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Political language falls short
That distant rumbling is the approach of another herd of presidential candidates. We’re about a year and a half away from the big to-do, and some of American politics’ more polarizing figures have ...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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The certainty of death, taxes and bureaucratic overreach
Using a phrase attributed to Benjamin Franklin, “… In this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” I would submit that in modern times, nothing is certain except death, tax...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trees are vital to healing of land — and of people
As the nation celebrates Arbor Day on April 24, let’s reflect on the value of trees, and highlight the important ability of trees to restore hope, bring healing, and lift spirits following natural ...
Apr 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Post office leveraging monopoly to compete
The United States Postal Service is careening toward financial catastrophe, posting a $5.5 billion loss in fiscal year 2014. It’s the eighth year in a row with multi-billion-dollar losses, and the ...
Apr 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Journalism is indispensable, future is cloudy
I have been involved in politics and policy-making for over 50 years, and as you can imagine I hold strong feelings about reporters and the media. They’re not what you might think, however. Far fro...
Apr 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caught, we forget to remember
According to a newspaper story, 99.9 percent of the people who are stopped at airport security checkpoints for having a firearm in their carry-on bag say they didn’t know it was there. The federal ...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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