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Retro analog tech a danger to U.S. power grid

Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee recently introduced legislation intended to improve cybersecurity for the U.S. power grid by reintroducing “retro” analog technology to grid control systems. Specifically, the Senators want to...

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Make it easier to give life than to take life

Josh McGill did not know Rodney Sumter before last Saturday night. They, like many others, were at Pulse Night Club in Orlando to dance and celebrate pride. By the end of the night, Josh was lying underneath Rodney in the...

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Protecting living organ donors' rights

During my process of being evaluated to become a living kidney donor in 2013, I began receiving the National Kidney Foundation’s monthly online newsletter.  In the one for May 2016, was an article titled “Living Donor Protection...

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New numbers don’t lie: counterfeits pose a growing threat

The dangers of counterfeit goods regularly make headlines: bad brakes, knock-off tires, lead-laden children’s toys and fraudulent medicines are just a few of the ways that counterfeit goods have harmed consumers. In addition to the direct dangers...

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Forget the necktie

True story.  One Father’s Day, I went into my father’s closet, pulled out a tie, and gave it to him for Father’s Day.  Ever enthusiastic, he proclaimed it the best tie ever and one he desperately needed to round out his...
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No platforms-as-usual

Dear Republican and Democratic leaders:

Please listen to my plea as you come together to create your Presidential Party platforms. While it is tempting to make these a laundry list of opposing policies, I urge both our Democrat and...

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