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The Daily Signal… Want to Communicate Well? Talk Like Jesus, Beverly Hallberg
April 17, 2017 - It’s been more than a decade since the popular “What Would Jesus Do” (WWJD) bracelets made their way onto the wrists of every youth group kid across America, but in an age of political division, the advancement of a secular society, and attacks on free speech, I think it’s time to revisit what this sentiment means and how we can apply it to our.
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How Utah Keeps the American Dream Alive, By Megan McArdle
There’s no getting around it: For a girl raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Salt Lake City is a very weird place. I went to Utah precisely because it’s weird. More specifically, because economic data suggest that modest Salt Lake City, population 192,672, does something that the rest of us seem to be struggling with: It helps people move upward from poverty. I went to Utah in search of the American Dream.
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The Washington Post… The consequences of forcing young kids to sit too long in class, By Valerie Strauss -- March 17 -- On July 8, 2014, I published a post titled “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today” by Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist. Ever since then, the idea has struck a chord with readers around the world, still drawing a big audience along with some of the follow-up pieces Hanscom wrote. Why did that story have such resonance... read more
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Federal News Radio… Caution: When draining the swamp, remember, it’s a very, very big swamp, By Mike Causey -- March 20, 2017 -- The new A-team that is taking over (slowly in some cases) top government jobs mostly has a business or military background — former CEOs and generals who are being saluted. And that lack of civilian government experience at the federal level may not be a bad thing. Some operations, and some feds, may have to reinvent themselves over the next few years... read more
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The Daily Signal… Are You Really Pro-Liberty? Here Are a Few Tests., Walter E. Williams
March 15, 2017 - Most Americans, whether liberal or conservative, Democratic or Republican, do not show much understanding or respect for the principles of personal liberty. We criticize our political leaders, but we must recognize that their behavior simply reflects the values of people who elected them to office. That means we are all to blame for greater.
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Credit Where Credit Is Due: Leave Tuition Tax Credit Scholarship Options to the States, by Lindsey Burke -- February 21, 2017 -- The Trump administration is reportedly considering working with Congress to establish a federal tuition tax credit scholarship program. Such tuition tax credit scholarship programs make sense at the state level, and have worked well and grown in popularity over the past decade. They are now in operation in some 17 states throughout the country. But... read more
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Daily Signal… How to Win Friends and Influence People (on Social Media), Beverly Hallberg
February 09, 2017 - Everyone has an opinion and they’re not afraid to share it, which is both the beauty and tragedy of the internet—it allows great access to information, but also erects a barrier to civility. Though your name and likeness may be attached, you can hide behind whatever profile you’ve created for yourself. In the words of everyone.
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Federal News Radio… DC weather wimps salute snowbound America, By Mike Causey
Normally by mid-February, if not before, people who live in the metro Washington, D.C. area — in and outside the Beltway — are the laughing stock of the nation. And that’s not because of POTUS de jour, or the antics of politicians who folks back home send here to sometimes say or do silly, even dangerous things. That’s not the problem. The problem, normally.
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Federal News Radio… Cutting the federal workforce is harder than it sounds, By Jeff Neal
February 8, 2017 - The Trump administration and the Congress have been talking about reducing the size of the federal workforce. Given that the President and many members of Congress ran on a platform of doing just that, it should not come as a surprise to anyone. Like many things in life, this one is harder than it might appear to be. There are three reasons why.
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Federal News Radio… Frog’s-eye-view of life in D.C. swamp, By Mike Causey
January 30, 2017 - When you run for president of the U.S., it is better to be an outsider — like Jimmy Carter vs. Gerald Ford or Bill Clinton vs. George H.W. Bush or Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton. Bashing bureaucrats, Washington, all creatures who live inside its infamous beltway, is by-and-large a good PR move. Some believe that before we build a wall on the extended.
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New Legislation Could Open Up Health Care Options After an Obamacare Repeal, Rachel del Guidice - Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., has introduced a bill in the House that, if passed, will allow individuals to decide how they want their health care funds to be spent, without the influence of the government or health insurance providers. Brat said that the health savings account legislation is a way for lawmakers to prove to the American people that they... read more

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