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It’s hard to blame them. The former vice president may poll well, but his previous tilts at the White House had been disastrous. His 2020 campaign has been a string of awkward public gaffes and senior moments — the old boy just isn’t all there. Even his staff seem embarrassed by their candid…

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Democrats have excused and emboldened them, and they’re now claiming the real problem is that federal law enforcement has intervened to restore order. Maybe the feds should leave and let the city put out its own fires.

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Basically, the government killed it in favor of urbanism and the agricultural-industrial processed food complex. It’s time to rethink those policies and solve homelessness at the same time.

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He said he had three things to say. But the text of the prepared speech covered only one — the assurance of a fair investigation of the incident and the promise of justice for the slain soldiers.

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The symbols and exemplars of American society are now the objects of an unprecedented iconoclastic purge. What started as another iteration of perennial and often reasonable calls to dismantle statues of Confederate leaders has metastasized into loud denunciations of American icons such as W…

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We discussed the conditions that led to it, as well as issued raised by it, such as lack of employment opportunities and increasing demands on the fragile health care system.  By the end of the column it painted a bleak picture.  But it doesn’t have to be that way. 

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That was the prediction from "experts" at London's Imperial College when Covid-19 began. They did also say if there was "social distancing of the whole population," the death toll could be cut in half, but 1.1 million to 1.46 million Americans would still die by this summer.

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Such stories and articles should be extremely disturbing to all the people of the Commonwealth. These allegations and stories about the abuse and misuse of public funds, if indeed true — on the surface — point to acts of corruption by CNMI government officials, and — below the surface — like…

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But thanks to the tenacity and dedication of Rep. Tina Sablan the Commissioner of DPS actually BROKE under pressure. His testimony reminded me of how the Detectives get defendants “in-the-box” (interrogation room) and the criminal eventually says something that ties his fate to the crime, wh…

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Many believed, however, that it would be “temporary” like the downturn that the CNMI experienced when Japan’s “bubble economy” burst in the early 1990s.

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Yes, Mr. Trump needs to put up an agenda for 2021. And yes, there’s never been a president who can’t sleep if he hasn’t shot himself in the foot before turning out the lights. Still, I’m not sure traditional metrics and analysis apply in this election. We are in a constantly shape-shifting c…

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If you use the measuring stick of fewest cases per million residents, Hawaii ranks first, as of this writing. Then Montana and Alaska, and Vermont ranks fourth. (While most people would consider Montana a red state, governor Steve Bullock is a Democrat; while most think of Vermont a blue sta…

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Tinian’s ranchers and grazing permit holders were invited to this meeting to learn about the Plan and have an open discussion about its contents and, more broadly, the commercialization of Tinian’s cattle ranches.

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I refer not to Covid-19, but to Donald-20, or, to use its pseudoscientific name, Trump Derangement Syndrome. Research has shown that TDS appears in five stages, each of advanced intensity. Perhaps there will be some value, if not promise of diminishment, in setting these parameters out for p…

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They are acting from a self-preservation motive. That’s corporate America and its political virtue signaling right now. What’s more, if you support the Black Lives Matter policy agenda (whatever it is), you would be wrong to think corporate America is being coopted by the money it feels obli…

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I’m not talking about sweeping and mopping but literally throwing the corrupt GOPs out for the Democrats.  Our leader #45 is now facing an all-time low in the polls and 67% of Americans are totally dissatisfied with the way he handled this pandemic and in the CNMI even without Polls it is co…

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This results in a proliferation of bad policies that restrict freedom without achieving the policies' stated goals. As such, there are reasons to celebrate when someone steps in and challenges bad rules. Case in point: a legal challenge to New York City's Rent Stabilization Law, or RSL — a r…

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Yet now the City Council has decided this is the perfect moment to slap businesses with a large new tax on employment. In a misnomer for the ages, they’re calling it the “JumpStart Seattle” tax.

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Tax cuts demagogued as giveaways to the rich were creating higher wages and bonuses for workers and producing the lowest unemployment rates on record for blacks, Hispanics, single women, the disabled and those with criminal records. Wages at the bottom were growing faster than at the top. Th…