Their view: College has become too easy for students

Walter E. Williams, a professor of economics at George Mason University, writes about the problem with colleges today. He writes for Creators Syndicate.

Their view: Minimum wage laws harmful to all

Walter Williams, a professor of economics at George Mason University and libertarian columnist, is convinced that minimum wage laws hurt us all. Here’s a sampling from a recent column:

Legendary CBS anchor Walter Cronkite dies at 92

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By Frazier Moore: The Associated Press NEW YORK — Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the networks’ golden age who reported a tumultuous time with reassuring authority and came to be called “the most trusted man in America,” died Friday. He was 92. Cronkite’s longtime chief of staff, Marlene Adler, said Cronkite died at […]

Veterans should be honored, as they honored us

Freedom New Mexico As we all owe a debt of gratitude to our nation’s veterans, those same veterans should be thankful for the efforts of Raymond Weeks. A World War II veteran, Weeks organized “National Veterans Day” on Nov. 11 — then the designated date for Armistice Day — in 1947 in Birmingham, Ala. Weeks’ […]

Walter Reed scandal shines light on health care issues

Editorial The bigger scandal is that it took a hard-hitting expose in the hometown newspaper of the federal leviathan to bring what might actually be some effective attention to the deplorable conditions faced by wounded military personnel at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. As the Washington Post revealed in a subsequent story, the attention paid […]

Iraq veterans need seamless health care

By Tom Philpott: Military Update With the Iraq war producing a steady stream of severely wounded service members, the departments of Defense and of Veterans Affairs are struggling with calls to create a “seamless transition” for disabled warriors moving from active duty medical care to long-term veterans’ care. For some war wounded and their families, […]

Obits 1-8

Walter Anthony “Tony” Thomasson Jr., 48 Walter Anthony “Tony” Thomasson Jr., 48, of Salt Lake City died Dec. 30, 2003, at his home. He was born on Aug. 4, 1955, in San Angelo, Texas, to Walter Anthony and Pearl Thomasson. He and his family moved to Aztec where he graduated from Aztec High School in […]