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Post office leveraging monopoly to compete
The United States Postal Service is careening toward financial catastrophe, posting a $5.5 billion loss in fiscal year 2014. It’s the eighth year in a row with multi-billion-dollar losses, and the ...
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Journalism is indispensable, future is cloudy
I have been involved in politics and policy-making for over 50 years, and as you can imagine I hold strong feelings about reporters and the media. They’re not what you might think, however. Far fro...
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Caught, we forget to remember
According to a newspaper story, 99.9 percent of the people who are stopped at airport security checkpoints for having a firearm in their carry-on bag say they didn’t know it was there. The federal ...
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Dad’s 1959 tax return a model of simplicity
I stumbled upon my father’s 1959 income tax return a few years ago. Oh, how I long for the simplicity he enjoyed when he filed his taxes that year. For 1959, my father paid a measly 5 percent in fe...
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Can’t keep Obamacare and promises too
As part of a recent wide-ranging interview with ABC News, President Obama was asked to rate “the success” of Obamacare on a scale of 1 to 10. I was shocked when he gave the health care law a rating...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crime victims’s rights must be honored, preserved
To the Editor: Every April, the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) by promotin...
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