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Destroying forests unleashes new diseases

on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. Rob Cohen Every minute, logging companies and farmers cut down or burn about 30 football fields’ worth of forest in developing nations. That’s not just an environmental tragedy. By forcing animals from their habitats and bringing them into closer

CFPB makes war on poor in the name of protecting them

on Tuesday, 08 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp Daniel Press of the Competitive Enterprise Institute calls the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s name “the ultimate misnomer.” He’s right. The “Protection” part only makes sense in the manner of mob racket slang: “Nice loan ope

Short-term disaster

on Tuesday, 01 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Farzana Gandhi When natural disasters strike, stories of the damage – along with heartbreaking photos and video – dominate news coverage. Celebrities tweet to raise awareness. Charities and governments pump in short-term emergency funds. Then, attent

Diversification: a smart way to endure market volatility

on Tuesday, 01 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Is your portfolio adequately diversified to match your tolerance for risk? Even if you have been fortunate enough to enjoy strong returns in the past, it’s a good idea to periodically review your portfolio to make sure your assets are properly diversified

Giving farmers a helping hand

on Tuesday, 24 April 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Cora Fox, Center for Rural Affairs Whether you are a beginning farmer or have been farming for 30 years, it is important to know resources are available to assist you in your farming venture – through education, technical assistance, mediation, or co

NAFTA needs strong Intellectual Property Protections for America’s creators and innovators

on Tuesday, 24 April 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Brian Pomper As the United States pushes to finish negotiations to modernize and rebalance the North American Free Trade Agreement, the U.S. negotiating team ought to build on its successful conclusion of the KORUS talks and continue toughening up int

Gas and oil re-invest tax windfall

on Tuesday, 17 April 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By David Williams President Trump’s recent tax overhaul has American CEOs feeling generous. Walmart and American Airlines are among the big companies giving employees bonuses of up to $1,000 each; Lockheed Martin is putting an additional $5 million towa

Congress funds

on Tuesday, 10 April 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Anna Johnson Center for Rural Affairs, annaj@cfra.org Last month, Congress passed its spending bill for this year, which funds the federal government through Sept. 30, 2018. We are glad to see that it provides support for rural America. First, Congres

Shouldn’t consumers be allowed to choose services they want?

on Tuesday, 03 April 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

I feel sure you have noticed that some companies will spend enormous amounts of money advertising to get your business. The same companies will give you huge incentives to sign up or buy.....for a limited amount of time the discount will apply. But, they

When ideology collides with good school governance

on Tuesday, 03 April 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. R.B.A. DiMuccio Should schools be focused on providing children with a good education in a safe environment or should they be laboratories of partisan political agitation? The answer, of course, should be obvious. The National School Boards Associa

What Switzerland has to do with your paycheck

on Tuesday, 27 March 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Patrick Gleason President Trump recently traveled to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to deliver a message: America is once again open for business. He found a receptive audience. Thanks to tax reform, foreign companies are giddy

How high schoolers can boost business

on Tuesday, 20 March 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By JD Hoye Finding skilled workers is an ongoing challenge for American businesses. Media reports tend to focus on the lack of science, tech, and math skills. But more than four in 10 business executives complain that too many job applicants lack “soft

Cakes, guns, discrimination and freedom of association

on Tuesday, 13 March 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp In the wake of the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, a number of businesses have moved to distance themselves from scary-looking weapons, like the AR-15, from younger purchasers of weapons in general, and from organi

Billy Graham: My personal reflections

on Tuesday, 06 March 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. F. Stanley Keehlwetter As a child growing up in Maine during the 1950s, I was put to bed by my parents every Sunday evening after services at my dad’s small Baptist church. I can recall lying in bed with the radio tuned into “The Hour of Decision”

Three heads are better than 535

on Tuesday, 06 March 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

by Richard D. Kocur Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, and Jamie Dimon vs. the entire United States Congress? My money is on Buffett, Bezos, and Dimon. These men, three of the wealthiest, most influential, and powerful business leaders in the world, recently a
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