North Korea’s Weapons: Whose Money? ... They held a parade in Pyongyang on Saturday... It's worth searching the internet and looking at the pictures to grasp just how much effort they placed in the parade -- and how much gear was on display. In particular, three different long-range missiles were on display, one completely new, never seen before. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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We Need to Safeguard the "Public” in Public Office ... For the last few years, I've been keeping a file of clippings about the erosion of transparency and candor in government. I'm sorry to report that it's getting rather full. (See Page 9, April 20, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
After the Chemical Attack, It’s Time to Get Rid of the 'Muslim Ban' ... When I saw footage of the alleged sarin gas attack in Syria, I felt ill. (See Page 9, April 20, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Constitutional Connection - Communism in Our World Today ... We hear much about slavery and its undesirable qualities. It is denounced in no uncertain terms and rightly so. (See Page 10, April 20, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Cruise Missiles and Courtrooms ... It was an interesting week: The Supreme Court received its latest judge - one with a decidedly traditional view of the Constitution. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Bill O’Reilly’s Alleged Escapades, Hmmm ... Bill O'Reilly most likely can afford to retire and he probably should be thinking about it before he spends all of his life savings on settling sexual harassment lawsuits. (See Page 9, April 13, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Money Talks. We Need to Talk Louder ... In today’s polarized political climate, it seems like there’s no issue that people can agree on — except for maybe one. (See Page 9, April 13, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
DACA Supports Small Town Main Streets ... Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has provided hard-working young people and their families with a measure of stability. (See Page 9, April 13, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
America’s Nightmare — Congress ... I dreamed I had come up with a solution to America's greatest problem, eliminate Congress. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Gutting Climate Protections Won’t Bring Back Coal Jobs ... When Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan, Scientific American used his own words to criticize it for not going far enough. (See Page 10, April 6, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Highly Controversial Federal Action Puts Manatees in Harm’s Way ... Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued its final rule to downgrade the status of the West Indian manatee from endangered to threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. (See Page 10, April 6, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
My Autistic Child Isn’t ‘Diseased’ ... Finding out that your child is autistic is usually presented as a disaster, a financial and emotional drain that needs a long period of grief to come to terms with. (See Page 10, April 6, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
North Korea: A Final Thought ... Begin with this: Kim Jong Un, the murderous dictator of North Korea, must be told that if he attacks South Korea, or if he detonates a nuclear weapon anywhere outside the borders of North Korea, we’ll wipe his regime off the planet. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
America Is Energy Independent - Now Let’s Make it Secure ... The United States is about to reach a major energy milestone. A new report predicts that the nation is on track to become a net energy exporter within the decade. (See Page 10, March 30, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Enviormentalists Should Get Behind Cleaner Fossil Fuels ... Not all fossil fuels are created equally -- at least with respect to their carbon footprint. The good news is the United States has been transitioning to less carbon- intensive fossil fuels. (See Page 10, March 30, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
In Praise of Pragmatism ... As you watch the healthcare proceedings on Capitol Hill, imagine what things might be like if we lived in more functional political times. In particular, what if Congress were run by pragmatists? (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Going After the Opioid Profiteers ... Travis Bornstein never told his friends about his son Tyler’s drug problem. He was too embarrassed. (See Page 10, March 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Medical Care Answers For America ... Medical care continues to dominate our attention in this nation. I hope we don't have millions of people without health care in the next year or so. However, in reality we already do. (See Page 10, March 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
The President is Fooling Himself. Is He Fooling Us Too? ... Some people who attain high public office grow in their position of trust. Some, however, just bloat. (See Page 10, March 23, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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