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Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
 In L. Frank Baum’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the wizard turns out to be a big phony – just an eccentric old guy sitting behind a curtain, using his booming voice to spew nonsense in...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
Have you heard about High Frequency Trading? HFT is sweeping, purely speculative financial transactions that have been made possible by huge leaps in technology. Done by super-fast computers, using ma...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
 You know what America needs? More jobs, that’s what.Not Wal-Mart-style jobettes, but real jobs – stable ones with good salary and benefits, union jobs so workers have a say in what goes on,...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am
 In “The Wizard Of Oz,” Dorothy assessed the odd things she was experiencing and said to her little dog, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”Lately, Sen. Pat Roberts ha...
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:01 am
Assume that you ran a business that was found guilty of bribery, forgery, perjury, defrauding homeowners, fleecing investors, swindling consumers, cheating credit card holders, violating U.S. trade la...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 There’s a growing army of the working poor in our U.S. of A., and big contingents of it are now on the march. They’re strategizing, organizing and mobilizing against the immoral economics of...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 09:01 am
 A counselor recently advised, “an informal setting,” adding that it is “an effective way to build a better relationship.”That sounds like advice that a love counselor might offer to coup...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 The rich truly are different from you and me – they tend to hold seats in Congress. Our nation purports to be a representative democracy, yet you don’t find many plumbers, mineworkers, dirt...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 Have you had your daily minimum requirement of triclosan today? How about your dosage of triclocarban? Chances are you have, but don’t know it. These two are antimicrobial chemicals, which mig...
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:01 am
 What a Christmas little Bastrop had! It’s still a mystery how Santa Claus got it down the chimney, but Bastrop got a nifty present that most children could only dream about: A big honkin’, s...

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