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Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 8:40 AM

The way I see it, we have two choices.We can set up our economic system so that every able-bodied person who wants to work hard can succeed.Or we can keep wages so low that many full-time workers will need government subsidies to help them pay for things like food, rent and medical care.What we should not do is take away help from low-wage workers without first fixing the system that makes the help necessary.

Updated Feb 19, 2015 at 9:14 AM

The great thing about a 10-year plan is that there are so few things that are truly impossible.In 10 years I could go from only playing golf a couple of times a year to becoming the top golfer on the Champions Tour.

Updated Feb 9, 2015 at 9:03 AM

A friend asked me last week how I would rank the Obama administration in comparison to the other presidencies of U.S. history. He finished his query by adding, “Would he be last?” I will ignore his follow-up comment and focus on some comparisons,...

Updated Feb 4, 2015 at 9:24 AM

What is wrong with us?Vaccinations have as much business in the political arena as a rotund rodent has being trusted for a 42-day weather forecast.

Updated Jan 21, 2015 at 8:34 AM

The pomp. The pageantry. The politics. The promises. The participants.

Posted Jan 15, 2015 at 8:15 AM

Why it matters: Taxpayers stand to lose on their investments if there is no bipartisan solution to stable, long-term transportation funding.

Updated Jan 14, 2015 at 9:39 AM

In a group dynamic, sometimes you have to sacrifice the ideal to achieve the acceptable.

Updated Jan 6, 2015 at 8:43 AM

Why is food fraud acknowledged but not addressed?

Posted Jan 1, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Recent economic news has been broadly reassuring.

Posted Dec 18, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The lights are up. The house is decorated. All around friends and family are gathering with glad tidings and Christmas cheer. And Montevideo sits quietly in wait for the festivities to begin …

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