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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 …

New Treatment for Back Pain – You!

February 18, 2017
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New Treatment for Back Pain – You!

The last thing you should do for back pain is use pain killers. Those are the opioids that can lead to addiction. And sometimes, they can lead to other drugs such as heroin.

A new report takes a different approach.…

Israelis and Palestinians are at a Crossroads

February 17, 2017
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Israelis and Palestinians are at a Crossroads

 

For almost thirty years, the U.S. was for a “two-state solution” for the Middle East. One state would be for Palestinians. The other state would be for Israelis. There was an agreement reached in Oslo, Norway in 1993 between …

North Korea and Russia Testing Trump

February 16, 2017
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North Korea and Russia Testing Trump

America’s enemies are probing the new president.

North Korea is building a missile that can reach the United States. The missile could carry a nuclear warhead. The test violates U.N. resolutions. It is not the first time North Korea challenged …

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 …

Trump Bows to China

February 13, 2017
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Trump Bows to China

“One China” is a policy honored by America. Donald Trump said he would not be bound by the One China Policy.

One China comes from a historic event of 44 years ago. Until then, the U.S. did not recognize “Red” …

Like a Bedtime Snack? What to Eat

February 12, 2017
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Like a Bedtime Snack? What to Eat

bedtime snackMany people enjoy eating before going to bed. You should know that not all snacks are the same.

You know what foods you should not be eating. Ice cream and chips are bad for many reasons. Experts say some foods …

Common Sense on Acid-Reflux

February 11, 2017
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Common Sense on Acid-Reflux

Acid refluxAcid-reflux is epidemic. Studies show as many as 40 percent of Americans suffer from it. Reflux symptoms may include heartburn, indigestion, postnasal drip, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, chronic throat clearing, coughing and asthma. Reflux can lead to esophageal cancer. The number …

In Brief

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...

Pineapple on Pizza? The Global Debate

The President of Iceland started it. Last week he joked that pizza topped with pineapple should be outlawed. His remarks set off a debate...

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