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Daily Signal… A
Complex Tax System Prevents Americans From Saving,
Rep. Dave Brat & Sen. Jeff Flake - April 19, 2016 - Another tax
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...
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...
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...
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
Leave it to Larry!
From a CNO
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...
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...
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...
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...
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)
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. ..
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