Lewis Diuguid

Lewis Diuguid

Snowden criticizes Russia for ‘Big Brother law’ Huh?

It’s hard to imagine that anyone who’d run to a landfill to seek refuge, would then complain mightily about the horrible smell of the rotting garbage. Yet that’s what Edward Snowden is doing. Snowden, a 33-year-old, computer professional and former National Security Agency contractor, left his home in Hawaii and eventually fled in Russia in 2013 after leaking an overwhelming amount of classified U.S. data on America’s global surveillance efforts.

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Celebrate the Fourth of July with a few important facts about this great nation

A key lesson drummed into the heads of schoolchildren from kindergarten through college is the significance of the Declaration of Independence and why the United States goes all out to celebrate on the Fourth of July. It’s more than just the opportunity to go shopping to take advantage of July 4 sales, see parades, party with friends and blow something up. Monday marks the 240th birthday of this wonderful nation conceived in hard times against British rule yet filled with incredible amounts of hope and promise.

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Getting to know district step by step

Mark T. Bedell will do himself and the students of Kansas City Public Schools a great service when he steps into the superintendent’s job on July 1 if he walks the many neighborhoods where the children and families live.

Lewis Diuguid

Year off from college? Think again

Malia Obama’s announcement that she planned to take a year off after graduating from high school on Friday, and then attend Harvard University in 2017, reminded me of my older brother’s plan nearly 45 years ago.

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Muhammad Ali seen as hero by many black people

In the 1950s and 1960s I remember my parents excitedly calling others when they’d see any black person on television. It’s hard to imagine for anyone who didn’t live in those uncomfortable shoes the excitement, joy and pride that Muhammad Ali generated every time he was on TV.

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Trump continues a long string of bigotry in attack on federal judge

It seems like an old song with a new verse: Republicans and others are condemning presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump — again — for something foul that Trump said. This time Trump has challenged the competence, fairness and impartiality of U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, a Democrat and a 2011 nominee of President Barack Obama to the federal bench.

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Lewis Diuguid talks about his friendship with 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee

Kansas City Star Editorial Board member Lewis Diuguid talks about his correspondence with "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee, who died Feb. 19 in Monroeville, Ala., at age 89.
Rich Sugg rsugg@kcstar.com
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