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July 18, 2017

Over the last century, there has been a characteristic American cycle of response to far-reaching social reforms.

When the breakthroughs are first proposed, conservatives fight them with a devout passion, warning that the measures would move the nation toward socialism and perdition. Then, over…

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July 18, 2017

Fort Dodge, Iowa, Messenger

Our local and state leaders play a vital role in agriculture. Their vision and energy help keep a vital industry thriving.

From the earliest days, the emergence of successful farms and related industries in the American Midwest depended on the hard work and vision…

July 17, 2017

The Orange County, Calif., Register

For more than a decade, Congress has ceded war-making powers to the executive branch and abdicated its constitutional responsibility to debate and declare war if and when it is necessary.

The result has been a foreign policy that is increasingly disjointed and…

July 17, 2017

For a year, the refrain from the Trump camp has been a defiant mix of “Lock her up,” “but the emails” and “fake news.”

Now it turns out that what was fake wasn’t the news but the Trump denials, that the truly scandalous emails were in the Trumps’ own…

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July 16, 2017

The Russia scandal has entered a new phase and there's no going back.

For six months, the White House claimed that this scandal was nothing more than innuendo about Trump campaign collusion with Russia in meddling in the 2016 election. Innuendo for which no concrete evidence had been produced.

Yes,…

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July 16, 2017

"Will he tell the president 'no'?"

This question was at the heart of Sen. Dianne Feinstein's opening statement at Wednesday's confirmation hearing for Christopher Wray, President Donald Trump's nominee as FBI director. Wray was there because the man who appointed him had fired James Comey for…

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July 16, 2017

Johnson City, Tenn., Press

Cliches sometimes apply, and in the case of maintaining our nation's infrastructure, "Pay me now or pay me a whole lot more later" sums up the situation very well.

Crumbling infrastructure is a serious problem. Aging roads, bridges and schools present a public safety…

July 16, 2017

State legislative leaders this week dismissed a report by their own nonpartisan legislative staff showing the latest round of tax changes will create a budget shortfall of more than a billion dollars in two years, growing to $1.4 billion two years after that.

The projections came in response to a…

Chris Fitzsimon

July 16, 2017

There are many different ideas about the best way to increase the growth of North Carolina’s economy. But this variation of opinions masks an important level of agreement on the basic building blocks of that growth.

Here are three of them: physical capital, human capital and productivity. To…

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July 15, 2017

The Times & Democrat, Orangeburg, S.C.

A new report concludes the United States is failing to meet its goals in reducing tobacco use.

Action on Smoking and Health bills itself as America's oldest anti-tobacco organization. Founded in 1967, it is dedicated to a world with zero tobacco deaths.…

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