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English Words in the News: Infrastructure Posted by on Jul 29, 2021

Money, lots of money, has been approved by lawmakers in the United States to improve the country’s infrastructure. The plan calls for $1 trillion to be spent on many neglected necessities across the country. Yes, that’s trillion, with a T. That’s a 1 followed by twelve zeroes. In Europe, they would call that amount, “One…

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What is the White House Cabinet? Posted by on Jan 11, 2021

You’ve probably been reading about the White House Cabinet. But, what, exactly, is it? The President of the United States is the head of the Executive Branch of the government. He is therefore often referred to as the country’s Chief Executive. When a new president is elected, the search immediately begins for people to run…

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The Blue Strawberry Turkey Posted by on Nov 19, 2020

Holiday traditions always include food. For Thanksgiving, which is celebrated on the last Thursday in November, the traditional main course is roast turkey. Well, I have a recipe for roast stuffed turkey which I have made for decades. My family and friends agree with me that the results are fantastic. It is, however, a very…

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American News Sources Posted by on Nov 5, 2020

With everything that’s happening in the United States and the rest of the world, nothing matters more than dependable news sources. We have learned to expect misinformation and alternative facts on our social media platforms. But what about newspapers, television, radio, and magazines? Who do Americans trust to provide them with unbiased reporting? I wish…

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The Gadsden Flag Posted by on Oct 15, 2020

The United States is a country with many official flags on display across the land. But one flag, historically among the oldest, has had a fascinating and increasingly controversial history. This is the story of the Gadsden flag. Beyond the traditional American flag with its red and white stripes and the white stars on a…

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American Jobs Posted by on Aug 6, 2020

You will often hear on television a reference to the American labor force, but do you know what that actually means? The American labor force is the grand total of people who are either employed or actually seeking work. To be counted as part of the American labor force you must be at least 16…

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English Words in the News: Caucus Posted by on Jan 23, 2020

Every four years the United States begins its national presidential election with the Iowa caucuses. This is followed by the New Hampshire primary.  Soon, in rapid succession, many more states conduct their voting. By May we usually know who the presidential candidates in the two major parties will be. What’s important is that there are…

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