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  • Time to consider repeal of Cuba Adjustment Act

    President Obama's bid to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba won't quite match — except in South Florida, of course — the geopolitical earthquake set in motion by Richard Nixon's dramatic opening to Communist China in 1972, but it...
  • Allen C. Minor: Congress can save the Affordable Care Act

    Allen C. Minor: Congress can save the Affordable Care Act
    What does the future hold for the controversial Affordable Care Act now that the Republican Party will control Congress? Prior to it becoming law, 50 million people in the United States did not have health insurance, and health care costs were...
  • A tax system tilted toward the rich

    Congress managed to pass a tax bill in December — a great relief to tax professionals like myself. But what our legislators didn't do was address the fundamentally unfair way the United States taxes people who work for a living compared with...
  • Don't backtrack on bobcats, Governor

     Don't backtrack on bobcats, Governor
    Six months ago, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill that, when it takes effect next Thursday, will enrich every citizen of Illinois: It adds the black bear, gray wolf and cougar to the state's list of protected species. More on that smart move in a moment....
  • In Colorado, terminally ill man's public letter spurs lawmakers to act

    In Colorado, terminally ill man's public letter spurs lawmakers to act
    Red-faced and teary-eyed, Julie Selsberg struggles to compose herself as she describes her father's last days. "He wanted to die at home at peace," she says, sitting in a Denver coffee shop. "In the end he died suffering. He did not die peacefully."...
  • Lessons on Cuba from father-in-law

    Lessons on Cuba from father-in-law
    My in-laws are Cuban immigrants. So, thanks President Obama. Thanks for unleashing your historic deal to restore relations with Cuba just days before our extended families gather for the holidays. Christmas dinner just got real. There is no shortage...
  • No: Arming students could create pathway to disaster

    No: Arming students could create pathway to disaster
    When 20-year old Florida State University student Ashley Cowie was accidentally shot and killed, dying in her twin sister's arms at a fraternity party in 2011, John Thrasher was the Florida Senate's powerful Rules Committee chairman. At the time, a bill...
  • North Carolina abortion law struck down by federal appeals court

    A federal appeals court Monday ruled that a North Carolina abortion law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and describe sonogram images to women is unconstitutional because it violates free speech rights. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in...
  • Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez, original Springsteen drummer, to join tribute act at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe

    Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez, original Springsteen drummer, to join tribute act at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe
    When the popular Bruce Springsteen tribute group The B-Street Band performs at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe this month, it will be closer to the real thing than ever. That’s because joining the group for the performance will be Vini...
  • New $25 federal duck stamp aims to raise funds for habitat

    President Barack Obama on Thursday signed the Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014, increasing the price of the stamp to $25 and boosting the prospects for more U.S. wildlife habitat. On the same day, he signed the Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act to expand...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Is Elizabeth Warren the candidate America needs?

    U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has been a liberal favorite since her election in 2012. An outspoken critic of big business and a proponent of more regulation on the banking industry, the Massachusetts Democrat earlier this month led an effort to stop the...