Don’t Compromise Monuments and Parks

May 2, 2017

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In an executive order, President Donald Trump is instructing the Interior Department to review monument and national park designations and to make any “needed” changes. National monuments and parks are one of this nation’s greatest assets of history and nature. That the new president is changing the meaning of a monument from a historical statue […]

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Political Taunts May Bring a Blizzard

April 25, 2017

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Politics has always been a rough-and-tumble game as I learned while running for public office. Recently it has become an even less civil game and frankly, a more childish one. When criticism is leveled against a political party, candidate or office holder, instead of delineating where and why the criticism is unwarranted, the opposition resorts […]

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Trump’s Words Resonate

April 17, 2017

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Regardless of President Trump’s polices, it is important to understand why his words resonate, and to acknowledge that, in many cases, the problems they are bringing to the surface point to people who feel left behind. Lat November, rural America staged a successful political coup. Trump’s presidential victory had many intertwined causes, but one of […]

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Balance Between Military and Domestic Spending

April 11, 2017

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President Dwight Eisenhower delivered an address in 1953 before the American Society of News Editors that urged our nation to seek balance in domestic and military spending. His words are worth following today. Ike said, “We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer […]

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Need Independent Investigation

April 3, 2017

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There is a need for an independent investigation of Russia’s connection to President Donald Trump’s associates and the 2016 election. The FBI criminal investigation into the matter is conducted by a bipartisan agency. FBI Director James Comey’s testimony recently confirmed a criminal investigation into connections between  Trump’s close associates and Russian operatives during the presidential […]

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Why Focus on Military Spending?

March 27, 2017

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You have to wonder what’s behind President Donald Trump”s proposed budget that maximizes military expenditure for hard-powered war preparation with more tanks, bombers, missiles and even more nuclear weapons. Trump wants $54 billion more for these expenditures. It should be remembered, however that the most sophisticated and expensive military on earth, our own, could not […]

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Trump Punishes Germany on Defense

March 21, 2017

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After meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Donald Trump has again usurped the agenda with a couple of outrageously ignorant tweets, saying that Germany “owes vast sums of money to NATO” and that the U.S. “must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany.” A straight answer to […]

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