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The Daily Signal… A Complex Tax System Prevents Americans From Saving, Rep. Dave Brat & Sen. Jeff Flake - April 19, 2016 - Another tax day has come and passed only to once again remind us of the increasing financial burden that government places on individuals and families each year. Unfortunately, as taxes and onerous regulation continue to increase, the U.S. personal savings rate has decreased to 5.5 percent. Our savings rate was two to three times higher than that in the 1970s and 1980s, with a peak of 17... read more
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Federal News Radio… Words (not) to live by: New Nerd Speak, By Mike Causey
April 18, 2016 -- Every profession, craft, trade and bureaucracy — federal or private sectors — has its own lingo. There is doctortalk, lawyer lingo, psychbabble, geekspeak. Media pundits and politicians definitely speak their own brand of English. Call it New Nerd Speak. While it’s almost certain that most NNS-non speakers don’t have a clue what’s being said, it is entirely possible that some NNS speakers.
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Federal News Radio… Civil service reform should be high on the next president’s to-do list, By Jeff Neal - April 21, 2016 - Civil service reform is badly needed, but for a long time I believed the political situation in Washington made it too risky to attempt. The polarization that infects our political system also infects views of the civil service. To hear some people tell it, civil servants are either saints who can do no wrong, or they are leeches sucking the blood out of America. Federal workers are either underpaid, or they are paid 50, 60... read more
Townhall… “The Jungle Book” Review: A Magical Journey About family, John Hanlon
Apr 18, 2016 - Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book may be a remake of the 1967 animated feature, but it completely stands alone. This is a film that pays tribute to the Rudyard Kipling book while impressing contemporary viewers with breathtaking visuals and a strong cast combined with Favreau’s strong direction and Justin Marks’ methodical script bringing this wonderful tale to life. The story opens with the youthful Mowgli.
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Leave it to Larry! From a CNO reader
Leave it to kids to voice some obvious truisms! Larry may become my new favorite! A new teacher was trying to make use of her psychology courses. She started her class by saying, 'Everyone who thinks they're stupid, stand up!' After a few seconds, Little Larry stood up. The teacher said, 'Do you think you're stupid, Larry?' 'No, ma'am, but.
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The Daily Signal… Corruption Charges in Detroit Schools Spur Calls for Education Reform
By Kristiana Mork -- April 08, 2016 -- Officials are calling for education reform after bribery indictments against Detroit public school officials and a supplier alleged $2.7 million in fraudulent spending, even as Michigan’s governor signed off on nearly $50 million in emergency spending. “Principals are in positions of public trust and have an obligation to act in the best interest of their schools and the children … they represent,” Jarod Koopman.
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The Daily Signal… How Colleges Can Help Fix the Gender Pay Gap, Salim Furth & Anil Niraula - April 12, 2016 - Women in the U.S. earn about 20 percent less than men, on average, mostly because they choose different occupations and tend to work fewer hours and years. Pundits and policymakers should not judge people’s individual decisions. But in the area of college grades, there’s room to improve the information available to young adults... read more
The Daily Signal… Hackers Are Now Locking Computers for Ransom, by Evan McDermott & David Inserra
March 30, 2016 -- At this moment, someone’s computer and personal data are being held hostage. Many have recently become victims of the cyber-tactic known as ransomware, including hospitals, schools, police departments, government agencies, and private citizens. Ransomware is a type of malware that infects a computer hard drive or server and locks down or encrypts the information stored on that particular device.
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Federal News Radio… Pulling the ripcord: Climate, kids or taxes? By Mike Causey
April 5, 2016 - If and when you decide to retire, lots of things will come into play. As in what next? Maybe for 20 or 30 years. A key retirement decision is will you have enough money — once the biweekly paycheck you’ve grown to love and depend on — becomes a much smaller monthly annuity benefit? And there are other issues: Do you want (need) to downsize.
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The Daily Signal… After 15 Years in Prison, One Drug Offender’s Search for Meaning, Josh Siegel - April 04, 2016 - Freedom is pizza, and swimming, but it can also be frustrating, confusing, and not so limitless. “Freedom for me was a little disconcerting because it’s not easy to shed the inmate mentality,” said Dana Bowerman, 45, a recently released federal prisoner. “I felt other, different, less than. I sometimes catch myself thinking, I shouldn’t be here, I shouldn’t be talking to him. I am doing something wrong because I am out here with free. .. read more

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