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Fifth Down And Goal To Go
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Fifth Down And Goal To Go

BY DAVID PERRYMAN For decades, the football officials of the old Southwest Conference were considered the most biased in the game. The fact was it was nearly impossible for a gridiron team to escape stadiums in Houston, Dallas, Waco, Lubbock, Austin, Fort Worth or Fayetteville with a victory. But what has been referred to as…

Tax Credits, Tort Reform And Tea In Boston Harbor
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Tax Credits, Tort Reform And Tea In Boston Harbor

BY DAVID PERRYMAN On Dec. 16, 1773, 116 men, several of whom were dressed as members of the Mohawk tribe, threw 342 chests full of tea into Boston Harbor. The rest of the story involves tax credits, government bailouts, monopolies, American ships and, yes, even tort reform in 2013. It is natural to think that…

Lawsuits And Defensive Medicine: The Reality
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Lawsuits And Defensive Medicine: The Reality

BY FROMA HARROP Guy limps off the tennis court with an obvious sprained ankle. The doctor tells him to go home, elevate the leg and put some ice where it hurts. Guy says: “Hey, aren’t I going to get an X-ray?” Doctor: “No, you don’t need one.” Guy: “I think I ought to have one….

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A Corporate Monster vs. The Vermonster

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Where are those lawsuit abuse groups when you really need them? Chance are that you’ve seen ads, letters-to-the-editor, op-ed pieces and other materials put out by outfits with such civic-sounding names on Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. By whatever name, the message is always the same, usually delivered in a sort of urgent,…

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Timid Obama Succumbs To Old Politics

BY FROMA HARROP This has been a tough week for the hopeful ones who believed President Obama’s vow to break with the old politics. Every day, it seems, the president caved in to another Democratic interest group working against the public weal. Let’s start with the mayors’ conference just ended in Providence, RI. One hundred…

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