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Guns and America

– El Gringo   I am old enough to remember hearing about a quaint hunting rifle association that wanted to protect the rights of hunters much like conservationists want to protect Mother Nature. There wasn’t a political bend to their mantra, they were hunters who like hunting. Sorta like The Sierra Club members who drive Volvos and have a gun rack in the back. You find them on rural highways and byways going to or from opening xyzxyz hunting season. They’ve changed. Now they keep a friggin’ score card on each member of Congress. It’s like they’re all back in

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POW! WOW! Long Beach Style

This year’s event, a week long, paint-your-brains-out-and-party extravaganza just wrapped up in Long Beach. Artists completed 20 new murals across Long Beach during the past week. POW! WOW! Long Beach artists fanned across the city to create large-scale public art and help beautify the city from Sunday, July 21, to Sunday, July 28. https://www.instagram.com/p/B0jRlMSAaOQ/embed/?autoplay=1https://www.instagram.com/p/B0jRlMSAaOQ/embed/?autoplay=1 The event began in 2015. There are now nearly 100 colorful murals on the sides of buildings, under bridges, on parking structures and even one on a transit bus. Six Long Beach artists participated in this years event: Steve Martinez, Tida Whitney, Cynthia Lujan, Nevermade, Jason

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Brexit Britain: The more demented our neighbour looks, the saner Ireland appears

As Ireland is one of the most globalised economies in the world, we should pay more attention to global trends than we pay to local or regional ones. Granted, given what is happening in London, this week has been an epoch-changing one in terms of Anglo-Irish relations. No one can be reassured by the complexion of the UK cabinet and their collective delusion that only Ireland now stands between them and their great neo-Elizabethan swashbuckling Brexit adventure. But Westminster is not the only story. Because of Ireland’s trade flows with the US and the EU, the outlook for the global

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