Monthly Archives: May 2013

Newspapers Vital to Communities

“Have you lost your mind?” a friend responded to one of my recent columns. That got the old noodle off in an unexpected direction. Not about the column in question, but about why I bother to write any column. It’s … Continue reading

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A Taint of Tyranny?

The dictionary defines “tyranny” as oppressive power exerted by government. Founder Thomas Jefferson warned “Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” … Continue reading

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Reshoring Output Requires STEM Input

“Reshoring” is the catchy name used to describe efforts to bring manufacturing jobs back to America. It includes the return of jobs “off-shored” or “out-sourced” by U.S. companies as well as jobs brought to America by direct foreign investment. While … Continue reading

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Regionalism Good for Golden Triangle

Just 15 months after they affiliated with his highly successful development team, Joe Max Higgins landed major Japanese tire manufacturer, Yokohama, and hundreds of high paying jobs for unemployment ravaged West Point and Clay County. Friday, the Legislature approved a … Continue reading

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