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By Frank Watson
Gazette Columnist 

State of Our Union


February 14, 2019

Along with millions of other Americans, I watched last week’s State of the Union Address. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but that wasn’t it. The President was uncharacteristically subdued. He didn’t pick any fights nor call anyone names. He was definitely un-Trumplike. The Democrats and the national press hate everything the President does, so it was no surprise when they discounted everything he said. Republicans, on the other hand, proclaimed it to be the best speech since Gettysburg.

To me, it was kind of bland. One short segment, however, jumped out at me. For the first tim...

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