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Hovering over college kids isn’t doing them any favors
Ah, college is back in session — which means, says The Washington Post, that “helicopter parents” are in full flight. Helicopter parents, says The Post, are parents who have “watched their (childre...
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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AP story makes some important points, but leaves out many others
In June, Virginia’s political universe was set abuzz by the news that state Sen. Phillip Puckett was stepping down, with a rumored high-level job waiting for him at the Virginia Tobacco Commission....
Sep 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reshoring: industries come home
Some of those offshored jobs are reportedly drifting back to the United States as if they were caught up in some weirdo ocean current, a Pacific gyre gone astray. And this — the return of work — ma...
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is homeowner’s insurance worth what you pay?
To the Editor: Homeowner’s insurance companies are a rip-off — “a racket,” my 91-year-old neighbor calls it. During one of the brutal storms earlier this summer, a large tree was downed, crushing m...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama’s lack of Middle East strategy a good thing
Last week President Obama admitted that his administration has not worked out a strategy on how to deal with the emergence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as a dominant force in the M...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Might as well get used to taste of government control
They’re going to have to get used to it. I speak of the school students who are complaining about the taste of their government-funded school grub. As part of the 2010 National School Lunch Program...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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