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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…

Free School Lunch Programs Deserve Our Support
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Free School Lunch Programs Deserve Our Support

BY JOE DORMAN In an Aug. 11 editorial, the Oklahoman newspaper argued for greater accountability for some parents who accept free school lunches for their children. “A policy that tells parents they’re free to freeload comes with predictable costs to all taxpayers,” the paper writes. The authors point to a story by Chalkbeat Colorado showing that costs…

What We’re Up Against
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What We’re Up Against

BY SHARON MARTIN “Those teachers signed a contract,” my friend said. “They agreed to work for that wage.  They’re going back on their word.” She thinks it is unethical for teachers to strike. “So when do we strike?” I asked. “When the kids are out of school? When the Legislature isn’t in session?” “If they don’t like the contract,…

What Will The Trump Mob Kill Next?
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What Will The Trump Mob Kill Next?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Breaking news: Trump & Company are a murderous mob! From the start of his White House tenure, the Trumpsters have plotted, stalked and serially killed vibrant members of the English Language. The word “Fact” was the first to go. Robust and universally respected, Fact was assassinated last year when one of Trump’s…

Why Labor Day Matters
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Why Labor Day Matters

BY RALPH NADER Here’s an experiment to try this holiday weekend. Quiz your friends, family and acquaintances on the meaning of Labor Day. You might be surprised by the answers you hear. To many, the true meaning of Labor Day has been unfortunately lost – it’s merely a three-day vacation weekend, unless you work in…

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