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ETEC Issues comments on EPA's proposed Carbon Plan Rulemaking
    NACOGDOCHES - East Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ETEC) has today filed comments to the Environmental Protection Agency’s "Clean Power Plan” (Proposed Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines fo...
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We Are the Enemy: Is This the Lesson of Ferguson?
  By John W. Whitehead  November 24, 2014 If you dress police officers up as soldiers and you put them in military vehicles and you give them military weapons, they adopt a warrior mentality. We fi...
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'Free exercise' of religion backfires
Hail Satan! Or Satanists, at least, who have done a bang-up job in exposing the bad faith that was behind the choice of a Florida public school system to use school grounds for attempts to recruit ...
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The death of working-class politics: How the wealthy conquered Congress and abandoned blue-collar America
Congress is rich. The average net worth in Congress is a bit more than $6 million, while the median net worth is $1 million. To put that in  context , $4 million in net worth is enough to put someo...
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Staying Healthy During the Holidays
Why are the Holidays So Hazardous to Our Health? Physician Shares Tips for Giving Your Body What It Needs  to Fight Illness It’s a sad statistical fact: The holidays, from Christmas to New Year’s, ...
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5 Things Powerful People in Washington Believe That Have No Basis in Reality
  TomDispatch  /  By   Andrew Bacevich   "People in Washington don’t have time for reality. They’re lost in a world of their own."   * The presence of U.S. forces in the Islamic world contributes t...
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So Many People Are Badly Traumatized by Life in America: It's Time We Admit It
by LYNN STUART PARRAMORE
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Congress: Repeal the Medicine Cabinet Tax
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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...
Definition of Urgent Care Medicine
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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...
Dr. Bill Holda, Kilgore College President, issues a response to recent allegations:
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Failing to Deliver: Manufacturing Wages Aren't What They Used to Be
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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 ...
Jim 'Pappy' Moore
The Mirror will miss his columns
by W.R. GREENE
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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Customers visit the fruit and vegetables department of a Carrefour grocery store in BrusselsBy Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - At a technology fair in Moscow last month, European executives faced the new reality of doing business in Russia since the West imposed sanctions: the number of companies at the international showcase had shrunk by half from a year ago. "The impact on business couldn't be clearer. Fewer stands, fewer companies," said Mark Bultinck, a sales executive for Belgian digital screen maker Barco, which had a booth at the annual expo for the audiovisual industry. The impact of the sanctions was already clear to Barco. ...


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This undated artist's rendering provided by The Lowline shows a deep underground park that could be created in a 116-year-old abandoned trolley terminal below the Lower East Side. For this project-in-the-works, the latest solar technology will illuminate the subterranean space, filtering the sun via a collector at street level. (AP Photo/The Lowline)NEW YORK (AP) — Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees.


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