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So Many People Are Badly Traumatized by Life in America: It's Time We Admit It
Recently Don Hazen, the executive editor of AlterNet, asked me to think about trauma in the context of America’s political system. As I sifted through my thoughts on this topic, I began to sense an...
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Congress: Repeal the Medicine Cabinet Tax
Congress: Repeal the Medicine Cabinet Tax Taxing Over the Counter Drugs Costs Americans Billions: NCPA DALLAS – Repealing federal and state sales taxes on over-the-counter, nonprescription drugs co...
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Definition of Urgent Care Medicine
EDITOR’S NOTE: In light of the decision by East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System to close all of its operations aside from EMS and home health in Upshur County, other options such as...
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Dr. Bill Holda, Kilgore College President, issues a response to recent allegations:
Dr. Bill Holda, Kilgore College President, issues a response to recent allegations: I am sure that some of you are aware of the accusations in the Longview News-Journal that some Kilgore College fa...
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Failing to Deliver: Manufacturing Wages Aren't What They Used to Be
Though nine out of ten Americans perceive blue-collar jobs as "good jobs" and policymakers tout the benefits of expanding the country's manufacturing base, the truth is that factory wages now rank ...
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Jim 'Pappy' Moore
The Mirror will miss his columns

Jim “Pappy” Moore notified me a few weeks ago that he was no longer going to write the column that has appeared elsewhere on this page for the last eight years. In an email to me on Oct. 30, Jim wr...
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The Poop on Manures
by THE GARDEN GAL
Nov 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Garden manure is livestock solid and liquid excreta with or without the bedding from the animals’ shelters. This elixir of life contains primary, secondary, and trace chemicals that improve plant g...
The End of Thanksgiving Dinner
by MALU BRADFORD BEYONCE
Nov 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Isn’t it sad that when I think of Thanksgiving I think about black Friday? I am sure I am not the only one. As a matter of fact I know I am not. I am ashamed to admit that I have become a black Fri...
Analysis: In the Texas House, a Dose of Moderation
by ROSS RAMSEY, The Texas Tribune
Nov 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Analysis: In the Texas House, a Dose of Moderation by Ross Ramsey , The Texas Tribune Nov. 21, 2014 The rapidly fizzling challenge to House Speaker Joe Straus undercuts a noisy populist wing of the...
The Roth blunder barrels on
by GERALD E. SCORSE
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The Roth IRA, created by Congress in 1997, resulted from “a conscious, contemptible manipulation of the budget rules.”—John Buckley, former chief of staff for the Joint Committee on Taxation and fo...
Walmart Is Holding Food Drives Again to Urge Workers to Help Feed Their Co-Workers
by ALYSSA FIGUEROA, AlterNet.org
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Last year, when Walmart workers in Ohio released a photo (below) of food donation bins in their break room, the corporation was faced with fierce backlash. A sign on the bins read: “Please donate f...
Top 5 Ways Obama Punked the GOP on Immigration; and the 2016 Campaign
by JUAN COLE, Informed Comment
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The 2016 presidential election will be very different from the 2014 congressional midterms just held. In the off years, turnout is low (this time it was less than 36 percent) and the people who com...
national news
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Shanahan, a veteran Washington political reporter for The Associated Press and Newhouse Newspapers who used that experience to teach new generations of students at George Washington University about the business he loved, died Saturday.
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Kaneisha Tiller, far left, and Crystal Hamilton, hold candles during a vigil to honor former mayor and current DC City Council member Marion Barry, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Washington. Barry, who staged a comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — Two divergent views of Washington's "mayor for life" stand in stark contrast in the complicated legacy that Marion Barry leaves behind.


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