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Pending legislation needs score cards

December 30, 2013 When members of Congress get copies of bills under consideration, they also receive estimates of the measures’ costs — not that it seems to do much good in controlling government spendin. more »»

Obama expected a Christmas miracle

December 28, 2013 News flash: President Barack Obama believes in Santa Claus. We can think of no better explanation for his press conference, the last of the year, held last Friday. more »»

Improving access to mental health care may help stop mass violence

December 27, 2013 A small unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation may be paving the way for state governments in search of a system that could help prevent mass shootings and violence, not through weapons bans,... more »»

Kim will not give up his nukes

December 26, 2013 The position President Barack Obama’s administration is taking toward North Korea would be laughable if it did not involve a threat to world peace. U.S. more »»

Celebrate safely this Christmas

December 24, 2013 For many of us, the period including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day — you may have heard this referred to as “the holidays” once or twice — is a time for being around friends and family... more »»

Americans should not be intimidated by scare tactics

December 23, 2013 As part of their ongoing campaign to blame Republicans for everything bad that happens in the United States, President Barack Obama and fellow liberals warned this fall that the partial shutdown of... more »»

Public distrust of EPA not surprising

December 21, 2013 One wonders how President Barack Obama and Environmental Protection Agency officials expect the public to trust the agency when it cannot even police its own high-ranking executives. more »»

Let’s stop allowing mismanagement of our government

December 20, 2013 If you owe the Internal Revenue Service money, chances are you will be harassed until you pay up or at least make arrangements to do so. Unless you happen to be doing business with the IRS. more »»

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 »»



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