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Friday, July 20, 2018

The weekly columnists in The Free Press are a great source of news and opinion - both local and global. Click on one below to start your journey.

  • Our war in Afghanistan, which started in October 2001, will soon be older than our youngest soldiers. Endless, unwinnable Middle East conflicts have left Americans frustrated and impatient. Candidate Trump vowed to keep us out of these . . .
  • Many times I’ve walked down a frozen-foods aisle in a supermarket and wondered how it could be that somewhere on the planet there grew enough spinach and peas to fill and freeze endless bags and boxes. We never have enough . . .
  • Do you hear that? Listen carefully. That low-frequency rumble … that’s the sound of zucchini growing in your neighborhood. And it might be coming to get you. Many people have vegetable gardens where I live, and one thing the gardeners have . . .
  • How quickly the June 12 Singapore fiasco with North Korea has vanished from the media! For a few days, Trump looked foolish but obscured it with the NATO, England and Putin meetings and Kavanaugh nomination. . . .
  • This time of year I wake in the dark, force my feet to the floor in the dark, and start my job in the dark. I keep what you might call lobsterman’s hours, depending upon the lobsterman. I run a little seasonal bakery, and through July and . . .
  • Q: We have a blended family. It’s me and my two kids and my partner with his three kids. The problem is it’s not working very well, because no one gets along very well. There’s a lot of stress and my partner and I fight more when . . .
  • I’d been in Sweden for about four days when I first became jealous. I’d been invited there, as a former staffer from the Bernie Sanders campaign, to lead a series of trainings for a moderately sized national political party . . .
  • Patrisha McLean: Postcard from Morocco
    I leave Marrakesh a day early because I am tired of the shops with no marked prices, taxis with no meters, and men who lead you to a faraway shop with genuine Moroccan leather and then as you are walking out with an ottoman . . .
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