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June 28, 2010

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OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM RANKS LAST AMONG NATIONS Because of misinformation most Missourians are unhappy with federal health care reform; however, a recent survey shows we need it. Our current health care system performs poorly. The Commonwealth Fund, a foundation that focuses on better health care outcomes, analyzed data from Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New […]

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June 26, 2010

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CHOOSING BUTTER OVER GUNS There will be a continued conflict between the current Democratic administration and the Pentagon. President Barrack Obama is winding down the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has set July 2011 as the date to start pulling out of Afghanistan. The last time Americans found themselves in a budget debate pitting […]

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June 19, 2010

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PHILADELPHIA VS. BOY SCOUTS Over the years Boy Scouts of America has been attacked about its policy in regard to homosexuals. Today a U.S. District Court trial is underway in the case of Philadelphia vs. Boy Scouts of America. There is a legitimate issue here: the national Boy Scout policy prohibits the hiring of homosexuals. […]

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June 11, 2010

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STATES LEGALIZE MARIJUANA We live in a time that merits a new edition of “Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, “Charles Mackay’s classic 1841 study of human follies and frenzies, including witch hunts, alchemy, and bursting financial bubbles. Today I classify legalizing medical marijuana in 14 states as a human folly. But look […]

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June 7, 2010

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FLOTILLA TRIES RUNNING ISRAELI BLOCKADE Too often, failure to observe rules leads to disaster as evidenced by the nine people killed when a stubborn activist group refused to follow proper protocol to bring an aid shipment to Gaza recently. Israel has blockaded the Gaza Strip ever since it was taken over by the militant Palestinian […]