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Autism research harmed by this sort of spending

March 8, 2014 Investigators with the Government Accountability Office tell us approximately $1.4 billion was spent by the government on autism research between 2008 and 2012. That is the good news. more »»

The truth about the real cost of parks’ shutdown

March 7, 2014 In all likelihood, an Interior Department report this week was intended by President Barack Obama as another slap at conservatives in Congress. more »»

Cut military fat, strengthen muscle

March 6, 2014 In some ways, Americans face more military threats to our security than the nation did in the days leading up to World War II. more »»

Hopefully USS Somerset will live up to lofty name

March 5, 2014 Amid the shock and horror of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, a group of ordinary Americans became heroes by sacrificing their own lives to save others. more »»

Obama, Kerry should think before they act ... for a change

March 4, 2014 U.S. officials’ blustery but empty reaction to Russian intervention in Ukraine sums up failures in foreign policy by President Barack Obama and his administratio. more »»

Film writer’s work still makes us laugh

March 1, 2014 Few of the expensive films Hollywood has produced, now in the past, stand the test of time. more »»

Close bases abroad, not in U.S.

February 28, 2014 Americans may be paying more for defense while getting less in troop strength, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hinted Monday. more »»

Another lie about Obamacare exposed

February 27, 2014 About 16 million older Americans rely on Medicare Advantage policies to supplement their government health insurance. more »»

No president may control free flow of information

February 26, 2014 We Americans disagree, sometimes fiercely, about government policy and priorities. Liberals argue with conservatives. Republicans do battle with Democrats. more »»

A small victory in the war on coal

February 25, 2014 President Barack Obama’s war on coal and reasonably priced electricity has been a near-total success — from his viewpoint. more »»

Ambassadors need current events quiz

February 22, 2014 For most of U.S. history, presidents of all political parties have used ambassadorships to other countries for political reasons. Sometimes they reward friends. more »»

Your bank would never OK this

February 21, 2014 How would you react if your bank gave you an open-ended credit limit — and assured you that within a year or so, no matter how much you had borrowed in the interim, it would be increased? Banks don’... more »»

State should close per-diem loophole

February 20, 2014 Most businesses reimburse employees for expenses they incur while performing their duties. Most companies require that their workers submit expense receipts to justify the reimbursements. more »»

This state budget must include fix for pension crisis

February 19, 2014 Pennsylvania ranks 48th out of the 50 states when they are measured by the share of annual pension contributions made since 2003. more »»

Obama chooses to back pot, not oil

February 18, 2014 Say one thing for President Barack Obama: When he sets priorities, he sticks to them. Take the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, which could help the U.. more »»

Obama should crack down on sex crimes in military

February 15, 2014 Many senior leaders in the armed forces admit the military has a serious problem in how it handles sexual assaults. more »»

Keep close eye on immigration policy

February 13, 2014 Allowing immigrants with links to terrorists to stay in the United States makes no sense. We have plenty of applicants for entry who revere this country without giving breaks to those who do no. more »»

Obamacare woos insurance execs

February 13, 2014 No wonder many insurance company executives supported President Barack Obama’s virtual takeover of the U.S. health insurance syste. more »»

Religious freedom is vital here, too

February 12, 2014 Last week, speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, President Barack Obama insisted freedom of religion “is important to national security and is a central tenet of U.S. more »»

EPA seeks coal feedback from a stacked deck

February 11, 2014 Talk about stacking the deck: The Environmental Protection Agency has released information on its “Public Listening” sessions to hear opinions on its proposed new regulations for coal-fired power... more »»

 
 

 

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