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Column | No more corporate bailouts

Nobody has yet figured out the opportunity costs associated with keeping failing companies afloat.

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Why term limits lost and ranked choice voting will succeed

There have been two major attempts to change the calculus of elections and officeholders since the 1990s. One is a top down “reform” that’s currently being imposed on voters a jurisdiction at a time.

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Column | Is Bolton steering Trump into war with Iran?

“Stop the endless wars!” implored President Donald Trump in a Sunday night tweet.

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Column | It’s up to us to realize Dr. King’s dream

We’ll celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and legacy next week. In these angry and divisive times, we all could benefit by reminding ourselves of his words’ truth, civility and wisdom.

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Column | Democrats’ tenuous grasp of ‘morality’

Articles about the left’s hypocrisy and appalling double standards are barely newsworthy these days.

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Column | If President Hillary Clinton had stormed out of a meeting...

True news: Donald Trump storms out of a White House meeting after he doesn’t get what he wants (billions of dollars for a fake crisis), and tells off congressional Democratic leaders by tweeting, “bye bye.” His cultists duly applaud.

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Column | Pelosi keeping loud new progressives in line… for now

Facing an unruly band of newly-installed members of the House clamoring for impeachment proceedings against President Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been a voice of moderation, urging caution while warning that a move to drive the president from office in the absence of clear, irrefutable evidence of wrongdoing does not enjoy majority support in the country and will backfire on her party.

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Column | The illegal immigrant story Trump isn’t telling you

If you passed Max Acuna on the street or on your way to work, or any one of those hundreds of places where people cross paths every day, you wouldn’t give the smartly dressed 30-year-old a second look.

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Column | Prohibition: the countdown to 100 years

It’s time to brush up on your knowledge of speakeasies, bathtub gin, demon rum, homebrew, bootlegging and other icons of the Roaring Twenties.

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Column | There is hard work to do to prevent sexual abuse of our most vulnerable

The world has turned its eyes to Arizona after a local headline caused an international public outcry – and for good reason: “State officials investigate after patient in nursing facility gives birth.”

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Community View | Mr. and Mrs. Catholic, haven’t you had enough?

This viewpoint is addressed to those of you who are of the Catholic faith.

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Column | No, this is not JFK’s Democratic Party

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House has more women, persons of color and LGBT members than any House in history – and fewer white males.

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Column | Alexa, why won’t you reply to my father?

Is technology innovation doing us more harm than good?

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Column | Hospitals guard prices like the CIA guards secrets

Way back in 2017, before we were on the road to Nuremberg With Donald Trump, the Washington Post was outraged that hospitals were trying to make a profit.

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Column | The triumph of Tyler Trent

The Indianapolis Star (and many other national publications) ran a touching obituary for Tyler Trent, a 20-year-old Purdue University student and devoted Boilermaker football fan who lost his battle with bone cancer on Tuesday.

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Don’t import foreign price controls - break them

Americans are justifiably angry that we pay the highest prescription drugs prices in the world, an anger President Trump tapped into on the campaign trail.

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Community View | Kingman in budget crisis? Hardly!

After Kingman’s bruising November election, where lawsuits, campaign sign theft, large amounts of special interest spending and complaints dominated the landscape, two results stand out.

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Column | When being liberal isn’t liberal enough

As the 116th Congress convenes in Washington this week, one of the more interesting spectacles to take place will be the seating of Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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Column | The year in askew

With the smells of the holidays (among other things) still hanging in the air, it’s time for another one of those annoying “Year in Review” segments that make you want to drown yourself in leftover Rotel dip.

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Column | Stop me before I demolish a credit card machine

I knew it wasn’t just me! In recent weeks I’ve overheard multiple shoppers gripe about navigating the wildly dissimilar credit card setups at different establishments.

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Column | How the war party lost the Middle East

“Assad must go, Obama says.”So read the headline in The Washington Post, Aug. 18, 2011. The story quoted President Barack Obama directly:

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Column | NFL star’s fight against time and economics

Before the NFL season began, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell told ESPN, “I want to play. ...But I’ve got to take this stand. Knowing my worth and knowing I can tear a ligament or get surgery at any time, I knew I couldn’t play 16 games with 400 or more touches.”

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Column | The generosity of Americans

Iraq War veteran and triple amputee Brian Kolfage launched a GoFundMe page to help build the wall on the United States southern border with Mexico. In a week and a half, Kolfage has raised over $17 million (toward his stated goal of $1 billion) with gifts from over 285,000 people.

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Column | Women’s March organizers need divine inspiration

The litany of the lady saints is replete with examples of suffering and persecution, but those sisters were kickass heroines of survival. And not a one of them whined or wore pink hats.

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Column | A precap of 2019 news certain to occur

Wondering if things will change for the better in the New Year? Here’s a handy clip ‘n’ save Precap of news certain to occur during 2019.