n Having worked in radio news, their copy creed has always been straightforward: clear, concise and correct. Their standard news story is usually four sentences saturated with the who, what, when, why and how.

Considering our 24-hour news cycle is filled with a plethora of stories from the international, national, state and local variety, a challenge presented itself to summarize an informed opinion in one sentence without pulling any punches.

n In the chaos of our times, it probably comes as no shock that members of the caravans heading this way from Central America have filed a lawsuit against President Trump, claiming he is violating their constitutional rights by announcing they will not be permitted to cross our border.

n If you want to bring attention to yourself in contemporary America, try paying for something with cash.

n Considering the media coverage of the George H.W. Bush funeral, the only good Republican is a dead Republican.

n It is best to have a president who kept his promises to Christians and doesn’t worship publicly than one who does and abandons his promises.

n Call me antiquated, but I fail to see the apparent necessity of Facebook as they betray their subscribers through censorship, like when they blocked the promotion of the movie “Roe v. Wade,” which recounts the true story of the 1973 Supreme Court that made abortion legal in America.

n Considering how much society worships youth, we certainly spend a great deal of time talking about retirement.

n There are a growing number of people who have transitioned from one gender to the other, only to regret it, and then try to reverse the process. So why aren’t we hearing their stories?

n If there are no Obama, Bush or Clinton judges on the Supreme Court as Chief Justice Roberts stated, why are there so many 5-4 rulings by the nation’s highest court?

n The boot-cut jean makes any man look like Shaggy from Scooby Doo, which begs the question as to why are fashion designers trying so hard to resurrect them?

n If you plan to visit Florida this winter, make sure you stop in Broward County and vote.

n The more ignorant and left-leaning the statement, the more warmly one is received, not only in the mainstream media, but throughout academia. And we wonder why the country is so divided.

n It has certainly been a wild ride in the stock market, and the jury is out on whether this is just a garden variety market correction or the onset of a bear market.

n One growing problem that no one wants to address are the unfunded pension liabilities that directly influences the finances of nearly every state and local government from sea to shining sea.

n The notion that politics should be peaceful may say more about aspiration than reality.

n Democrats insist the 22 million illegal aliens are a boon for the American economy when the U.S. Census discloses the inconvenient fact that 63 percent of them are collecting some form of welfare for which the rest of us are paying.

n Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez desperately needs to visit socialist Venezuela, which is projected to have 10 million percent inflation this year under Nicolas Maduro, who was recently re-inaugurated as its president.

n Starbucks has finally capitulated and opened their bathrooms to non-customers and now provides special disposal boxes for all the heroin needles they expect to accumulate.

n There have been more than 260 settlements costing more than $17 million, paid for by taxpayers so our elected members of Congress can avoid being held responsible for things they are now grousing about that President Trump did with his own money.

n Age and sex are facts, not feelings, and governments that allow citizens to reinvent themselves in one way but not the other are being selective about objective reality.

n Just because you add the word “democratic” before socialism doesn’t change what it is — socialism.

n Chuck Stroup tells me Democrats say they are now willing to work with President Trump, but in the same way Saudi Embassy thugs worked with dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi with their bone saws.

n Just when you think things can’t get any more telling for Democrats, a California state senator bans “he” and “she” pronouns during judiciary committee hearings.

(Maresca, a local freelance writer, composes “Talking Points” for each Sunday edition.)

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