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For years, the United Steelworkers used the political strength of their 30,000 members to make the case for steel tariffs to stem the flow of cheap foreign steel being dumped on U.S. shores. … more
If Tom Brokaw didn’t invent the phrase, “America’s Greatest Generation”, he surely embedded it into our nation’s psyche. I didn’t read his book but from his interviews, he seemed to … more
Imagine getting a call in the middle of the night to go rescue a stranger who’s lost deep in the woods, miles from the nearest road. In the winter. When it’s 30 degrees below zero outside. And … more
The U.S. drug industry breathed a big sigh of relief when President Trump strode to a Rose Garden rostrum earlier this month and made it clear he doesn’t plan to do anything meaningful to address … more
We’ve all heard the old saying— build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door. It’s been a conventional wisdom for as long as any of us can remember, a paean to the … more
What’s the number one threat to the continued success of the U.S. and international economies? It’s the growing inequality of wealth and income, particularly in the United States. And … more
Residents of the city of Tower owe a debt of gratitude to a number of individuals whose hard work saved the city from an unprecedented financial crisis. As we report this week, the mismanagement of … more
Slowly, but surely, health care and community activists in our area are making strides in the fight against addiction to opioid pain relievers. We don’t need to recount the devastation that these … more
Every November I’m invited to share in the family hunting ritual of pulling the deer in from the woods. Amidst the huffing and puffing, one of us manages to exclaim, “ Well, we just passed our … more
The stunning pace at which the norms and ideals that have guided the American experiment for the past 240 years are being upended in Washington, D.C., is both disorienting and disturbing. A country … more
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