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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

‘Guest column’ Archives

America Needs Union Competition

America Needs Union Competition

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 ... Full Story

Modern Police Tactics: The Fourth Amendment Is on Life

Modern Police Tactics: The Fourth Amendment Is on Life Support

June 1, 2010 By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute "Soon as they hit the window, I hit the floor and went to reach for my granddaughter. I seen the light leave out her eyes. I knew she was dead. She had blood coming out of her mouth. Lord Jesus, I ain't never seen nothing like that in my life."—Mertilla Jones, Aiyana's grandmother It was 12:40 am on Sunday, May 16, 2010. Twenty-five-year-old Charles Jones had just gone to bed after covering his 7-year-old daughter Aiyana ... Full Story

BHS Speech Team seeking travel funds

BHS Speech Team seeking travel funds

Berthoud High School Speech Team Competing at National Tournament Donations needed to help pay expenses Berthoud High School Seniors Nicolas Alexander and Ann Smith have qualified to compete at the National Forensics League Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri in June. Each student is one of only two qualifiers from all of the high school speech and debate teams in northern Colorado. “This is an tremendous opportunity for two incredibly talented students, ” said Berthoud ... Full Story

Protect your personal information on vacation

Protect your personal information on vacation

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 ... Full Story

Why illegal immigrants are here to stay

Why illegal immigrants are here to stay

Palm Bay, FL--The U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute today announced the result of a year-long study as part of its How To Save Jobs project that shows that America's 13 million+ illegal immigrants are probably here to stay. According to the study, conducted by David Gewirtz, director of the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute and author of How To Save Jobs, it would simply cost far too much and be logistically impractical to round up all 13 million people and send them home. David ... Full Story

American Police State: Secret Prisons in the U.S.

American Police State: Secret Prisons in the U.S.

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 ... Full Story

“DECIDE” Referred Measure to be Heard in

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 ... Full Story

Will print news survive?

Will print news survive?

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 ... Full Story

Is a Real Anti-Government Movement Forming?

Is a Real Anti-Government Movement Forming?

by Sheldon Richman Finally some good news. From the Associated Press: “Public confidence in government is at one of the lowest points in a half century, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center. Nearly 8 in 10 Americans say they don't trust the federal government and have little faith it can solve America's ills, the survey found.... About half say they want a smaller government with fewer services. ” The AP also reported, “The survey found that Obama’s policies were ... Full Story

Wall Street Needs Transparency and Accountability

Wall Street Needs Transparency and Accountability

By David Hills and Michael Lent Millions of America’s small business owners suffer from bad practices on Wall Street -- something often given short shrift in debate about creation of a consumer financial protection agency. As owners of a financial advisement firm with offices in Portsmouth, N.H., San Francisco and New York, we focus on financial products with sustainability, values and transparency. And with more than 70 years of collective experience in the financial ... Full Story

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