‘Guest column’ Archives
By Dr. Paul Kengor The Center for Vision & Values “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me. ” (Psalm 23:4) My family and I drove aside the Mall in Washington, DC, creeping along Independence Avenue in search of a parking spot. We were beyond the Washington Monument, further south near our ultimate destination: the Lincoln Memorial. It was part of an educational field trip to teach our children about the Civil War, and ... Full Story
By Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson I agree with President Obama that we need more labor unions. However, I disagree with his approach. Full disclosure: I have been a dues-payer to both the United Auto Workers and the National Education Association unions. My sympathies are heavily tilted toward the interests of the men and women who do the work that makes America go. For that reason, I strongly oppose the dishonestly named “Employee Free Choice Act, ” which aims to deprive workers of secret ... Full Story
Practical Money Matters By Jason Alderman This is the time of year when many people finalize their summer vacation plans – confirming travel and lodging reservations, dusting off suitcases and looking for games to occupy the kids on long road trips. Just be sure that when your brain goes into vacation mode, you don’t ignore the same precautions you take during everyday life to protect your personal information. Here are a few safeguards to keep in mind: Guard your itinerary. In ... Full Story
By John W. Whitehead May 4, 2010 "The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings."— John F. Kennedy How will you know that you're living in a police state? When law enforcement authorities are empowered to stop and search anyone they deem to be "suspicious," when citizens are being snatched up and made to disappear with no access to the legal system, and ... Full Story
Parents, educators, citizens, clergy, community leaders to testify on Referred Measure that would ask voters to DECIDE whether to give the legislature tools to invest in education. DENVER, Colo. – Public education supporters will gather at the Capitol on Thursday, April 29 to ask the Senate Education Committee to pass Senate Concurrent Resolution 002, known as the "DECIDE" referendum for "Decide: Education Cuts or Invest in our Democracy and Economy." Last week, the House Education Committee ... Full Story
It’s the Friday night topic of The Future of News DENVER – (April 28, 2010) – Will print news survive? That be the topic of The Future of News Friday, April 30 at 7 p.m. on Channel 12.1. Host Frank Sesno and Tina Brown, founder of the internet news site The Daily Beast, and Ken Paulson, former editor of USA Today, will discuss whether the Internet is killing print news. Brown, a former editor of The New Yorker and Vanity Fair magazines, and Paulson, one of the earliest editors to put ... Full Story
Newly seated Berthoud Trustee Dave Skiles has started his own blog. The first post was February 15 and he talks about issues on his mind. We applaud this effort to reach out to the people of Berthoud. Each post ends with a poll asking whether you agree ore disagree with his comments. This is a great opportunity to let your opinion be known. You can visit his site by clicking here.
The following article by Zach Carter appears in the online news blog Care2. It is yet another view of the actions of the big banks and brokers. It also provides links to other articles on the subject. Click here to read he article.
By Fred A. Kingery Courtesy of Center for Vision & Values Financial markets function to discount the future. Usually, by the time you read about something in the newspaper, financial market pricing has already "discounted" that event weeks, months, or perhaps even years before it hits the front page and becomes evident to everyone else. That’s what it means to “speculate. ” The whole world is beginning to seriously speculate that the Treasury is becoming a deadbeat borrower. Normally, ... Full Story
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to pay all taxes due by the April 15 deadline to avoid interest and failure-to-pay penalties. IRS Payment Options Include E-pay, Credit Card, Installment Agreements and Offers in Compromise IR-2010-45, April 8, 2010 Filing and Paying on Time Saves Money If you have a balance due and do not pay by April 15, you are subject to a failure-to-pay penalty. If you cannot complete your return and file it by April 15, you may request ... Full Story