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April 27, 2016

Our culture has gone to hell!

The cultural “revolution” happened so slowly we have been caught flatfooted.

As a depression baby I wouldn’t think of doing what people do today. My parents' teaching, my high school and college, my military experience and my religion all played a part in what I think is right or wrong.

But our children today are being educated principally in public schools where history is seldom taught and most educators are Democrats who share a twisted history of the United States as does the angry president Hussein.

Guest Editorials:

By Dustin Howard | April 27, 2016

Want to win in November? Save voters from Obamazoning

Whether you are a presidential candidate or someone seeking an office at the local level, there is an issue that resonates with people across the nation, a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulatory overreach destroys local control of zoning laws. 

President Obama's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation conditions more than $3 billion of community development block grants on redrawing maps to override local zoning laws using the warped logic that lack of racial and income diversity is proof in itself of racial discrimination. 

By Dr. Earl Tilford | April 27, 2016

Putin sends a message to Obama

“Si vis pacem, para bellum” (“If you want peace, prepare for war”) 

On April 11-12, two Russian SU-24 fighter-bombers made repeated low-level passes over the USS Donald Cook, an American destroyer sailing in the Baltic Sea. The ship’s crew recorded the incidents and the Navy released them online. The video reminds one of the antics of Maverick and Goose, two naval aviators harassing Russian fighter planes in the 1986 motion picture “Top Gun.” During the Cold War, such incidents were common. If we are, as some think, in a new Cold War, they will occur more frequently, so it’s important that we understand them.

By Dr. Tracy Miller | April 27, 2016

What’s the Deal with a $15 Minimum Wage?

Arguing that no full-time worker should be paid so little as to live in poverty, Bernie Sanders supports increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. This is part of his plan for reducing income inequality in the United States. Unfortunately, raising the minimum wage, especially by such a large amount, will reduce the incomes of many low-wage workers by making fewer jobs available.

By Robert Romano | April 27, 2016

OPEC can't agree on production cut thanks to Iran nuclear deal

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) still cannot come to terms with cutting oil production at its latest meeting Doha, Qatar over the weekend.

This, despite months-long low demand for crude oil amid a weakening global economy that has led to a dramatic correction in oil prices — dropping more than 62 percent from its June 2014 high of about $107 per barrel to its current level of about $41 per barrel.