Hillary’s Health, Biggest Problem? ... Hillary Clinton has been sick, as the media has reported. We've heard about her pneumonia, seen her coughing at the podium and struggling to stay afoot as she was escorted to her car. The strenuous pace of campaigning for President of the United States would surely take its toll on any human body. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Why This Democrat Wants a Strong Republican Party ... I've been a Democrat all my life. I believe in the party's values, I'm pleased when its candidates win elections, and I'm persuaded the country is better off when Democratic ideas get a fair shake in the public arena. But none of this means that I favor a weak Republican Party. Indeed, just the opposite. (See Page 9, September 22, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
The NFL Needs to Require Players to Stand for the Anthem ... "Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave, For the land of the free, and the home of the brave." Today marks the 202 years since Francis Scott Key penned those words for what would eventually become our National Anthem. (See Page 9, September 22, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
A Nuclear North Korea: Now What? ... North Korea detonated a bomb September 9th. If you haven’t been following closely, during the past year the North has conducted multiple missile tests – short, medium and long-range missiles, and also tested a sea-launched ballistic missile. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
America’s Wars - We Never Really Leave ... President Obama said Tuesday the United States will spend $90 million over the next three years to clear unexploded bombs dropped on Laos during the Vietnam War. (See Page 11, September 15, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Preying on Our Paychecks ... Labor Day weekend should be a time for Americans to celebrate the economic achievements of workers with barbecues and beach trips. (See Page 11, September 15, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Trump’s Tall Tax Tales ... An old saying asserts that falsehoods come in three escalating levels: Lies, damn lies, and statistics. (See Page 11, September 15, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
The Cure for A Taxing Allergy ... Millions of families live in constant dread of what an unexpected encounter — with a bee or a food additive or even a dye — could bring. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Social Media’s Challenge to Democracy ... I've been involved in politics for the better part of a lifetime, and have spoken at a lot of public meetings over the years. There's one question, I think, that I've heard more than any other: "If I want to be an informed citizen, which sources of information should I consult?" (See Page 11, September 8, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
G-20: A President in Search of a Kingdom ... In the summer of 1191, the army of Richard the Lion-hearted captured the city of Acre, then moved on towards Jaffa, prepatory to assaulting Jerusalem. But things weren’t going smoothly for Richard. (See Page 11, September 8, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Labor Day, Rest Awhile ... The average American is happy to have a paying job with the opportunity to make a little more money. Most Americans would like to work a few extra hours when they could. (See Page 11, September 8, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone? ... As fall approaches, millions of moms and dads are scrambling to prepare for the first day of school, excited to support their children’s success. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
What Color Is Homelessness? ... A young man stood on a street corner in St. Paul, Minnesota last Sunday. He was holding up a sign describing his plight, "Homeless, hungry, need help." (See Page 11, September 1, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
China, the SCS, and the League of Nations ... September 18th, 1931: a young Japanese army lieutenant, Suemori Kawamoto, acting under orders of Col. Seishiro Itagaki, surreptitiously detonates a small bomb next to a railroad track just outside of Shenyang, Manchuria. (See Page 11, September 1, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
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Debt Collectors Get Away With Daylight Robbery ... I thought Donnie Trump and his fellow Republicans were big law ‘n order politicians. So, why are they trying to scrap the sheriff and unleash thousands of robbers to run wild across America? (See Page 11, September 1, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Lilly King - The Most Unifying Force In History? ... The new Queen of Evansville, Indiana is Lilly King. The 19-year-old Reitz High School graduate and Indiana University sophomore swimming star, unleashed a record setting gold medal swim in the women's 100M breaststroke in Rio de Janeiro. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Gold, Silver, Bronze, and the US Mid East Policy ... The Olympics are interesting; despite the new-age, ‘everyone wins’ psychology, the Olympics really celebrates only one thing: winning. Medal counts, and especially gold medals, are at the center of every event. It doesn’t even matter if you’re the second best in the world, everyone wants that gold medal. Winners and losers. (See Page 11, August 25, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
The Media’s Responsibility to Our Democracy ... Politicians spend a good bit of their time complaining about the media. But why should they have all the fun? (See Page 11, August 25, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Global Elites and America ... In June Great Britain voted to leave the European Union, what’s become known as ‘the British Exit’ or Brexit. Many predicted that Brexit would mean the collapse of the British economy and a whole host of other horrors. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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