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Next council election
Well, the mystery candidate for mayor has been revealed! Ex-Town Manager Usama Abujbarah spilled the beans to town staff members and at least one business owner. No question the town owes him a lot. He was fired for political reasons by the subsequently recalled slate council after 14 years of diligent service.

From good sources it appears the Dark Side (DS) is mobilizing to retake control of the council. So far, rumor channels have disclosed the identities of potential candidates. Reg Monachino wants to make another power grab. If you ever went to a council meeting and heard Monachino you wouldn’t go there.

Guest Editorials:

By Don Bitler  |  JANUARY 6, 2016

The establishment

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz battle it out if you believe the polls.  However, margins between the other candidates means nothing with the polls now.  Top two and bottom is all that is important right now. Eleven months from the election and over four until the nominee is chosen.  Third place down means little if anything, at least at this time. 

Donald Trump seems to have changed everything.  The establishment GOP despises him.  Now the question is is this good for Americans and America?

By matt barber  |  JANUARY 6, 2016

The gift of religious freedom

While the legal case will continue to work its way through the courts, the bottom line is this: Kim Davis has won. The homofascists have lost.

Kentucky’s new governor Matt Bevin recently issued an executive order that eliminates the names of all county clerks from marriage licenses and protects the unalienable constitutional rights and religious freedoms of Kim Davis and all other clerks in Kentucky.

By Rick Manning  |  JANUARY 6, 2016

Has America's social fabric been torn asunder?

"I do believe that the country is inexorably changing [demographically]… [and] when you combine that demographic change with all the economic stresses that people have been going through — because of the financial crisis, because of technology, because of globalization, the fact that wages and incomes have been flat-lining for some time, and that particularly blue-collar men have had a lot of trouble in this new economy, where they are no longer getting the same bargain that they got when they were going to a factory and able to support their families on a single paycheck — you combine those things, and it means that there is going to be potential anger, frustration, fear."

By Wayne Winegarden, PhD  |  JANUARY 6, 2016

The true cost of price controls: No more cures

2015 is shaping up to be another banner year for medical progress. Regulators have already approved 29 new medicines, roughly on last year's pace of 41 new drug approvals – the most since the Clinton administration.

But in future years, the list of medical breakthroughs could prove much shorter. In response to the high cost of certain medications – most notably Turing Pharmaceuticals' admittedly outrageous 5,000 percent price hike on a generic AIDS drug – political leaders are proposing caps on drug prices.