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How to Get Ahead in a Community College 

March 30, 2017
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How to Get Ahead in a Community College 

It is one thing to get into a community college. It is another to get credits for courses

Many students are ill-prepared. They may not be ready for college-level work. They must take remedial courses. Most remedial courses are for …

One Expensive President

March 29, 2017
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One Expensive President

President Trump said he would not take a salary. It is four hundred thousand dollars. That is, he said he will contribute his salary at the end of the year.

The Secret Service guards the president and his family. It …

The Biggest Difference Between Russia and America: Freedom

March 28, 2017
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The Biggest Difference Between Russia and America: Freedom

The right to petition the government. It is in the U.S. Constitution. Not so in Russia. “Unsanctioned stationary gatherings” are not allowed in Russia. That means no demonstrations in a public square.

Thousands of Russians staged a “walk” on Sunday. …

A brief history

The American Health Care “System” 

March 27, 2017
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The American Health Care “System” 

The word system is in quotes for a reason. There is no “system.” The Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare) did not create a system. It is a program to...

Race in America: White Privilege – White Despair

March 24, 2017
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Race in America: White Privilege – White Despair

In parts of the Middle East and Africa, life is cheap. Violence and hunger strike down hundreds of thousands every year. At the same time, thousands seek a new...

You may not need an army

China Out to Rule the World – With Influence and Money

March 23, 2017
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China Out to Rule the World – With Influence and Money

Influence in Australia

Australia is a long-time friend of the United States. America may not be the friend to Australia in the years ahead that it...

China Going to Market — The U.S.A.

March 22, 2017
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China Going to Market — The U.S.A.

President Trump has it all wrong. It is true that big companies care about tariffs. But tariffs are matters of politics.  Lowering trade barriers is a trend across the...

Words matter

Trump Foreign Policy Takes Shape – A Rough Start

March 21, 2017
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Trump Foreign Policy Takes Shape – A Rough Start

The new U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, went to South Korea and China. What did he change?

Here are some of the things he said and what they did...

Voters Reject the “Dutch Trump”

March 20, 2017
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Voters Reject the “Dutch Trump”

People around the world watched the Dutch election. Geert Wilders was one candidate. He said the kinds of things Donald Trump said in his presidential campaign. He indicated that...

In Brief

Most Cancer is Due to “Bad Luck”

When someone who does not smoke, says that he or she has cancer, it is often a surprise. There does not seem to be...

Selling Kids on Vegetables

How to get kids to eat vegetables? Marketing is the answer. You can call it tricks or just good ideas. Whatever works.

School lunchrooms are...

What Do You Call Yourself if Your Mother is White and Your Father is Black?

On the 2010 Census, President Barack Obama, identified himself as  “black.” But millions of Americans consider themselves “bi- or multi-racial.”  And their numbers are...

Mending Walls, By Robert Frost

Robert Frost (1874 – 1963) was a great American poet. Just before he died, he read his poetry at the inauguration of President John...

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