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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…

Scant Economic Joy In Mudville
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Scant Economic Joy In Mudville

BY FROMA HARROP The American people have been ordered to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the economic recovery. Note the lack of balloons, however, and that the marching bands have their feet up. President Donald Trump, of course, is a brass section unto himself. He’s been trumpeting the “Trump economy,” even though nearly eight of…

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…

The 1950s Without The Happy Days
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The 1950s Without The Happy Days

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES From the 1950s to the early 1970s, there were some great things about the United States – strong unions, excellent K-12 public education, outstanding and affordable higher education, strong social security, post-Depression financial laws that kept the economy rather stable, increased efforts to assist persons in poverty, a movement towards greater…

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…

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