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New Workers Reviving Old Cities, and Yes, They are Refugees

February 23, 2017
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New Workers Reviving Old Cities, and Yes, They are Refugees

Upstate New York was going downhill. The plants were closing. Too many houses were vacant. Two large upstate cities, Buffalo and Rochester, were suffering.

Refugees knew a good thing when they saw the upstate cities. Housing was cheap. They saw …

Plain Talk on Mexico and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

February 20, 2017
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Plain Talk on Mexico and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

What is so different about Canada? Their Prime Minister came to see President Trump. There were no fireworks. Trump did not threaten Trudeau with tariffs and taxes. He has threatened Mexico. NAFTA includes Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. The same …

It is Immigration That Can ‘Make America Great Again’

February 15, 2017
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It is Immigration That Can ‘Make America Great Again’

The whole world benefits when people work in places where they can use their skills. Most experts say the free flow of labor adds a great deal to the world economy. This is true for the United States as well.…

Trump Hurting His Farm Supporters

February 14, 2017
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Trump Hurting His Farm Supporters

Farmers need workers. For years there was an easy back-and-forth flow of workers across the border to pick crops. This is one of the reasons American agriculture is so strong. People without papers have lived here for years. They buy …

Iranians Fear U.S. Moving Closer to War

February 10, 2017
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Iranians Fear U.S. Moving Closer to War

This matter would be of interest if this were a computer game. It is not.  America and Iran are enemies.  In 1979, Iranian religious leaders threw the U.S. backed Shah of Iran out of office. They created a theocracy. They …

President Trump is Turning America into a Different Nation

February 3, 2017
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President Trump is Turning America into a Different Nation

After two weeks, Trump is clear. America is engaged in a “Clash of Civilizations.”

On one side is an America based on Christian ideals. The ones found in the Constitution and the Bible.

On the other side is the Nation …

Will Big Business Save America? 

February 1, 2017
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Will Big Business Save America? 

President Trump’s banned refugees from seven countries. It is not hard to find outrage in America.

For example, American veterans worry about the people who helped them in Iraq. Relatives worry about their families on their way to the states. …

Saving America

January 30, 2017
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Saving America

Everyone wants to protect the United States. The nation spends vast amounts of money doing just that.

President Trump has issued an Executive Order. It stops people from certain countries from coming here. What is one to make of this …

Immigrants: Trump Turns the Heat Up

January 27, 2017
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Immigrants: Trump Turns the Heat Up

President Trump is making good on what he said during the campaign.

He said, “Build the wall” on the U.S. Mexican border. It is easier to say that than it is to build it. For one thing, there is a …

Populism Moving Dutch Prime Minister to the Right

January 26, 2017
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Populism Moving Dutch Prime Minister to the Right

Even the tolerant Dutch are concerned.

People have moved around the globe forever. In the last five thousand years, many settled where they were. They went on to defend their lands from ‘others.’ The modern nation-state began about seven hundred …

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Common Sense on Acid-Reflux

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Good Reasons to Vaccinate Infants

VaccinationsParents should have their infants vaccinated. Vaccinations...

Breast Feeding More Important

Breastfeeding is a good idea. Only about a quarter of mothers breastfed forty years ago. Now, more than three-quarters do.  Breastfed infants enjoy greater...

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