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Shepard: A cleansed history cannot teach

“How foolish it would be for us to ‘clean up’ American history such that future generations cannot learn from the failures of those who came before. Ignorance of history is responsible for elitist ideas like socialism, communism and fascism that reject human equality.”

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McClaughry: Martyrs to the Clean Water Act

As reported by Tony Mecia in the Aug. 21 Weekly Standard, Duarte faces a $2.8 million fine plus a mandated outlay of as much as $13 million in “mitigation credits.” His crime: plowing a vacant 22-acre field to grow wheat without a Corps of Engineers permit.