Restoring Faith in Representative Democracy ... There's no shortage of threats to our democracy. Russian meddling in elections, the vulnerability of state voting systems to hacking, politicians' assaults on the media, and political leaders' growing fondness for policy-making in secret. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Moon Man ... Some years ago I found myself sitting at an airport gate, waiting for a connecting flight. As there were several gates around the sitting area, there was a bit of churn. (See Page 8, July 27, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
There’s No ‘Free Market’ Solution to Health Care ... The Republicans have big plans for health care in this country: to eliminate coverage for millions of Americans while delivering a big tax cut to the rich. (See Page 8, July 27, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Fed Up with Washington DC? Look to Washington State ... Forward thinking in Washington these days is limited to federal lawmakers scheming new and innovative ways to bolster the fortunes of the ultra-wealthy at the expense of just about everyone else. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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Americans’ Issue With Entering and Exiting ... We will never figure out health care, Medicaid and most of our country's issues until we learn how to enter and exit buildings. For years now I have witnessed average America's issue with doors. (See Page 8, July 20, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
U.S. Senate Misstep Will Cost Jobs and Slow Energy Production ... The Senate just failed to roll back an Obama-era regulation that will discourage energy production, cost millions of dollars, and kill thousands of American jobs. (See Page 8, July 20, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Kim Jong-un, First Diplomacy, Then He Must Go ... I really don't want to take my column space to write anything else about Kim Jong-un. There is so much going on in America and the world that I would rather write about. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
A Bipartisan Vote to Put the Brakes on War ... One of the few things I recall fondly about the Trump campaign — a short list, I’ll admit — was the candidate’s apparent glee in ridiculing the war-mongering of his rivals and predecessors. (See Page 10, July 13, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
There’s No Good Reason for Your Boss to Make 347 Times What You Do ... CEO pay at America’s 500 largest companies averaged $13.1 million in 2016. That’s 347 times what the average employee makes. (See Page 10, July 13, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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What Happened to America’s Wealth? The Rich Hid It ... If you find yourself traveling this summer, take a closer look at America’s deteriorating infrastructure. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Constitutional Connection: Communism ... "Hate is not a political strategy," says Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. (See Pages 7 and 13, July 7, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Making Utility Bills Rise Again ... It’s summer and the mercury is soaring. Temperatures are higher than ever, it turns out. Last year was the hottest year since humanity started recording temperatures. (See Page 10, July 7, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Serving the National Interest ... The media spends a great deal of time these days in what can comfortably be described as howling at President Trump. At the same time they’ll tell you it’s their responsibility to serve and defend the national interest. (See Page 10, July 7, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Whither Syria? Whither the US? ... Since 2015 Senators McCain and Graham have called for more US troops in Syria. First they called for 10,000 troops, then 20,000 and then 50,000. Now, the numbers have climbed to 150,000. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Calls For Solidarity As a Nation ... "Hate is not a political strategy," says Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. (See Page 12, June 29, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
The Tax Plan Moms Need ... During his speech announcing that the U.S. is ditching the Paris climate accords, President Trump took a strange detour. (See Page 12, June 29, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Politicians Shouldn’t Play Favorites for Nuclear Energy ... Now that nuclear energy is becoming less competitive nationwide, lawmakers are responding by using Americans' hard-earned dollars to bail out floundering nuclear plants. But government handouts are no way to protect consumers. (See Page 12, June 29, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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