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The Daily Signal… How a Family Doctor Works With Police to Combat a Rural County’s Opioid Epidemic, Josh Siegel - June 07, 2017 - COLEBROOK, N.H.—Bruce Latham, a lanky, self-employed doctor, occupies a unique position in the depths of rural New Hampshire’s opioid drug addiction crisis. As part of his practice in Colebrook, a town of 2,300 in Coos County, Latham responds to pain by prescribing opioid painkillers. He says he empathizes... read more
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The Daily Signal… Without This Woman, America Might Not Have a Bill of Rights, Sen. Mike Lee
May 30, 2017 - You didn’t log on to the internet or switch on cable television in 1788 Boston to obtain breaking news of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. You hiked to the nearest tavern or coffeehouse to pick up a copy of the latest newspaper to learn what—in those days of rudimentary communication—passed for the latest news. When the.
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The Daily Signal… What Happens When We Don’t Raise Kids to Become Adults, by Sen. Ben Sasse -- May 31, 2017 -- When I was little, mom would leave detailed lists of chores on the kitchen counter each summer morning for my siblings and me to complete before we could play baseball, ride bikes, or go swimming. And when I arrived at college, basically everyone with whom I became friends, a group from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds, had also done real work growing up... read more
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Federal News Radio… D-Day, plus 73, By Mike Causey
June 6, 2017 - Although World War II was truly global (and started well before the U.S. got into it), two dates and places represent “the war” for many Americans: Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and June 6, 1944, the D-Day invasion at Normandy. Many other places in Southeast Asia were attacked on December 7. And Americans (Brits, Canadians and.
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The Daily Signal… The Meaning of Memorial Day, From the Civil War On, Lee Edwards
May 26, 2017 - As we pause this Memorial Day to honor those who died so that we might enjoy the blessings of liberty, here are some facts to remember about the day and some inspiring words from a great president. Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day, set aside to decorate the graves of fallen Civil War soldiers. On the first.
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The Daily Signal… The 1 Change the Government Could Make to Drive Down College Prices, Sen. Mike Lee - May 16, 2017 - Over the past 20 years, the price of wireless service has fallen 46 percent, the price of software has fallen 68 percent, the price of televisions has fallen 96 percent, and the quality of these services and technologies has improved markedly. But over that same time, the price of college tuition has risen 199 percent, and most parents... read more
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New York Times… How Google Took Over the Classroom, By Natasha Singer
Debate… Knowledgeable Citizens or Skilled Workers: The tech giant is transforming public education with low-cost laptops and free apps. But schools may be giving Google more than they are getting…. CHICAGO — The sixth graders at Newton Bateman, a public elementary school here with a classic red brick facade, know the Google drill. In.
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USA Today… Her title is ‘Mommy,’ but remember, she’s Monica, by John Siniff
My wife’s job can be brutal. Monica easily works 80 hours a week and is on call 24/7. 3 a.m. intrusions are the norm. The demands of her job change by the day, if not the hour. If she wants to get something done, she generally has to do it herself. Her two direct reports don’t really follow instructions, and they’ve been known to outright refuse her requests while throwing fits. One of the two also slobbers.
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The Daily Signal… Trump’s Agriculture Chief Tosses Out Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Rules, by Rachel del Guidice -- Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue signed a proclamation to begin to undo federal standards that the Obama administration placed on lunches in public schools and return those decisions to local schools. “This announcement is the result of years of feedback from students, schools, and food service experts about the challenges they are facing in meeting... read more
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The Daily Signal… Want to Communicate Well? Talk Like Jesus, Beverly Hallberg
April 17, 2017 - It’s been more than a decade since the popular “What Would Jesus Do” (WWJD) bracelets made their way onto the wrists of every youth group kid across America, but in an age of political division, the advancement of a secular society, and attacks on free speech, I think it’s time to revisit what this sentiment means and how we can apply it to our.
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How Utah Keeps the American Dream Alive, By Megan McArdle
There’s no getting around it: For a girl raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Salt Lake City is a very weird place. I went to Utah precisely because it’s weird. More specifically, because economic data suggest that modest Salt Lake City, population 192,672, does something that the rest of us seem to be struggling with: It helps people move upward from poverty. I went to Utah in search of the American Dream.
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The Washington Post… The consequences of forcing young kids to sit too long in class, By Valerie Strauss -- March 17 -- On July 8, 2014, I published a post titled “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today” by Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist. Ever since then, the idea has struck a chord with readers around the world, still drawing a big audience along with some of the follow-up pieces Hanscom wrote. Why did that story have such resonance... read more
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Federal News Radio… Caution: When draining the swamp, remember, it’s a very, very big swamp, By Mike Causey -- March 20, 2017 -- The new A-team that is taking over (slowly in some cases) top government jobs mostly has a business or military background — former CEOs and generals who are being saluted. And that lack of civilian government experience at the federal level may not be a bad thing. Some operations, and some feds, may have to reinvent themselves over the next few years... read more
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The Daily Signal… Are You Really Pro-Liberty? Here Are a Few Tests., Walter E. Williams
March 15, 2017 - Most Americans, whether liberal or conservative, Democratic or Republican, do not show much understanding or respect for the principles of personal liberty. We criticize our political leaders, but we must recognize that their behavior simply reflects the values of people who elected them to office. That means we are all to blame for greater.
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Credit Where Credit Is Due: Leave Tuition Tax Credit Scholarship Options to the States, by Lindsey Burke -- February 21, 2017 -- The Trump administration is reportedly considering working with Congress to establish a federal tuition tax credit scholarship program. Such tuition tax credit scholarship programs make sense at the state level, and have worked well and grown in popularity over the past decade. They are now in operation in some 17 states throughout the country. But... read more
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Daily Signal… How to Win Friends and Influence People (on Social Media), Beverly Hallberg
February 09, 2017 - Everyone has an opinion and they’re not afraid to share it, which is both the beauty and tragedy of the internet—it allows great access to information, but also erects a barrier to civility. Though your name and likeness may be attached, you can hide behind whatever profile you’ve created for yourself. In the words of everyone.
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Federal News Radio… DC weather wimps salute snowbound America, By Mike Causey
Normally by mid-February, if not before, people who live in the metro Washington, D.C. area — in and outside the Beltway — are the laughing stock of the nation. And that’s not because of POTUS de jour, or the antics of politicians who folks back home send here to sometimes say or do silly, even dangerous things. That’s not the problem. The problem, normally.
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Federal News Radio… Cutting the federal workforce is harder than it sounds, By Jeff Neal
February 8, 2017 - The Trump administration and the Congress have been talking about reducing the size of the federal workforce. Given that the President and many members of Congress ran on a platform of doing just that, it should not come as a surprise to anyone. Like many things in life, this one is harder than it might appear to be. There are three reasons why.
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Federal News Radio… Frog’s-eye-view of life in D.C. swamp, By Mike Causey
January 30, 2017 - When you run for president of the U.S., it is better to be an outsider — like Jimmy Carter vs. Gerald Ford or Bill Clinton vs. George H.W. Bush or Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton. Bashing bureaucrats, Washington, all creatures who live inside its infamous beltway, is by-and-large a good PR move. Some believe that before we build a wall on the extended.
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New Legislation Could Open Up Health Care Options After an Obamacare Repeal, Rachel del Guidice - Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., has introduced a bill in the House that, if passed, will allow individuals to decide how they want their health care funds to be spent, without the influence of the government or health insurance providers. Brat said that the health savings account legislation is a way for lawmakers to prove to the American people that they... read more

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