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Help fight the War on Work
We need Labor Day as never before. W-o-r-k is the new four letter dirty word. There is even a “War on Work” in America, a civil war, a cold war. The pernicious entertainment community has a war on ...
August 31, 2014 12:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Student evaluation of teachers: Helpful or harmful?
How would it set with you for your children to evaluate you as a parent and send their evaluations to … let’s say the Division of Family and Children’s Services? Or the federal Department of Educat...
August 31, 2014 12:42 AM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Voices: Why did government wait until now to disclose doomsday email backup?
When IRS bureaucrats decided to make life difficult for hundreds of Tea Party and conservative nonprofit applicants during the 2010 and 2012 campaigns, they frequently discussed their actions on go...
August 28, 2014 10:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fire reminder columnist left part of heart in hometown
My son John called to tell me the news: The Hancock County Courthouse had burned. Two days later, I was in Sparta. The ruins were still smoldering and orange tape kept everyone back. You could smel...
August 28, 2014 10:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Please don’t shoot the pollster
If memory serves me, I have to write some variation of this column every election cycle. Just 10 years ago, public opinion surveys for elections were a mysterious mix of science and technology. It ...
August 29, 2014 09:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The budget deficit: America’s real ice-bucket challenge
I’m just back from vacation in Europe, where, to judge from the political headlines coming out of the United States, this country had no greater care than which of its leaders would next be soaked ...
August 29, 2014 09:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lower corporate taxes. Now.
The Obama administration is highly exercised about “inversion,” the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from l...
August 28, 2014 10:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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What kind of a Navy?
Russia’s ongoing dismemberment of Ukraine and the Islamic State’s erasing of Middle Eastern borders have distracted attention from the harassment of U.S. Navy aircraft by Chinese fighter jets over ...
August 27, 2014 09:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Prayer on school playing fields
On any given fall Friday night, you’d be hard-pressed to find a football field in the South without a bowed head or a bent knee. But even before the season begins, the issue of prayer on public hig...
August 26, 2014 09:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Next to 1960s race riots, Ferguson’s experience was not as daunting
Last week’s violence in Ferguson, Mo., brings back memories of the urban riots of the 1960s. As it happens, I had a front-row seat back then, as an intern in the office of Detroit Mayor Jerome Cava...
August 24, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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