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Darryl PaulsonApril 24, 2016

7min3
The national conventions are less than three months away and, as the nomination phase comes to a close, attention will gravitate toward potential vice presidential candidates. Let’s focus on the factors that have been used in selecting vice presidents. Most conventional wisdom is wrong. To begin with, most people and many presidential candidates select a […]

Darryl PaulsonApril 25, 2016
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8min7
The national conventions are less than three months away and, as the nomination phase comes to a close, attention will gravitate toward potential vice presidential candidates. Let’s focus on the factors that have been used in selecting vice presidents. Most conventional wisdom is wrong. To begin with, most people and many presidential candidates select a […]

Guest AuthorJune 23, 2015

8min13
When billionaire Donald Trump entered the race for the 2016 Republican nomination for president, I, like many political junkies, initially met his announcement with great skepticism. Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post summed it up best: “His announcement was greeted with something between incredulity (Trump has flirted with running many times before) and amazement (Trump […]

Martin DyckmanAugust 31, 2015

6min5
How don’t we love Donald Trump? Let us count the ways. He is arrogant, artful, audacious, autocratic, avaricious, biased, bigoted, blustering, bombastic, bossy, a braggart, calculating, capricious, chauvinistic, coarse, conceited, cocky, crude, cunning, contriving, cynical, dangerous, deceitful, dislikable, duplicitous, dogmatic, dictatorial, dissentious, domineering, egotistical, erratic, evasive, feckless, haughty, high-handed, hypocritical, imperious, inconsistent, inflammatory, insatiable, insidious, […]

Mary Jo MeloneJune 2, 2016
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5min3
The coals in the backyard grill are cold, and the beer cans have been recycled. The patriotic songs are over, and the hyper-inflated political speeches are done. Memorial Day has passed. There is no more contradictory day on the calendar, no day when so much oratorical fiction replaces those disturbances called facts. Here’s what we […]

Marc YachtSeptember 21, 2015

5min7
Teen pregnancy rates for girls 15 to 19 years old have fallen in the United States in direct relation to extensive preventive efforts. Those efforts include discussions about responsible sexual behavior, birth control pills, IUDs, the patch, abstention, vaginal rings, injectable birth control and the extensive network of family planning and women’s health services. Local […]


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