Voting is important

Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

An interesting article appearing in the paper titled “Why incumbents always manage to get re-elected,” by Lee Hamilton, gives us points to consider.

‘I’ is for politician

Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

Today Lincoln’s “of the people, by the people, for the people” would be “of the politician, by the politician, for the politician.”

Religious persecution

Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

For some warped reason, the western nations have been turning a blind eye to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East over the past few years. Yet many thousands of Christians are losing their homes and even their lives as a result of such persecution by Islamist radicals.

Wrong approach to border

Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

My heart is broken. How can this be?

Words mean things

Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

The Affordable Care Act states that subsidies would be available to those “enrolled through an Exchange established by the State.”

Can the U.S. rein in Russia, or is another Cold War on the horizon?

Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

The situation in eastern Ukraine is extreme. Just days after President Obama announced additional economic sanctions on Russia, a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying nearly 300 people was apparently shot out of the sky. Disputes over who is responsible will likely continue, even after the results of an investigation into the crash are finalized. Assuming Russia is in some way responsible — either directly or by supporting separatists — what more can the U.S. and Europe do to rein in Russia? Are we in for another Cold War, or is it time to take more targeted action?

All Points: Are legal challenges to healthcare law too late?

Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

Two federal circuit courts have issued contradictory rulings about the Affordable Care Act. One ruled that federal insurance subsidies in the three-dozen states that did not set up their own exchanges are illegal. The other court upheld the federal exchange and its subsidies. The issue will likely be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, but at least a year from now. By then, many Americans will be accustomed to getting subsidy coverage. Has the train left the station on challenging the law, or does this need to be resolved by the court no matter what the outcome?

Independence day

Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Today is an Independence Day celebration for more than 50 million American children and adults with disabilities.

Border backlash

Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

We’re asking what can be done about these children and teens flooding the borders? It’s easy.

How we got here

Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

If you are comfortable and were not born into wealth, think about how you got to where you are.