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‘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…

117 Years Of Daily Influence
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117 Years Of Daily Influence

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Old traditions die hard. Four of my great-grandparents brought their children to western Oklahoma before statehood but for the rest of their lives they remained faithful readers of the newspapers of their youth. In fact, for three generations after Ed and Ethel Horton left Kansas, that state’s Capper’s Weekly was a regular family…

It’s Not About A Wall
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It’s Not About A Wall

BY GARY EDMONDSON Times could not be better for fat cat Republicans. Their man in charge has shut down the government, forcing nearly a million more workers into desperate economic straits just ripe for predatory picking and effectively curtailed those troublesome rules that eat into their profits – since no one remains to enforce them….

On Drug Prices, Americans Are The Real Suckers
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On Drug Prices, Americans Are The Real Suckers

BY FROMA HARROP Drugmakers rang in the new year by raising prices on hundreds of products – American prices, that is. Americans focused on the celebrations weren’t paying attention. Allergan led the parade, hiking its prices by 10% on more than two dozen drugs. But note this: It didn’t raise the price of Botox, the…

What The Shutdown Really Means
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What The Shutdown Really Means

BY JOE CONASON The unprecedented government shutdown is approaching the end of its first month with no foreseeable relief. The costs and the risks are quickly becoming intolerable. The notion of any upside to this fiasco is absurd. Yet we can at least hope that the American people, often afflicted with historical amnesia, will learn…

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