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It’ll take more than free doughnuts to get Americans vaccinated | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - June 6, 2021

What other incentive should you need?  Please . . . get vaccinated.

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When we discover that ‘us’ and ‘them’ aren’t really that different, we have no reason to fear ‘them’ | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - April 29, 2021

If we as a whole do not soon take steps to heal these fear-fostered divisions, our humanity will wither, and our inhumanity will devour us. That is something we all should fear.

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In this season of hope, we need it more than ever | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - March 31, 2021

Let us all, leaders and constituents alike, engage ourselves fully in our holy days. Maybe then hope will thrive.

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Our pandemic year. What we’ve learned. What we’ve lost. Where we go next | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - February 28, 2021

Let’s begin to take the small steps that we can to heal the wounds and soften the scars left by the assault of the ongoing pandemic.

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Let’s insist on the Three T’s from our leaders: Truth, trust and thoughtfulness | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - January 28, 2021

After Trump, Americans need more thoughtfulness - in both senses of the word. And way, way less shooting from the lip.

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It’s a time to heal – and to move forward together | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - December 17, 2020

This is a time to forgive and forgive, not forgive and forget.

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Young voices can shape our nation’s future. Let them be heard | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - October 21, 2020

Our country needs the revitalizing energy of our young citizens to break the miasma enshrouding our current political climate.

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The Capital-Star wanted to know. Here’s everything on my mind this election season | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - September 29, 2020

In no particular order, here's everything that's driving our columnist to absolute distraction this election season.

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I’m a former teacher: Returning to in-person classes is risky and wrong | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - July 17, 2020

Whether full time or in stages or phases, by scaffolding, or via any other designation school boards have chosen, suffering will ensue. 

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Those God-given rights? Those come from men and institutions. Leave God out of it | Lloyd Sheaffer

BY: - May 31, 2020

To all those out there who are parading and protesting and shouting to any nearby television camera, “Don’t take our God-given rights,” I say Back off! The “rights” so cavalierly crowed about do not come from God; they come from man through the institution of government. Before tagging me with the godless-secular-humanist badge and pinning […]

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Character matters in our leaders. And that’s never been more true than now | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - April 26, 2020

Honesty. Responsibility. Respect. Humility. Conviction. Open-mindedness. All are qualities we need in a president. All are lacking in the current one.

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‘The biggest feeling is sadness’: With classes canceled, teachers try to keep teaching | Lloyd Sheaffer

BY: - March 24, 2020

We must encourage and support our public educators to find ways to keep our students actively involved in learning and engaged.