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Muslim world must learn terrorism is a threat to all

Just when everyone here was deep in preoccupation with partisan fantasy over whether Donald Trump should be impeached or removed by the 25th Amendment, the president changed the subject. Presidents can do that. He flew to Saudi Arabia to introduce...

EDITORIAL: A budget to encourage growth

Donald Trump is a different kind of president and his spending plan for the nation is a different kind of budget. With U.S. debt at $20 trillion (that’s with a T, not a mere B), it’s a budget that offers a way off the path to insolvency....

Trump budget a good step in pro-taxpayer direction

President Donald Trump is proposing in his “New Foundation for American Greatness” plan some of the largest cuts to government programs the country’s seen in a decade, including a provision that will reign in debt and cut spending...

EDITORIAL: Good First Amendment news

Sometimes there’s a nugget of something good in the daily ration of bad news. A T-shirt printer in Lexington, Ky., one Blaine Adamson, won a state court ruling early this month that he was within his First Amendment rights to refuse to...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tyranny's tyranny, no matter flavor

After ratification of the Constitution, Benjamin Franklin was said to have walked out of Independence Hall and been asked by a passer-by, “What have you created?” Franklin replied, “A democracy, if you can keep it.” Franklin...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Political 'twilight zone'

Welcome to the real-life twilight zone. During the first scene you’ll notice the Islamic immigration policies of Western nations. The general populace in these in these countries does not desire these policies, yet the governments force...

27th Amendment anniversary shows change impractical

May 20 marks 25 years since the 27th Amendment to the Constitution was declared ratified — more than 200 years after it was first proposed to the states. Recall that James Madison took a slew of proposals after the Constitution was approved...

Border security and immigration are simple

The nation-state is a relatively new idea — scholars generally trace it back to the 17th century. It has its flaws, but has anyone come up with a better approach to world order? A nation-state enjoys sovereignty over its territory. Territories...

Senate mulls 'skyrocketing premiums,' but fails on Obamacare repeal

The Senate has turned full-force toward repeal, replace, reform, what have you of Obamacare. And while admitting the way is tough-going, Republicans by and large say: The premiums, and their potential to shred the family finances of households...

The sickening effect of Obamacare taxes

In many ways was a massive trillion-dollar tax increase masquerading as a health reform plan called Obamacare. Certainly, the extremely negative economic effects of these tax hikes have been underreported by the media. Republicans are right...

Extra security is a loss for liberty

It was 2001 not long after the twin towers had fallen and the nation’s politicians were running scared. George W. Bush was in the White House and John Ashcroft was attorney general. They and the congressional leaders of both parties were...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Health care not just political game

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is a total disaster, but when it comes to health care both parties would do well to keep the American working class in mind. From what I have seen in my experience working in human services, those who are...

Repeal and replace Obamacare progress slowed

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives crafted a partisan compromise bill that endorsed and reinforced the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. This was done notwithstanding claims to the contrary by President Trump and the House Republican...
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Senate GOP's health reform already stymied by stupid

A 13-member working group with a lead mission to forge the Senate’s version of Obamacare reform-slash-repeal is all men — no women. Come on now. Leadership really could’ve seen this one coming. You know, there’s a thing...
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Obamacare repeal moves to the Senate

As the Senate takes up the House bill to replace Obamacare, Republican control of Congress likely hangs in the balance. The health insurance market is about to collapse, and Republican senators must agree on a solution or face the wrath of angry...
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My husband would've died with Obamacare

Here’s a story the liberals don’t want you to know — a real Jimmy Kimmel-type tearjerker, with a twist. In April of 2008, my husband, Doug, suffered a massive heart attack. It happened during the work day; his boss called me...
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Lessons learned and challenges ahead in Hill's health care fight

The passage of the American Health Care Act in the House on Thursday is a major legislative breakthrough for Republicans, who are carrying the heavy load of repealing and replacing Obamacare with no help from the minority Democrats. What started...
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Donald Trump clears way for churches to go political

President Donald Trump has a new executive order in the works, one to open the doors for churches to endorse political candidates without losing tax exempt status. Freedom From Religion Foundation — exit, stage left. Don’t let the...
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Republicans eat another 'crap sandwich'

Congratulations, House Republicans. You just passed the second-worst socialized medicine bill in American history. And, if it passes the U.S. Senate, you will own the disaster formerly known as Obamacare — just in time for the 2018 elections. It...
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Jimmy Kimmel's tale of woe turns movement

Great, now Jimmy Kimmel’s launched a movement. A Republican on Capitol Hill, Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, said Friday that any plan to repeal Obamacare must first meet a “Jimmy Kimmel test.” What’d he mean by that? His...
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Senate better not stall on Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz warned Americans the Obamacare reform passed through the House might not have such a quick and easy journey through the Senate. Why? Because senators hold their seats for six years, not two, like legislators. Cruz didn’t...