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Jul 17 2015

An Iranian nuclear arms deal?

By Austin Bay Arms controllers hailed the post-World War 1 Washington Naval Arms Treaty as the diplomatic instrument to prevent another peace-destroying naval arms race. Yet it came to pass that war erupted, with the warships of signatories Britain, France and the U.S. battling treaty partners Italy and Japan. Counting battleships is several quanta easier …

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Nov 24 2013

This year, have a big-poultry-free holiday season

Chicken and turkey are among the most popular and versatile foods Americans eat, but they also bring health risks to your plate. Most factory-farmed poultry is raised with antibiotics — which leads to antibiotic resistance in humans. Now, the USDA wants to cut the budget for poultry inspections and allow big chicken companies to police …

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Sep 04 2013

There We Go Again: Any U.S. war with Syria will turn out badly

So we’re going to war in Syria. Maybe. We won’t know for sure until Congress gets back from the vacation it’s taking from its other vacations. One can live in hope, however. What would autumn be without a fresh war in the Middle East to occupy us? I know, the Obama-Bush administration is saying that …

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Jun 18 2013

A rotten bacon behemoth: If a Chinese company’s bid to acquire Smithfield goes through, consumers and farmers will suffer.

American consumers may not even notice the change if a newly proposed takeover by China’s largest meat processor of our nation’s leading pork company goes through. But the $4.7 billion transaction would certainly show up on our plates: in the form of farmer exploitation, more factory farms, and a more complicated supply chain that increases …

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Apr 28 2013

God never promised life would be fair

Tim was a warrior. He joined the Marines about four years ago and was excited about serving his country. Why the Marines? Because he wanted to be where the action was; he wanted to make a difference; he wanted to count. Tim finished training and shipped off to Iraq. He wasn’t sitting in an office …

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May 08 2012

Tiananmen leader’s divine cause

By Rusty Wright   Chinese student Chai Ling helped lead the massive 1989 demonstrations in Tiananmen Square that drew the world’s praise and her government’s wrath.  Twice nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, today this Harvard MBA is a successful businesswoman who still risks persecution to bring reform to China.  Her current activities might surprise …

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Apr 17 2012

Getting pricier to eat, drive

Call it “trickle-down inflation.” It’s not just oil and gasoline prices that are going up now. A lot of other things are rising in cost as well, beginning with food. That makes sense. When farmers and grocery stores pay more for fuel, they end up passing that cost along the production chain. Eventually, it reaches …

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Jan 23 2012

A Zero on the Home Front’s Richter Scale

The end of the Iraq War was accompanied by the sound of one hand clapping. By Donald Kaul Among the strange things that happened last year — and there were many — perhaps the strangest was the end of the Iraq War. Did you notice it? I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t. It hardly …

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