10:14 AM

Welcome to the 2016 Republican National Convention. It has been a lot of things, but it hasnít been boring.If you starred in a soap opera or reality television show, you had a good shot at a speaking spot.

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 10:11 AM

What is it in human nature that predisposes us to believe the worst about our fellow man? Why are we inclined to simply pile on when we hear something negative? Why is it that sharing the "dirt" about someone or some group,...

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 12:56 PM

CLEVELAND ó As Donald J. Trump made his exhilarating run through the Republican primaries, the last thing anyone would have predicted was that the culmination of his takeover of the GOP would be, well, boring.

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 10:14 AM

When you were growing up, did your parents tell you to eat all of your carrots if you wanted good eyesight? Mine did. I was one of the manipulated carrot eaters who learned to like them and still do. But despite all the carrots I ate,...

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