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Growing up and getting older

on Tuesday, 19 June 2018. Posted in Editorials

‘Net Neutrality’

on Tuesday, 29 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

“Net Neutrality” is back in the news. On May 16, the US Senate voted 52-47 to undo the Federal Communication Commission’s undoing of the previous FCC’s doing of ... yes, it’s complicated. There are really only three important things to know: First, Net Ne

Climate change is an immediate not long term threat

on Tuesday, 29 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Hugh J. Sealy Nearly 2 million Americans live within a mile of a highly polluted Superfund site that’s at risk of flooding due to climate change. A flood at any of these 327 locations could spread toxic waste to the surrounding community, according to

Note to Seattle: If you want less of something, tax it

on Tuesday, 22 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp What’s the best way to help the homeless? While there are lots of reasons for homelessness in America, ranging from mental illness to the use of e.g. “sex offender registries” to put certain areas off-limits to certain people, poverty

Destroying forests unleashes new diseases

on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. Rob Cohen Every minute, logging companies and farmers cut down or burn about 30 football fields’ worth of forest in developing nations. That’s not just an environmental tragedy. By forcing animals from their habitats and bringing them into closer

CFPB makes war on poor in the name of protecting them

on Tuesday, 08 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp Daniel Press of the Competitive Enterprise Institute calls the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s name “the ultimate misnomer.” He’s right. The “Protection” part only makes sense in the manner of mob racket slang: “Nice loan ope

Short-term disaster

on Tuesday, 01 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Farzana Gandhi When natural disasters strike, stories of the damage – along with heartbreaking photos and video – dominate news coverage. Celebrities tweet to raise awareness. Charities and governments pump in short-term emergency funds. Then, attent

Diversification: a smart way to endure market volatility

on Tuesday, 01 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Is your portfolio adequately diversified to match your tolerance for risk? Even if you have been fortunate enough to enjoy strong returns in the past, it’s a good idea to periodically review your portfolio to make sure your assets are properly diversified

Giving farmers a helping hand

on Tuesday, 24 April 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Cora Fox, Center for Rural Affairs Whether you are a beginning farmer or have been farming for 30 years, it is important to know resources are available to assist you in your farming venture – through education, technical assistance, mediation, or co

NAFTA needs strong Intellectual Property Protections for America’s creators and innovators

on Tuesday, 24 April 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Brian Pomper As the United States pushes to finish negotiations to modernize and rebalance the North American Free Trade Agreement, the U.S. negotiating team ought to build on its successful conclusion of the KORUS talks and continue toughening up int

Gas and oil re-invest tax windfall

on Tuesday, 17 April 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By David Williams President Trump’s recent tax overhaul has American CEOs feeling generous. Walmart and American Airlines are among the big companies giving employees bonuses of up to $1,000 each; Lockheed Martin is putting an additional $5 million towa

Congress funds

on Tuesday, 10 April 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Anna Johnson Center for Rural Affairs, annaj@cfra.org Last month, Congress passed its spending bill for this year, which funds the federal government through Sept. 30, 2018. We are glad to see that it provides support for rural America. First, Congres

Shouldn’t consumers be allowed to choose services they want?

on Tuesday, 03 April 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

I feel sure you have noticed that some companies will spend enormous amounts of money advertising to get your business. The same companies will give you huge incentives to sign up or buy.....for a limited amount of time the discount will apply. But, they
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