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Johnson's hacking bill is a step in the wrong direction

Rep. Hank Johnson's bill aimed at preventing the hacking of voting machines would designate voting technology as critical infrastructure, allowing the Department of Homeland Security to directly oversee and standardize measures...

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Expression equates to freedom

Society sways elected officials towards a desired direction through awareness and activism. The means to achieving both has been consistent throughout American history. That being public forums, gatherings...

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Time for Action on Bahrain

Thursday's appeal court ruling in Bahrain confirming the dissolution of the main opposition group Al Wefaq looks to have finally extinguished any prospects for reform. The Obama administration is now presented with the choice of meekly accepting...

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We can do better than Medicare Part B demo

This is an exciting time in oncology. Remarkable discoveries in cancer research are providing increasingly effective treatments, and the increasing number of cancer survivors are living proof of this real progress.

Treatment advances,...

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The problem with off-shore wind energy

How will America meet the growing demand for clean energy to supply households and businesses and do it at a price people can afford?

Not with offshore wind power, a source that isn’t even remotely economically viable.  Although the...

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Sometimes we lead, sometimes we follow and that's okay

When I started my service in the Army in the late 1980's, I had known for some time that something was different about me.  I had spent my entire life hiding much of whom I was and even though I had many friends and was active in university...

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Who put the anti-small business language in 2017 NDAA?

I would like to know specifically who put the three provisions in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would essentially dismantle federal small business programs. Who thought it was a good idea to make the Comprehensive...

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Congress must help the MillionsMissing

We need Congress' help to end the decades of government neglect of millions of disabled Americans with the serious neuro-immune disease Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome -- a belittling name eschewed by...

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