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What bugs Millennials about their generation? Part 2

Dear Readers: If there's one word to define this generation, it's "distracted." Smart phones, video games, on-line porn, surround-media blasting messages mostly making bad stuff look good. Magicians rely on distraction to perform…

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Mom flips out when twins want to enlist

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: My twin sister and I are very interested in joining the military when we graduate from high school in June. The recruiter said we can be together during training and…

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Teens weigh in about mandatory draft with non-military options

DEAR READERS: I recently did a column on reinstating the draft — with non-military options (DEC 31, 2008). I spoke of the apathy, entitlement, and lack of practical skills that…

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Bringing back the draft

DEAR READERS: The “draft” is a dirty word for many Americans. But every New Year I like to share what’s on my mind — with hopes that it starts many conversations!


The…

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All play, no service makes Jane & John dull

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: Sure, this election brought youth out to vote, but there is still huge apathy among the young. Most high school and college-age youth are focused on their…

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