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Earlier this week I traveled to central Illinois to speak at a memorial service at Eureka College, my dad’s alma mater, on the 15th anniversary of his death. As I flew halfway across the … more
One way to deter harmful recreational drug use by teenagers is to treat them like adults. Rather than simply tell them to "Just Say No" to alcohol, tobacco or illicit drugs, it may be more helpful to … more
The Supreme Court will soon hand down rulings in two cases on partisan gerrymandering, one challenging maps in Maryland drawn by a Democratic majority and the other in Republican-majority North … more
With America's national debt surpassing a frightening $22 trillion, it makes sense that fewer people are volunteering their hard-earned dough to help reduce it.Since 1961, the Bureau of the Public … more
As the old saying goes, half a loaf is better than none. Today's subject isn't bread baking, it's recent and long overdue Homeland Security Investigations' action against 19 California-based Chinese … more
Bill O'Reilly, once the most powerful voice on cable-TV, has been largely absent from public view for two years following revelations that he paid some $50 million to settle sexual harassment … more
Americans' trust in their government is abysmally low, according to both survey data and a more subjective reading of opinions about President Donald Trump and Congress. I hold a contrarian view: … more
Only in health care do consumers routinely buy goods and services without having any idea what the prices are. For people with insurance, that's not a big deal — as long as they stay within … more
Younger generations buying fewer homes than prior generations is not good for America. A recent Urban Institute study found home ownership among millennials, ages 25 to 34, is about 8 percent … more
"Things are seldom what they seem," the playful lyric in Gilbert & Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore," could well be an anthem for the Trump White House. Last Tuesday night the president crooned … more
If you take a dim view of our political parties, you’re in sterling company. So did George Washington.In his famous Farewell Address, he warned against “the baneful effects of the spirit of … more
"If younger generations don't know why and how America is such a great nation, we are doomed!""Ah, you speak of the recent Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation survey that finds only one in … more
Republicans have a great economic story to tell if they are willing to tell it. They have less than a month to make their case to voters that the economic policies that House Republicans began … more
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