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Let’s really reform immigration, to encourage high-skill immigrants

November 23, 2014 “When the facts change, I change my mind,” economist John Maynard Keynes said when charged with inconsistency. more »»

It might be time to kill the lame duck session

November 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — The current lame duck session of Congress, which ends on Jan. 3 and includes senators and representatives defeated on Nov. more »»

Quality of life at stake in site development

November 23, 2014 Eagle Mine LCC, a subsidiary of Lundin Mining of Toronto and Sweden, has recently applied for a mineral lease on 40 acres of state owned property (in other words, our property) that lie a short... more »»

Don’t mess around with shingles; getting vaccinated recommended

November 23, 2014 Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you’ve had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive. more »»

Right GOP response to Obama

November 22, 2014 Now that President Obama has acted to defer deportation for some four to five million illegal immigrants, all eyes will be on the Republican Party’s response. more »»

It’s the end of an admirable era

November 22, 2014 After 42 years of steadfast service to his country, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ralph E. Rigby recently retired from the U.S. Army. more »»

Rape about power, domination, not sex

November 21, 2014 One evening in 2012, she decided it was time to tell her story. She waited until after business hours to call because she wanted to be sure to get voice mail, not a live person. more »»

Can science survive over-the-top shirt?

November 21, 2014 When Giovanni da Verrazzano returned from his famous 16th-century voyage exploring North America, the king of France rebuked him for lack of gender inclusivity aboard La Dauphine. more »»

Commemorate Universal Children’s Day: End child labor

November 20, 2014 (Today) is Universal Children’s Day, a day devoted to observing the welfare of the world’s children. Unfortunately, in the U.S. and elsewhere, children are still denied fundamental human rights. more »»

Unfaithfully executing the law

November 19, 2014 President Obama is soon expected to issue an executive order that would make it possible for some illegal immigrants, many of whom are the parents of children who are American citizens, to live and... more »»

Tech giants are squeezing workers

November 19, 2014 The demigods of Silicon Valley like to present themselves as miracle workers, able to create electronic wonders (and wondrous profits) from nothing but their vaunted imaginations and entrepreneurial... more »»

Obama motives must be questioned

November 18, 2014 Suppose you saw a person driving his car on the wrong side of a highway, against the traffi. more »»

Berkeley campaign beats out big soda

November 18, 2014 While the Republicans were busy wiping the floor with Democrats on Election Day, the citizens of Berkeley, California, were making history. more »»

Calling the big bluff on Obamacare

November 17, 2014 There’s this game in American politics where folks who fancy themselves conservative often condemn programs that they in fact want very much. Obamacare is one such example. more »»

Deadline passes and waiting continues

November 14, 2014 For last week’s postelection column, I described a piece of artwork that hangs in my home. more »»

Obama offer: Extortion as conciliation

November 14, 2014 In a fit of postelection modesty, President Barack Obama is offering not to take executive action to amnesty millions of illegal immigrants — provided Republicans do his bidding on immigratio. more »»

Obama’s spiteful legacy on display

November 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — Post-election analysis falls somewhere between amusing and clueless. more »»

Taking stock of money midterm elections

November 13, 2014 The 2014 midterm elections sure looked like a blowout for the Republican Party. But leave it to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to call the real winner: big money. more »»

Coolidge in 2016 is just in time

November 12, 2014 NEW YORK — At a dinner sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation last Thursday (I am an unpaid national advisory board member), there was a debate about wealth redistribution. more »»

Educational fraud at UNC pervasive

November 11, 2014 It would be unreasonable to expect a student with the reading, writing and computing abilities of an eighth-grader to do well in college. more »»

Afghan opium biz hitting all-time highs

November 11, 2014 I have breaking news from the frontlines of the war. No, not the new war in Iraq. That really is Iraq War III for us — our nation’s third trip there in just 25 years. more »»



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