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  • Get involved My friends at the fitness center, “Fitness Mafia” and my buddies at the golf course always ask why I keep writing about corrupt political schemes and the run away cost of health care. I get a lot of “Rip it has always been that way and you cannot mak

    July 15, 2014

  • The cyber threat The internet security company Symantec revealed recently that a group of hackers known as Dragonfly infiltrated malware into legitimate software belonging to three manufacturers of industrial control systems — the stuff that controls factories and po

    July 15, 2014

  • Minutes misunderstood by investors The gap between what the Federal Reserve says about monetary policy and what investors think it’s saying would be funny if it weren’t so important. Most of this gap is the listeners’ fault — but not all. The Fed could do a better job of explaining it

    July 15, 2014

  • Politicians stress us out WASHINGTON — The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation just released a wide-ranging survey on the prevalence and causes of stress in the U.S. Overall, 86 percent of Americans say they’ve been stressed out in the past month, with 26 percent saying they’ve ex

    July 12, 2014

  • Parents: VA failed their children WASHINGTON — Parents of military veterans who took their own lives after surviving combat told a congressional panel on Thursday how not to prevent suicide:n Turn away a veteran of some 400 combat missions in Iraq because he’s no longer active in the

    July 12, 2014

  • Lawn and order Today was a perfect day to mow the lawn. Bright and sunny, the birds were singing, the bees were busy. Yes, today was the perfect day to mow the lawn. As was every day for the last three weeks. If only my lawnmower weren’t down at Snuffy’s Small Engi

    July 12, 2014

  • An experiment worth trying New Jersey’s Senate approved a raise in the legal smoking age from 19 to 21 last week, pushing the groundbreaking experiment in public health one step closer to fruition. The bill, which the General Assembly will consider in the fall, would make New

    July 11, 2014

  • Phone carriers must stop corralling customers with SIM cards If cell phone subscribers can receive services from other mobile phone carriers without changing their actual phones, the convenience of using mobile phones will be greatly improved.In using mobile phones, including smartphones, customers insert a su

    July 11, 2014

  • Hobby Lobby decision a victory for all Washington, D.C. — The Independence Day celebration started early this year, on the very last day of June, in front of the Supreme Court of the United States.I got to the marble steps just a little before the ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, in which

    July 11, 2014

  • Know law of appointments Editor:County Board Chairman Robert White announced that he is nominating Greg Sims to the Rend Lake Conservancy District Board to replace David Stewart. This is just another example of White’s “shoot from the hip” approach of governing that seems to

    July 10, 2014

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