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Six Rules For Boycotts That WORK

Posted: March 15, 2017 at 9:58 am   /   Business, Entertainment, Features, Politics, Specials, Top Stories

As a rule, I boycott boycotts.  I usually don’t like them, and think they’re counter-productive.  This is because lately, they just haven’t worked.  The Left tried to boycott Chick-Fil-A—remember what happened?  People still wanted to “Eet Mor Chik’n”.  Or Hobby Lobby?  Still standing tall.  Or Duck Dynasty?  Phil stayed on the air. “But Eric, that’s […]

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Seeing Red Over Green: What the American Optometry Association is Lobbying Against

Posted: February 27, 2017 at 1:10 pm   /   Business, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Why should it be necessary – legally required – to go to a “bricks and mortar” eye doctor’s office to get your vision checked – and a prescription for new contacts or eyeglasses issued? It’s 2017 – not 1917 – and apps such as Opternative and GlassesOn can check for refractive error via a 25 minute online […]

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Day Without an Immigrant a Predictable Flop

Posted: February 20, 2017 at 11:19 pm   /   Business, Features, Politics, Top Stories

In case you missed it, as it probably didn’t affect your life in the slightest, “A Day Without  Immigrants” was last Thursday. This crudely named, contrived attempt, by a mishmash of leftist organizations, to raise awareness about just how important immigrants workers are to the everyday life of America came and went without leaving much of an impression on anyone at all. […]

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Government Trying to Raise any Group’s Wages is Always a bad Deal

Posted: February 13, 2017 at 8:21 pm   /   Business, Entertainment, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Among the different discussions following every Super Bowl, a prominent source of debate seems to always be the game’s commercials. This year, in addition to the typical opinions about which ads were good or not, the underlying politics of the companies’ messages became a hotly held conversation. The two spots that seemed to cause the […]

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BARONE: Free Trade’s Effect on ‘Earned Success’

Posted: February 10, 2017 at 6:00 am   /   Business, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Amid all the hurly-burly of President Donald Trump’s first weeks in office, let’s try to put the changes he’s making and the feathers he’s ruffling in a longer, 20-year perspective. Start off with his trademark issue — one that clearly helped him win the 64 crucial electoral votes of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin: trade. […]

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Cash for Not Clunkers

Posted: February 9, 2017 at 11:20 am   /   Business, Features, Politics, Top Stories

You’ve heard the saying that history repeats . . . as farce? Well, here we are. Not quite ten years after the government paid people to throw away perfectly good used cars to “stimulate” demand for new ones – the despicable Cash for Clunkers program – the government is doing the same thing again. Only […]

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ELDER: Audi and Snoop Dogg During the Super Bowl

Posted: February 9, 2017 at 5:30 am   /   Business, Entertainment, Features, Politics, Top Stories

The exciting recent Super Bowl meant that fans paid more attention to the game than to the commercials. But there were some doozies, including the 84 Lumber commercial that sympathetically depicted a Latina mother and her young daughter trying to cross the border and enter America, only to encounter a foreboding wall. Hint, hint: President […]

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Big Labor Hits a New Low

Posted: February 8, 2017 at 7:13 am   /   Business, Features, Politics, Videos

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its annual report on union membership. For organized labor, it was bad news. The number of employees belonging to a labor union in 2016 hit an all-time low. Only 14.6 million U.S. employees were union members last year—a drop to 10 percent of the workforce. While public-sector union membership […]

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Hacker Seizes Control of 20 Percent of Dark Web

Posted: February 7, 2017 at 7:41 am   /   Business, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

An Anonymous affiliated hacker took control of more than 20% of the dark web. The hack exposed more than 10,000 of the dark web’s secrets. The hack was initiated after the hacker discovered that the service was hosting child pornography websites. The dark web hosts many of the internet’s most criminal websites, including those featuring […]

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