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September 21, 2016
OPINION COLUMN: $178 million, the price for one fighter plane - or 3,358 years of college
Sept 20 (Reuters) - Does free college threaten our all-volunteer military? That is what Benjamin Luxenberg, on the military blog War on the Rocks says. But the real question goes beyond Luxenberg's practical query, striking deep into who we are and what we will be as a nation. Unlike...
September 21, 2016 - 12:11pm
September 14, 2016
Hillary's health, is that really a problem?
Hillary Clinton has been sick, as the media has reported. We've heard about her pneumonia, seen her coughing at the podium and struggling to stay afoot as she was escorted to her car. The strenuous pace of campaigning for President of the United States would surely take its toll on...
September 14, 2016 - 11:15am
September 8, 2016
America's wars - We never really leave
President Obama said Tuesday the United States will spend $90 million over the next three years to clear unexploded bombs dropped on Laos during the Vietnam War. A decade ago we began spending $2.5 million a year to $15 million this year. During the Vietnam War America spent nine...
September 8, 2016 - 12:28pm
September 4, 2016
Americans - on Labor Day, rest awhile
The average American is happy to have a paying job with the opportunity to make a little more money. Most Americans would like to work a few extra hours when they could - however, many Americans dream of retiring to fish, golf, garden, or relax. Others enjoy working so much that they...
September 4, 2016 - 10:58am
September 1, 2016
OPINION COLUMN: Have rumors of the iron ore market's death been greatly exaggerated?
LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Rumors of the death of the iron ore market appear to have been greatly exaggerated. Consider the case of Australia's Atlas Iron, which has just released its financial results for the year to June 2016. The junior producer is still struggling, witness a net...
September 1, 2016 - 10:14am
August 25, 2016
OPINION: What color is homelessness?
A young man stood on a street corner in St. Paul, Minnesota last Sunday. He was holding up a sign describing his plight, "Homeless, hungry, need help." He was across the street from a church were I was speaking. I stopped to talk to him and did give him a small donation. I asked him...
August 25, 2016 - 2:49pm
August 23, 2016
OPINION COLUMN: The (likely) real story behind Colin Powell's email advice to Hillary Clinton
Aug 23 (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell blamed Hillary Clinton for "trying to pin" her email scandal on him. Earlier last week, the New York Times, citing FBI notes from an interview with Hillary Clinton and an upcoming book, reported during a dinner conversation...
August 23, 2016 - 10:35pm
August 18, 2016
Opinion Column: Social Security texting snafu underscores customer service woes
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Now is the summer of our discontent with Social Security’s customer service - and fall and winter could be worse. The Social Security Administration (SSA) stumbled this month when it added a mandatory extra layer of website log-on security requiring customers...
August 18, 2016 - 12:03pm
August 17, 2016
OPINION COLUMN: Stereotyping Is Never A Good Idea
We often hear about the crimes and homicides that take place in Chicago and in particular the south side of Chicago. The murder and overall crime rate is frightening. I wouldn't want to walk around the streets of Roseland, Englewood or a number of Chicago neighborhoods at night....
August 17, 2016 - 10:23am
August 16, 2016
ANALYSIS - Putin hints at war in Ukraine but may be seeking diplomatic edge
MOSCOW, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Ukraine says it thinks Vladimir Putin is planning a new invasion, and it's not hard to see why: the Russian leader has built up troops on its border and resumed the hostile rhetoric that preceded his annexation of Crimea two years ago. But despite appearances,...
August 16, 2016 - 12:29pm
August 11, 2016
OPINION COLUMN - Appeals court bans 'worthless' M&A deal tax suits
NEW YORK Aug 10 (Reuters) - The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent an unequivocal message Wednesday to the shareholder class action bar: not in our backyard. In an opinion by Judge Richard Posner, a three-judge 7th Circuit panel rejected a settlement that purported to resolve...
August 11, 2016 - 2:00pm
OPINION COLUMN: Lilly King - The most unifying force in history?
The new Queen of Evansville, Indiana is Lilly King. The 19-year-old Reitz High School graduate and Indiana University sophomore swimming star, unleashed a record setting gold medal swim in the women's 100M breaststroke in Rio de Janeiro. Her time of 1:04.93 placed her ahead of second...
August 11, 2016 - 10:23am
July 29, 2016
OPINION COLUMN - Is Vladimir Putin deliberately destabilizing U.S. politics?
July 28 (Reuters) - When WikiLeaks dumped tens of thousands of often embarrassing internal Democratic Party emails, it didn't take long for the finger to be pointed at Moscow. In many ways, that should hardly be surprising. The distinctly idiosyncratic dynamic between Donald Trump...
July 29, 2016 - 10:41am
OPINION COLUMN - Why the situation in Turkey may only get worse
July 28 (Reuters) - Istanbul's towering Palace of Justice opened in 2011, a gleaming 19-story behemoth and the largest courthouse in Europe. For more than a week, Emine has camped there with only a handbag in tow, hoping to catch a glimpse of her 22-year-old son, a low-level military...
July 29, 2016 - 9:36am
July 28, 2016
OPINION COLUMN: America's Responsibility
Most of us make our decisions every day. When the point comes that someone else is making all of our decisions then that's not very great for any of us. In the last few days my body has been talking to me. I suppose this has been me talking to me or maybe one side of my brain has...
July 28, 2016 - 10:29am