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Have you ever had a great job interview go south? If you were the job seeker, perhaps you weren't picked right at the very end – after a lengthy interview process. Or, if you were the hiring manager, a candidate that you gave a great offer to turned you down.

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Set the dial on your time machine to the 30s and 40s for some vintage bluegrass and folk music, and then speed up the dial a bit with a trip to the rocking 50s, 60s and Twenty-Tens as plenty of great music fills the airwaves in the days and weeks to come.

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  Labor Day is a holiday that honors the American labor movement. It celebrates the development, productivity, and prosperity of the United States. And, it marks the unofficial end of summer. If you're like most Americans, Labor Day is spent with loved ones and tasty food.

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Job interviews are full of bias. Very often, it's unconscious. Companies want to be fair. They don't often realize where they may be biased. That’s where rules around interviewing come in. There are certain laws in place to help minimize bias in the job search process. These laws are to prot…

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The Time Traveler will be tapping his feet along with a parking lot full of bluegrass and old-time music enthusiasts when a host of musicians from far and wide join together on Sunday night, Sept. 8, to help save the historic Crumpler-Ferguson Log Cabin, located on the grounds of the DeSoto …

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For many parents, August is a month of both pride and tears. Pride because their teenager is taking that big educational step and tears because for many it’s the beginning of an empty nest. Yet, there’s a going-away-to-college question that far too few parents ask or even contemplate: What w…

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The newspaper for which I toiled for nearly two decades not only put food and groceries on my table and in my pantry but the wonderful people I chanced to meet and the many friends that I made will last me a lifetime.

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We are living in a time of increasing domestic tension. Some of it stems from the president. Another part of it is various advocacy groups on both sides of the political spectrum demanding one cause or another. But nearly totally ignored is how growing government control over our lives, alon…

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The Time Traveler was among many who watched with awe and reverence as hundreds of remaining World War II soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, along with Coast Guard and Reserves, traveled to the white sandy beaches of Normandy to commemorate the 75th anniversary of that epic battle to sav…

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The Time Traveler took note of recent tragic events in Southaven and turned the dial back on the time machine to a fateful day in 1845 when a shootout erupted on the historic DeSoto County Courthouse Square, leaving one prominent citizen dead and at least two others injured. 

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Let’s think about priorities. Say that you live in one of the dangerous high crime and poor schooling neighborhoods of cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit or St. Louis. Which is most important to you: doing something about public safety and raising the quality of education or, as most bl…

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  Since the launch of the internet, job searching has becoming increasingly transactional. Job seekers are able to apply to jobs in bulk. In fact, they must apply in bulk if they want to increase their chances of getting hired.

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Thirty months after setting the goal of sending a mission 239,000 miles to the moon and returning safely, President John Kennedy cited a story the Irish author Frank O’Connor told about his boyhood. Facing the challenge of a high wall, O’Connor and his playmates tossed their caps over it. Sa…

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Here’s a suggestion. How about setting up some high school rifle clubs? Students would bring their own rifles to school, store them with the team coach and, after classes, collect them for practice. You say: “Williams, you must be crazy! To prevent gun violence, we must do all we can to keep…

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When you're looking for a new job, the time it takes can feel brutal. Every day, you hope the right job will fall into your lap. Not only are you anxious about this, so are your friends and family. They've never seen a job search take so long. Something must be wrong. Right? Not necessarily.

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Sometimes the personal overrides the burning political—just before it doubles back to connect. For me, I reflect on this day of my late father, who would be 94 today had he lived. He was a mentor, a teacher, a counselor and a friend. He taught me values that I continue to strive to uphold: i…

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The Time Traveler this week is taking a trip back in time along the dusty roads of DeSoto County when the first traveling libraries brought Edgar Rice Burrough’s swashbuckling pirate stories, Zane Grey western novels and sizzling romances like “Peyton Place” to Boy Scouts, housewives and ban…

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The First Amendment to our Constitution was proposed by the 1788 Virginia ratification convention during its narrow 89 to 79 vote to ratify the Constitution. Virginia’s resolution held that the free exercise of religion, right to assembly and free speech could not be canceled, abridged or re…

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If California Sen. Kamala Harris is elected president in 2020 and reelected in 2024, by the time she leaves office 114 months from now she might have a coherent answer to the question of whether Americans should be forbidden to have what 217 million of them currently have: private health ins…

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Western civilization was founded on a set of philosophies that focus strongly on the sanctity of individuals and their power of logic and reason. This belief led to a desire to trust things that could be proven to be true or legitimate, from government to science. Judeo-Christian morality ha…

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You may be wondering if you have missed your chance to get a new job. After all, you had a new year's resolution to job search. And, you just didn't get around to it. Or, maybe you did try, but it didn't work out the way you were expecting.

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The doctrine that court precedents should have momentum for respect — the predictability of settled law gives citizens due notice of what is required or proscribed — is called stare decisis. This Latin translates as: “To stand by things decided.” The translation is not: “If a precedent was p…

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This week I joined others from my town in a State Department initiative called City Pair; in this case, “pairing” Portland, Oregon with both Montreal and Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. It was illuminating.

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We are living in a time of increasing domestic tension. Part of it is various advocacy groups on both sides of the political spectrum demanding one cause or another. But nearly totally ignored is how growing government control over our lives, along with the betrayal of constitutional princip…

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