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Barry Evans

Housebound

I was doing some thinking the other day since I have had a lot of time to do that recently.  One thing that I decided...

School choice has been one of my top priorities since first being elected

Last week was National School Choice Week, a time designated to raise awareness of the importance of making educational opportunities available to all students.  Thank...

‘Game of Thrones’ Giant Neil Fingleton

At 7 foot, 7.5 inches, Neil Fingleton was the tallest man in the United Kingdom.  He played basketball at the University of North Carolina...
Marsha Shearer

Why a booming stock market and growing economy aren’t enough

“It’s the economy, stupid.” - James Carville “Anyone who believes that exponential growth can go on forever is either a madman or an economist.” -...
Barry Evans

Husbands United success

Husbands United (a secret society) is so successful because of the senior members of the organization. We have been very lucky in assembling a...

Senate Democrats’ decision to shut down government irresponsible and wrong

The Senate Democrats’ decision to shut down government on Friday night was irresponsible and wrong. There was not a single thing in the Continuing Resolution...
Jack Petro

Saoirse Ronan captures role of teen rebel in award-worthy performance in ‘Lady Bird’

Coming-of-age movies about girls are rare.  Perhaps this is one of the reasons “Lady Bird” has received so much attention. Christine McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) is...
Barry Evans

Flamingo Parties

Well, I have probably beat the heck out of my knee injury – which was caused by my tripping and falling on it.  Just...

Our most vulnerable must have access to vital health care

Last week, the Administration put out guidance pertaining to work requirements for certain Medicaid beneficiaries. The Medicaid program was initially designed to provide individuals...

Calcium and Vitamin D pills do not prevent fractures

A review of 33 studies shows that calcium and vitamin D pills do not prevent fractures, regardless of dose (JAMA, Dec 26, 2017;318(24):2466). Other...

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