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Micro-managing education

The College Board announced with great excitement last Friday, Aug. 21, that Illinois has passed a law requiring public universities to grant AP credit for any student who has earned a 3, 4 or 5 on their AP tests. It’s not enough that the federal government is micro-managing education, now state governments are doing it, too.

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Pope’s agenda

The pope is coming. I am already excited. I really like our present pope; he is great. I hope and pray some of his ideas become realities. However, with all due respect, I wish the pope would keep his speeches subject matters within his sphere of influence.

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Japan’s defeat

As we observe the 70th anniversary of the surrender of Japan and the end of World War II, we can be thankful to the greatest generation who fought and won that war for us. We owe that generation our eternal gratitude.

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Current political discourse concerning the proposed agreement limiting Iran’s ability to create nuclear weapons is perplexing. By historical standards, negotiating an agreement with a sovereign nation limiting its ability to define for itself which military weapons it might possess is an extraordinary achievement. Indeed, any agreement that permits international observers to inspect its sovereign territory is one that the United States would not itself abide.

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“Earned” trophies

A professional football player made news recently when he announced that he would make his 8- and 6-year-old sons return the “participation” trophies they were awarded because they hadn’t “earned” them. I disagree with that philosophy.

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