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When the wind changed on smoking

In 1962 at President Kennedy’s direction, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry assembled ten leading scientists to review the existing science on smoking.

The Latest

Last week my opponent wrote an interesting editorial and started with, “a few facts”. Unfortunately that was as far as he got with facts. My intent here is to correct the record once. I will not continue in responding to every misstatement he wishes to make during this campaign season.

Letter to the Editor

Are we better off today than we were after the last election?

When business invites regulation

When 2013 began, just eight states barred employers from prying into the credit records of their workers. That is no longer the case. While I don’t yet have a full list of those who have joined this elite group, it is growing steadily, and in states where there is no prohibition, local governments are also enacting ordinances. In Congress, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has introduced legislation to put an end to the practice nationally.

Doubts over Common Core

WASHINGTON — Viewed from Washington, which often is the last to learn about important developments, opposition to the Common Core State Standards Initiative still seems as small as the biblical cloud that ariseth out of the sea, no larger than a man’s hand. Soon, however, this education policy will fill a significant portion of the political sky.

COMMUNITY VIEWPOINT: Mr. Schinhofen wants another term

Let’s start with a few facts, not twisted words from Mr. Schinhofen and his campaign manager. He managed to say in three lines the word ‘city’ and ‘incorporation’ four times, like if he says it enough times someone will believe him.

Courts reap what they sow

WASHINGTON — Forgive me for not feeling charitable toward John Roberts’ Tiny Tim routine this holiday season.

Liberalism by gesture

WASHINGTON — The era of Gesture Liberalism is at hand. It may be more amusing than consequential.

Obama’s twisted scheme to hook pre-schoolers on tobacco

Rick Geraci, commandant of the New Mexico Military Institute, recently put forward a bizarre argument for backing an Obama administration plan to raise the federal tax on cigarettes to fund a new universal pre-school initiative: national security.

Fox’s war on tolerance

The Fox television network does not approve of the way Reno does things.

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