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More veterans needed in political office

New Bern (N.C.) Sun Journal Forty years ago, military veterans made up roughly three-quarters of Congress. By 2017, the proportion had dwindled to fewer than 1 in 5. The number of veterans on Capitol Hill will dip slightly again...

Achieving social and racial justice through education

BY Aaron Thompson Council on Postsecondary Education If Martin Luther Kin, Jr. were alive today, he would have just celebrated his 90th birthday. Inevitably, I find myself wondering how Dr. King would rate America's progress in...

No need to go to Mars to find life

BY RICHARD NELSON Commonwealth Policy Center BBC Science Correspondent Jonathan Amos recently asked, "What chance has NASA of finding life on Mars?" He's referring to the Mars 2020 mission whose purpose is "to determine if life. . .

No, Mr. President, billionaires can't 'relate'

BY KATHLEEN PARKER The Washington Post WASHINGTON -- As The Wall dominated the week's news, a pitiful juxtaposition of two realities -- one the hard truth, the other a lie -- emerged to clarify the destructiveness of the American. . .

School safety a priority for the 2019 session

By Rep. Richard Heath House 2nd District I joined legislators from throughout Kentucky in Frankfort this week as we convened for the first portion of the 2019 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. The first order of business...

Transparency eroding in Frankfort

BY JIM WATERS The Bluegrass Institute Sen. Danny Carroll gave new meaning during the first week of this year's General Assembly session to the adage "better late than never" by pulling a bill he presented as protecting the. . .

Crisis is on southern farms, not the border

BY JACOB NOEL GOODMAN Fulton County farmer This has been a hard year for farmers; a kind of year I have no doubt that if I reach the age of 60, we will still be talking about. An emotional rollercoaster, as we've seen a stable. . .

Striking a deal on wall funding

New Bern Sun (North Carolina) Journal It's depressing -- but, at the same time, fitting -- that the new Congress has come to town in the midst of another government shutdown. For the moment, President Donald Trump sees tactical...