Presidential Candidates, Talking and Shaking Hands? ... During the campaign trails of Trump, Clinton, Cruse, Rubio, Sanders and the others we hear a lot of talk and see a lot of shaking of hands. Talking and shaking hands is good if it leads to saving our country. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Let’s End Toture in U.S. Prisons ... Solitary confinement is exactly what it sounds like. A prisoner is kept in a small cell — usually 6 feet by 10 — alone, for 23 hours a day. (See Page 10, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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The Election Moves On ... Before the Iowa caucuses were mercifully laid to rest, I predicted that the surging Donald Trump -- he of what George H.W. Bush called "the Big Mo” -- would win the Republican contest handily. (See Page 10, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Drowning the Oil Industry ... With oil cheaper than bottled water, the average American driver saved $540 at the pump last year. (See Page 10, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
News? Or Something Else? ... Several pictures circulated on newswires last week marking 71 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the NAZI ‘labor-death camp.’ The NAZIs exterminated approximately 1 million Jews and several hundred thousand others at that site, part of the evil machinery that killed more than 6 million Jews and nearly 5 million more people during WWII. (See Page 11, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
How to Tell if Congress is Working Again ... There have been encouraging signs that the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill wants to make Congress function again. They've talked about using conference committees more, allowing a more open process for rank-andfile members, enacting separate appropriation bills rather than using omnibus bills, and letting committees lead on legislation rather than hoarding all power in the leadership offices. (See Page 11, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
It’s Just Politics ... Sarah Palin recently came out in support of Donald Trump for President. We hadn't heard much from Palin in awhile so this was a grand opportunity for her to get back into the spotlight. (See Page 11, February 11, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)<
Let Freedom Ring: An Ongoing Journey of Reconciliation and Redemption ... We children of the South — direct descendants of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, an enslaved woman, and Martha Wayles Jefferson, his wife — hold hands at last as brothers and sisters at the edge of a new day in race relations. Our optimism is not born of naiveté. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Caesar’s Wife and the Director of Naval Intelligence ... Imagine you’re chairman of a large corporation. It employs 40,000 people; works in data and information processing, and analytics; billions in business every year. The firm operates billions of dollars of stateof- the-art equipment around the world. (See Page 9, February 4, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
It’s Easy Being Green ... It's a concrete jungle out there -- literally. Humans today consume more concrete than any substance aside from water. That presents a huge problem for the environment. Concrete comes from cement, and each ton of cement generates a matching ton of carbon emissions. (See Page 9, February 4, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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The Merits of Diversity ... There’s quite a stir about the Oscars, the issue being that all nominees for major awards are white. Frankly, I don’t care. I don’t care not because I don’t think there are directors and actors who aren’t white who make great movies – there are; I don’t care because I think the Oscars are asinine. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Iowa Caucus, Reminds Me of Groundhog Day ... I have watched the movie titled Groundhog Day with actor Bill Murray. Looking back I'm wondering if that movie was about the Iowa Caucus. The caucus just keeps coming back and back and it seems we just can't escape the Iowa Caucus. (See Page 9, January 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
What It Will Take to Address Income Inequality ... When the history of this year's presidential campaign is written, one of its more remarkable features will be that candidates of both parties feel it necessary to talk about income inequality. Surely that makes this a watershed moment. (See Page 9, January 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
School Choice Matters for Virginia’s Families ... When it comes to K-12 education, America’s parents want more choices. In fact, almost two thirds of parents – 64 percent – say they wish they had more options for their children’s education. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
American Success - Merit and Hard Work ... Several interesting things happened in the past few weeks, and the implications may be quite significant. And not in a good way. (See Page 8, January 21, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
We Shouldn’t "Take Their Oil” ... Donald Trump’s first presidential campaign ad pledges to "take their oil.” That’s what President (gasp) Trump would do after having "quickly cut the head off the Islamic State,” says the deep voiced narrator. (See Page 8, January 21, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Congress Must Protect Vital Drug Patents from Wall Street Attacks ... Hedge-fund investors are coming to raid your medicine cabinet. Cutting-edge treatments for diseases affecting millions of Americans are threatened by Wall Street's latest moneymaking scheme. (See Page 8, January 21, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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