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Another Opportunity Missed
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Another Opportunity Missed

BY VERN TURNER When I retired from teaching in the small, central Texas town of Marble Falls, there was a local newspaper named The River Cities Daily Tribune. It had a single op-ed writer who happened to be a Libertarian. Now, Marble Falls, politically speaking, was quite conservative to the point of being not the least bit…

‘Promoting The General Welfare’
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‘Promoting The General Welfare’

BY BOB BEARDEN Social Security and Medicare are socialistic programs that benefit our citizens as they were intended. President Trump has released his 2020 proposed budget and it is in the trillions. It includes drastic cuts to Medicaid and Medicare [over a 10-year period], which would directly affect most of the people who voted him…

Privacy Will Belong To A New Top 1%
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Privacy Will Belong To A New Top 1%

BY FROMA HARROP Why did Jeff Bezos, founder of tech giant Amazon, send gushy texts to his paramour, it appears, without using encryption? Why did he even take selfies of an intimate nature? There are more whys to come, but these two are related to questions of privacy, which, we are told, is dead. Shouldn’t…

My Last Cup Of Starbucks
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My Last Cup Of Starbucks

BY JOE CONASON The biography of Howard Schultz is the stuff of American capitalist folklore: a man who grew up in a Brooklyn housing project and amassed a fortune worth billions. Now he proposes to repay America by imposing the ruinous rule of Donald Trump for another four years. Like so many billionaires, including President…

Stop Obsessing Over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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Stop Obsessing Over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

BY FROMA HARROP The right can’t stop talking about the incoming youngest member of the House, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The left isn’t much better. You know AOC. She rose from obscurity to instant celebrity as a self-described socialist running for Congress. The former waitress did it with a brilliant campaign combining social media genius with just…

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