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Term limits alone won't clean up mess in Washington

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Tea party folks are convinced that "term limits" for elected members of congress will go a long way toward fixing what ails our bungling government. Good idea, but a long hard road to amend the...

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Careful response is required to North Korea’s missile moves

“Egregious” and “grotesque” is how United States Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea’s reckless international...


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Term limits alone won't clean up mess in Washington

Tea party folks are convinced that "term limits" for elected members of congress will go a long way toward fixing what ails our bungling government. Good idea, but...


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Big Tricare 'reforms' rejected

Both the Senate and House armed services committees have rejected two TRICARE reform plans, one from the Obama administration to raise fees and consolidate the...


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Camp David summit will not help Mideast stability

The Obama administration tends to confuse rhetoric with accomplishment, and nowhere is this more apparent than in regard to the Middle East. “The Obama...


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Britain's election in royal context

The general election in Britain has confirmed that the nation’s politics are in great flux. The governing Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister David...




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Reserve, Guard retirement choices in sharper focus

Many current Reserve and National Guard members, particularly those who are younger and have fewer years of service, are likely next year to face a difficult choice...


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Personalized graduation: a right of passage

All over America thousands of students will soon engage in “rites of passage” to adulthood. Dressed in caps and gowns and with school orchestras playing...


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Growing pains in Davis County: Zone Centerville Right

Recently a friend of mine told me her friend lives in West Kaysville. Not long ago, "West Kaysville" wasn't even a concept. Now the town is separated into nicer,...


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Committee votes for 'blended' military retirement plan

Despite vigorous opposition from a few colleagues who are military retirees, the House Armed Services Committee voted overwhelming on Wednesday to give future...


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Debating drone strikes is justified – avoiding realities of war

Up close and personal — that describes targeting individuals in wartime, even when impersonal drone aircraft and electronics are employed. On April 23,...


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Careful response is required to North Korea’s missile moves

“Egregious” and “grotesque” is how United States Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea’s reckless international...