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Thoughts on ACA repeal

Editorials Interesting: Congress sent Obama six bills repealing the unaffordable Affordable Care Act when they knew veto was certain. Now that they have a president who would sign the bill, none have been sent to him. Keep your eyes peeled for the GOP establishment trying to salvage the ACA. Political theater: As political “townhall” meetings occur throughout the nation, listen... 4:00pm 02/25/17

Most fliers turn thumbs down on cell phones in planes

Editorials Since 1991, the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, has banned certain cellphone use on airplanes above 10,000 feet. But the rules don’t apply to all frequencies or cover communications made via Wi-Fi. So the Department of Transportation in December proposed new regulations that would allow passengers to use technology such as Skype or FaceTime while in flight as long... 4:00pm 02/23/17

Making friends in the lunchroom

Editorials On No One Eats Alone Day, kids learn a valuable lesson — during lunch hour. We read about this in an editorial of the Biloxi (Miss.) Sun Herald. Instead of heading off to tell jokes with their pals on Feb. 10, kids at a local school sat with other kids they barely knew. And after a few awkward moments, magic happened. “It’s taken a while for some of them, but a lot of kids... 4:00pm 02/21/17

What we get for our UN dollars

Editorials For the first time in recent memory, the United States is taking a hard look at what it pays the United Nations and eyeing a potential cut that surely will stir up Turtle Bay. Executive orders under review would reduce funding under certain criteria and call for a review of all treaties involving the U.S. Conceivably that would include the wealth-redistributing Paris climate... 4:00pm 02/17/17

Should states tamper with time?

Editorials Time, as Einstein theorized, is affected by differences in velocity and gravity. It can also be affected by thought. Years ago, Lincoln Webster Burnham, a New Hampshire farmer whose family settled in 1752, thought daylight saving time was stupid. The biannual time change, Burnham said, is a nuisance that “makes liars of clocks and fools of people.” So Burnham refused to... 4:00pm 02/16/17