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SWEDISH physician Hans Rosling (1948-2017) was included on Time magazine’s list of the world's 100 most influential people in 2012. He was also known for his TED talks and swallowing a sword at the end of his lectures. As a child, he said, his dream was to become a circus artist. “My parents…

I WANT you to know there are three things you can expect from me — love, respect and kindness. Regardless of your political affiliation and difference that we may have in opinions my door is always open to you.

REGARDING my Jan. 11, 2021 editorial titled “Pence could have rejected the contested electoral votes,”  tarklejr audaciously quipped, “Mr. Pangelinan, once again your ignorance in all matters govern-mental (both Federal and local) is glaringly blatant for all to see.”  Long ago I suggested t…

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THE U.S. Congress has certified Democratic Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next president and vice president of the United States.  This was made only possible because the Republican President of the Senate (Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence) who was the presiding officer of…

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I KEEP reading in papers throughout the world that people think 2020 was one of the worst years on record, and few have hope that the situation will improve over the coming year.  Covid-19 has spiked, with many countries reporting record-high cases and deaths.  In the United States, the poli…

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THIS is the last Epitaph and it’s only fitting to highlight the insurrection on Capitol Hill led by Trump and his supporters to violate the sanctity of the election and laws that is virtually the same kind of siege WE the People have been experiencing in our Commonwealth under Torres who als…

THE 15th House of Representatives held its first session on Jan. 9, 2006. Its 18 members consisted of seven Covenant Party members, seven Republicans, two Democrats and two independents. With the help of the two Democrats, one Republican and one independent, the Covenant Party, which had jus…

WITH the potential for a “deadlock” in the House of Representatives come Monday there will surely be a show-down for the Speakership. Given the implications both Parties need someone to come over to their side but I think it is really common knowledge that the one who goes over to the Democr…

I KNOW there was a lot of concern citizens in the community who were looking forward to the Special Committee Investigating the Governor to come up with something more definitive as, there were many wanting the Governor to be found not-guilty and just as many and even more wanting to see him…

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THE Republicans Haves are the main reason the People Have-Not and I must thank Rep.-elect Ed Propst and his fellow Democrats for reassuring the People that our Government should be about helping those who need help the most FIRST and not last. Rep.-elect Ed Propst has already signaled that o…

IT all boils down to the U.S. Congress as to who gets to be U.S. president and when it, pursuant to 3 U.S.C. §15, meets on January 6, 2021 in a joint session to decide the electors’ votes as to who will be the next president of the United States, Donald J. Trump will win!  And here is why.

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MOST Christmas traditions have evolved over the years. One that has stood out is gift-giving. The giving of Christmas presents dates back to the 4th century, to the time of St. Nicholas. Today, we still exchange Christmas gifts to show that we care about one another.

IT is a well-known adage that you “don’t change horses in mid-stream” due to the challenge and danger of the potential consequences of falling but that is exactly what the CNMI must now seriously consider — changing our Economic Horse FROM China to Japan & America — for REAL!

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VIOLENCE Against Women or VAW, also known as gender-based violence, pertains to violent acts primarily committed against women or girls. Across the globe, one out of three women experience some form of violence, most often physical and sexual. The immediate and long-term impact that violence…

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I CAN’T help but to agree with the Editor about the “NUMBERS of People” who are being adversely affected are the most important thing facing this Administration. While the Governor is spending every waking moment to get Angel in as Speaker to protect him and to continue his favoritism with I…

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HARVARD University professor and author Steven Pinker says “there are two ways to understand the world: a constant drip of anecdotes about the worst things that have happened anywhere on the planet in the previous hour, or a bird’s-eye view of the grand developments that are transforming the…

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WE the People need a hero like Paul Mitchell because come January We the People will find out if our Legislature will be driven by bipartisanship politics or a stalemate that will surely spell virtually Death to our political process.   I do know that the task for selecting a Speaker is goin…

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WE all know that Political Parties are groups or factions aligned for the same purpose but what too many voters fail to realize is that “a party is only as good as the People who run it”, a pragmatic lesson we are getting first hand from our Governor & Donald Trump and the Torresians &am…

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WHEN it comes to religion and its secular twin, politics, it’s hard to change people’s minds. (You don’t believe me? Try changing yours.) Even “facts” can be — and are usually — interpreted in a way that support one’s beliefs.

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WHEN it comes to religion and its secular twin, politics, it’s hard to change people’s minds.

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I recently enjoyed a series of articles from the National Air and Space Museum, a branch of the American Smithsonian Institute and have condensed one of them for your reading pleasure. Enjoy “How World War II Killed the Flying Boat” by Bob van der Linden. Afterward, you might want to visit t…

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DONALD J. Trump will be re-elected president of the United States, and here is why. 

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The National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 has really opened the door for funding a Systemic Workforce Transition Plan that can be a real game-changer for the CNMI.  According to Delegate Kilili’s Webpage: “the Act incorporates his bill, H.R. 8320, the Outlying Area Apprentice Expansion Act, wh…

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For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. That is not just physics. It is also political. And I think we will be starting to see the reaction to total control of politics by Republican in the Commonwealth to change back to Democrats in the coming years beginning this election.

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The Governor might have been on the list of those who are being pardoned by the President by now if he had pushed and promoted his innocence two years ago for a speedy process & trial instead of getting the Trump administration to delay everything. Even if he was convicted, the Governor …

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The use of geographical terms such as “island” does not accurately reflect the “proper designation of a city or state” in our Federal System of Government. The confusion over our Governmental Responsibilities that should be shared between the “State Legislature and the Local Municipal Counci…

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Of these effects, the first only is immediate; it manifests itself simultaneously with its cause — it is seen. The others unfold in succession — they are not seen….”

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When I first started the Epitaphs, I knew it was necessary to “wash & hanging-out-to-dry all the Party’s old dirty laundry” which some Democrats didn’t like. But I Knew from Political Science it was necessary to give the Democrats a clean slate for the 2020 elections and it worked becaus…

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The Republicans only used the bare skeleton and now they are going back for a third time to adopt the very things I TOLD THEM SO in the my draft. They already made criminals of people for certain marijuana violations when the whole idea was to “decriminalize marijuana” as much as possible wi…

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I like most of the books I read, it is just that many of them are not for the average person. I read a lot of history and classical fiction, for example, and I know many people would not be interested in such books. But I just finished a book that is so good, so important, so relevant, that …