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?
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?)
Killing Innovation Doesn’t Improve Access to Drugs ... In developing countries, roughly one in three people lack dependable access to "essential" medicines -- a category that includes everything from ibuprofen to HIV/AIDS treatments. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Syria, Iraq and the British Vote ... Britain voted to leave the European Union and the world didn't end. But the caterwauling continues: the economy can't survive; costs will soar; they’ll hurt themselves erecting barriers to free trade, etc. (See Page 8, July 7, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
The Media Has a Huge Blind Spot on Terrorism ... Kingdom’s "Brexit” vote, the shocking murder of Jo Cox — a member of parliament and a vocal Remain supporter — exposed the racist roots of elements in the victorious Leave campaign. (See Page 8, July 7, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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For Those Eligible, Voting Should Be Easy ... The elections process is not usually grist for inflammatory rhetoric. But this year has been different. Republican Donald Trump labeled the GOP primary process "crooked." Democrat Bernie Sanders suggested his party's use of superdelegates made its nominating process a "rigged system." For many voters, the intricacies of voting rules quickly became a topic of overriding interest. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Welcome to Half Dome, Sponsored by Nike ... Imagine painstakingly making up your way up the cables of Yosemite National Park’s famous Half Dome peak — only to see swooshes and slogans encouraging you to "Just Do It.” "Welcome to Half Dome,” a gleaming banner greets you, "sponsored by Nike.” (See Page 12, June 30, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Prevention, Lane Graves, Disney World, America and Alligators ... No one ever went to Disney World expecting to be attacked by an alligator. Little 2-year-old Lane Graves lost his life to an alligator last week while his family vacationed at Disney's Grand Floridian. We cannot imagine the emotional horror of the Graves family losing their son while simply wading in shallow water at the small beach adjacent to the hotel. (See Page 12, June 30, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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