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Lori Borgman: The (drum)beat goes on

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We witnessed the passing of the drums last weekend.

John Grindrod: With October comes thoughts of the harvest

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Let me start by saying what I know about farming wouldn’t fill a thimble. A Chicagoan by birth and for the first six years of my life, I saw nothing in the way of an agrarian lifestyle. After my dad’s transfer to Ohio to take over a Central Steel and Wire sales territory, during the early June drive in 1958 to some place called Lima, Ohio, the topographical changes I saw amazed me. I left a world of mostly concrete and a dearth of greenery to field after field rife with growth.

Legal-Ease: Secrets of estate planning with the family business/farm

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Clients often ask attorneys in the context of estate planning, “What do other people do?” Providing examples can sometimes stifle creativity, but estate planning attorneys must both empower clients to make their own decisions and help clients plan something that clients do not work with every day.

Jay Ambrose: Abortions are a matter of harm, not freedom

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The midterms are coming and governmentally reckless Washington Democrats, once quietly woeful about their chances to maintain congressional majorities, suddenly have higher expectations as many voters seem to agree with them that it is fine to kill unborn babies. In some states, abortions are suddenly facing tough restrictions as many call the legislative perpetrators, mostly Republicans, heartless, anti-feminist and downright religious.

Carl P. Leubsdorf: Will history repeat for House GOP?

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House Republicans are hoping history will repeat itself. That may well happen — but not necessarily to their long-term benefit.

Llewellyn King: Chuck Yeager, a real hero, breaks through in new book

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Winston Churchill used to advise young people to read “Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations,” the oft-updated compilation of brief quotes from just about anyone who said something memorable. Of course, Churchill added more than a few of his own. He may have added more to the storehouse of aphorisms than any writer since Shakespeare.

Holy Cow! History: How the United States got Guam

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Admit it, you’ve never stopped to wonder how the United States gained the Pacific island of Guam, have you? There’s no reason to. It doesn’t come up at dinner party conversations. And they certainly didn’t teach it in school.

Linda Stein: Can the FDA be fixed?

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Is it time to shut down the FDA?

Jerry Zezima: Rub-a-dub-dub, one kid in the tub

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Of all the memorable things that happened during our granddaughters’ first sleepover in two years - getting vanilla frosting all over the kitchen table after making cupcakes, almost freezing to death in an inflatable pool that promptly deflated, and eating charred popcorn while watching “Encanto” for the 87th time - the one that will go down in family history occurred when my wife, Sue, had to sit on the bathroom floor with a glass of wine because one of the girls wouldn’t get out of the tub.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: We believe Herschel Walker

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“When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.” — Maya Angelou