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Learning To Be A Citizen

March 22, 2015 The question usually comes toward the end of a public meeting. more »»

Increasing Sales Tax Is The Lesser Of Two Evils

March 22, 2015 I am writing to address the issue of our county sales tax rate and its impact on our property tax burden. more »»

Will The GOP Kick It Away?

March 21, 2015 With Hillary Clinton scrambling to explain her missing emails, much of America is wailing, “Please don’t make us watch this movie again!” Why, then, would the Republican Party, with a chance to swee... more »»

Education Is Too Important

March 21, 2015 Education is important for the prosperity of individuals in any society. more »»

Selma And Voting Rights Triumph

March 20, 2015 March 7 was the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the first attempt by black protesters to march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery to demand voting rights. more »»

Tackling Tip Theft

March 20, 2015 Whenever young journalists ask how to write stories that can change lives, I suggest they start asking about tipping policies whenever they see a tip jar or valet, or visit a restaurant. more »»

Sunshine Week Should Turn Up The Heat

March 19, 2015 This week is “Sunshine Week,” a nonprofit, nonpartisan national initiative launched by the American Society of News Editors to “promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom... more »»

Ruinous ‘Compassion’

March 19, 2015 It is fascinating to see brilliant people belatedly discover the obvious — and to see an even larger number of brilliant people never discover the obviou. more »»

Wanted: An Emotionally Secure Leader

March 18, 2015 The late Rep. more »»

For Hillary, The Past Is Prologue

March 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton must have experienced deja vu the other day, facing a demanding press bombarding her with questions about her penchant for privacy. more »»

The Prescience Of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

March 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — In the mid-1960s, a social scientist noted something ominous that came to be called “Moynihan’s Scissors”: Two lines on a graph crossed, replicating a scissors’ blades. more »»

Scandal, Lies And The NCAA

March 15, 2015 They grind me down. Scandals, scandals everywhere. The Washington and Albany news reeks of them. Vanishing e-mails. Outright bribes. Bribes disguised as donations to politicians’ charitie. more »»

The Government Cannot Be Its Own Watchdog

March 15, 2015 As we recognize Sunshine Week, the public’s right to know is under assault throughout the United States. more »»

White House Is Finding Ways To Withhold Information

March 15, 2015 It’s getting harder and more expensive to use public records to hold government officials accountable. more »»

Sunshine Week Makes Progress, But Still More To Go

March 15, 2015 Each spring for 10 years now, a vast media conspiracy has rolled across the hills and plains of this nation. more »»

The Church Committee — Dusting Off One Option For Overhaul Of Oversight

March 15, 2015 “It is not often that nations learn from the past, even rarer that they draw the correct conclusions from it. more »»

Is The European Union Dying?

March 14, 2015 As the European Coal and Steel Community of Jean Monnet evolved into the EU, we were told a “United States of Europe” was at hand, modeled on the USA. more »»

Investing In Yourself

March 14, 2015 Many people dream of being a millionaire. These days, it is not that high a bar to jump over. more »»

A Brighter Legacy Of Selma

March 13, 2015 The morning after President Barack Obama delivered his soaring speech in Selma, former Gov. more »»

Global Warming

March 13, 2015 “But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact,” said President Barack Obama in his 2014 State of the Union address. more »»



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