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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 »»

Winter weather is no excuse to drive irresponsibly

December 12, 2013 Spring in December seemed to have sprung last Saturday when the sun was shining and the mercury rose above 40 degrees. The prediction of freezing rain for Sunday appeared way off the mark. It wa. more »»

Illegal means illegal — unless Obama likes you

December 11, 2013 For as long as 30 years, the wind power industry will be permitted to do something no one else can get away with, President Barack Obama has decreed. more »»

Mandela’s legacy is one of forgiveness Mandela’s legacy is one of forgiveness

December 10, 2013 Nelson Mandela is gone, and with him goes the steadying influence he brought to governments across Afric. more »»

Got coverage??Maybe, maybe not

December 9, 2013 The good news is the Obamacare website — — seems to be able to handle many users at one time. After two months of website crashes, the White House announced Sunday healthcar. more »»

Why should we trust Obamacare?

December 7, 2013 Half-truths as well as outright lies have become all President Barack Obama has to defend his Obamacare health insurance takeover. more »»

New security plan desperately needed

December 6, 2013 A new national security strategy, replacing one he initiated in 2010, will be unveiled next year, President Barack Obama has informed Congress. more »»

Farm subsidies in need of reform

December 5, 2013 Though getting government spending under control often is seen as a Democrats vs. Republicans battle, some of the most egregious waste gets bipartisan support. "Farm support" spending is exhibit N. more »»

And then, there's ethanol...

December 5, 2013 Mention "renewable energy" and many normally skeptical Americans begin taking the government's word for the allegedly undiluted benefits of fuels such as ethanol. more »»

Someday tables could be turned against liberals

December 4, 2013 Proponents of accountability in political campaign financing may have applauded President Barack Obama’s proposal last week to curb tax-exempt groups that use donations made anonymously to influence... more »»

Shopping locally keeps our area’s season bright

December 3, 2013 Most people put a considerable amount of thought into their Christmas shopping. Finding just the right gifts and staying within the budget is important, after al. more »»

Congress worries about government, not programs

December 2, 2013 Among the many upsetting aspects of federal spending negotiations going on in Washington is a comparison of budget cuts in dispute to those agreed upon with little controversy. U.S. Sen. more »»

Many reasons to be wary of Iran

November 29, 2013 A substantial number of members of Congress, along with several other countries that have been longstanding allies of the U.S. more »»

New report sheds light on science of climate change

November 29, 2013 Contrary to what President Barack Obama claims, the science on climate change is far from settled. That conclusion can be drawn from a new scientific report. more »»

Sunshine Act supports the public trust

November 26, 2013 Government bodies, and the elected and appointed officials that serve on them, hold the public trust in their hands. They make decisions that impact their constituents in many ways. more »»

Obama’s energy policy is just another falsehood

November 25, 2013 Americans should not have to go to court to force President Barack Obama to follow the “all of the above” energy policy he claims to espouse — and to obey the law. more »»



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