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If The Numbers Are So Good …
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If The Numbers Are So Good …

BY SUSAN ESTRICH How come everyone I know is depressed? I mean the job numbers. And I don’t mean that literally everyone I know is depressed. But you don’t hear too many people humming show tunes in the grocery line. People seem to pull away from the television screen in the elevator, as if the…

The Democrats’ Chronic Depression
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The Democrats’ Chronic Depression

BY FROMA HARROP “Smiles at the gas pump,” my local headline reads. The price of gasoline has fallen below $3 a gallon. When the national average rose last year to $3.51, Rep. Roger Williams, R-TX, complained that “the liberal anti-free market policies of the Obama Administration discourage the exploration of American sources of energy and…

What Job Creation Numbers Don’t Tell Us
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What Job Creation Numbers Don’t Tell Us

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Have you noticed “the powers that be” employ an entirely different standard for measuring the health of America’s job market than they use for the stock market? They’re currently telling us that, “The job market is improving.” What do they mean? Simply that the economy is generating an increase in the number…

Welcome To Maryville
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Welcome To Maryville

BY SHARON MARTIN A former mayor of Cushing used to hang out at the coffee shop downtown and complain about shiftless welfare recipients. When the owner of the coffee shop hired two young women from the wrong side of town, he complained about that, too. My friend Judy, also a coffee drinker, confronted him. “So,…

Don’t Vote For Me … If
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Don’t Vote For Me … If

BY DON NELSON I have decided that a life in elected office will never be my fortune. For one thing my campaign ads would be entirely negative. I would envision an ad something like this: If you believe that the best use of your tax dollar is to support big business and large oil companies…

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