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To those who ask "why should I pay for someone else's kid to be in child care?" I say "Because quality early care and education is acritical part of our economic development now and in the future."This is not just a matter of investing in our … more
There's a quote that's floated around the social media world, and it recently popped up again in my Facebook feed. The quote starts, "Everything you do is based on the choices you make." Then it says, "It's not your parents, your past relationships, … more
We did not know him in life, but we were there when life passed out of him on a beach in the Caribbean. It was a day like most others at Cane Bay on the north shore of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.I was coming out of the water after my daily … more
Funny thing about being a commander-in-chief as opposed to a majority-stock-holding chief executive officer — you're considered the most powerful man in the free world, yet you're basically powerless. When you're the CEO, people quake in their … more
By John McClaughry In a recent talk before students at St. Johnsbury Academy, Sen. Bernie Sanders declared that although we are living in the wealthiest country in the history of the world and "the nation's wealth is in the hands of a privileged … more
President Trump recently released his "skinny budget," in which he recommends defunding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, as well as many other American core cultural and educational institutions. While the "skinny budget" is just a … more
School lunch is not what you remember. Sure, there are chicken nuggets and pizza on some school menus. But there's just as likely to be a beef meatloaf with flax seeds served with mashed local red potatoes, gravy, and baby carrots glazed with local … more
Last year, when the Republicans in the Senate prevented Merrick Garland from even being considered as a nominee for the Supreme Court, I considered it the height of hypocrisy, Constitutional irresponsibility and political opportunism. From my … more
The mass resistance to the current administration's morally bankrupt policies is heartening.However, it is important that we not overlook the reality that, as the Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges states, "... the enemy in the end is not Trump or … more
I received one of the nicest gifts this past Christmas from my fiancee. It was a pair of tickets to one of the top car shows in the world, held each March on Florida's Amelia Island on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton. I'm always up for a classic car … more
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