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The stimulus and moral hazard

Congress passed the $2.3 trillion CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus) Act this past week.  Washington passed two measures providing relief and economic stimulus ... Read more

1 week ago by Dan Sutter.

Finding a way to help is what we do here

One of the most laudable things about Pike County is our generosity and our willingness to help out. We’ve seen it countless times, in crises ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

GOP senate race gets bumped to July

The GOP contest for who sits in our number two U.S. Senate seat has been delayed until July 14, 2020 due to the coronavirus. The ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Steve Flowers.

Before there was Charmin …

My shopping buggy was rammed off its wheels by a lady with a buggy filled with enough toilet paper to wrap Toomer’s Corner into the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jaine Treadwell.

Billionaires and the good society

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders contends we should not allow billionaires. His view produced interesting debate exchanges with Michael Bloomberg, who has a net worth ... Read more

1 month ago by Dan Sutter.

Is healthcare a human right?

The debate over government’s role in health care and “Medicare for All” frequently revolves around whether health care is a human right.  We establish government ... Read more

1 month ago by Dan Sutter.

Why is education a cyber-target?

By Greg Price As a computer technologist, an innate bias envelops the word “technology”; whenever I hear the word, I immediately think of computers, software. ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted Article.

The freedom to pump gas

Illinois state representative Camille Lilly recently sponsored a bill to restrict self-service gasoline stations. New Jersey and Oregon already ban self-service gas, although Oregon exempts ... Read more

2 months ago by Dan Sutter.

App causes election to run amok

A simple definition of technology follows: the application of resources to achieve a goal. Often, the goal is a scientific endeavor, other times, it’s an ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted Article.

So you want to start a business?

Economic freedom allows people to buy, sell, invest and use their property to pursue life goals. Many Americans aspire to exercise this freedom to start ... Read more

2 months ago by Dan Sutter.

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