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We Choose To Go To The Moon
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We Choose To Go To The Moon

BY DAVID PERRYMAN If there was any doubt, it became apparent on Oct. 4, 1957 that Russia had one-upped the United States in what would become known as the “Space Race.” The launching of Sputnik [Russian for “Traveler”] – the world’s first artificial satellite and the first man-made object to be placed into the Earth’s…

Drug Price Gouging: An American Story
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Drug Price Gouging: An American Story

BY FROMA HARROP To be American is a wonderful thing most of the time. There are moments, however, when it is downright humiliating. Can you imagine a more pitiful scene than a busload of Americans traveling 815 miles from Minneapolis to a Walmart in London, Ontario, Canada, to buy insulin at a 10th – a…

Economic Hierarchies Require Collaborators
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Economic Hierarchies Require Collaborators

BY GARY EDMONDSON In the May 2018, issue of The Atlantic, Matthew Stewart published an essay on what he called the New Aristocracy. What he was speculating on has now become front-page news via the college admission cheating scandal. An opponent of corporate socialism, crony capitalism and all self-anointed elites, I was pleased to see someone…

Promises Made, Promises Broken
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Promises Made, Promises Broken

BY BOB BEARDEN The bottom-line always trumps [no pun intended] the employee human factor. Walgreen eviscerates its agreement to pay a part of the healthcare costs with their longtime loyal employees who are now retired because they care more about pacifying their stockholders than they do about longtime loyal employees. Employees whom they required loyalty…

Water, Water Everywhere
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Water, Water Everywhere

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Annie Edson Taylor was a schoolteacher and, like many Oklahoma schoolteachers, was required to rely on other sources of income to make ends meet. Ms. Taylor was resourceful and imaginative. So much so that on her 63rd birthday, she tried to secure her financial future and avoid the poorhouse by becoming the…

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