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In the midst of uncertainty, Tink and I were enormously blessed. Last December, we were traveling I-20 West, toward our treasured Alluvian in Greenwood, Miss., when, somewhere near Birmingham, a text from his manager binged on Tink’s phone.

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In Georgia this week, state and local election officials will be conducting a second recount of nearly 5,000,000 ballots, this time by machine scan, as is allowed by law, and as requested by the President's legal team. Georgia's election results were certified last week by the secretary of state and governor, designating Georgia's 16 Electoral College delegate votes for Vice President Joe Biden, with an in-state margin of victory of 12,700 votes. Most every path to any potential shift in Election Day outcomes continues to close for the President, his re-election campaign and legal team.

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Everywhere one looks there are warning signs, from labels on cigarette packs warning that smoking causes cancer, to ridiculous labels on thermometers that read, "Once used rectally, the thermometer should not be used orally.

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In a year when very little is the way it once ways, where traditions, customs and rituals have had to be rearranged or discarded, we may be wondering just how festive our holiday season will be with a global pandemic continuing to hold sway.

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"Then too the bitterness that would be engendered by such a maneuver on my part would, in my opinion, have done incalculable and lasting damage throughout the country," from his memoir book, "Six Crises," by President Richard M. Nixon, on why he did not contest or demand recounts in the stat…

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Several years ago, when Tink and I were still somewhat newly wed, we hosted a relative of his from Los Angeles.

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As I promised last week, I contacted Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Georgia, to get his observations on the presidential election. Not only is he considered one of this nation’s foremost political analysts, Junior is also a pest control professional, a rare combination.

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After interviewing more than 300 veterans for my article series “A Veteran’s Story,” I’ve noticed that one belief among our living warriors is continuously voiced and heartfelt: There are no surviving heroes.

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If Joe Biden survives recounts and several lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign into what Trump says has been widespread vote-counting fraud (we await proof), do not expect him to be hounded over his and Hunter Biden's business ties to China and Ukraine as President Trump has been over "Russian collusion" charges and numerous other attempts by Democrats, the left and the media to undermine his administration.

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Until Tink, a well-enunciating Yankee came along, I didn’t realize how badly, or at least differently, I pronounce words.

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I have a friend named Ben. He’s in his 70s, is retired from a successful career, and leads a busy, fulfilling life. He’s endured a couple of health setbacks during the past 10 years, including a cancer scare, but he has bounced back well. When we chatted recently, he asked, “Dave, how’re ya feeling?” Fortunately, I was able to give him a positive reply. He followed up with, “That’s good, but pay attention to your ‘check engine’ light.”

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Why do some continue to employ pollsters who miss the "silent majority," or in this case "shy" Trump voters, many of whom refused to speak with or hung up on their robocalls?

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It was just before 9 p.m. on that first Tuesday in November of 1980 on the east coast. President Jimmy Carter of Georgia was seeking a second term, against his opponent, Gov. Ronald Reagan of California. Based on exit polling data, and a poor showing by Carter in several Southern states, all the Big Three news networks projected Reagan as the winner.

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The "60 Minutes" interviews of the presidential and vice-presidential candidates last Sunday were more revealing for questions not asked and for sidestepping than for what inquiring minds really want to know prior to Election Day.

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There are some things we can’t say out loud. Perhaps no one should say them out loud. This pandemic is just as bad as advertised. People have suffered in every conceivable way, from routine inconveniences to losing loved ones.{div}If you even suggest any “silver lining,” prepare to be shut down.

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When I was 4, as I recall it, I told my first story. Not a lie, mind you. But a story of importance.

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As a political analyst and columnist, I try to provide an informed opinion, based on known and generally agreed facts. We will not likely know the winner of the White House and multiple other contests, the night of Tuesday, Nov. 3, or even the morning after.

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As we were wrapping up our visit with air personality, Argo, of the Elvis Channel, he asked if we were staying at the Guest House.

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It was President Richard Nixon who said in the midst of the enveloping Watergate scandal: "People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I earned everything I've got."

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I’ve been trying hard not to write about politics. We’re two weeks from the presidential election, and it’s almost impossible to escape. The birds outside my window are unusually chirpy, and I’m sure they’re going at it over Trump’s taxes or Biden’s Supreme Court plans.

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While some alarmists are warning we could all die from climate change in the next however many years (their predictions differ and have been consistently wrong), the national debt is a clear and present threat to the stability, even existence, of the country.

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Halloween, like so much else, will be different this year from previous years, but it also offers an analogy that can be applied to the current presidential campaign.

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In my attempt at a humor column loosely related to the first presidential debate, I learned a lesson. I angered two groups of people: those who thought I should have blamed Trump, and those who thought I should have blamed Biden.

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As I was picking up our Graceland passes, I was charmed to see a small boy dressed in a white, silver-studded Elvis jumpsuit, step up, with his parents, to the window beside me.

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