Olympics, Trump and Number One American Success Rule ... The Olympics are big news these days. We are excited to see how many medals Michael Phelps and all the athletes will bring home. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Virginia Earns Grade of ‘D’ in New Study for Failing to Adopt Workplace Policies that Support New Parents ... A new state-bystate analysis released two days before the 23rd anniversary of the day the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) took effect shows that few states have expanded upon the FMLA's unpaid leave protections. (See Page 12, August 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
The Disney-fication of Our National Parks ... It’s summer vacation time and gasoline is quasi-cheap. So why not pile the family into the mini-van and pay a visit to the historic Budweiser Statue of Liberty. (See Page 12, August 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
It Doesn’t Have to Be ‘Us’ Vs. ‘Them’ ... It’s increasingly easy to believe that our country is irreconcilably divided. But that’s not quite the America that Michael Morrill saw from his perch in Reading, Pennsylvania the weekend before the Republican convention in Cleveland. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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America’s Responsibilty ... Most of us make our decisions every day. When the point comes that someone else is making all of our decisions then that's not very great for any of us. (See Page 10, August 4, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Where the Election Stands ... The next few weeks in politics are a little like the All-Star break in baseball. With the Republican and Democratic national conventions upon us, it's a good time to step back and assess this year's election. (See Page 10, August 4, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
A Penny Mentality In America? ... I had just parked my car in a city parking lot when I heard the cries of a loud voice. "Sir, please give me a penny! Please just a penny," he pled. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
The American Dream Moved to Canada ... Does your family aspire to the American Dream of a decent paying job, a few weeks of paid vacation, a home of your own, and the hope of retiring before you die? (See Page 10, July 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
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No Left Turns ... Roughly one-half of US traffic accidents (and half of US traffic fatalities) occur during left-hand turns. That’s approximately 16,000 deaths (32,675 traffic deaths in 2015) per year. (See Page 10, July 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Conundrums ... The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing. Such as ... (See Page 10, July 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
The Stakes Couldn’t Be Higher: It’s Time to Let Education Innovation and Opportunity Thrive ... Imagine a bi-partisan commission focused on one of America's most pressing national issues. Imagine a consensus opinion on what needs to be done to save generations of American youth-at-risk. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
A Senseless War on Cops ... As the nation mourns the horrific murder of five police officers in Dallas last week, police departments across the nation face new threats of anti-police violence via the Internet. (See Page 8, July 21, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Defeating Terrorists ... It wasn’t a good week. In France, another vicious attack by a radical Islamic murderer left 84 dead, and more than 200 wounded. (See Page 8, July 21, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Do Lives Really Matter? ... Our flag has been flying at half-mast a lot lately – often as we mourn the people killed in horrific attacks. (See Page 8, July 21, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Price "Transparency” Bills Would Kill Patients and Jobs ... College athlete Corey Wood listened in shock as her doctor walked her through the bleak diagnosis: stage 4 lung cancer, which had already spread to her lymph nodes and bones. Despite never smoking, the marathoner faced just a 5 percent chance of living five more years. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Extremely Careless Has Consequences, Usually ... When I was sixteen years old I drove my old 64 Chevelle about 70 mph to school one morning and ended up over a steep bank which resulted in a two week hospital stay. (See Page 8, July 14, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Ethics, Morals and Tyrants ... Ethics are interesting; members of an Ismaili sect in the 11th century would be unethical if they refused when told to assassinate someone. (See Page 8, July 14, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Banks Don’t Commit Crimes, Bankers Do ... Hey, stop complaining that our government coddles Wall Street’s big, money-grubbing banks. (See Page 8, July 14, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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