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Roots of terror: What causes the hate?

In calling for a temporary ban on visas for Muslims desiring to enter the USA, Donald Trump stated that, as a Nation, we need to understand “what causes the hate?” before we can properly vet those within whose midst Islamic terrorists can openly...

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ATC: The worst may be yet to come

 

There is currently a dangerous effort underway to privatize our air nation’s traffic control system.  Any consumer who boards a plane regularly or in any way depends on air service should be extremely concerned.

This...

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Speaker Ryan's Puerto Rico legislation is not a bailout

The word “bailout” can prompt an immediate, visceral reaction – especially after the events of 2008, when billions of taxpayer dollars were transferred from the government to private companies such as AIG.  The label is now so toxic that...

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Non-profits are ready for the new overtime regulations

Should an employer be able to make someone who’s paid far less than a middle-class salary work long overtime hours without paying anything for that work? Say no, and you agree with most Americans. Unfortunately, under long-standing federal...

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Healthy aging begins at home

With the aging of the 78 million Baby Boomers, America’s senior population is poised to grow dramatically over the next fifteen years. By 2030, seniors 65 and older will represent more than 20 percent of the U.S. population, up from 14 percent...

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The Syria conflict fanned by Iran

Day by day Iran is expanding its involvement in the conflict raging onward in Syria. The Revolutionary Guards has now dispatched a conglomerate of more than 60,000 troops on the ground, consisting of 8,000...

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