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Capitalism or Socialism: Which One Is More Democratic?

What is the difference between free-market capitalism and democratic socialism? And which system is actually more fair and responsive to the needs of the people? Here’s a hint: names can be deceiving. Dinesh D’Souza has the answers.
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Falcons make History with 1st Postseason Win

Down by 3TDs Falcons comeback to top Davis County, 30-24

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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Caden Murphy (10) leaps to intercept a pass intended for Davis County’s Easton White (8) Friday night in Bloomfield. WBND defeated Davis County, 30-24.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s David Gerstel (44) celebrates after recovering an onside kick off with Dawson Gach (14) Friday night in Bloomfield. WBND defeated Davis County, 30-24.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Running Back Kendell Baker (35) celebrates with Kenny Boyd (56) after scoring the winning touchdown against Davis County Friday night in Bloomfield. WBND defeated Davis County, 30-24.
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Nikes top Falcons, 3-2

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West Burlington’s Sydney Marlow (20) spikes the ball past Notre Dame’s Abby Korschgen (31) Tuesday night (October 13, 2020) in Burlington. Notre Dame topped West Burlington, 25-13, 23-25, 25-18, 22-25, 15-10.
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West Burlington’s Grace Hoenig (21) puts the ball back over the net against Notre Dame Tuesday (October 13, 2020) night in Burlington. Notre Dame topped West Burlington, 25-13, 23-25, 25-18, 22-25, 15-10.

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They Say Like Scandinavia But They Mean Venezuela

What do Democratic Socialists like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez want America to look like? They say they want America to emulate Scandinavian countries like Denmark and Sweden. But do their proposed policies reflect that? Or do they point down a darker path? Debbie D’Souza, a native Venezuelan and political commentator, investigates.
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Joe Biden’s many, many gaffes, and you know, the creepiness thing

Joe Biden’s many gaffes, from making fun of Indians, calling blacks unintelligent, to the endless Hillary hug, sniffy sniffy, many forgetful moments, and you know, um, the thing.
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Falcons soar over Central Lee, 42-14

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West Burlington – Notre Dame Running Back Travian Donaldson (18) celebrates a touchdown against Central Lee with teammates Xavier Jinkens (15), Matt Johnson (3), and Carson Chiprez (8) Friday night (October 2, 2020) in West Burlington. Donaldson surpassed 1,000-yards in just 6-games so far this season. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 42-14.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Brady Oleson (24) intercepts Central Lee pass and runs for a touchdown Friday night (October 2, 2020) in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 42-14.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Receiver Brock Whitmore (29) catches a pass deep in Central Lee territory Friday night (October 2, 2020) in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 42-14.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Running Back Xavier Jinkens (15) threads the Central Lee defense Friday night (October 2, 2020) in West Burlington. West Burlington – Notre Dame defeated Central Lee, 42-14.
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How to Steal an Election: Mail-In Ballots

What’s the difference between absentee balloting and universal mail-in balloting? The latter might sound like a great idea, but is it really? Eric Eggers of the Government Accountability Institute answers this vitally important question.
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National Anthem

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West Burlington and New London Teams stand for the National Anthem before their match Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington downed New London, 25-22, 26-24, 23-25, 21-25, 15-8.
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Falcons top No. 10 Tigers, 3-2

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West Burlington teammates celebrate their win over 10th ranked (1A) New London Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington downed New London, 25-22, 26-24, 23-25, 21-25, 15-8.
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West Burlington’s Sydney Marlow (20) leaps to block a shot by New London’s Sofie Reighard (9) Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington downed New London, 25-22, 26-24, 23-25, 21-25, 15-8.
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West Burlington Sophomore Abbey Bence (26) is recognized for her 1,000th career assist with an autographed ball and balloons during a timeout Thursday night in West Burlington.
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New London’s Aliyah Christensen (2) keeps the ball in play against West Burlington Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington downed New London, 25-22, 26-24, 23-25, 21-25, 15-8.
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New London’s Marah Hartrick (33) bumps the ball in play against West Burlington Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington downed New London, 25-22, 26-24, 23-25, 21-25, 15-8.
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Players on New London’s bench sport masks during the COVID-19 pandemic to slow the spread during their match Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington downed New London, 25-22, 26-24, 23-25, 21-25, 15-8.
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New London’s Sofie Reighard (9) looks to keep the ball in play against West Burlington Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington downed New London, 25-22, 26-24, 23-25, 21-25, 15-8.

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Celebrating Columbus

Christopher Columbus, the most famous explorer in history, was once a celebrated hero. Now, many consider him a villain, a despoiler of paradise. So which version of Columbus is true? Michael Knowles answers this question and offers some much-needed historical perspective.