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Dignity For the Aged ... Have you visited a nursing home lately? I invite you to visit one – choose any one, there are many in our area. Ask to visit someone who doesn’t have family. They will be easy to recognize because he or she will most probably not look up or acknowledge you as you approach. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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Reparations ... I've read that students at my alma mater are pushing the school to provide reparations to descendants of slaves the school owned - and sold - 180 years ago. (See Page 7, April 18, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Secret Bribes are Keeping Drug Costs High ... Imagine you're a surgeon -- but terrible at your job. Soon, your bad reputation will spread. Few patients will choose your practice. How can you boost business? (See Page 7, April 18, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
What I Learned in Iran ... Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to take an unusual vacation: to Iran, as part of a 28- member peace delegation. Many dear friends thought it a bad idea. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
National Emergency ... Should the police be allowed to drive faster than the speed limit? I don't mean when they're responding to a crime, just when they're driving, maybe headed for lunch? (See Page 7, April 11, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Dear Congress: Protect Federal Conservation Program Funding ... Federal working lands conservation programs, such as the Conservation Stewardship Program and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, give farmers the tools they need to help build soil health, protect natural resources, and improve water quality. (See Page 7, April 11, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Everyone Deserves Full Protection Under the Law ... Our country has made significant strides in advancing LGBTQ+ rights over the last 15 years. The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges ruling affirming marriage equality offered millions of Americans something to be proud of. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Make E-Verify the Norm, Not the Exception ... Donald Trump recently issued his most influential executive order on immigration. Unfortunately, his order didn't come from the executive branch. (See Page 7, April 4, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Another Solution to Our Immigration Problem ... There are many who want our southern border to be open, allowing a flood of invaders to live in our country. (See Page 7, April 4, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
A Russiagate Reality Check ... Donald Trump is bragging that the Mueller report did not prove he colluded with Russia during the 2016 election. (See Page 7, April 4, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Deterring Existential Threats ... With the Mueller investigation ended, perhaps we can finally put that behind us and move on to the business of governing. Which would be good. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Don’t Answer the Telephone ... In January a Denver couple received a scam phone call from a man who told them he had kidnapped their daughter. The man was very convincing that their daughter was in his possession. (See Page 7, March 28, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Getting it Right on What Stuff Costs ... I think we, as a nation, have a problem with how we discuss money and public policy. Let me compare it to household finances. (See Page 7, March 28, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
President’s Budget Ignores Needs of Rural America ... Details on President Trump's 2020 budget were released this month. In an attempt to rein in federal spending, the budget recommends a $3.6 billion cut to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (See Page 7, March 28, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Accountability Makes Good Government ... As various House committees gear up for a season of investigations and hearings on President Trump and his administration, a lot of people are worried that progress on the nation's challenges will grind to a halt. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
College Admissions Scandal - Fast Track to Jail?. ... Is it possible to have a "new" news story? We now have a college admission's scandal. (See Page 7, March 21, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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