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Congress steps toward blended military retirement

Military Benefits

By Tom Philpott Congress on Thursday took a first, perhaps historic step toward phasing out the 20-year-or-bust retirement system the U.S. military has used to shape and retain its career forces...

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Congress steps toward blended military retirement

By Tom Philpott Congress on Thursday took a first, perhaps historic step toward phasing out the 20-year-or-bust retirement system the U.S. military has used to...


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Japan-U.S. trade deal advances – with Pacific and global

While much of the media and many politicians have become obsessed with the nuclear negotiations involving Iran, unrelated and also underreported talks have achieved...


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Here comes the sun at WSU

In the late 1960s, I was mining the shelves in a public library, and I came across a book titled the Whole Earth Catalog. I was amazed and enchanted. In an era...


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Prayer Day needed now more than ever

The dairy industry has an advertising campaign that features a celebrity with a “milk-mustache” asking the question –“Got Milk?” It...


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Market based solution for water shortages in Utah

In July 14, 2013 I wrote an online blog for Standard Examiner, “Under-pricing of water in Utah”, in which I suggested that Utah Division of Water should...




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Headlines show taxing entities abuse taxpayers

I understand we benefit from taxes. They’re a necessary evil for society. Military, Education, Scientific Research, Roads, Public Safety, Transportation,...


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Cuba’s enduring challenge to American foreign policy – and

“You know, next time you’re going to have to do better, Mr. President.” That was former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, talking with successor...


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Even with reforms, UTA executive salaries and benefits are

The possibility of another sales tax increase has the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) taking steps to convince taxpayers that it has turned over a new leaf and that it...


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Pilot discusses air campaign against ISIS

The Department of Defense daily releases a list of U.S. and coalition airstrikes conducted in the previous 24 hours against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant...


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My experience with the best health care in the world

In 1974, I left my teaching assignment in California to return to Utah were I would enter the ranks of small business. We left an excellent health care provider...


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