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Cal Thomas: Focus on what works

...exceeded those boundaries, which is why government no longer works and we have massive debt.The duplicative nature of many government programs and the "eternal life" most seem to have without ever having to prove their effectiveness, has contributed...
Tobacco tax would hurt economy

I understand Congress and the President's Administration are considering tobacco tax increases to finance more government spending. As immediate past Executive Director of Alaska Restaurant & Retail Association I believe our leaders in...

...year, but farmers have been frustrated with the drawn-out debate that has now lasted two years, saying they need more government certainty as they manage their farm operations.SNAP benefits would still be available for now. While farm bills...
Global study: World not ready for aging population

...keep working no matter how old you are - no one is rich enough to stop," he says. "Life is very difficult."Many governments have resisted tackling the issue partly because it is viewed as hugely complicated, negative and costly - which...
Two sides to every issue

...clear choices in both candidates and issues. How we vote will determine the direction of our borough. Do you want more government and higher taxes or a more thoughtful and realistic conservative approach? Voters have a clear choice between the...
Who's an extortionist?

...should fling the extortion label back at the president, who wants to raise the debt ceiling, threatening to curtail many government operations if the GOP doesn't surrender.Barack Obama once held the opposite position about debt and ceilings...

...found a striking level of unease about the law among people who have health insurance and aren't looking for any more government help. Those are the 85 percent of Americans who the White House says don't have to be worried about the president's...
Gabriel, Bookey retain council seats

...more pedestrian trails and addressing the quality of life issues to retain city residents. He will also strive for more government transparency. He co-sponsored the legislation that allowed the council to vet planning and zoning commission members...
Degrading the dream release; the difference between connecting to the nation's profoundest ideals and reflexively agitating for more government activism; the difference between a calling and a career.As Roger Clegg of the Center for Equal Opportunity notes...
Obama: Nation stronger, GOP should back his plans

...offered few signs of being willing to compromise himself, instead doubling down on his calls to create jobs by spending more government money and insisting that lawmakers pay down the deficit through a combination of targeted spending cuts and tax increases...


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