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Charities need year round donations

January 8, 2014 Christmas is over, and that means many area residents have put away their altruistic impulses along with the holiday decoration. more »»

Economy does change, no thanks to Washington

January 7, 2014 With little to brag about during recent weeks, because of ongoing evidence of how bad the national health care law is for Americans, President Barack Obama’s administration seized upon one bright... more »»

Website takes focus off Obamacare flaws

January 7, 2014 In a way, the train wreck that is the Obamacare website has been a godsend to the White House. It has distracted attention away from the national health care law’s many other flaws. more »»

Resolution: Vote only for those who oppose Obamacare

January 4, 2014 Barring some catastrophe — perhaps involving Iran or North Korea — the biggest challenge we Americans will face during 2014 will be one we allowed to be created. more »»

‘Wastebook’ sheds light on some dillies

January 2, 2014 Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has released his annual “Wastebook,” giving us all a window into the positively absurd ways in which the federal government spends the hard-earned tax dollars we give it. more »»

Praying for peace and happiness for all in year ahead

January 2, 2014 Another year has passed, and we who share space on this big spinning ball are embarking on another 12-month journey. more »»

Tinkering with economy won’t solve problem

December 31, 2013 The “Great Recession” from which the nation still is recovering was sparked in large measure by a massive downturn in real estate markets. more »»

Pending legislation needs score cards

December 30, 2013 When members of Congress get copies of bills under consideration, they also receive estimates of the measures’ costs — not that it seems to do much good in controlling government spendin. more »»

Obama expected a Christmas miracle

December 28, 2013 News flash: President Barack Obama believes in Santa Claus. We can think of no better explanation for his press conference, the last of the year, held last Friday. more »»

Improving access to mental health care may help stop mass violence

December 27, 2013 A small unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation may be paving the way for state governments in search of a system that could help prevent mass shootings and violence, not through weapons bans,... more »»

Kim will not give up his nukes

December 26, 2013 The position President Barack Obama’s administration is taking toward North Korea would be laughable if it did not involve a threat to world peace. U.S. more »»

Celebrate safely this Christmas

December 24, 2013 For many of us, the period including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day — you may have heard this referred to as “the holidays” once or twice — is a time for being around friends and family... more »»

Americans should not be intimidated by scare tactics

December 23, 2013 As part of their ongoing campaign to blame Republicans for everything bad that happens in the United States, President Barack Obama and fellow liberals warned this fall that the partial shutdown of... more »»

Public distrust of EPA not surprising

December 21, 2013 One wonders how President Barack Obama and Environmental Protection Agency officials expect the public to trust the agency when it cannot even police its own high-ranking executives. more »»

Let’s stop allowing mismanagement of our government

December 20, 2013 If you owe the Internal Revenue Service money, chances are you will be harassed until you pay up or at least make arrangements to do so. Unless you happen to be doing business with the IRS. more »»

Wasteful farm bill is not the answer

December 19, 2013 If Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has his way, Americans may get another important law we have to read in order to know what it contains. That didn’t work well the last time around, with Obamacare. more »»

Make Christmas merry for others

December 18, 2013 Christmas is just a few days away. No doubt many area residents wish they had more time to prepare. There is so much to do, after all. more »»

Why the truth about Obamacare is hard to find

December 17, 2013 For three years or so, we have been warning the new national health care law — Obamacare — would devastate the Medicare program on which millions of older Americans rely. more »»

Pentagon should be accountable for its expenditures

December 16, 2013 The Pentagon cannot account for more than $8 trillion U.S. taxpayers have given it since 1996, according to a report by the Reuters news agency. more »»

Dates that should not be forgotten

December 13, 2013 Did last Saturday’s date — December 7 — mean anything to you? It should, because of what happened 72 years ago and what occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. more »»

 
 

 

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