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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…

Fearlessly Facing The Future
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Fearlessly Facing The Future

BY GARY EDMONDSON I recently had the honor to address some newly coined U.S. citizens and some of their classmates who will be joining us soon. Asked to differentiate the two parties, I settled on the two different perspectives on the future. Democrats look forward; Republicans look backward. From Heraclitus pointing out 2,500 years ago…

Pressing Matters
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Pressing Matters

BY GARY EDMONDSON Our president spends much of his public speaking and tweeting insulting people. Favorite targets are the honest media and anyone who challenges his skewed worldview. I was once a city editor called into a meeting with college bigshots, my editor and my publisher to watch the bigshots lie about what I had accurately…

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BY JIM HIGHTOWER If you despair that a mysterious plague of incurable political knuckleheadism has swept our country, turning previously progressive white working-class people into mindless Trump worshippers, check out “The Promise of a Progressive Populist Movement”. This report is the work of People’s Action, a multiracial, grassroots coalition. This year, its volunteers knocked on…

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