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Modern American business now seeks to do everything via smart phone apps, websites, texting and gasp, “digital coupons.” Now, being fond of ketchup, especially on my “freedom fries,” hamburgers (free range) and even salmon (wild caught) cakes, I was exhilarated to discover ketchup on sale for .99...
They were from 19 to 37-years-old. Here are their names, ages and hometowns: • Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, Palmyra, Virginia • Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, San Diego, California • Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, Oakville, Connecticut • Noe Hernandez, 26, Weslaco, Texas • Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23,...

Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch
For all the enthusiasm I hear from my party about saving endangered species, I wish there was a little more sympathy for the most endangered creature of all – the Democrat who represents a rural district. There aren’t many of us left, and the way things are going this year, our line may die out...
 We have a real piece of work for a president.   Despite Trump consistently touting throughout the campaign trail that he was a ‘different candidate’ compared to other politicians, his presidency has done little to validate those claims. His latest move to pull out of the Paris Agreement - despite...
Now that millions of teenagers across America have suddenly found themselves free of high school, they should be encouraged to find employment instead of immediately starting more school. I know most of these recent graduates have already applied and been accepted to college, but I implore them,...
There seems to be a controversy about harvesting organs from executed prisoners in China. What's the fuss? They have plenty of prisoners who owe society a debt and plenty of people who would still like to keep living the dream in the fake communist society, which is teetering on capitalism run...
  There are two main parts to Karl Marx’s theory about evaluation of capitalism. One is that corporations will continuously exploit their workers and consumers in order to make an exorbitant profit. And two, that the workers will eventually rise up - tired of constant manipulation - and take...
  Slavery might have been abolished a long time ago, but it seems that college athletics was one caveat to law.  This is illustrated by the continuous exploitation of our college athletes in order to make exorbitant amounts of money off of them with little to no compensation. After all, that is...
  • Wildlife trade and poaching Wildlife trade Is defined as the unlawful harvest of and trade in live animals and plants or parts and products derived from them. Wildlife is traded as skins, leather goods or souvenirs, as food or traditional medicine or as pets. Of course, you can also throw in...
  Put down the fork and knife and listen.  In 2015, Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE) released an insightful documentary entitled Racing Extinction. The overall message of the piece was to relay the disastrous effect we are having on a variety of species across the globe, evident in...

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