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BY NOELLE A. FERRIS ANOTHER VIEW
IT'S TIME TO TALK about public displays of consumerism. Let's admit it: We live in a culture where sometimes, maybe many times, it's fun to shop. It is satisfying to know that you can purchase...
BY PATRICK BUCHANAN
"IT IS ORDAINED in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters."
DAVID M. SHRIBMAN
The real hero of Thanksgiving may be a former congressman from New Hampshire whose speech two centuries after the Mayflower landed at Plymouth seared the word “Pilgrims” into the American...
GEORGE WILL
We are an entertaining country, at least.
JOHN STOSSEL
Be thankful for what you have -- property, and the right to it.
CHARLES M. ARLINGHAUS
Gimmicks are a bad way of balancing the budget.
THOMAS SOWELL
The Obama administration looks down on you.
KATHY SULLIVAN
Time to rethink New Hamsphire county government.

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