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Jun 29 2015

Tightening Whose Belt?

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As a millennial, I take the push to ditch the estate tax personally. By Josh Hoxie Listening to so-called fiscal conservatives like Representatives Kevin Brady and Mike Kelly, you’d think we were in a desperate fight for survival, with the national debt threatening our future. “I cannot in good conscience support adding more debt to …

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Jun 25 2015

Dear Alma

An Expensive Invitation By Alma Gill/NNPA Columnist Dear Alma, Three years after my divorce I met a really nice man. I am 34 years old, financially secure with no children. So far we make each other happy and get along really well. We both pay for things when we go out. I own my stuff, …

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Mar 07 2015

Where Texas Became Texas

By U.S. Senator John Cornyn It all started in a small town nestled between the Barrington Farm and the Jordan Creek along the banks of the Brazos River – that’s where the early seeds of the Lone Star State were planted. If you’re from Texas, you’re probably familiar with names like Davey Croettck, Sam Houston, …

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Feb 28 2015

Money To Burn

By Sam Pizzigati Someday soon, will all our jobs involve keeping extraordinarily rich people entertained? These days, that prospect doesn’t seem all that farfetched. “The rich,” as journalist Chanelle Tourish notes, “seem to be willing to pay almost any price for outstanding service and experiences.” And plenty of people are rushing to provide them. Tourish, …

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Feb 07 2015

Wooing the Latino Vote

The GOP needs to sing a new tune on immigration to win in 2016. By Khalil Bendib When I was growing up, my older Mexican-American relatives had an expression: “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.” It was my family’s way of making me careful about choosing my friends. …

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Dec 13 2014

The Season for Mindless Consumerism

This Christmas, put your money to better use than thoughtless gift-giving.   Story By Jill Richardson ‘Tis the season for mindless consumerism. I love giving gifts when they’re from the heart. But I hate giving or receiving presents if they’re things nobody needs, given out of a sense of obligation. Here’s a story that illustrates …

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Nov 29 2014

Thanksgiving: So Much to be Thankful For

Story By Bryan Golden Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. Even with all of the uncertainty and turmoil in the world, you have so much to be thankful for. It’s important to …

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Nov 15 2014

A Bigger Threat to U.S. Health than Ebola

Factory farms are breeding antibiotic-resistant bacteria.   By Nicole McCann and Anna Meyer Despite all the panic, Americans don’t face any great risk from Ebola right now. But we do need to worry about a home-grown medical catastrophe of our own that we’re failing to address: the erosion of antibiotic effectiveness. Doctors prescribe antibiotics to …

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