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Borrowing for your college from your Uncle Sam

Let’s consider student loans for a moment. Many of the candidates for president have promised relief of some sort from the high cost of college tuition.  That’s not surprising considering that 40 million Americans currently hold student...

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A new narrative on cyber security

Diners contracting food poisoning at restaurants created the political pressure and will to force restaurant inspections by the public health service, and it has worked well ever since.  

Plane crashes created the National...

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Peace equality and stability for religious minorities

Secretary of State John Kerry and the US State Department deserve our gratitude for declaring that the persecution faced by Christians, and other religious minorities in the Middle East, constituted genocide. Also deserving of our gratitude are...

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The case for bringing families online

The nearest library to Rose Ash’s home in Buffalo, NY is nearly two miles away. At 67 years old and physically disabled, that’s hardly within her reach, even with her walker. But Rose makes up for it by going online in her own home to purchase...

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Where are the carriers? Look no further than the TPP

The United States could be adding two major assets to its national security apparatus in the coming year – the USS Gerald R. Ford and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). One is a state-of-the-art $13 billion aircraft carrier that is at the...

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